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Today's News

  • Jackets honor fall sports stars

    Maroon and gold marvels of Buford High School fall sports were in the spotlight Jan. 13.
    Yellow Jackets’ fall sports standouts were honored during the Class AA school’s annual awards night in the school’s cafeteria.
    The 6-5 Jackets’ football team, which posted BHS’s first winning season since 2009, honored a host of players.
    Senior quarterback Scotti Moser, an all-region pick who engineered the Buford offense, was named the Jackets football MVP.

  • Vols notch two win over Rams

    CHESTERFIELD – Since the AJ boys were scheduled to play in the Music City MLK Roundball Classic in Nashville over the weekend, host Chesterfield agreed to play the scheduled Region IV-AA game a day early at Chesterfield on Jan. 14.
    Last year when AJ traveled over to CHS, the Lady Rams scored a big upset over the AJ girls.
    AJ coach Dennis Farmer and the Lady Vols were hoping to avoid an upset this season. The Lady Vols had a fast start and led 17-8 after one period.

  • Bruins take two from Red Devils

    Lancaster, in its final Friday night regular-season home game for the 2015-16 campaign, was on point in a Region III-AAA sweep of Clinton in the Bruins’ Den on Jan. 15.
    The third-ranked Lady Bruins rolled and the LHS boys, like the girls unbeaten in region play, cruised to complete the league sweep.
    The Lady Bruins, 10-2, 3-0, set the tone early, forging a 20-0 first-period lead on the Lady Red Devils.
    Lancaster held a 34-8 spread at the half and rolled to the 62-21 victory.

  • Fast starts fuel IL sweep

    INDIAN LAND –  Indian Land used fast starts to notch a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of county rival Buford on Jan. 15 in the Warriors’ gym.
    The IL teams started strong in each game on the way to double-digit wins in the region twin bill.
    The Lady Warriors, 9-2, 5-0, stayed unbeaten in region play with a 48-33 win and the IL boys, 8-8, kept their region mark clean at 5-0 with an 88-59 win.
    The Lady Warriors were on the mark from the outside, drilling seven treys to forge a 27-13 lead at the break.

  • Column: Obama’s ideas on guns won’t fix anything

    “We have to be very clear that this is not going to solve every violent crime in this country. It’s not going to prevent every mass shooting. It’s not going to keep every gun out of the hands of a criminal.”
    That was President Obama, speaking last week at his town hall about guns.

  • Column: S.C. ignores law requiring public budget process

    Two years ago this month, then-House Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas  sent a spirited letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Brian White, asking him a simple question.
    Would he support Lucas’ desire to see the House,  Senate and governor’s office obey the law on creating the state budget?
    The silence then, and now, is deafening. The most important voices not being heard don’t belong to legislators ducking an issue but the general public who are left out of a budget process they were meant to play a role in but never have.

  • Column: New neighbors: Who are those guys?

    One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The ultra-cool Paul Newman and Robert Redford play small-time bank robbers in the 1890s cowboy West who were relentlessly pursued by a posse of lawmen that followed them for months across mountains and deserts, to big cities and ultimately even to South America.
    The constant refrain between Butch and the Kid as they struggled to stay one step ahead of the posse was “Who are those guys?”

  • Remember When: Whole town reined in every child

    Usually, my great-grandson, Steven, spends the weekend with us. To be more specific, he spends his weekend on our computer.
    I have no secrets in cyberworld. Steven has unlocked my passwords, and in doing so, he has unleashed a stalking tiger. As his granny says, “Well, you let him do it, so don’t complain.”
    This boy is only 8 years old, and we do our best to protect him from unsavory individuals and web sites.

  • No-passing zone accident claims life of Lancaster man

    A driver passing in a no-passing zone caused an accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) that claimed the life of a Lancaster man.
    Killed in the accident near the intersection of Douglas Road was Raeford Eric Robertson, 64, of Memorial Park Drive, said Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Knight.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said the accident happened about 7:20 p.m. when the driver of an eastbound 2003 Honda sedan crossed double lines to pass another car and struck Robertson’s westbound 1997 Honda coupe head-on.

  • City council makes board appointments

    Lancaster City Council stuck to its guns and light agenda when making new appointments to nine municipal boards and commissions at its first meeting of 2016 on Jan. 12.
    Council was set to make 19 appointments to 10 total boards, but nominations for the city’s planning commission were mistakenly omitted from the meeting agenda.
    Since the agenda was approved prior to the votes, one appointment to the city’s planning commission could not be made.