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Today's News

  • Weekend Recap: Dec. 5, 2016

    Here's a quick recap of what you may have missed this weekend. The holiday season kicked off downtown, prep basketball has begun and the Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament was held Saturday. Obituaries include Freddie Burton Ackerman Jr. and Little G. "Bill" McManus.

  • Column: Let’s not love S.C. rivers to death

    Recently, I was invited to speak to the Friends of the Edisto River and I met Hugo Krispyn, who lives on the headwaters of the North Fork of the Edisto. He wrote this about the dangers facing the Edisto and other S.C. rivers.

  • Column: Sometimes change is a business necessity

    I have heard it all my life. Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
    Many changes have taken place at The Lancaster News during my 31 years at the paper. Most of them you never noticed. Like when we switched from manually pasting up pages to producing them on computers. Or when we installed one piece of state-of-the-art equipment that reduced our press start-up time, and another that increased our color capacity throughout the paper.

  • Marcus Lattimore, Tahj Boyd meet with Rucker 8th graders

    Eighth-grade athletes from A.R. Rucker Middle School had the opportunity to hear from former college athletes and professionals during the Marcus Lattimore Foundation Leadership Academy in Columbia on Wednesday.

    “This was a great opportunity for these young men,” said Lamont Elder, A.R. Rucker’s athletic director. “They were able to hear about the reality of academics versus athletics.”

  • Reading railroad pulls into VW

    Ashley Lowrimore

    For The Lancaster News

    All aboard! On Nov. 13, the Van Wyck Community Development Club officially established its train-themed Little Free Library, the first of its kind in the Panhandle.  

  • Cox helps North in all-star win

    Staff Reports

    The North All-Stars earned a measure of revenge when the Upstate elite links team topped the South stars at the annual SCACA Girls’ North-South All-Star golf matches.

    The Ryder Cup style matches were played at Timberlake Country Club in Chapin on Nov. 12.

  • Rec soccer stars advance to state tourney

    Two Lancaster County Parks and Recreation all-star soccer teams are headed to the state tournament after winning Central District championships in Fort Mill earlier this month.

    The 12U county stars blanked Kershaw County, 9-0 to net a state bid in Sumter.

    Sergio Pavon paced the 12U stars with three goals. Jacob Starnes and Joshua Ramirez each tallied two goals.

  • Bass in final ring clash

    Independent wrestler Fuzzy “the Southern Rebel” Bass has finally had enough of cuts, scrapes and bruises.

    Bass, 46, will compete in the ring for the last time on Friday, Dec. 9, during a Lynx Wrestling Alliance fundraiser at 7 p.m. to help with the medical bills of Gwen Parker and Brandy Watts.

  • Young BHS looks to compete

    The 2016-17 Buford High basketball season features a pair of young teams looking to make strides as the season continues.

    The Buford boys, with five returnees, including two starters, are expecting to be young, but improve as the season moves on.

    Jackets’ second-year coach Raheem Waller has returning starters in junior guards Shylyn Wright and Tanner Wallace.

  • Small fry stars roll

    CHESTER – The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars have earned a bid to the Upper State championship game.

    The small fry stars, ages 9-10, captured the Central District championship with a 22-0 win over Fort Mill on Thursday night at Joe Collins Stadium in Chester.