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Today's News

  • School district considers expanding Chromebook program to LHS

    A ‘one-to-one’ technology program which helped equip students at a local middle school with their own Chromebook devices may eventually expand to the largest school in the district, Lancaster High School.
    School district officials discussed applying for state budget proviso funding to help expand the program during Lancaster County school board’s Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Making do

    Mazie Bailey has never met a seed she didn’t like.
    In one sense, many of the flowers planted at 1890 Old Camden Highway, are new.
    But they are actually a new generation of the plants that filled the yard some 13 years ago when Bailey was awarded Yard of the Month by the Garden Clubs of Lancaster.
    She is probably one of the best seed harvesters to win the honor.
    Bailey’s yard is filled with “recycled annuals.”  
    The tall scarlet sage growing throughout her beds began as seeds from last year’s crop.  

  • Lady Jackets win over Vols

    The Buford High School volleyball team moved its record to 2-0 on the season with a 3-1 win over county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday, Aug. 27.
    AJ opened with a 25-23 win, but Buford answered with three straight wins – 25-15, 25-22 and 25-19.
    “I can not brag enough on my girls last night (Thursday),” BHS coach Taylor Roberts said. “We made some major changes and the girls were able to implement and adjust effectively.

  • Warriors rally late to edge Jackets

    The first football game of the year for Buford and Indian Land may very well be the game of the year.
    Both teams battling toe to toe all the way to the wire. In dramatic fashion, Indian Land’s Matthew Medlock hit a 22-yard field goal to end the game and give the visiting Warriors a 39-38 win on Friday, Aug. 28 at BHS’s Jackets Stadium.
    It was almost déjà vu for the Jackets. In the team’s second meeting last season, Buford’s Wade Lambert kicked the game-winning 32-yard field goal that gave Buford a 23-21 home win.

  • Bruins blitz Vols 48-0

    KERSHAW – Lancaster started fast to fuel a 48-0 football win over Class AA county rival Andrew Jackson High School at Volunteer Stadium on Friday, Aug. 28.
    The Bruins’ first-half blitz sparked a 34-0 halftime lead on the way to the shutout win.

  • Area Sports Roundup

    Knights go to 2-0
    The North Central Knights improved to 2-0 on the season, taking a 42-22 home win over Timmonsville
    The Knights’ Cedric Cunningham ran for 115 yards and two scores and also returned n interception for a touchdown in NC’s win over the Whirlwinds.
    Deaunte Samuel tallied two scores and had 60 yards rushing in the win.
    Red Devils fall
    Great Falls fell to 0-2 on the season, suffering a 68-0 loss to Gray Collegiate of Columbia.

  • Police, Fire, EMS: Aug. 30, 2015

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    • Shots were fired into two apartments in the 2400 block of Palmetto Place apartments and into a car parked in front of the 2500 block about 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The report said officers were met by one of the residents, who was carrying her son. The victim said neither was hurt, but they were awakened by gunfire. Officers found bullet holes and bullets in two apartment walls. A bullet hole was also found in the door of a 1996 Honda Accord that was parked nearby.

  • The truth of consequences

    Is it possible for people to be smart and foolish, educated and unwise? The elected leaders of America, our judges and our progressive ideology seem to say yes. When one studies the ideology of the political progressive left I would say yes.

  • Jimmy Carter – a life of virtue

    It was announced recently that Jimmy Carter has cancer. I don’t know what will happen, or if it will cut short his life, though I’m not sure “cut short” applies to a man that is 90 years old.

    The one thing I do know is Carter will deal with his illness just as he has lived – with courage, determination, good humor and faith.

  • Sheriff warns of jury phone scam

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Investigators are warning residents this week about a scam designed to scare people into handing over money to a stranger on the phone.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received its first report about the scam on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from a woman who said she received a call from an unknown man about 1 p.m. that day, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

    The woman said her caller ID showed the number as (866) 852-0766, originating from Manning.