Today's News

  • Buford, AJ Vols advance

    Region IV-AA champion Buford High School posted its second straight sweep to advance to third-round play in the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs Monday, Nov. 2.
    BHS prevailed, 25-22, 25-20 and 25-22.
    In game three, Buford fell behind early 11-4 and Liberty extended its lead to 19-9 on the Lady Jackets.
    BHS senior Gabby Davis served eight straight points to give Buford a 21-20 lead on the way to cap the sweep.
    In game two, Buford opened with a 4-0 lead, but Liberty rallied to forge a 12-5 edge on BHS.

  • Shooter damages utility substation

    KERSHAW – The Lynches River Electric Cooperative is offering a reward of $1,000 for information on the person or persons who has repeatedly damaged its Kershaw substation.
    According to a news release issued by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3, electrical equipment inside the substation, at 6999 Flat Rock Road, has been damaged by gunfire three times since Friday, Oct. 30.

  • Bridges put her heart into teaching kids how to read

    INDIAN LAND – Family and friends remember Patty Bridges as a loving matriarch, thoughtful friend, engaged church member and longtime Indian Land Elementary School teacher who put her heart into teaching children how to read.
    Bridges retired in May after 20 years of classroom teaching, celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary with her husband, Ross, on Sept. 6, and was making plans to move to the North Carolina coast near family. As a “Gram,” she took great joy in her grandchildren, Boyd, 8, and Emeson, 6.

  • SLED investigates Pageland Police Department

    Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Services

    – The S.C. Law Enforcement Division confirmed Monday afternoon that it had received a request from the town of Pageland to investigate its police chief, Larry Brown.
    “We got it today from the town of Pageland,” SLED spokesman Thom Berry said of the request, which is to “investigate allegations involving the town’s chief of police.”
    He could not comment further.

  • Auditors give city high marks

    The city of Lancaster has been given high marks for its financial oversight by the accounting firm that audits its books.
    Steve Johnson, of Blair, Bohle and Whitsitt, discussed the 2014-15 fiscal audit with city council at its Oct. 27 meeting.
    “The results are a clean opinion on all financial statements for the city of Lancaster,” Johnson said. “No compliance reports were found.”
    However, Johnson said the latest audit reflects a major change with the implementation of GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) Statement 68.

  • Dorman wins Kershaw mayor’s race

    KERSHAW – A former town council member is headed back to town hall as Kershaw mayor.

    Mark Dorman defeated Morris Russell, Sonya Poole and Johnny Carter to win the first-ever write-in campaign in Lancaster County history.

    Dorman had 160 total votes to Russell’s 128 votes.

    Poole, an at large member of town council, had 24 votes. Carter, another former town councilman, had 21 total votes.

    Political newcomer Gail Rogora also defeated Russell for the District 1 seat on Kershaw Town Council. Rogora had 73 votes to Russell’s 46.

  • Flood advisory issued for county until midnight Monday

    COLUMBIA – The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Lancaster County until midnight, Monday, Nov. 2.
    A flood advisory is issued when flooding isn’t expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, weather conditions may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution isn’t used, it could lead to situations that threaten life or property.

  • Willie finishes rest of story

    At the end of my Sept. 27 column I told you I would tell you the rest of the story about Slick Willie from our 1999 visit.

    I left you at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 26, 1999, when I was talking with Lib Smith, Slick Willie’s sister. Lib was calling from Piedmont Medical to inform me of Slick Willie’s condition and to inquire about our Oct. 23 visit and to see if I could fill in the blanks on the strange happenings that landed Slick Willie in the hospital.

  • Jackets rally to top Pride

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford got back in the win column with a 28-21 win over Carolina Pride of Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, Oct. 30.

    The win halted a two-game skid and gave Buford a 6-4 overall record on the season. Carolina Pride, a faith-based team of home school and private school players, battled the Yellow Jackets in Buford’s final game of the regular season.

    Buford’s defense, a big part of the Jacket’s successful season, stood tall again.

  • Centurions’ charge seizes victory

    Robert Howey


    Call it the nightmare on Stadium Street.

    Broome, down 23-14 with less than two minutes to play, stormed back to take a 29-26 overtime win over the stunned Bruins on Friday, Oct. 30 – Halloween eve – at Memorial Stadium.

    LHS senior kicker Trevor Latham drilled a 35-yard field goal with 1:56 to play to give the No. 9 Bruins a 23-14 lead.

    From that point, the never-say-die Centurions, with a ghost of a chance to win, rallied to take the three-point comeback win in overtime.