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Today's News

  • Bruins looking for better hoops mark

    Lancaster High School basketball teams are looking for better hardwood results this season.
    The LHS teams each finished with losing records, so they are focusing on reversing those numbers in hoops play this season.
    The Lancaster High girls, who two seasons ago went unbeaten and captured the Class AAA state title, earned a playoff berth last season. However, their postseason was short and they are looking to return for more than a one-game stay.

  • Bruins, Warriors capped Buford tourney with wins

    BUFORD – The Lancaster Bruins and Indian Land Warriors capped play in the Buford Preseason prep basketball tournament, posting wins Monday night at BHS.
    Lancaster, with a blazing start, rolled to a 65-35 win over the Jackets.
    Indian Land, which went 2-1 in the tourney, opened the final round, taking a 59-49 win over the McBee Panthers.
    Lancaster, rebounding from a 34-31 second-round loss to Class AAA foe Indian Land, used a strong start to fuel its win over the host Jackets.

  • Jordan Sellers to play at PIU

    Piedmont International University is adding baseball to its sports program and Buford High School baseball player Jordan Sellers will be part of the Bruins’ diamond fold.
    Sellers, who played outfield last spring for the Jackets, but is expected to work at second base this season, signed with Piedmont International at BHS on Thursday.
    Sellers, who returned to high school baseball last season, is hoping to make the most of the chance to play at the next level.

  • Rec stars fall in Central District playoffs Saturday

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth all-star football teams had a tough day in postseason play Saturday at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
    Both Lancaster County teams dropped losses in the Central District tournament at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
    The mite stars, ages 11-12, fell to Rock Hill, 32-0.
    Rock Hill led 16-0 at the half on the way to the win.
    The small fry stars, ages 9-10, dropped a 14-0 loss to host Lugoff.
    "It just wasn't a good day for our teams," LCPRC mites football coach David

  • Warriors top Bruins in Buford tourney

    BUFORD – Indian Land rebounded from an opening night loss to earn a hardwood win for county pride Saturday afternoon in the Buford Preseason Tournament at Buford High School.
    The Warriors, held scoreless in the opening period, rallied to take a 34-31comeback basketball win over rival Lancaster.
    LHS, up 6-0 after one period, saw Indian Land rally to tie the game at nine-all at the half.
    The Warriors, up 24-19 after three periods, held on for the three-point win over the Bruins.

  • Blue Devils savor title, golden grid memories

    HEATH SPRINGS – Devils drawing praise at a church is unheard of any time, but this was a different day.
    The special night was devoted to an extraordinary time, a devil of a football season.
    The proud Heath Springs Blue Devils celebrated the golden anniversary of their 1967 Class C state championship football season at the Heath Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall Saturday night.
    The state title holds merit today as the Heath Springs High Blue Devils are the last Lancaster County high school football team to win a state championship.

  • Thornwell nets royal welcome

    CHARLOTTE – The king of Lancaster hoops was in the Carolinas’ Queen City on Saturday night, receiving a royal welcome back to the area.
    Sindarius Thornwell, the former Lancaster Bruins and South Carolina Gamecocks basketball star, got as close to home as he could Saturday night when his Los Angeles Clippers played in Charlotte against the Hornets at the Spectrum Center.
    Thornwell, starting his fifth game in a row, played 30-plus minutes and scored five points and had three assists in front of a host of family and friends from Lancaster.

  • Kids’ turkey tricks

    Turkey recipes vary this Thanksgiving – at least among Erwin Elementary students.
    Most of their recipes call for an hour of cooking, but others have a few unheard-of touches.
    The first step for Kyra Smith, 10, is thawing the turkey.
    “Hit it with a hammer a few times,” Kyra said. “It gets the ice off pretty well.”
    Seasoning and stuffing is next after the turkey is completely thawed out.
    Will Stokes, 10, said when stuffing the turkey, there are all types of possibilities.

  • Commentary: Mulvaney: Bill uses corporate tax cut to boost whole economy

    Editor’s note: Mick Mulvaney discussed the Senate’s tax-reform bill on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. Here are excerpts of his conversation with host John Dickerson, starting with an amendment to the bill last week that would scrap the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

  • Column: Recent FOIA cases show need to keep holding feet to the fire

    There have been a lot of developments the past several weeks in South Carolina regarding application of the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
    ◆ The state Supreme Court heard arguments last month on the issue of whether the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is subject to the law because it receives allocations of hotel occupancy tax revenue for the chamber’s role in marketing the area.