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Today's News

  • BHS soccer seeks right chemistry

     

    More than any season in recent memory, the 2015 edition of the Buford High varsity boys soccer team  sports a roster filled with equal parts returning players, and freshmen newcomers eager to leave their mark.

  • Vols, Jackets start strong

     

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers went 2-1 in the opening round of the Founders Diamond Challenge at Cheraw High School on Monday, March 30.

    The Volunteers topped Lamar, 5-4, blanked Latta, 2-0, and dropped a 5-4 loss to host Cheraw High in the nightcap.

  • Burwell column: Keep our nation’s school lunches healthy

    Every parent has dreams for their child. We want them to grow up strong and healthy. We tell them to dream big and work hard so that they can be anything they want to be. We want them to take the world by storm.

  • Schmidt column: United Nations is a farce

    I am sure that you saw from your news source the report from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women released March 20.
    It was a nice 17-page document that will warm you up on a cold evening.
    Just remember, it is not what your news source tells you that is important, it most likely is what they do not tell you that is important.
    It is hard, if not impossible, to overstate the corruption and ineptitude of the United Nations.

  • Hinson is Kershaw’s Citizen of Year

    KERSHAW – Business owners and dedicated leaders of the community were honored March 24 during the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce banquet at the Kershaw Country Club.
    As she greeted the crowd, Sheila Hinson, president of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, said the goal of the chamber during the previous year had been to buy tables for the country club and that project was complete.
    “We hope you enjoy eating on them tonight,” she said, with a laugh.

  • New Life for an Old Church

    African Christian Fellowship International is launching the new International Christian Center at Abundant Grace Church this week with prayer services at 7 p.m. each day through Saturday, April 4.
    The weeklong celebration will culminate with a special service 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5, with guest speaker Dr. Wayne Shenk, pastor of Northside Church in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Concerns addressed at joint council, LCEDC meeting

    “Clearing the air” seemed to be the theme of the day during a joint meeting March 24 between Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Held in council chambers, the special meeting was the culmination of months of concerns, conversations and accusations from a slew of county officials about the state and structure of the LCEDC.

  • Good students shine at annual Principals’ Choice Awards

    South Middle School Principal Joyce Crimminger stood before a crowded Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on March 19, with one of her 534 students, a beaming young man named Chandler Hinson.
    Chandler is a special needs student, Crimminger explained, with a developmental disorder characterized, in part, by a smiling, happy demeanor and sweet disposition.
    Crimminger said Chandler has overcome some significant obstacles in the years he’s been at South, struggles balanced in the scope of things by his ability to light up a room.

  • Sims Foundation awards grants

     The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Inc. has made awards totaling $417,695 to 10 different community organizations through its responsive grants program.  

    The foundation awarded grants to the following organizations:

  • 'Spruce Up' planning meeting draws 25

    KERSHAW – About 25 local business owners gathered at the Kershaw Recreation Center on Thursday, March 26, for a meeting sponsored by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce to discuss revitalization plans to “spruce up” the downtown district.