Today's News

  • South Middle honors athletes

    South Middle School saluted top performers at the school’s annual athletic awards night Thursday in the Mustangs’ gym.

    The SMS volleyball, football, basketball, cheerleader and stepper squads were honored during the evening.

    The unbeaten Lady Mustangs’ basketball team, which registered its second straight undefeated season – 14-0, and third in four years, drew its share of the red and black spotlight.

  • Rams' third-period charge halts Bruins' title hopes

    Second-ranked Hillcrest halted Lancaster High's state title basketball hopes with a 75-61 win over the 10th-ranked Bruins at HHS's A.C. Duckett Gym on Saturday night.

    The Rams' 14-point win sends 23-1 Hillcrest to Easley to face the Green Wave in the Class AAAA Upper State semifinals.

    Easley, 23-4, advanced with a 63-47 win over Fort Mill, which finished 18-7.

    The Easley-Hillcrest winner faces the Gaffney-Dorman victor on Friday in the Bi-Lo Center at Greenville. Gaffney topped Spartanburg 69-47 and Dorman knocked off Ridge View 65-60.

  • Lady Cavs halt IL girls' playoff hopes

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors were hoping to make their final basketball season in Class A a memorable one.

    Class A defending state champion Christ Church had other ideas.

    The host Lady Cavaliers, 23-3, halted Indian Land’s Class A Upstate playoff hardwood hopes with a 44-30 win on Thursday night. Indian Land, which finished 16-6, wasn’t able to solve Christ Church’s defense.

    The Lady Cavs, who have won seven straight, allowed only 30 points for the third straight game. Christ Church forced Indian Land into 14 turnovers.

  • '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.