Today's News

  • Karate championship tourney features high-level competition

    The 36th annual Universal Karate Arts Championships, holding true to form, featured martial artists of all ages and reflected the high standard of excellence in sport karate competition at the Springdale Recreation Center on March 13.

    The tournament, as in years past, drew competitors from across the nation, with international competitors from India, Trinidad and Canada.

  • BHS Jackets hope to build team chemistry

    The 2010 Buford High soccer team welcomed back a familiar face this spring.

    Allen Rogers, who guided the Jackets two years ago, is back leading the BHS booters.

    Rogers said his return has been bolstered by junior varsity head coach John Bundy and former player Andrew Riner.

    Riner, a student at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, is serving as an assistant with the BHS program this year.

  • Denim a winning word for BMS eighth-grader

    Seven was the magic number for Devin Lowery.

    The Buford Middle School student wore No. 7 in this year’s district spelling bee and captured the championship  in the seventh round.

    But Lowery believes his win is due to experience more than luck.

    Lowery, an eighth-grader, was one of 15 students who participated in the annual Lancaster County School District spelling bee, held Feb. 9 at Bundy Auditorium inside the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Patio time

    Signs of spring are blooming all over Lee and Lou C. “Lucy” Thomas’ yard at 926 Meadow Drive in Lancaster’s  Forest Hills neighborhood. 

    The abundance of daffodils caught the eye of Joyce Morin of The Lancaster Garden Club.  Morin selected the Thomas yard as the March Yard of the Month sponsored by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs.

    “The yard is absolutely awash with daffodils and neat as a pin,” Morin said.  “It’s a very pretty house and the effect is very striking.”

  • USC wants more wins

    FORT LAWN In five seasons at the University of South Carolina, Gamecock football coach Steve Spurrier has fashioned a 35-28 record – an average of seven wins per season.

    Spurrier isn’t satisfied.

    “We’re not happy winning seven games a season,” said Spurrier, the guest speaker at the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club meeting Monday night at the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn where the meeting drew 224 USC fans. “We still have hopes of putting a pretty talented team together.

  • LHS rebounds for region win

    The Lancaster Bruins rebounded in Region IV-AAAA play, taking a 9-6 home baseball win over Ridge View on Tuesday night.

    Bruins’ senior right-hander Trevor Hammond, who worked 6.1 innings, was the winner, posting seven strikeouts. He allowed seven hits and one walk.

    Zack Rollings and Trai Sanders got the final two outs, with Sanders registering a game-ending strikeout with the bases loaded.

    LHS, 1-3, 3-9, was led by Scott Mathis, who had three hits, including a first-inning two-run home run.

  • Trailer filled with church equipment stolen

    The dark building was filled to capacity. Loud music was in the air. Young children, teenagers and adults were all in attendance.

    There was excitement, laughter, clapping, singing and one lone black light shown through the darkness. This was the scene that took place on Jan. 3, at Sand Hill Baptist Church in Kershaw.

    The Sand Hill Baptist Puppet Team was presenting their black light spectacular performance. This 10-year ministry began with a small seed that God turned into a garden.

  • Intimidator equals tourism

    A new high-speed roller coaster could help boost the state’s economy, attracting tourists and creating several jobs, said Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer at an unveiling March 26.

    Bauer was one of several people to speak last week at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Carowinds’ newest roller coaster, the Dale Earnhardt-themed Intimidator. Carowinds is an amusement park located near I-77 on the border of North and South Carolina.  

  • City Council to discuss former employee grievance today

    There is a special City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the City Council chambers. The agenda includes citizen comments, employee comments and an executive session to review a grievance filed by a former city employee.

    Pat Parsons, a sergeant with the Lancaster Police Department, was fired March 2 following complaints from Angela Thompson and her son, LaDarius Truesdale.

    The city of Lancaster's employee grievance committee recently voted to reinstate Parsons, a former detective.

    Check our Web site later for an update on the meeting.

  • Lancaster Speedway sports action-packed night in opener

    The 56th Lancaster Motor Speedway was a beautiful Saturday night for racing with a packed house.

    With heat winners Randy Smith and Chad Paxton on the front row for the limited late model race, the fans knew this race was going to be interesting with $2,000 on the line.