Today's News

  • Sick days do have a few perks

    According to Momma (and the Esso Oil Co. calendar hanging on the back of our kitchen door), it was finally spring.

    Goodbye, cold frosty mornings. A hearty hello to yellow bell (forsythia) bushes and jonquils, which were waking up in just about every yard along Chesterfield Avenue.

    Trouble was, I had a real doozy of a cold, sniffles, coughing and a fever.

    I felt terrible (except for the fact I was spending this Monday at home).

  • Area students receive honors during awards’ program on March 25

    Oftentimes, a student’s personality and attitude mean a whole lot more than the grades they make in class.

    While high expectations are placed on schools and students to meet certain standards, there are moments where principals can take a step back and recognize students for their unmeasurable qualities.

    And that’s where the Principals’ Choice Awards come in.

  • Issues of adolescents

    INDIAN LAND – Almost every seat was full as Robin Estrada dimmed the lights and began her presentation in a small classroom at Indian Land Middle School on March 9.

    But the scene was a little different from the typical English class filled with 12-year-old students. Instead, almost 20 parents crammed into the classroom to hear one of five presentations at the Real Talk with Parents for Parents seminar hosted by the school.

  • 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.