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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Postal carrier did not pick up bag of food

    I am so disappointed in the mail carrier in my neighborhood.

    I read in The Lancaster News that postal carriers were collecting food for those who need it. I made the effort to get out and buy the food and get up early enough to put it at the mailbox for them to collect it.

  • Milo’s Friends hopes to offer peace of mind

    John was estranged from his family when he was diagnosed with a life-limiting illness; his only friend and constant companion was his beagle, Buddy.  

    John worried about what would happen to Buddy after his death. His hospice nurse found an adoptive family in her church, introduced them to John, and began the process of familiarizing Buddy with the new family.  John entrusted Buddy into their care just days before he died.

  • Vols top 'Rocks, win IV-AA soccer title

    Andrew Jackson capped an unbeaten season in Region IV-AA soccer play with a 3-1 road win over Eau Claire to give the Volunteers the region championship.

    A Vols’ loss would have forced a tie between AJ and Eau Claire for first place, but the Vols prevailed to notch the crown.

    AJ senior William Bridges tallied a goal and an assist as did Kevin Hunter in the match.

    Dylan Gandy had an assist and Tyler Denkins scored the other AJ goal.

    Eau Claire’s lone goal was scored on a penalty kick.

  • Festivals, fun aplenty right here

    You can’t say there is nothing to do around here. Take a look at the calendar and you’ll see fun happenings in and near Lancaster County this weekend.

    For starters, there is the 31st annual Kershaw Spring-A-Thon that got under way yesterday. It continues today and Saturday with a full lineup of activities and entertainment.

    Today at 6:30 p.m., The Embers will be playing live on Main Street. If you love beach music, fun people and shagging (Carolina style) you are in for a treat.

  • LMS to host Mothers Day Special

    Lancaster Speedway is set to host its Mothers Day Special on Saturday night.

    In an attempt to help one of their own, the LMS  drivers will canvass the stands for the family of Brooke Cauthen on Saturday night to collect money for this 4-year-old girl who is awaiting a kidney on a double transplant.

    The NDRA Crate Late Models will be running for $1,500 to win.

    Everybody except Brandy Baker will be going for a $100 for first-time winner bonus this year at LMS.

  • Warriors capture III-A title

    The Indian Land High School track teams won the Region III-A track meet April 27 at North Central High School.

    IL competed against Buford, Chesterfield, Great Falls, Lewisville, McBee and North Central.

    The IL boys were led by Trey Barjona, Jarrell Robinson, Rondreas Truesdale and Troy WongSang, who each placed first or second in several events.

  • Buford drubs Dixie, 17-7

    Buford returned to the No. 1 spot in the S.C. Softball Coaches Association Class A poll this week and it appears the Lady Jackets are poised to make a return run to the state crown.

    BHS, 22-5, captured the Class A District I championship in impressive fashion – three straight wins decided by the 10-run mercy rule.

    The latest came Wednesday night at BHS where the Lady Jackets, the Class A defending state softball champions, rolled to a 17-7 win over Dixie High School of Due West in six innings.

  • Jackets, Vols fall in prep district play

    A pair of Upper State teams halted the Buford and Andrew Jackson baseball playoff hopes earlier this week.

    Christ Church of Greenville downed Buford 6-1 to capture the Class A District II championship in Greenville on Wednesday.

    AJ saw its baseball season end with a 14-1 loss to eventual Class AA District I runner-up Woodruff at AJ on Tuesday.

    Cavaliers clip Jackets

    Buford dropped a second loss to Christ Church, falling 6-1 on Wednesday in the District II title game at the Cavaliers’ field.

  • Police reports - May 14, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Kershaw man was arrested on a drug charge after officers questioned him at Pardue Street Apartments on May 7.

    Dominique Marcell Newman, 19, 149 E. Pine St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

    According to the report, officers were walking in the apartment complex and saw Newman acting suspiciously. While officers spoke with another man with Newman, Newman tried to walk away, the report said.