Today's News

  • Brunson earns All-American honor

    GREENVILLE – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has named Bob Jones University Bruins women’s basketball player Sha’Ron Brunson to the Division II All-American team.
    Brunson was selected by the coaches for first team, becoming the first player in program history to earn first-team recognition. She was also voted as the NCCAA DII South Region Player of the Year.
    Brunson, a Lancaster native who played high school basketball at Lancaster High School, is a senior journalism and mass communication major at BJU.

  • Brown relishes special bond with ‘Coach Mo’

    Buford High School assistant football coach Jeff “Coach Mo” Moyer had an impact on a host of youngsters he taught and coached at BHS over the nine years he was at the eastern Lancaster County high school.
    One who has felt Moyer’s lasting influence was former Buford High football star Marcus Brown.
    Moyer, 65, lost a battle to brain cancer earlier this week. He was diagnosed the weekend of Feb. 9, and died less than a month later.

  • Veterans key in softball hopes for Yellow Jackets

    The Buford Lady Jackets softball team returns a strong cast from the 2017 team, which finished as the Class AA state runner-up last spring.
    BHS, 23-6, returns seven starters on the team, which fell to Latta for the Class AA state title after winning the Class AA state crown in 2016.
    Veteran coach Lael Allen has a solid group of players back for the new season.
    Senior Kristin Wemes, a team veteran, is back at catcher where Hannah Boone will also see playing time.

  • Red Hawks edge Bruins 1-0

    The Lancaster Bruins opened Region III-AAAA, dropping a tough 1-0 loss to Westwood High School at the Red Hawks’ field in Blythewood on Thursday night.
    The game was originally set for Tuesday, but reset due to rain and wet playing conditions.
    Lancaster High pitcher Raul Garcia-Mora, who worked six innings, took the loss.
    He posted seven strikeouts and allowed no earned runs and two walks.
    The Bruins, 3-2 on the season, had four hits on the night – singles from Austin Catoe, Logan Phillips, Buddy Howard and Jarren Taylor.

  • Citadel House celebrates those who’ve become self-sufficient

    More than 30 guests, program sponsors and participants crowded the Lancaster Bowling Center on Thursday to celebrate the Citadel House’s achievements after one-year of serving the county’s homeless.
    “We serve them, and show love to them,” said Ismary Alvarenga, a volunteer with El Camino Ministry. “It’s our passion to be servants of the Lord.”

  • Commentary: Graham talks tariffs, guns, Mideast policy

    Editor’s note: In one of the most tumultuous Washington weeks in recent memory, President Trump bucked many in his own party on gun control, saw the departure of one of his closest aides and announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum that roiled global markets. Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. Here are excerpts of his interview with host Margaret Brennan.

  • Column: We must heed warning signs to stop our repeated atrocities

    I am not joining the gun-control debate. There are enough well-informed, reasonable people and ill-informed, unreasonable people participating in that.
    In addition to guns, there are other variables to consider in the horrendous, long-lasting tragedy that recently overtook unprepared students and staff at the Florida high school. I believe this dreadful happening could have been averted if proper procedures had taken place.

  • Jo Dee Messina brings feisty country to USCL

    More than two decades ago, Jo Dee Messina became a country music-chart topper with a feisty, slightly rebellious sound, willing to leave her fate to the toss of a coin as in her first hit, “Heads Carolina, Tails California.”
    Messina is a little less carefree now but still feisty. These days, it’s more about holding on than letting go. She has two children and runs her own music label, Dreambound Records.

  • Speedway hosts car show, open practice Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway cranks up for the 2018 racing season with the track’s annual car show and practice Saturday.

    The track’s opener is set for March 16-17, a two-day show.

    The popular Lancaster Motor Speedway car show is set to take place in the track grandstands parking lot Saturday.

    Drivers take pride in their cars at the car show because the event gives them a chance to display their sponsors and talk to their fans and spend time with their families.

  • Lady Bruins belt Buford, 21-3

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins softball team, fresh off winning the title in the annual Buford Preseason Softball tournament with a 4-0 run, rolled to a 21-3 win over the Buford Lady Jackets on Wednesday night at the BHS softball field.

    Lancaster High senior pitcher Summer Clinton hurled the win, notching two strikeouts in the victory.

    Clinton aided her cause with three hits and drove in a run.

    Ashley Abbott supplied three hits and drove in three runs.