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Today's News

  • Jackets edge Bruins in 2-1 soccer win

    The Buford High School soccer team avenged a 2-0 loss to Lancaster with a 2-1 win over the Bruins at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night.

    BHS’s Bryton Davis opened the scoring with a redirected indirect kick/assist by fellow junior and center back William Ingram.

    The score stayed 1-0 until midway the second half, when Lancaster tied it up on a loose ball in front of the Buford goal. 

    LHS’s Grey Phillips scored on an assist from Isaac Williams.

  • 10U girls hoop stars earn state tourney bid

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission 10U girls’ all-star basketball team is set to play in the state tournament in Bluffton this weekend after capturing the Central District championship last weekend in Columbia.

    The LCPRC 10U stars will play the Eastern District champion to open play in the state tournament.

    The Lancaster County 10U stars earned the bid to the state field with wins over East Columbia and Richland County last weekend.

  • Learning from the master

    Cherry Doster
    Special to The Lancaster News

    The 2016-17 school year has been a busy one for Van Wyck artist Bob Doster.
    In January and February, Lancaster County School District students have been converging on his Backstreet Studio in Lancaster to paint banners that will be exhibited from March to October in the Red Rose City’s cultural arts district. He also served as an artist in residence at Indian Land’s Harrisburg Elementary School.

  • Column: Democrats working to invalidate election

    Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gave Vladimir Putin a “reset button.” That did a lot of good.
    Putin invaded Crimea, a Ukrainian territory, and then annexed it. Putin sent military help to Syria to squash an uprising against a dictator – President Bashar al-Assad. Then Russia helped Assad kill thousands of Syrians, some with chemical weapons.
    What was President Obama’s response? He drew a red line. He also was caught on an open mic telling the Russians he’d be more flexible with them after the 2012 election.

  • Status report: House OKs 3 big pieces of legislation

    Some say politicians never get anything done. Whoever said that missed recent events in the State House, where in just three days, the S.C. House tackled three major issues facing our state: Reforming highway funding and the S.C. Department of Transportation, fixing the state employees’ pension system, and modernizing state-issued identification cards to meet higher Homeland Security standards.

    Road repairs

  • Dakota Barton awarded A-AA Wrestler of the Year

    As if Buford High School 220-pound state champion senior wrestler Dakota Barton’s North-South All-Star Wrestling Classic weekend couldn’t get any better, it did.

    It came actually before he took the mat for two days of all-star competition.

    Barton, at the North-South All-Star Wrestling Classic banquet, was named the Class A-AA Wrestler of the Year.

  • 3rd-party candidate Thornton files for congressional seat

    Voters will now have three parties to choose from in the race to replace Mick Mulvaney in the U.S. House.
    American Party candidate Josh Thornton announced Monday that he will seek the seat in the upcoming special election.
    Thornton, 41, is a public/private school educator from Rock Hill. He said in a release that voters deserve a positive choice that isn’t a career politician within the framework of a broken two-party system that leads to unprecedented gridlock.

  • Multiple drug charges against Lancaster duo

    Two Lancaster residents racked up a laundry list of drug charges when they were arrested last month near the Southside Early Childhood Center on Hampton Road.
    Niarie A. Stephens, 23, and David Lamar Clyburn, 23, both of of 506 Ballard St. were arrested Feb. 20 by a Lancaster Police Department officer who stopped to check on a car with no license plate.

  • Man charged with repeated assaults on officers

    A Lancaster man has been charged with assaulting three county corrections officers and injuring two of them, less than 24 hours after getting into a scuffle with two members of the city police force.
    Joseph Ray Dillon II of 1898 Zion Road was charged Feb. 25 with three counts of third-degree assault and three counts of throwing bodily fluids for spitting on corrections officers.

  • Lady Jackets go unbeaten in taking tournament title

    BUFORD – The Buford High School Lady Jackets softball team has taken up where it left off last season.

    The BHS girls, the defending Class AA state champions, completed an unbeaten run – 5-0 – Saturday afternoon when the Lady Jackets captured the annual preseason tournament at the Buford High School softball field.