Today's News

  • 'Gameday at Doomsday' set at LHS field on Saturday

    The second “Gameday at Doomsday” high school baseball jamboree will be held Saturday at the Lancaster High School baseball field, Doomsday Corner.

    The jamboree will begin at 10 a.m. and include four four-inning games.

    In between each mini-game will be a series of contests for competing players to participate.

    Andrew Jackson High School, under the leadership of first-year coach Mike Lucas, opens play at 11 a.m. as the Volunteers will battle Fairfield Central of Winnsboro.

  • Hinson is gearing for 2010 LMS

    Lancaster Motor Speedway returns to racing in just over a month when the local dirt track’s 56th season gets rolling.

    Prior to the start of the 2010 season, the Buford High School Booster Club will host its annual car show on March 13.

    One driver revved up for the upcoming season is “Burn ‘Em Down” Steve Hinson.

    Hinson captured one of the track’s 2009 pure street points title.

  • Region IV honors Bruins

    Lancaster High School’s banner basketball season has earned the Bruins their share of Region IV-AAAA accolades.

    LHS fifth-year coach Ricardo Priester and a trio of Bruins’ players were honored Thursday night when Region IV-AAAA presented its postseason boys’ basketball awards.

    Priester, who has guided LHS to a 20-5 mark heading into a Class AAAA Upper State second-round clash at Hillcrest High School on Saturday night, was named the Region IV-AAAA Coach of the Year.

  • Bruins ground Eagles

    The 10th-ranked Lancaster Bruins needed a spark to keep their Class AAAA basketball playoff hopes burning and senior guard Tracy Ingram lit the hoops fuse.

    Ingram, connecting from long range for seven treys, fueled a vital 15-0 run to open the second half to spark 20-5 LHS to a 69-54 first-round win over Clover in the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs.

  • Tommy Walker, a participant in the fight for racial equality

    Tommy L. Walker has been active in local, state and national politics for decades and has been a dedicated supporter of the Democratic Party.

    He has been an eyewitness to change and an advocate for racial equality.

    This biography highlights Walker’s accomplishments:

  • Ricky Foster's brother searches for answers, closure in'98 case

    It’s been a long 12 years for Willie Foster as he’s tried to piece together what happened to his brother, Ricky, on June 5, 1998.

    Willie Foster remembers working at Springs Industries when a coworker told him a body had been found on Brooklyn Avenue. He didn’t think much of it at first.

    But he knew his brother lived near the area, and they had not spoken in a few days, so he decided to call his grandmother in Heath Springs.

    That’s when he learned that someone from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office had already spoken to her.

  • City votes down Arrowood-area annexation

    A measure that would have brought four parcels of land into the Lancaster city limits failed Tuesday night.

    The majority of City Council members – four – voted against a measure that would have annexed property on the northeastern edge of the Arrowood community, near U.S. 521 behind the Burns Ford dealership, into the city.

    Council members Linda Blackmon-Brace, Tamara Green, Kenny Hood and Gonzie Mackey voted against it.

    Mayor Joe Shaw, Councilwoman Sara Eddins and Councilman John Howard favored the measure.

  • F.A. Clinton was only black man to serve county in state Senate

    Frederick Albert (F.B.) Clinton has been the only black man to serve Lancaster County in the state Senate.

    Born a slave on a plantation on March 1, 1834, Clinton was educated and learned how to run a plantation from the owner of the property, Irvin Clinton. After the Civil War, Clinton was given land from his former master and Clinton continued to amass property. He established himself as a community leader in the Cedar Creek Township.

  • Scouts add Charlie Duke to its local Hall of Fame

    Last fall, volunteers launched a local scouting Hall of Fame to recognize those whose footprints have made a difference to the lives of others by a lifetime devoted to community service.

    One set of those footprints with Lancaster ties was into the lunar surface in  the Descartes Highlands on April 21, 1972.

  • 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.