Today's News

  • BHS, IL boys fall in playoffs

    Buford and Indian Land were opening round casualties in the Class A Upper State boys basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.

    Buford, the fourth-place team in Conference III-A, fell to Conference IV-A champion C.A. Johnson 63-44 in Columbia.

    Anthony Williams, Jacob Jamison and Desmond McGriff scored eight points apiece to lead BHS, which fell to 8-16. The Jackets were 5-7 in league play.

    Indian Land, which finished 12-7, 9-3, dropped a 63-59 home loss to Williston-Elko in the Warriors' gym on Tuesday night.

  • Warriors, Jackets fall in first round

    A pair of Conference IV-A teams put the halt on the postseason hardwood hopes for Buford and Indian Land on Tuesday night.

    The Conference III-A runner-up Indian Land team dropped a season-ending 63-59 loss to Williston-Elko, while Buford fell to Conference IV-A champion C.A. Johnson, 63-44.

    Indian Land fell behind early and never could fully recover in dropping the four-point loss.

    “We had our chances, but we didn’t convert,” IL coach Nate Smith said. “It was a disappointing night for us.”

  • Comeback victory gives Lancers split at Brunswick

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers baseball team will take a 3-1 record into their 2010 home opener this weekend.

    The Lancers, in their second season of baseball, are coming off a Sunday afternoon split with Brunswick Community College in Shallotte, N.C.

    USCL dropped an 8-1 loss to the Dolphins in the opener, but rebounded to take the nightcap with an 8-7 win.

    The Lancers opened their season with a sweep of the Limestone junior varsity baseball team on Feb. 8 in Gaffney, 3-1, 7-3.

  • Ferguson, Burt to play for Blue Hose

    Two baseball standouts with Lancaster connections are headed to Presbyterian College to continue their careers.

    Nick Ferguson, who starred with the Lancaster High School and Post 31 American Legion programs, signed with the Blue Hose during the early signing period last fall.

    Ferguson is joined by Ryan Burt, of Cayce, who is in his second season with the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball program.

  • Lady Warriors advance, face Cavs

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors used fast starts to launch their 2010 Class A Upper State playoff run in impressive fashion on Monday night.

    The host Lady Warriors bolted to a 20-5 first-period edge on the way to a 60-45 win over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler to open the Class A Upstate playoffs.

    IL’s 15-point win sends the 16-5 Lady Warriors to face Christ Church, the defending Class A state champion, on Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Bruins are co-champions

    Lancaster High School basketball senior night was special for more than a fond farewell.

    The fasting-starting Bruins captured a share of the Region IV-AAAA boys championship with a 72-43 win over Spring Valley in the LHS gym on Monday night.

    LHS’s decisive 29-point win gave the 19-5 Bruins the right to wear the Region IV-AAAA regular-season co-champions crown with an 8-2 league record.

  • Columbia man dies after motorcycle wreck in Lancaster County

    A Columbia man died one day after wrecking his motorcycle on S.C. 97 in Lancaster County.

    Elmer Virgil Branham, 50, was riding his 2003 Harley Davidson about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when he ran off the right side of the road and hit an embankment, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Branham was taken to KershawHealth center and then transferred to a Florence hospital, where he died Monday, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris.  

    He died from internal injuries, Morris said.

  • 27 years later, murders of Kershaw teens remain unsolved

    HEATH SPRINGS – In the scheme of things, two hours aren’t long.

    In watching the hands of a clock turn, it’s 120 minutes or 7,200 seconds.

    But for the families of Lisa Ann Thompson and Russell Anthony, what happened between midnight and 2 a.m. on May 15, 1983, have become a lifetime of pain.

    Now, almost 27 years later, there are still many unanswered questions as to what led to the deaths of the two 19-year-olds in the shadows of the old Heath Springs High School. No arrests have ever been made.

  • ILMS is national School to Watch

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Middle School has received national recognition.

    Earlier this month, ILMS was designated as a National School to Watch. The distinction is part of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grade Reform program, created in 1999 to honor high-performing middle schools.

    ILMS and Southwood Middle School in Anderson County are the latest schools to be named. They’re among just six middle schools in South Carolina and fewer than 350 across the country to receive the designation.

  • Golf clubs, guns stolen in IL burglaries

    INDIAN LAND – Several thefts were reported at homes and a business in Indian Land last week.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, a Cressingham Drive man reported his golf clubs were stolen from his garage, which was left open at the time of the theft.

    The clubs, with a total value of $1,850, included a set of Adams A-405 clubs.

    Also on Feb. 19, a Wade Carnes Road resident told sheriff’s deputies that someone broke into his son’s bedroom and forced open a safe.