Today's News

  • I don't hoard, I just forget

    I can identify with the folks on this new cable television show who have an inability to part with belongings they should’ve thrown out long ago.

    At one time, I conceived a plan to sort our accumulated junk and haul it off to the green boxes by the racetrack on a regular basis.

    However, since retirement, that’s kind of got shoved to the back of the drawer, so to speak.

    Of course, I can’t blame anybody else. I have fallen down on my job.

    But in my defense, stuff just looks different now.

  • Eight groups receive Sims grants

    Direct health services and health education are among the projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards.  

    Eight organizations in Lancaster and Chester counties are the recipients of grants totaling $292,469.

  • Mother lives with anger, sadness

    KERSHAW – Shedrick “Simp” Sowell was well-liked as a student at Andrew Jackson High School.

    He played football for the Volunteers and worked for Small’s Grocery in Kershaw, starting in high school and beyond. Many people in the small town knew him from the grocery store.

    He was considered very good looking, said his mother, Barbara Jackson, 61. He sang in church, and had a daughter, Kantara, who Jackson said he loved.

    Jackson cherishes a Mother’s Day card she received from Sowell years ago.

  • Council considers aligning terms of board, commission members

    County Council discussed two potential ordinances last week that could change the terms of office for the members of county boards and commissions.

    Council considered first drafts of ordinances that would align the terms of office of council appointees to county boards and commissions with the terms of office of the respective council members who appoint them.

  • 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.