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Today's News

  • Turnovers foil Jackets in 42-21 loss

    BUFORD – Only four games into the young 2016 football season and the Buford High School Yellow Jackets are facing a recurring theme, to the tune of turnovers.
    Friday night was no exception, as the Jackets turned over the ball seven times to the Parkwood High School Rebels from Monroe N.C., and the unbeaten Rebels cruised to a 42-21 road win.
    PHS, 4-0, won its second game in five days after taking a 27-17 home win over Union County, N.C., rival Piedmont High in a contest which was reset after a rainout Sept. 2.

  • Vols top Cavs in 14-13 win

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers pushed through for a tough 14-13 home win over Franklin Christian High School of Rock Hill on Friday night.
    AJ senior Heath Gandy sparked the Vols’ victory as he scored two touchdowns on short runs.
    The Volunteers were coming off a 25-8 road win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Aug. 26.
    AJ was slated to play at home last week, but the game was canceled due to weather from Hurricane Hermine.

  • Cycs’ FG stuns Bruins

    CHESTER – This time, the kick was like a boot to the gut.
    A week ago, Lancaster got the winning kick on Jacob Cato’s clutch field goal with 12 ticks to go in a 16-14 home win over Fort Mill.
    This week, a similar kick – a game-winning field goal with 12 seconds left – had an agony of defeat sting in a 24-21 road loss to Class AAA foe Chester High School.
    Cyclones’ junior all-purpose player John Erby drilled a 28-yard field goal to lift 3-1 Chester to the three-point win over the sixth-ranked Bruins.

  • Rush-hour agony on S.C. 160

    It’s 8 a.m. Friday, full-on rush hour in Indian Land as thousands of drivers head out to work or school.
    Cars stack up at stoplights in the usual hot spots on U.S. 521 around Indian Land’s schools and points north. But at least the mass of vehicles is moving.
    That is not the case along S.C. 160.
    Atop the hill near Lowe’s, where the highway turns to meet 521, it’s bumper-to-bumper vehicles for the better part of a mile. Nearly every brake light is shining. Cars move forward a few feet, then stop again.

  • DSS chief Chapman will retire Sept. 30

    Janice Chapman, director of the Lancaster County Department of Social Services, will retire at the end of this month after 30 years at the agency.
    "I have given it all I have had. I leave with peace," Chapman said Thursday in her small, tidy office in the DSS building on Pageland Highway.
    "I feel like I have done what I was supposed to do. It's like my purpose here has been fulfilled."  

  • Clemson invites public on virtual ag tour

    Clemson University is organizing a physical or online tour of South Carolina agriculture for Sept. 26-29.
    You can take a virtual tour by following Clemson Public Service and Agriculture’s social network sites during the four days. Images, videos and text will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram. To follow the tour, use #ClemsonAgTour. Information also will be available online.

  • Mobley named vice chairman of USC trustees

    Lancaster businessman Hugh Mobley has been elected vice chairman of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees.
    Mobley, a 61-year-old Lancaster native, is a pharmacist and owner of Mobley Drugs. He has represented the 6th Judicial Circuit on the board of trustees since 2011. He was elected vice chairman Aug. 19.
    Speaking about his new role Saturday morning, Mobley compared the vice chair’s job to that of a “second-string quarterback” who might have to step in at a moment’s notice.

  • 15 Years Later

    Buford Middle School held its seventh-annual 9/11 commemoration Friday, remembering those lost in the terrorist attacks 15 years ago and honoring local emergency workers, firefighters, police and military veterans.
    The gym fell silent as the ceremony began. The middle schoolers were not yet born when the tragedy occurred, but their faces displayed seriousness and understanding of the events.
    BMS Principal Sheri Wells opened the ceremony, telling the audience about the plane crashes, the fatalities, the buildings that collapsed.

  • State champion Lady Jackets to be honored

    The Class AA state champion Buford High School Lady Jackets softball team will be honored during a special ceremony at halftime of the Buford vs. Parkwood football game at Jackets Stadium tonight.
    The Lady Jackets, who finished 24-5 last spring, will be presented their state championship rings at halftime of the football game.
    Buford defeated Dillon, the Class AA Lower State champion, to take the best-of-three series, 2-1 on May 20.

  • Rams open with win over Mustangs

    The A.R. Rucker Rams, sparked by running back Nigel Moore, rolled to a 26-8 win over Lancaster area football rival South Middle School on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
    Moore scored on runs of 60, 65 and 90 yards in the Mustangs’ 18-point win.
    Moore’s 90-yard scoring scamper came after the Rams held the Mustangs out of the end zone when SMS drove deep into Rucker territory to open the second half.
    Moore’s long TD dash put the Rams up, 20-8 and they added another touchdown to seal the win.