Today's News

  • Bruins sweep track meet

    The Lancaster Bruins track teams captured a five-way meet at the Buford High School track on March 5, with LHS topping the field in the boys and girls meets.

    The Lady Bruins tallied 125 points to win the girls meet, followed by Buford 108, Central 46, Great Falls 24 and McBee 17.

    In the boys meet LHS racked up 132 points, followed by Central 94, McBee 62, Buford 29 and Great Falls 10.

    LHS girls results:

    • 4 x 100 – 1. GaQuanie Simmons, Tierra Belk, Mahongany Perry, Rekia Polk, 52:24

  • Bruins edge Ridge View, 12-11

    Lancaster opened its home schedule, winning a high-scoring game with a 12-11 win over Ridge View on Friday night at Doomsday Corner.

    The Bruins’ hustling Gavin Hanna scored on a passed ball to lift Lancaster to the one-run win.

    LHS bolted to an 8-0 lead in the second inning before the Blazers rallied to tie the game at 11-all and the Bruins rallied for the win.

    Logan Phillips, who worked an inning in relief, was the winner. He struck out three and walked none.

    Phillips aided the winning cause with two hits, a RBI and scored a run.

  • Jackets booters down Demons, 2-0

    The Buford men’s varsity soccer team wrapped up a successful week, taking a 2-0 win over Class AAAA foe Lugoff-Elgin at Jackets Stadium on Friday.

    The match marked the final time the teams played in the young season.

    The Jackets previously defeated the Demons 5-2 in the Capital City Cup in February, but dropped a 3-1 loss at Lugoff-Elgin in the regular season opener.

  • Joe Ghent Jr. wins state award for leadership in conservation

    From release

    Joe Ghent Jr., a third-generation leader in Lancaster County’s conservation community, has been named Outstanding Commissioner of the Year by the S.C. Association of Conservation Districts.

    Ghent has been a Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District commissioner for 16 years and currently serves as chairman. He received the state award Feb. 27 during the 2018 Conservation Partnership Conference in Columbia.

  • Clinking glasses: Renovation wraps up at ‘Best Craft Beer Bar in S.C.’

    The Craft Stand celebrated its post-renovation grand reopening this month with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a room packed with patrons and, of course, good beer.

    “Thank you, guys. We wouldn’t be here without you,” said Brandy Geraghty, co-owner of the Lancaster business along with husband Don. “You keep my lights on and my kids fed, so I don’t have to look for a real job.”

    The Main Street watering hole has also been named the 2018 Best Craft Beer Bar in South Carolina by the website CraftBeer.com. 

  • Column: Lancaster County tax deadline March 16

    An important deadline is approaching for Lancaster County taxpayers – the closing of the county’s 2017 tax books, which takes place March 16.
    This is an important step in the annual fiscal budgeting process for Lancaster County government, as it allows those who serve on county council, the school board, and town and city councils to determine how much tax revenue they will have to work with as they finish their 2018-19 budgets.

  • Column: Property values increase unlikely

    I recently heard that the proponents for incorporation (VTIL) have been touting a significant increase in property values as a benefit of incorporation.
    As I hadn’t heard why this would occur, I decided to do a little checking. Google searches led to multiple articles, but one online commentary (from Indiana) appeared to sum it up nicely, “Increased real estate values and marketability, as more improvements and urban utilities are made available.”

  • Column: To be a town or not – you decide

    To be or not to be a town. That is the question.
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of the “status quo,” or to take action against a sea of troubles, and by opposing – end them?
    My journey started almost 10 years ago before my retirement. Way back then, I was already concerned about the number of lights being put up at intersections along U.S. 521.

  • Gardening as therapy

    The Lancaster Garden Club treated a large group at Lancaster-Chester Disabilities and Special Needs to a little gardening therapy Tuesday morning.
    More than 30 participants welcomed the garden club members for the annual event. Each person planted a small plant to take home and watch grow. Everyone enjoyed a hot dog lunch and sang songs. The ages of the individuals who attended ranged from 18 to over 60 years old.

  • NASC hosting 7-day road trip to see historic, cultural sites

    From release

    USC Lancaster is organizing a trip to visit Native American cultural and historical sites across the Southeast this May.
    Faculty from USCL’s Native American Studies Center will lead a seven-day bus tour through the Carolinas, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
    Heading out on Friday, May 18, this educational road trip will make its first stop at Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead, N.C.