Today's News

  • Phillips’ clutch FG lifts Vols

    LAMAR – Andrew Jackson sophomore kicker Bryce Phillips calmly drilled a clutch 25-yard field goal with 51 seconds left to culminate a gutty performance by the Volunteers at rain-soaked Lamar on Thursday, Oct. 1.
    School officials decided to play Thursday in anticipation of expected heavy rainfall from Hurricane Joaquin and the rainfall of the century.
    Lamar, a perennial powerhouse in Class A and ranked sixth in the latest Class A poll, was stunned as the Vols took the opening kickoff and ran 10:06 off the clock during a 19-play, 89-yard drive.

  • Jackets club Braves, stay unbeaten in region

    Friday night football became Thursday night football for all Lancaster County high school football teams, and the Buford Yellow Jackets took it in stride.
    Buford played host to the Cheraw Braves on Thursday, Oct. 1, instead of its regular scheduled Friday night game, because of the record rainfall expected throughout the state.
    The Yellow Jackets “soaked” their way to one of their biggest wins ever on the football field, a 26-13 victory over the Braves, 0-6.

  • Bruins rally, sack Cycs

    On a rainy night, the No. 8 Lancaster Bruins reigned.
    The Bruins, 6-0 for the first time since the 1963 season, took command in the second half on the way to a 33-13 win over Chester in the Region III-AAA football opener for both teams on Thursday, Oct. 1.
    The game was to be played Friday night, Oct. 2, but LHS officials moved the game a day earlier with the forecast of heavy rain for the weekend.

  • I can hear you, but I’m ignoring you

    A good friend of mine, who happens to be from another country, recently asked me why people, who attend church, act differently during the week than on weekends. Stunned, I did not know where he was coming from or where he was heading with this question.

    I was thinking, well, my friend, sometimes life just sucks the jelly right out of your doughnut and people act differently because of life events. That has certainly happened more than once to me and perhaps even to those of you reading this article.

  • Lancaster High cross country team off to solid start for 2015 campaign

    The Lancaster High School cross country season is off to a positive start with a great group of returners and newcomers.
    Returners on the boys squad include: senior Herbert Jones III, juniors Alex Quevedo, Michael Duffell-Hoffman, Kohl Whitfield, sophomores Harrison Latham and Kyle McManus, and freshman Matthew Duffell-Hoffman.
    Team newcomers include Alex Barton, Kei’lyn Catoe, Bryce Faulkenberry, Alejandro Fernandez, Jamari Hubbard, DaShaun Robinson, Jonathan Roman, Caden Taylor, Edward Trejo, Rueben Trejo, Scottie Walker and Tristen Glenn.

  • Speedway to host final points races for 2015

    Lancaster Super Speedway will hold its final points race of the 2015 season Saturday, Oct. 3.
    Divisions running will be the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start, with a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker.
    If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event, and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.
    Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman has $500 to win and $50 to start.
    The Cauthen Motors Renegades has $500 to win and $50 to start.

  • LHS trio boosts offense

    When it comes to offense this season, the Lancaster Bruins’ football team, 5-0 and ranked No. 8 in the latest Class AAA state poll, gets it done in a rush.
    The junior backfield tandem of Ant Foster and Farrika Grier are the legs of the running attack as two physical backs that power their way through would-be tacklers.
    There’s another component, which might not net all the attention, but has proven worthy in the LHS run.

  • Kershaw man pleads guilty to federal cocaine charge

    A Kershaw man arrested by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit and the FBI on cocaine charges in June is facing decades behind bars after pleading guilty in federal court Wednesday, Sept. 30.
    Mitchell Naruda Kelly, 36, formerly of 218 Railroad Ave., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Columbia to a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, a release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles’ office said.

  • County schedules strategic planning session

    From the outside, it may appear a little early to begin the 2016-17 budget process a scant quarter into the current fiscal year.
    However, that’s not the case in local county government.
    Lancaster County Council has scheduled a strategic planning session for today, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3. The Friday session is 4 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s session is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building.

  • Avondale development has share of differing opinions

    County fire officials, worried about the maximum occupancy inside Lancaster County Council chambers Monday night, Sept. 28, passed out a series of yellow numbered tickets as droves of people crammed into the room, most who were there to offer either support or opposition to the proposed Avondale development in Indian Land.