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Today's News

  • Warriors down Trojans in split

     

  • Robinson's beach blast

    MYRTLE BEACH Lancaster High School senior defensive end Darius Robinson capped his prep football career as part of a grand stand at the Grand Strand on Saturday afternoon.

    Robinson, who battled in the trenches all day in the 62nd annual North-South All-Star football game, was part of the North defense that denied a last-ditch South drive in the North’s 21-17 win at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

  • Rucker rallies to down AJ Middle

    The A.R. Rucker boys improved to 5-1 on the season with a 49-40 win over Andrew Jackson Middle School at AJ High on Wednesday.

    AJ held a 22-20 halftime lead and rallied for the nine-point win.

    Benjamin “Deuce” Dunlap paced the Rams with 17 points. Quan Winfield netted 13 points to aid the Rams. Jordan Caroway and E.J. Patterson hit six each.

    Dre’ Linton followed with five. Q Johnson added two points.

    “We had our best game of the season,” Rucker coach Lamont Elder. “We were aggressive and that made a difference.”

  • Buford jayvee, middle school wrestlers qualify for state

    The Buford Middle School team and the Buford High School junior varsity combined to qualify a trio of wrestlers for the upcoming middle school and junior varsity state tournaments at Lexington High School next month.

    The wrestlers finished in the top two at the state qualifying tournament at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill on Monday.

    Garrett Johnson, who wrestles in the 112-pound weight class, placed second in his weight class at South Pointe. Johnson went 3-1 to take the runner-up slot.

  • Buzzer beater lifts BHS to win

    Buford’s Brett Estridge scored nine points, but his last three were the biggest in the Jackets’ 70-69 overtime home win over Westminster Catawba on Monday night.

    Estridge connected on a clutch trey to trigger Buford to an exciting revenge win over the Indians.

    WC had defeated Buford 63-47 on Dec. 4 in Rock Hill.

    Buford coach Jeff Moyer praised Estridge’s key shot.

    “He got his feet set and hit an uncontested shot,” Moyer said. “I knew he was a good shooter and he just proved it with that critical play.”

  • Council to hold special meeting Monday

    County Council will hold a special meeting Monday night to finalize ordinances related to a new hardwood flooring company coming to the county.

    Council held its last regular meeting Dec. 7, but will hold an extra meeting to consider final reading on two ordinances for Greyne Custom Wood Co.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said council wanted to finalize the ordinances before the end of the year to allow the company to begin its move to the county.

  • Driver of log truck cited in S.C. 9 wreck

    The driver of a logging truck was cited in a crash that blocked both westbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass for a few hours on Tuesday.

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard said Dewayne Jovon Anthony, 27, of 317 W. Hammond St., Lancaster, was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

    According to an accident report, Anthony was driving a logging truck owned by Kerwest of Westville west on S.C. 9 Bypass about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Two charged in BI-LO purse-snatching

    Two Kershaw residents were arrested after a purse-snatching at BI-LO at the Lancers Center on Dec. 5.

    William Lessie Gainey, 38, of 3670 Goldmine Highway, and Misty Dobson, 34, of 3424 Roll Lane, were charged by the Lancaster Police Department with purse snatching, Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White said.

    According to a police department incident report, a woman told officers she was in the meat department of the store when she was approached by Dobson about 9 p.m.

  • Warm food makes for warm souls

    Plates full of turkey, rice and string beans were received with gratitude by those at the Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen on Wednesday afternoon.

    A few hundred people visited the kitchen on Ferguson Street in Lancaster to not only get a hot meal, but also receive some holiday cheer at Greater New Hope Christian Association and Outreach Ministries’ Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner. It was open to anyone in the community who wanted a meal.

  • Council lets business license idea die

    Half a year has passed since Lancaster County Council last discussed the idea of business licenses, but absence has not made some council members’ hearts grow fonder.

    Councilman Larry McCullough, who brought the idea of business licenses to the table in May, presented the issue again at council’s Dec. 7 meeting. With no progress made on the issue after so many months, McCullough said it was time for council to make a decision on whether to move forward with plans for business licenses or not.