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Today's News

  • Column: Kershaw’s Stevens Park playground needs your support

    The Kershaw Community Park Council is partnering with the town of Kershaw to build a custom-designed historic “destination playground” within Stevens Park.
    Our community recently suffered the loss of our very special playground, and the impact of that loss has been hugely significant for those residing in the southern end of Lancaster County.

  • 15 years of cheering comes to an end

    After 15 years as a cheerleader, Lancaster High senior Essence Frazier wore her uniform for the last time Friday night.

    Frazier said she’ll miss the crowd screaming and the adrenalin rush when hitting the mat for cheer competitions. She’ll miss bonding with the squad on bus rides to away games.

    “I’ll miss cheering for my school and showing my spirit,” said the four-year varsity cheerleader. “It’s something I love to do, and I can’t do it anymore.”

  • Buford High jayvees win, 38-28

    The Buford High School Junior Jackets basketball team captured a 38-28 win over Central Pageland on Tuesday night.

    During the first period, Buford and Central were back and forth in a sloppy quarter with turnovers on each side.

    During the second quarter, both teams turned up the offense, with Buford up 18-17 at the half.

    Tyson Miller, at the break, had a double-double, 11 points and 12 rebounds.

  • Pure Stock V8 Division gears up for ’18 season

    During the 2017 racing season, former Lancaster Motor Speedway owner Doug McManus added a new division for the drivers and race fans.

    The Pure Stock V8 Division, which produced some of the season’s best racing, was competitive nearly every Saturday night at the half-mile oval.

    The car count was low, but that was expected with a new division, averaging around 7-8 weekly, but some nights it was up to 10-12 cars.

  • Small awards scholarship to LDB Ozone player

    Larry Small, a longtime supporter of Lancaster Dixie Baseball and the LDB vice chairman, is continuing his support of players in the program with an annual $500 scholarship presented to a player in the Ozone League, age 12.

    The $500 Larry Small Scholarship recipient is selected by a committee of two educators and a business person.

    The funds can be used for tuition and books to attend college.

  • Nunnery signs to cheer at Limestone

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Karli Nunnery’s dream is to be an English teacher, and with the signing of  a college cheerleading scholarship, she is making a giant leap in that direction.

    Nunnery, an Andrew Jackson High School senior cheerleader, signed with Limestone College on Wednesday morning in the AJ media center.

    Nunnery, with her signing, became the first Andrew Jackson High School student to sign a cheerleading scholarship to Limestone, located in Gaffney.

  • Fairfield Central girls defeat ILHS, 50-27

    Fairfield Central High School started strong on the way to a 50-27 win over the Indian Land High School girls basketball team on Thursday night.

    The Lady Griffins’ win gave FCHS a split in the Region IV-AAA twin bill.

    The Indian Land High boys won the nightcap.

    Fairfield Central, in the opener, bolted to a 25-8 lead and stayed on top for the 23-point win.

    Fairfield Central held a 41-15 lead at the half.

    The Lady Griffins led 48-22 after three periods on the way to the win.

  • South edges Rucker for hoops crown

    The South Middle School Mustangs won a nail-biter, and the victory gave SMS the opportunity to hoist its index finger as the district champion.

    South capped a sweep of rival A.R. Rucker with a 36-35 win over the Rams on Wednesday night at the Lancaster High School gym.

    The Mustangs’ one-point win came after the South girls took a 27-20 win.

    The boys game was a battle to the wire.

    Rucker’s Tyler Trimnal tallied a trey with three seconds to play to slice the gap to one, 36-35.

  • Wingate a good fit for Payne

    Lancaster High School football standout Blake Payne said Wingate University is the right place for him.

    Wingate will be part of Payne’s football future after he signed to play with the Bulldogs in the LHS conference room on Wednesday morning.

    “When I visited there, I felt welcomed,” Payne said. “The campus is nice and the coaches are real nice.

    “Wingate is close to home, less than an hour away,” he said. “It felt like the right place for me.”

  • Help for honeybees

    Once warm weather gets here, local honeybees will have 10 acres of new bee-friendly food plots in the county to forage for pollen.
    The Lancaster County Beekeepers Association planted the plots through a $2,500 grant from the national Bayer Feed a Bee initiative.
    “Our honeybees are having a challenge finding adequate food forage due to seasonal droughts, as well as land being developed,” said local beekeeper Dale Starnes.
    The local beekeepers’ plot project was one of 71 projects in 34 states selected for the grants by Bayer.