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Today's News

  • Vols advance on first-round wins

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson girls and boys teams earned title game bids with opening round wins in the Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ on Saturday.

    The Lady Volunteers dispatched of North Central 35-26 as Jazzy Gripper hit 17 points to pace the AJ girls to the nine-point win.

    The Lady Vols used an eight-point run to cap the first period to take control of the game.

    AJ forged a 20-15 lead at the half and held a 28-21 edge with a period to play before taking the win.

  • Repealing the blue laws hindrance to Christians

    On Feb. 2, Lancaster County Council voted to suspend the blue laws in Lancaster County. Unfortunately, there was not a lot of discussion given as to why they felt these laws should be suspended. I have not heard or seen any reports which show that repealing the blue laws would have a positive impact on our community.

    There may be an anecdote here or there but for the most part these are either very rare in their occurrence or very thin in their argument. Remember that we’re only speaking of a three-hour window on Sunday morning.

  • Bruins' surge sinks Vols

     

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

  • LHS girls prevail for split; Jackets roll

    The Lancaster High girls ignited late and used a clutch 11-0 run in the second overtime to take an 81-70 win over Rock Hill for a Region IV-AAAA road split with the Bearcats on Friday night.

    In the nightcap, the Cats built an early lead and stayed on top for a 62-50 win over the Bruins, who fell to 9-7, 1-1.

    In the opener, Brittany Craig hit two free throws to give Rock Hill a 66-64 lead to open the second OT, but Lancaster answered in a big way, reeling off a crucial 11-0 spurt to key the 11-point comeback win.

  • Lady Bruins, Warriors win

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins rallied late to notch a 53-50 comeback win over Class AAA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night in the LHS gym.

    Dimaya Jones, who hit all of her 13 points in the second half, triggered the Lady Bruins’ final charge with 12 points in the fourth quarter. Jones sealed the game with 10 seconds to play as she dropped in two clutch free throws to give the LHS girls a 53-50 lead.

    Jones’ trey with 3:49 to play gave LHS a 47-45 lead it protected to the end.

  • Is Linda Blackmon-Brace from here?

    I was in total disbelief when I read the front page article, “City backs USCL,” to learn that City Councilmember Linda Blackmon-Brace voted against Council’s resolution supporting USCL and requesting Gov. Sanford rescind his budget recommendation. How can she possibly justify her position?

    She said “because she wants information about Gov. Sanford’s research and his reasoning before signing the resolution.” Ms. Blackmon-Brace, do you ever read The Lancaster News, or just use it to draw attention to yourself?

  • Has Blackmon-Brace done her research?

    City Council showed its support of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster by passing a resolution that asked Gov. Mark Sanford to rescind his proposal to close the university.

    The vote was 6 to 1 with councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace the lone dissenter. Blackmon-Brace claims she wants more information.

  • Rams edge IL for crown

    The Indian Land Warriors’ bid to capture a first-ever Class A state title berth fell shy Saturday afternoon in the IL gym.

    Defending state champion Chesterfield posted a 36-30 win over the Warriors to earn a bid to the state title match.

    The Rams, who defeated Indian Land for the third time this season, took an early lead and held on. Chesterfield advances to face Class A Lower State champion Bamberg-Ehrhardt for the Class A state title at Ridge View High School on Saturday.

  • Longtime, former auto dealer dies at 86

    A man who owned a Lancaster car dealership for almost 40 years died Sunday. He was 86.

    Robert “Sonny” Bowers was well known as the owner and operator of Sonny Bowers Dodge. He owned the business from 1966 until 2003, when he sold the dealership to David McKinney, who still runs the dealership.

    Bowers won the auto company’s Five Star Award 14 times.

    He was also president of the Dodge Dealer Ad Association and spent many years as a member of the board of deacons and Sunday school teacher for First ARP Church.

  • Lady Warriors smash FM Jackets

    The Indian Land girls evened their record at 1-1 with a solid 48-35 road win over Fort Mill to highlight a split on Friday night.

    In the nightcap, Fort Mill held off stubborn Indian Land for a 57-54 win.

    In the opener, the Lady Warriors used a 13-8 third-period run to take a 39-29 lead after three periods.

    The IL girls stayed in control to post the 13-point win.

    “This is a big win for us,” IL coach Tamara Jacobus said. “We stepped up and hit our shots and we did a fine job of holding Jenna White in check.”