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Today's News

  • Ricks in for all-star game

    Lancaster High School senior running back Ant Foster is going to have familiar company for the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
    Foster’s senior LHS teammate Desmond Ricks has been selected to the North-South game which is set for Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS team and a two-year starter at linebacker, was selected for the game Monday when alternates for the elite game were announced.

  • Column: Ag Department pays millions to advertising firm

    Why does South Carolina’s agriculture industry get its own taxpayer-supported ad campaign?
    The Certified SC Grown program, run by the S.C. Department of Agriculture, is “the most comprehensive resource for locally sourced SC produce, specialty crops and products” – so says its website. In short, it’s a state-sponsored advertising campaign for S.C. farmers and agricultural producers.
    It was started in 2007, and it shows no sign of slowing down or shrinking.

  • Column: Yearning for old Christmas spirit

    Christmas is supposed to be about Christ and spending time with family, not stressing about how the Christmas tree is not so perfect and how everything needs to be just right on the tree or all of the decorations throughout the house.
    It makes me sad when there are so many people stressing over what to get someone.

  • A.R. Rucker celebrates its readers with tailgate party

    A.R. Rucker Middle School students gathered in the library on Monday for a tailgate party to celebrate 75 students who have read six books this semester and a teacher who won $500 through the state’s “Read Your Way to the Big Game” contest.

    Students, dressed in Clemson and University of South Carolina gear, enjoyed nachos, cupcakes and the game of corn hole.

  • Lady Vols win Lewisville tourney

    Staff Reports

    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers swept to a pair of wins to capture the Lewisville preseason girls basketball tournament crown Tuesday at the LHS gym.

    AJ, coming off a 17-4 season, wrapped up the title with a 56-31 win over Class A foe Great Falls.

    AJ opened the tournament with a 52-29 win over North Central on Monday.

  • Bruins have solid hoops hopes

    The Lancaster Bruins made playoff runs last season and LHS hoops hopes are solid to do it again for the 2016-17 season as they compete in Class AAAA.

    The LHS boys, who were the region runner-up and advanced to second-round play, have a solid core back for coach Ricardo Priester’s 12th season leading the Bruins.

    The Lady Bruins, who won the Class AAA state title two years ago, won the region last season, earned a playoff bid and advanced to third-round play last winter.

  • Eagles soared to 1966 Class B state title

    KERSHAW – The 1966 Kershaw Eagles are celebrating their golden anniversary football season which earned gridiron gold.

    A flock of former Eagles of the Class B state championship team recently gathered at the Kershaw Recreation Center to remember and savor the special football season under the late coach Bill Few.

  • Tigers top Vols, 28-12

    SALUDA – Malik Brooks and the second-ranked Saluda Tigers just keep flowing in the Class AA Upper State football playoffs.

    The SHS Tigers, led by senior ace running back Brooks, were just a little too much for the visiting Andrew Jackson Volunteers in a 28-12 Class AA Upper State second-round win at Saluda’s Bettis Herlong Stadium on Friday night.

  • Antioch track hosts Thanksgiving Thunder

    The Antioch Speedway, located in Morganton, N.C., is hosting Thanksgiving Thunder today and Saturday.

    The race track is located at 2850 Race Track Street in Morganton, N.C., 28655.

    The Antioch track is running the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, paying $1,200 to win and $125 to start.

    The Phillip Knight Memorial, for Vintage cars, is paying $400 to win and $50 to start.

    The Super Stock 4 has $500 to win and $50 to start. The Renegades will have $500 to win and $50 to start.

  • Buford cheerleaders fifth in state field

    The Buford High School cheerleaders continued their tradition of outstanding competition with a third straight top five finish in the state field.
    The Jackets, fourth in Class AA the last two seasons, had a challenge for the 2016 season when they competed in Class AAA.
    BHS, led by coach Julie Thompson, answered the challenge with a fifth overall finish in the Class AAA field at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Saturday.
    The Jackets scored 245 points, improving their state qualifying score 11 points.