Today's News

  • Buford battles Landrum

    The Buford High School volleyball team hopes its home-court edge continues one more round as the Lady Jackets host Landrum High for the Class AA Upper State championship on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.
    The Lady Jackets, 20-2, have posted three straight postseason wins – all by 3-0 sweeps – to earn the right to face the LHS Lady Cardinals for the chance to move to the Class AA state title match.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA champion, disposed of Keenan High School of Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to advance to face Landrum.

  • Lancaster man shot by police after confrontation

    A Lancaster police officer shot a man in his Magnolia Lane home Friday morning, reporting that the officer was assaulted by the man while checking on him for a concerned relative.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said the shooting at 107 Magnolia Lane occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Grant would not identify the injured man.
    A family member and several neighbors identified him as Melvin Truesdale, who lived alone at the home.

  • Officer involved shooting in Lancaster

    The Lancaster Police Department has called in the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate an officer-involved shooting Friday morning on Magnolia Lane.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said the shooting at 107 Magnolia Lane occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Magnolia Lane runs from South Hughes to South Ferguson streets between East Dunlap and East Gay streets.

    The suspect was wounded and as of late Friday morning was being treated at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte. No officers were injured in the incident, Grant said.

  • Eminent domain: A new threat to property rights

    Last month, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of eminent domain to a company constructing any kind of pipeline. Eminent domain, remember, is a power held by governments – not private companies – to expropriate private property for public use.

  • Lancaster High cross country finishing strong

    The Lancaster High School Bruins cross country team performed well in the Region III-AAA championship meet on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
    Twenty out of 25 LHS runners set new season bests, or personal records, as the LHS boys and girls teams each placed fourth.
    Sydney Cauthen and Alex Quevedo earned all-region team honors for the second year in a row.
    Cauthen placed fourth (22:03) in the region and Quevedo was third (17:38) in the region.

  • Sumter Speedway presents Battle of the South on Saturday

    Sumter Speedway is presenting The Battle Of The South on Saturday, Nov. 7.
    The night’s headliner will be the $1,000-to-win Mid-Atlantic Street Stock Series, paying $800 to win in the Stock 4 Division.
    Other divisions running will be SECA Crate Late Models, Super Street, Street Stock, Stock V8 and Extreme 4. Pits admission is $25 and $15 for the grandstands.
    In the stands, all active military, retired military and children, age 11 and under, are free.

  • Tiger fans happy, but take wait-and-see approach with first CFP poll ranking

    Lancaster area Clemson University football fans are elated with the team’s elite status, but at the same time are taking a wait-and-see approach with the first College Football Playoff poll, which has the unbeaten Tigers No. 1.
    Clemson, 8-0, 5-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, is atop the early poll, which will decide the final four for the 2015 College Football Playoff.
    The poll, which was released Tuesday, Nov. 3 for the first time in the 2015 season, will have its final poll for the national championship playoff Dec. 6.

  • Lady Jackets jolt Raiders

    The Buford Lady Jackets rolled to their third straight postseason volleyball sweep in the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the BHS gym.
    Buford, 20-2, topped Region III-AA champion Keenan High School Raiders of Columbia, 3-0 – 25-20, 25-10 and 25-19.
    Buford senior standout Gabby Davis paced the Lady Jackets with 15 kills and an ace. Autumn Rabon posted 11 kills and eight blocks.
    Hanna Robinson notched six kills, two blocks and three aces in the Buford win.

  • VW author publishes third book

    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck author Glenda Manus has released her third book, “High Tide at Pelican Pointe,” the last in her “Southern Grace” series.
    The Christian fiction novel continues the story of small town life in fictitious Park Place for the Rev. Rock Clark and his pregnant wife, Liz.
    Manus published “Sweet Tea and Southern Grace” in December 2013 and “Lighting the Way” in October 2014.

  • Two Pageland men face charges in mobile home park shootings

    PAGELAND – Rashawn Montez Little and Marques Wanya Tyson face charges in connection with a shooting incident in a Pageland mobile home park that left two people dead and a third injured.
    Officers responded to the mobile home park on Evans Mill Road at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
    When they arrived, they heard gunshots and encountered two shooting victims.