Today's News

  • Brumfield to chair March for Babies

    March of Dimes

    Bruce Brumfield, CEO of Founders Federal Credit Union, will serve as chairman for the 2011 Piedmont South Carolina March for Babies, which includes the Lancaster, Chester, Cheraw, Chesterfield and Kershaw areas. 

    He is committed to helping reach the event goal of $40,000 to support March of Dimes’ research and community programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies to begin healthy lives.  

    The local March for Babies will be Oct. 22 at Lancaster High School.

  • Juniors win, go to 3-0 on the season

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior team capped its first week with a third straight win at Eggleton Field on Thursday night.

    The P-31 juniors, with their third straight 10-run win, rolled to an 11-1 win over Union Post 22.

    Jordan Brock, who had a no-hitter through 3.2 innings, hurled four frames to post his second win of the week. Brock scored a run to boost the winners.

    Kholby Pate went two-thirds of an inning and yielded a run, hit and two walks. He whiffed one. Chandler Neal hurled a third of an inning.

  • Yarboroughs tough customers on the gridiron

    Scan the Lancaster High School football roster and you won’t find the name Yarborough among the list of LHS players.

    That wasn’t the case from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s when three Yarborough brothers – Dave, Bill and Thomas – played football for LHS.

    Dave was the oldest and handled the center duties for Dalton Rivers’ Blue Hurricanes in the mid-to-late 1960s. Bill followed in the late 1960s and graduated in 1971. Thomas rounded out the trio with his final season in 1976 under the late Marv Maxwell.

  • CPTC nets 38 ribbons in Charlotte Flights meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club opened its season, capturing 38 ribbons, including six firsts, in a meet with the Charlotte Flights in Charlotte.

    The Columbus Parker Track Club, a non-profit organization, is named for its late coach Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker.

    The club, which has been in operation for 25 years, is coached by Arthur Benjamin and D. Spratt-Ingram. Tyger Ingram and Eugene Wallace serve as the CPTC assistants.

    The team, which has 72 registered members this season, ranges in age from 6-18.

  • Banks, Crenshaw team to capture Fuzzy and Friends gross division title

    Staff Reports

    The team of Trevor Banks and Garrett Crenshaw teamed to win the gross division title in the 2011 Fuzzy and Friends Edgewater Golf Classic on Saturday afternoon.

    Banks, a former Buford High School state champion golfer who now plays at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, teamed with Crenshaw, a member of the Buford High golf team, to card a 63.

  • Jones qualifies for Hershey state meet

    Staff Reports

    Herbert Jones III of Lancaster has qualified to compete in the Hershey Track and Field state meet.

    Hershey has sponsored track and field for the last 34 years, giving young athletes ages 9-14 the chance to compete in running, jumping and throwing.

    On April 30, Jones competed unattached at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia at the Hershey Central District meet.

    Jones advanced to state, placing second in the 1600-meter run and third in the 800-meter run.

  • Graduation: Andrew Jackson High School

    KERSHAW – The gymnasium erupted in loud cheers after all the graduates crossed the stage Friday afternoon at Andrew Jackson High School. 

    As is common policy during commencement ceremonies, the crowd was asked not to make noise when an individual student’s name was called. So that meant hundreds of family members and friends had to wait to let their loved one hear their level of love and pride on this special day. 

  • Graduation: Buford High School

    Buford High School’s Class of 2011 might be the smallest graduating class of Lancaster County’s four high schools, but it celebrated in a big way during this year’s commencement exercises Friday.

    Wearing the school’s traditional maroon and gold, the school’s 116 graduating seniors, and the hundreds of families and friends there to celebrate with them, held their tongues for the most part until the last diploma was awarded.

    Then the school’s gymnasium erupted.

  • Graduation: Indian Land High School

    INDIAN LAND – A fanfare of “Pomp and Circumstances” and cheering filled the air as the 134 members of Indian Land High School’s Class of 2011 marched into the school’s gymnasium Friday for the last official act of their high school careers – graduation.

    This year’s class was the first to complete all four years of school together in the new Indian Land High School building, Principal Kathy Faris said during her welcome. 

  • Graduation: Lancaster High School

    Heavy rains didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the 2011 graduating class of Lancaster High School.

    Graduation ceremonies were moved from Memorial Stadium to the Lancaster High gym after torrential rains fell in the area Friday evening.

    “No rain is going to stop us,” graduate Richie Harper said. “It’s just water.  The Class of 2011 wont melt.”  

    The 327 Lancaster High graduates faced their final high school ceremony with mixed emotions.