Today's News

  • DeVenny to lead J. Marion Sims Foundation

    From J. Marion Sims Foundation
    The board of J. Marion Sims Foundation named Susan W. DeVenny the foundation’s new president, effective Dec. 16, according to a press release issued Tuesday, Oct. 13.
    DeVenny will succeed James Morton, who is retiring at the end of the year after serving as the foundation’s president since 2000.
    DeVenny was the board’s unanimous choice in a wide-ranging national search that reached more than 200 candidates in 19 states.

  • Armed man robs convenience store

    An armed robber held up Lloyd’s Phillips 66 at Five Points, 3014 Camp Creek Road, just after 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.
    According to police radio traffic, the robber was armed with a black semi-automatic pistol. He demanded money and left the store with approximately $150 in small bills. No one was hurt in the incident.

  • Jesus gives us unending joy

    On the night before his death, Jesus made a prophecy to his disciples in the upper room: “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father” (John 16:16).

    This prediction caused consternation among some of his disciples, and they said among themselves, “we cannot tell what he saith.”

    Jesus then explained his words by saying that “ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.”

  • We just need to use plain common sense

    I would like to make a statement on behalf of all the people who have ever wondered what happened to common sense.

    In school, we learned of Thomas Paine and the pamphlet he published in 1776. It inspired men to seek freedom from a repressive government with statements like;

    “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of men and women.”

  • Red Rose City Bodybuilding Classic Oct. 17

    The NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Body Building competition is set for Oct. 17 at the Bundy Auditorium on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.
    The pro qualifier meet, hosted by Lancaster native Kennett Washington, will feature divisions for men, women, children and a wheel chair division for physically-challenged athletes.

  • Fast start fuels Rebs' win over Warriors

    PROSPERITY – The month-long odyssey for the Indian Land Warriors continued on Friday night, Oct. 9 against the Mid-Carolina Rebels, and once again the Warriors had trouble getting started.
    The host Rebels, led by Terrence Long, bolted to a 28-0 lead en route to 54-30 non-region win over the visiting Warriors, who dropped their third straight loss.
    Long’s first rush, the opening play from scrimmage, went 75 yards for a touchdown.

  • Vols’ homecoming happy in win

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson parlayed a strong defense and a balanced offense to give first-year Volunteers’ coach C.J. Frye his first home victory against Region IV-AA rival North Central, 35-15.
     “I am so proud of the effort this team gave tonight, “ Frye said. “Every time we needed a big play, our defense responded. Plus, we were pretty balanced on offense.
    “This group is exciting to watch when we play with this kind of desire,” added Frye. “ We still have to work on penalties.”

  • Juggernaut Jackets jolt Rams, 31-23

    CHESTERFIELD – The saying goes, a good defense will beat a good offense and the Buford Yellow Jackets proved that to be true Friday night when they handed the 10th-ranked Chesterfield Rams their second loss of the season, 31-23.
    With the win Buford, 5-2, 4-0, sits atop Region IV AA after the surging Jackets’ fourth straight region win.
    The pass-happy Chesterfield offense was stymied throughout the game by the stingy Buford defense. The Rams didn’t have an offensive score until five minutes left to play.

  • Bruins clip Clinton, 24-16

    CLINTON – With the game on the line, Lancaster put it on the line and delivered with a tough 24-16 win over Clinton in a Region III-AAA football game Friday night, Oct. 9 at Wilder Stadium in Clinton.
    LHS, ranked No. 8 in the Class AAA state poll, was locked in a battle with the Red Devils, who trailed 17-16 in the final period.
    The Bruins, 7-0, 2-0, then turned to its potent ground attack to grind out a decisive 13-play, 78-yard drive.

  • Children’s Home fundraiser continues to grow

    Forget golf clubs and a shotgun start.
    It’s time to get out the shotgun and shooting glasses for what’s grown into one of the area’s favorite fundraisers.
    Lancaster Children’s Home fifth annual Fall Flurry is Friday, Oct. 16, at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg.
    So far, more than 150 shooters have signed up for the day of good food, fellowship and fun.
    That number is a far cry from the 20 who participated in the first Fall Flurry in 2011.