Today's News

  • Warriors spear Wildcats, 38-7

    INDIAN LAND – Playing an option offense team is a difficult task for any defense.
    Many times, with all the fakes and misdirection, it’s difficult to know who has the ball.
    Indian Land coach Michael Mayer admitted as much, saying “a team like Blacksburg is tricky, especially in the first couple of drives. You can’t replicate what they do in practice.”

  • Jackets jolt Red Devils, 42-0

    Opportunistic Buford High took advantage of a mistake-filled Great Falls team, blanking the winless Red Devils 42-0 to give Jackets’ coach Tripp Watts his first shutout as a coach Friday, Sept. 4.
    Both teams had trouble holding on to the football with a combined 13 turnovers on the night.
    Buford’s first four possessions resulted in one touchdown and three turnovers.
    “We didn’t do a good job of taking care of the football,” Watts said.

  • Bruins clip Cavs, 35-14

    The Lancaster Bruins’ 2015 home opener – a 35-14 win over Richland Northeast – resulted in a rush in the 48th season for Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 4.
    The 2-0 Bruins used their vaunted rushing attack to ground out the 21-point win over the Cavaliers, who fell to 0-2 with the road loss.
    Lancaster, boosted by its stellar rushing attack, ignited in the third period to take control.
    LHS, up 7-6 at the break, showed off the bat in the second half it was coming out swinging, uh, rushing.

  • A slow ride to look at a fast future

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Services

    The rain did not stop a group of eager people from hopping aboard one of two pontoon boats to travel from the Debutary Creek access area to Stumpy Pond in August.
    The boaters, members of the Great Falls Town Council and Great Falls Home Town Association, wanted to see the areas Duke Energy plans to focus on as part of recreational upgrades included in its relicensing agreement.

  • Police reports 9-6-15

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    • A black 1996 Honda Accord, license plate NC-DDC1664, was reported Aug. 27 as stolen from the parking lot of Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St.
    The report said the car was left there about three weeks ago, due to mechanical issues. The case remains open.  

  • South Carolina ranked 50th worst state for working women

    From release
    COLUMBIA – On Women’s Equality Day, Aug. 26, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) hosted a call to discuss the differences between Hillary Clinton’s record as a champion for women, children and families.
    This year, South Carolina was ranked the 50th worst state for working moms and is one out of four states in the country without equal-pay laws.

  • Giving back to the community

    HEATH SPRINGS – A day of celebration to help raise funds for local families and children in need will kick off Sept. 19.
    That’s when September Fest, a community festival sponsored by non-profit group Rainbow Promise Enterprise and Associates, will roll into town.
    Larry Kelly Sr., executive director of Rainbow Promise, said the event will feature food vendors, live music and entertainers. The goal of the event, he said, is to bring the community together to help those in need.

  • ‘Spend the night in a box’

    Imagine what it would be like to sleep in an abandoned building, under a bridge or in a cardboard box in an alley because you have nowhere else to go.
    How frightening it would be to be so insecure; how miserable and uncomfortable to live without the basic sustenance, facilities and creature comforts most of us take for granted.
    For 177,373 Americans this year – 31 percent of the nation’s 578,424 homeless population – such destitution is a reality.

  • Jobless rate falls again

    Years after Lancaster County suffered record-high unemployment rates due to the national recession, recent statistics from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) paint a more positive picture as the local unemployment rate continues to decline.
    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate dropped in July, falling from 7.2 percent in June to 6.8 percent, according to SCDEW data.  

  • Warming up the crowd

    See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series patrons attending concerts, plays and events in Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster are going to see something new on a trial basis.
    Starting with the Lakeside concert on Friday, Sept. 11, beer, wine, soda and water will be available for sale in the auditorium foyer. Tables and chairs will also be added to allow patrons to socialize before events.
    Lancaster City Council unanimously approved the addition at its Aug. 25 meeting.