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Today's News

  • Lyles Motors gets stolen Honda back

    When a detective from the York County Sheriff’s Office called Cindy Lyles on April 1, she naturally thought it was an April Fool’s joke.

    After all, why would a car stolen in September 2009 from her Lyles Motors car lot turn up now? 

    But that’s exactly what happened. 

    York County Detective Branham told Lyles that her missing gold, 2001 Honda Accord EX had been found. And even more surprising to Lyles, the detective said it had been recovered during the bust of a suspected theft ring.

  • Our View: Easter is a time of hope

    Easter is really about hope – hope for ourselves, each other and the future. That pretty much sums up what Easter means to Christians worldwide.  
    The parallel between Easter and hope is obvious. For followers of Jesus Christ, it was a hopeless period when their tortured leader drew his last breath on a crude cross and his body placed in a tomb. Some hid in fear as they mourned his death. There must have been doubt. Was Jesus’ message real? What’s next?

  • Column: Let people see politicians in action

    Citizens who want to watch meetings of their local city or county council ought to be able to do so from the comfort of their own homes.
    Now, many people are able to, thanks to a growing movement to broadcast city and county council meetings.
    There are a couple of ways local governments can give citizens at home access to these important discussions. Some counties, such as Charleston, broadcast their meetings on cable television. Others, such as Horry, live-stream them on the Internet.

  • Garden of Love

    The Loving Group was awarded the Grand Specialty Art Award for their landscape design showcase at the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show held March 2-6 at the Park Expo and Conference Center in Charlotte.
    The award is presented to the showcase garden that implements the most outstanding art and graphic element.
    Twenty-six landscape designers participated in the design competition, entitled “A Novel Idea.” Participants were instructed to interpret a novel via landscape design.  

  • Jackets top Vols, net third

    The Buford Yellow Jackets captured third place in the Cheraw Braves Diamond Challenge with a third win over county rival Andrew Jackson on Tuesday afternoon in Cheraw.

    The Jackets, 14-3, rallied from a 1-0 deficit to take the 2-1 win behind the pitching of BHS senior Ricky Lewis.

  • BHS falls in semis

     

       

    Buford’s run for the Cheraw Spring Break softball tournament championship ended in the semifinals on Tuesday.

    Class A Chesterfield edged the Lady Jackets, 4-3 in six innings.

  • Warriors have high hopes for postseason soccer run

     

       

    The Indian Land Warriors are wrapping up regular season play in hopes of making a strong run in the Class AA Upper State playoffs this spring.

  • Track expects extra drivers

    Saturday action at Lancaster Motor Speedway promises a packed field of cars for dirt track racing at the half-mile oval.

    Some new drivers are expected with an area track not scheduled to run this weekend.

    Young fans will be treated to a visit from the Easter Bunny.

  • Lightning strikes gold in Hilton Head hoops tourney

    The Palmetto Lightning girls 12-under basketball team captured the championship in the Hilton Head Takeover AAU tournament on April 9-10.

    The Lightning captured the crown with a 42-39 win over the SC 76ers in Hilton Head on April 10.

  • A sagging problem: Council looks at baggy bottoms

    Fashion trends come and go, but there’s one fad several Lancaster County Council members would like to see eliminated – baggy pants.  
    Councilman Cotton Cole broached the subject at County Council’s April 5 meeting after a conversation he had with a constituent. Cole said it was just one of many calls he’s received from residents tired of seeing people wearing pants too low on their hips.  
    Cole asked his fellow council members to consider adopting some sort of ban on baggy pants.