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Today's News

  • Pledges pour in for HS Vets monument

     

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

  • BHS blasts Caps, advances

    The Buford Yellow Jackets rolled in their postseason baseball opener, blanking Columbia, 16-0 on Thursday.

    The win moved BHS, the Region IV-AA champion, to a second round winner’s bracket home clash with Broome on Saturday. The game was completed after The News’ deadline for Sunday’s edition.

    Ricky Lewis, 2-0, was the winner in three frames of work, striking out seven. He allowed three hits and two walks.

    Marcus Broadway worked two frames and whiffed three.

  • Jimmy Winn was a true gem

    Most days when I enter The News’ office, Dianne Sweatt, of our business office, greets me with a smile and big hello.

    Wednesday was different, and with good reason.

    Dianne told me Jimmy Winn, a longtime friend, had died earlier that morning. The tragic news was a real stunner. Jimmy, a vibrant person who embraced life, was gone.

  • Lady Bruins rally, clip Cats to net playoff bid

    Staff Reports

    The Lady Bruins soccer team capped its region schedule in spectacular manner with a 2-1 comeback victory over Rock Hill at the Rock Hill Stadium on Friday night.

    LHS earned a Class AAAA Upper State bid with the win.

    The Bruins were very aggressive offensively and took the match to the Rock Hill defense throughout the first half, but were unable to score. Frances Whitesides and Sedona Smith worked some great combinations throughout the half only to be denied by the RH defense.

  • Winners’ putts pivotal in Partners for Youth victory

    Putting proved to be the difference for the winning foursome in the 20th annual Partners for Youth golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    The winning team of Trevor Banks, Taylor Banks, Allen Banks and William “Fuzzy” Bass teamed for a 47.37 to post the win over 18 holes in the 32-team field.

  • We have many reasons to celebrate Arbor Day

    You probably have a favorite tree-lined street in your community. Or a tree-filled neighborhood you’ve always admired. Or a favorite forest where you like to bask in the beauty of the trees.
     It’s important to remember that those beautiful spaces aren’t here by accident. The forests we enjoy today – which give us both pleasure and environmental benefits – are here because of the vision, courage and hard work of generations past.

  • Royal tea

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Carol Hinson was up at 4 a.m. this morning, glued to the “telly” to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton marry in Westminister Abbey.
    But she had no desire to be there for history in the making.
    Hinson celebrated with a pre-royal wedding tea party at Jean Turner’s home in Elgin on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Hilliard leaves legacy of caring

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – Jannette Hilliard had long been regarded as a ceremonial leader for Heath Springs.
    The former councilwoman advocated for the town wherever she went and always spearheaded plans for its seasonal parades and festivals.
    Colleagues and family say it seems as if she was born with a great amount of patriotism and desire to serve her community. They also say her hard-working and kind spirit will be sorely missed.

  • Man pleads guilty

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was sentenced to 15 years in prison this week for the armed robbery of a local convenience store in 2009.
    Antonio Dupree Leach, 23, 363-B Knollwood Apartments, pleaded guilty this week to armed robbery in connection with a June 6, 2009, incident at the Stop-N-Shop convenience store on McIlwain Road in Lancaster. Leach received a 15-year sentence from Judge Brooks Goldsmith.

  • USCL graduation on Saturday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    There’s going to be a whole lot of happy folks over at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster this Saturday as the college celebrates the graduating class of 2011 during its annual commencement exercises.
    Scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m., the graduation will be held in Bundy Auditorium in the Bradley Arts & Sciences Building.
    In addition to students finishing up this month, Saturday’s graduation will include students who completed their degree requirements in August and December.