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Today's News

  • Buford seeks to rebound

    The Buford Lady Jackets find themselves in a familiar situation in the Class A Upper State championship softball series.

    The BHS girls, 24-6, will have to follow a same path they blazed last spring in capturing their first-ever Class A state softball crown.

    A year ago, Buford battled back through the losers bracket to win the Upstate crown at region rival Indian Land en route to the 2009 state title.

    Buford opened the double-elimination Upstate title series, dropping a 6-2 home loss to Conference III-A rival McBee High School on Saturday afternoon.

  • IL charge nets region soccer title

    The Indian Land Warriors ignited in the second half to post an 8-2 soccer win over county rival Buford to capture the Conference III-A regular-season soccer title at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

    IL, 11-3, was led by senior Sergio Esparrago, who scored four goals – three in the second half.

    The play-off match was required after Buford defeated Indian Land 4-1 last week at Jackets Stadium to force a regular-season tie for the Conference III-A soccer crown.

    The two squads split during regular-season play this spring.

  • Vols earn state bid; Jackets finish 10th

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ golf team has earned a bid to the Class AA state golf tournament.

    The Vols, led by coach Benjy Bell, competed in the Region IV-AA golf tournament May 5-6 at White Plains Country Club in Pageland.

    The Vols landed a bid to the Class AA state tournament, shooting a two-day score of  680. The Vols were led by Cass Outlaw with rounds of 81-79 (160).

    Outlaw was also selected to the All-Region IV-AA team for his steady play in the region field.

  • Bruins' Roach signs with Anderson soccer

    Lancaster High School senior soccer standout Alex Roach’s dream of playing college soccer became reality Friday afternoon in the LHS media center.

    Roach, who said he first began thinking of playing college soccer at age 10, signed with Anderson University as happy parents, coaches and administrators witnessed.

    “I’ve played soccer all my life,” said Roach, a key three-year member of the LHS varsity. “Coach Sylvia helped me enjoy it that much more. He teaches you about life through the game of soccer.”

  • 3 officers recognized for DUI enforcement

    Booze it and lose it is a popular slogan in the campaign to reduce drunken driving in the Palmetto State. Three local law enforcement officers are doing their best in the ongoing fight to keep alcohol-impaired drivers off our state roads.

    The S.C. Department of Public Safety recently recognized two Lancaster Police Department officers, Pfc. Josh Small and Sgt. Dale Johnson, along with Sgt. Billy Hillton of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Local EMS committed to saving our lives

    Talk about a twist of fate. In one edition of The Lancaster News, we printed a story about Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services winning a prestigious state award at its annual meeting in Myrtle Beach.

    In that article, Lanny Bernard, EMS director, touted the accomplishments of his 52 full-time and 25 part-time employees who work hard to provide life-saving care to Lancaster County residents.

    Just days later in another article, Bernard was defending EMS response time to calls in the northern end of Lancaster County.

  • Don't sacrifice public safety for builder profits

    Recent news reports tell us that America’s confidence in government is at an all-time low, and here’s a good example of why. Given a choice between ensuring the safety of citizens and lining the pockets of the home building industry with profits, South Carolina may be on the verge of giving public safety the back seat.

  • Mother finds strength, faith

    Cora Jane Caston Wallace always wanted to be a writer. But that was not an option for her. In fact, she had to quit school because her parents needed her at home. The day her mother said she wasn’t going back to school, Wallace cried all night.

    Wallace later went to work for Springs Industries. She married Monroe Wallace and they had four children. Their youngest child, Suzanne, was diagnosed at an early age with a rare condition called congenital pseudoarthrosis.

  • Writer wants choice of electric providers

    Several years ago Andrew Smith wrote a letter, “Lynches River holds us hostage.” He described it just right. We who are on Lynches River are not able to chose our electric provider.

    We have no voice on anything. The rates are outrageous and need to be adjusted. We need an option of another electricity provider so can live like normal people.

    Shirley McGriff

    Lancaster

     

  • Area flooding has worsened last 10 years

    I am a big girl, so let me refine what I am saying about flooding (in the Edenmoor area.)

    These longtime residents may not live near the ranch (Larkspur) and drive by it daily like I do. I have lived here for 10 years, passing it daily.

    The Hinsons say yes, it has always flooded some, but nothing like it does now and not as frequently or with as deep, running rapids as now.