Today's News

  • 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.

  • Murky ethics laws in S.C.

    If you paid even a little bit of attention to the 2015 legislative session, you know it produced mass quantities of “ethics reform” bills, and that none became law.

    And that’s not a bad thing. The bills were, virtually without exception, weak and/or regressive. A few recent events demonstrate what I mean.

  • The Emanuel Nine – four months later

    It’s off the front page of the newspapers. There are no packs of reporters prowling the streets. The banks of television cameras across from the church are all gone. The politicians and celebrities have all gone home.

    But the story of the Emanuel Nine is far from over; it is simply beginning the next chapter.

  • Carolina Speedway to host King of the Carolinas races

    The dirt track racing focus is on Carolina Speedway in Gastonia for the next week.
    Carolina Speedway will host the third annual King of the Carolinas racing event Oct. 15-17.
    The major racing event drew over 200 cars last year, with that many or more expected to compete at the Carolina Speedway track next week.
    With the 2015 Lancaster Super Speedway season completed, a host of LSS drivers are expected to be in the mix for the titles at the Carolina track.

  • Lady Jackets continue stellar play

    The Buford Lady Jackets’ volleyball team improved its record to 16-3, 10-1 in Region IV-AA play, sweeping Central High School of Pageland in its latest court victory.
    The BHS girls topped the CHS Lady Eagles, 25-12, 25-8 and 25-15 on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Pageland.
    “Our communication has been outstanding and we must continue to play as a team,” BHS volleyball coach Taylor Roberts said.
    Roberts said the BHS squad has been sparked by the play of Lady Jackets’ seniors Autumn Rabon, Gabby Davis and Hanna Robinson.

  • Allen plays big for Vols

    KERSHAW – Dalton Allen plays big for the Andrew Jackson High School football team.
    Allen, at 5-10, 130, doesn’t have the size, but that matters little to the Vols’ senior captain.
    “I’ve always been a smaller player, but I try to make the best of it,” he said.
    A quick look at his AJ athletic resume speaks volumes about his play, not just on the football field.

  • Fire safety expo offers plenty of family fun

    As always, there will be plenty of fun Saturday, Oct. 10, at the 21st annual fire safety expo.
    But there will be a little “grow-your-own” gardening, too.
    While up to 700 youngsters are expected to show up for the games, prizes and food, it may plant a seed among one who navigates the Junior Firemen Obstacle Course Challenge.
    There could easily be a future firefighter in the midst of those who excell in the skills the course has to offer.

  • Sheriff’s office asks for public’s help to solve purse theft

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and woman identified in an Indian Land Walmart surveillance video as the suspects who stole a 75-year-old woman’s purse back in July.
    The incident, which The Lancaster News first reported on July 30 based on the sheriff’s office incident report, occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. July 20 when a man approached the woman in the pharmacy section asking her help in finding “something for indigestion.”