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Today's News

  • Antiques veteran opening store on Heath Springs’ Main Street

    Pat Dennis is no stranger to the antiques business.
    The West Virginia native has over 26 years of experience under her belt, managing multiple stores and acquiring collectibles.
    And now, she is setting up shop in a 1,500-square-foot store in downtown Heath Springs.
    Two Peas in a Pod, at 113 N. Main St., is holding a grand opening at 11 a.m. Thursday, sponsored by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce.
    The business’s name refers to Pat and Will Dennis – the husband and wife who own the store.

  • Endless holiday festivities

    From release

  • Column: Churches, protect yourselves by letting CWP holders carry

    In the last two years, there have been three incidents at churches in Charleston, Antioch, Tenn., and Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a man with a gun entered the church and began shooting.
    Thirty-six people were killed and many more wounded. In each of these shootings, the helpless victims were trapped and unable to defend themselves.

  • Column: Prosecute bureaucrats who fail to put criminals on no-buy list

    In his Sunday column, the editor expressed legitimate concerns about the deaths that have occurred in several recent mass shootings.
    He mentioned the failure of the Air Force to forward information to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, that would have precluded Devin Patrick Kelley from acquiring the firearms that he used in the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas.

  • Cherokee Speedway hosts World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals

    Cherokee Speedway will host the World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals today.
    Divisions running at the Gaffney track are Stock 4 paying $5,000 to win, Extreme 4 $2000 to win and Young Guns 4-Cylinder $1,000 to win.
    Grandstand admission prices are $15, and $35 for the pits.
    Track gates open at 11 a.m., with the drivers meeting at 12:30 p.m.
    The World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals is one of the most prestigious events for 4-Cylinder Dirt Track Racing.

  • Jackets buzzing about season’s prospects

    BUFORD – Buford High School basketball, with its share of returnees on both varsity squads, has solid hoops hopes this season.
    Veteran coach T.J. Armbrust, in his 10th season leading the Lady Jackets, returns six players on the BHS 10-player roster, including a pair of seniors in Payton Howell and Kristin Wemes.
    Howell, a guard, hit 6.9 points and had 4.2 boards a game last season. The versatile Wemes, who grabbed four rebounds a game last season, will work at forward and guard.

  • Vols upbeat about 2017-18 hoops hopes

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School teams garnered Class AA Upper State playoff bids last season and the Volunteers teams are looking to do the same again.

    The AJ Lady Vols, led by second-year head coach Sha’Ron Robertson, returns a solid cast from the Region IV-AA championship team, which also finished as the Class AA Upstate runner-up.

    Coach Danny Wright has a good nucleus of returnees to go with a strong group of newcomers for the AJ boys.

  • Lady Jackets second in Fort Mill tourney

    Buford rebounded nicely to finish second in the Fort Mill Invitational girls basketball tournament at Fort Mill High School on Wednesday night.

    BHS fell to Fort Mill, 58-32 in its tournament opener on Monday night, but came back for a pair of wins in Fort Mill.

    Buford, after falling to the FMHS girls, came back to beat Chester, 55-52 in overtime on Tuesday night, and Covenant Day of Matthews, N.C., 36-30 to cap play Wednesday.

    The six-point win over Covenant Day gave the Lady Jackets the runner-up finish in the three-day field.

  • Bruins honor football aces

    The Lancaster High School football team saluted top performers for solid play during the Bruins’ 2017 season at the annual LHS awards night Tuesday in the school’s auditorium.

    Lancaster, 3-7 under fourth-year head coach Bobby Collins, had four players reap All-Region III-AAAA grid honors.

    The Lancaster High all-league quartet included junior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, sophomore defensive lineman Immanuel Bush, senior defensive end Blake Payne and senior offensive lineman Keavius Barnes.

  • Memories of Holiday Barbie

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.


    My grandma Reba Bruton used to get up from our Christmas present-opening time to grab the white Walmart bags.

    Inside were her three granddaughters’ presents.

    She gave these same – but different – presents to all of us each year.

    I got mine for 14 years, starting when I was 3 years old.