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Today's News

  • Buford preseason tourney set to launch play Monday

    High school hoops will be in the front court for a three-day run starting Monday at the Buford High School gym.

    Buford hosts its second annual Yellow Jacket Preseason Invitational with four games on tap each day.

    Play opens Monday with action starting at 4 p.m. Play tips off again Tuesday at 4 p.m.

    Wednesday has four games on tap starting at 11 a.m.

    Play Wednesday has an earlier starting time because the Lancaster County School District begins its annual Thanksgiving holiday break that day.

  • Witness: Cauthen says his girlfriend 'was no more'

    A witness in David Cauthen's murder trial said Cauthen told him a day after Brenda Steen went missing his girlfriend “was no more.”

    Cauthen is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Steen, his on-again, off-again girlfriend and the mother of his daughter.

  • BHS cheer goes for gold

    The Buford High School cheer squad has been a pleasant surprise this fall in the Yellow Jackets’ competition.

    Buford, after missing the 2008 state finals, is headed back to state after placing in the top six at the Class AA Lower State competition last week at Airport High School in Columbia.

    “We have a young team, but they’ve absolutely been a big surprise this season,” Buford High School coach Julie Thompson said. “This group is quite the overachievers.”

  • Breaking News Witness: Cauthen admitted to killing Steen

    As members of murder victim Brenda Steen's family cried quietly, a witness testified Wednesday in court that David Cauthen told him he had killed Steen.

    Cauthen is charged with murder in the Oct. 17, 2004, stabbing death of Steen, 36. Her body was found in a culvert off Camp Creek Road two days later.

    Cauthen's trial began Monday.

    Tommy Killen Jr. told the jury Wednesday that Cauthen, an acquaintance, came to his apartment on Plantation Road on Oct. 17, 2004, and was obviously upset.

  • Mite stars roll to 29-8 victory over Fairfield

    The Lancaster County mite all-stars launched their football postseason hopes, rolling to a 29-8 win over Fairfield County at Fairfield Central High School on Monday night.

    Joseph Massey scored a touchdown and heaved a 50-yard touchdown pass to Evan Flynn to lift Lancaster County to the 21-point victory.

    Lewis Lindsay scored a pair of touchdowns in the win and Man Man Watts scored on three conversions for the winners.

  • Gators snap LHS hopes

    GOOSE CREEK, Revenge of the Gators was the Lancaster Bruins’ Friday 13th postseason nightmare.

    Goose Creek avenged a 28-20 Class AAAA Div. II football playoff loss to Lancaster with a 48-0 victory over LHS at John Fulmer Stadium on Friday night.

    One of the main Gators’ menaces was freshman fullback Mike Myers, who much like the character of the same name in Halloween horror flicks, was a demon to the Bruins.

  • Hoops takes center stage for Buford preseason tourney

    High school basketball takes the spotlight starting Monday afternoon in the Buford High School gym.

    Buford will host its second annual Yellow Jacket Preseason Invitational with four games on tap each day.

    “We felt real good about our first year with this tournament and we feel we have another solid field for this season,” said tournament director Neil Couch, who also coaches the Junior Jackets basketball team.

    Play opens Monday with action starting at 4 p.m. Play tips off Tuesday at 4 p.m.

    Wednesday has four games on tap starting at 11 a.m.

  • Duo seeks Friday wins

    It’s survival season for Buford and Lancaster Friday night.

    Lancaster and Buford each will be in quest of wins to extend their 2009 football seasons.

    BHS, in the Division I Class A Upper State football playoffs, hosts Ninety Six of Greenwood County, while Lancaster caps its regular-season with a visit from Region IV-AAAA foe Spring Valley.

    Lancaster needs a win to aid its playoff hopes.

    Buford needs a win to keep playing in the postseason.

    Lancaster, 6-4, 1-3, is hoping to celebrate Bruins’ Senior Night with a win.

  • Bruins clip Vikes, net bid

    Defense wins championships.

    Solid stop unit play will also get you in the playoffs.

    The Lancaster High School Bruins’ defense bent some, but held tight when it needed for a 7-6 Region IV-AAAA football win over Spring Valley High School on Friday night at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The 2-9 Vikings, who repeatedly threatened, couldn’t produce the go-ahead points as LHS held on for the one-point win.

  • Man to stand trial for 2004 stabbing death

    A Lancaster man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and then going on the run for two years is set to stand trial on Monday.

    David Cauthen, 46, is charged with murder in the death of Brenda Steen. Steen’s body was found in a creek culvert off Camp Creek Road in October 2004.

    Investigators believe that on Oct. 17, 2004, Cauthen attacked Steen near her home at Woodcreek Apartments, stabbed her, and then put her in the trunk of her 1992 Mazda.