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Today's News

  • I put on my good cologne for this?

    I like this Saturday retirement stuff, well, most of the time, anyway.

    These days, Saturday means everybody is at home, which lessens my great-granddad duties, to a degree.

    Clad in a white T-shirt and khaki shorts with those two-sizes-too-large bedroom shoes on my feet, I was just about settled in my favorite away-from-home chair when something dragged me back into reality.

    I had gotten comfortable and just closed my eyes when I heard my sweet wife’s bull horn.

    “Get cleaned up,” she said. “We’re going to the mall.”

  • Cheftestant Lisa LaFranca won't spill the Hell's Kitchen beans

    Each weekday morning, a group of men meet inside the Humana Cafeteria on Main Street to discuss the ills of the world, the weather, college football, crime and politics between sips of hot coffee.

    “This is one of the places I get my marching orders from,” said Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw, who is a “first-shift regular,” along with Charlie Bundy, Larry Cauthen, former Sheriff Wilford Faile and Donald Hunter.

    They arrive some time between 7:30 and 8 a.m. and leave just before 9 a.m. when the “second shift” reports in.

  • Hog Jam is Oct. 8 and 9

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Hog Jam is set for Oct. 8 and 9.  The annual event will have music and entertainment and a barbecue cookoff.

    The festivities will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 when the Mighty Kicks will perform.   

    Festivities start at 10 a.m.  Oct. 9. There will be music all day long. Crooked Creek will play and there will be other entertainment. A horseshoe tournament will be going on throughout the day.  There will also be health screenings provided by Kershaw Health.

  • Jackets swarm Knights

    Buford blasted visiting North Central 53-13 to make BHS homecoming 2010 a blast in front of a packed house at Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    Buford, 2-2, jumped to a 20-0 lead midway the second quarter and seemed ready to cruise into halftime, but the Knights answered with two scores in just under four minutes to close the gap to seven, 20-13, with 2:32 left in the half.

    Buford answered NC’s charge with a score at the end of the first half to lead 26-13 and cruised to the 40-point win.

  • 3 accused of bilking money from man

    Three Lancaster residents have been charged with taking thousands of dollars from an elderly man who believed one of them was an undercover officer with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kevin Mark Shute, 39, and his wife, Lana McNeil Shute, 26, both of 1217 Laurel Ave., and Kenneth Earl Johnson, 48, of 1444 Pink Dogwood Ave., have been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with obtaining goods by false pretenses over $10,000.

    Johnson has also been charged with impersonating a police officer, resisting arrest and possession of crack cocaine.

  • Four-way stop signs erected at intersection near school

    They’re covered in plastic and topped with bright orange flags right now, but those are new stop signs at French and Dunlap streets.

    Within a few weeks, the intersection will become a four-way stop, with the new signs on French Street going into effect.

    Lancaster Police Department Chief Hugh White said his department received numerous complaints last year about traffic problems during arrival and dismissal times for Discovery School, which is near the intersection.

  • Council to consider upgrades for courthouse restoration

    County Council will consider several additions to the historic courthouse construction project at its Tuesday meeting.

    Council is scheduled to discuss additional work needed on the project. It would be completed using money from the new courthouse contingency fund.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said the fund has barely been used and can be used for upgrades on the historic courthouse restoration project. The additional projects include construction of sidewalks and a retaining wall.

  • Bruins to show their spirit

    “Once a Bruin, always a Bruin.”  

    That’s the message given to the freshman when they arrive at Lancaster High School every fall.  “You are now part of a family.”

    Homecoming is a time for alumni to return to cheer on the football team and celebrate being a Bruin.  This year, Lancaster High School students and alumni are getting a chance to live this message of family and the Bruin community. 

  • Islanders hold off Vols to notch 21-19 road victory

    KERSHAW  St. John’s of Charleston withstood a last-minute Andrew Jackson rally to capture a hard-fought 21-19 win at Volunteer Stadium on Friday.

    The narrow loss dropped the Volunteers to 2-2, while the Islanders improved to 2-2.

    Trailing 21-19, AJHS started on its own 33-yard line with 2:00 left in the game. AJHS senior quarterback Darrian Henderson found Quadarius Fair on 37-yard pass play to the Islanders’ 31.

  • Neff's White House visit 'an experience'

    The open weekend of the University of South Carolina’s fall baseball practice featured a little different twist than what most teams experience this time of year.

    It was a road trip, but not your ordinary bus ride.

    This event wasn’t a game, but in the words of Steven Neff, a pitcher on the Gamecocks’ 2010 national championship team, it was “an experience.”

    A week ago on Sunday afternoon, Neff and his USC diamond teammates boarded a bus for Washington, D.C.