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Today's News

  • Cherokee Speedway hosts World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals

    Cherokee Speedway will host the World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals today.
    Divisions running at the Gaffney track are Stock 4 paying $5,000 to win, Extreme 4 $2000 to win and Young Guns 4-Cylinder $1,000 to win.
    Grandstand admission prices are $15, and $35 for the pits.
    Track gates open at 11 a.m., with the drivers meeting at 12:30 p.m.
    The World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals is one of the most prestigious events for 4-Cylinder Dirt Track Racing.

  • Jackets buzzing about season’s prospects

    BUFORD – Buford High School basketball, with its share of returnees on both varsity squads, has solid hoops hopes this season.
    Veteran coach T.J. Armbrust, in his 10th season leading the Lady Jackets, returns six players on the BHS 10-player roster, including a pair of seniors in Payton Howell and Kristin Wemes.
    Howell, a guard, hit 6.9 points and had 4.2 boards a game last season. The versatile Wemes, who grabbed four rebounds a game last season, will work at forward and guard.

  • Vols upbeat about 2017-18 hoops hopes

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School teams garnered Class AA Upper State playoff bids last season and the Volunteers teams are looking to do the same again.

    The AJ Lady Vols, led by second-year head coach Sha’Ron Robertson, returns a solid cast from the Region IV-AA championship team, which also finished as the Class AA Upstate runner-up.

    Coach Danny Wright has a good nucleus of returnees to go with a strong group of newcomers for the AJ boys.

  • Lady Jackets second in Fort Mill tourney

    Buford rebounded nicely to finish second in the Fort Mill Invitational girls basketball tournament at Fort Mill High School on Wednesday night.

    BHS fell to Fort Mill, 58-32 in its tournament opener on Monday night, but came back for a pair of wins in Fort Mill.

    Buford, after falling to the FMHS girls, came back to beat Chester, 55-52 in overtime on Tuesday night, and Covenant Day of Matthews, N.C., 36-30 to cap play Wednesday.

    The six-point win over Covenant Day gave the Lady Jackets the runner-up finish in the three-day field.

  • Bruins honor football aces

    The Lancaster High School football team saluted top performers for solid play during the Bruins’ 2017 season at the annual LHS awards night Tuesday in the school’s auditorium.

    Lancaster, 3-7 under fourth-year head coach Bobby Collins, had four players reap All-Region III-AAAA grid honors.

    The Lancaster High all-league quartet included junior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, sophomore defensive lineman Immanuel Bush, senior defensive end Blake Payne and senior offensive lineman Keavius Barnes.

  • Memories of Holiday Barbie

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.


    My grandma Reba Bruton used to get up from our Christmas present-opening time to grab the white Walmart bags.

    Inside were her three granddaughters’ presents.

    She gave these same – but different – presents to all of us each year.

    I got mine for 14 years, starting when I was 3 years old.

  • S.C. DMV unveils new REAL ID

    The S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles has released examples of the new REAL ID driver’s licenses coming in 2018.

    Drivers looking to travel through airports or get into federally regulated buildings or military bases will need this driver’s license – or another federally approved ID such as a U.S. passport or military identification – to gain that access.

    The federal REAL ID Act of 2005 set the security standards for certain types of identification. The new S.C. licenses comply with this act. 

  • Heath Springs votes to change majority elections to plurality

    HEATH SPRINGS – To avoid the cost of runoff elections, the county’s smallest town is moving toward holding majority elections rather than the current plurality-based system.

    Town council voted unanimously Tuesday night to make the switch. Council will consider the final reading of the plurality-voting ordinance at its December meeting. 

  • Christmas basket fund sets target at $10,000

    HOPE in Lancaster is kicking off its annual Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Christmas Basket Fund today and will collect items and monetary donations through December.

    Former American Legion Post 31 Commander Ward Faulkenberry Sr. founded the Christmas basket drive in 1959. HOPE began leading the fundraiser in 2008, after the Red Cross chapter that was heading it moved out of Lancaster County.

  • New IL postal site just west of Lowes

    The U.S. Postal Service, which ditched its first idea for locating the new Indian Land post office after an outcry from nearby residents, is rolling out another suggestion.

    The new site is near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 160 on a parcel immediately west of Lowes Home Improvement, said USPS real estate specialist Kurtis Bullard.

    “We want to let everybody know we’ve listened to their concerns,” Bullard said. “I think this location is going to be much better.”