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Today's News

  • 15 Years Later

    Buford Middle School held its seventh-annual 9/11 commemoration Friday, remembering those lost in the terrorist attacks 15 years ago and honoring local emergency workers, firefighters, police and military veterans.
    The gym fell silent as the ceremony began. The middle schoolers were not yet born when the tragedy occurred, but their faces displayed seriousness and understanding of the events.
    BMS Principal Sheri Wells opened the ceremony, telling the audience about the plane crashes, the fatalities, the buildings that collapsed.

  • State champion Lady Jackets to be honored

    The Class AA state champion Buford High School Lady Jackets softball team will be honored during a special ceremony at halftime of the Buford vs. Parkwood football game at Jackets Stadium tonight.
    The Lady Jackets, who finished 24-5 last spring, will be presented their state championship rings at halftime of the football game.
    Buford defeated Dillon, the Class AA Lower State champion, to take the best-of-three series, 2-1 on May 20.

  • Rams open with win over Mustangs

    The A.R. Rucker Rams, sparked by running back Nigel Moore, rolled to a 26-8 win over Lancaster area football rival South Middle School on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
    Moore scored on runs of 60, 65 and 90 yards in the Mustangs’ 18-point win.
    Moore’s 90-yard scoring scamper came after the Rams held the Mustangs out of the end zone when SMS drove deep into Rucker territory to open the second half.
    Moore’s long TD dash put the Rams up, 20-8 and they added another touchdown to seal the win.

  • IL’s Albino catching on

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior wide receiver Ryan Albino is getting his kicks with his hands.
    Albino, a 6-1, 175-pounder in his third season with the Warriors’ football team, is making the most of his senior campaign.
    To date, Albino is IL’s top receiver with 11 catches for 135 yards, 12.2 yards a catch, and a touchdown with no drops.
    Albino’s biggest catch came in the Warriors’ 41-35 overtime home win over county rival Buford High on Aug. 26.

  • Lady Jackets down Rams

    The Buford High School volleyball team stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA play with a 3-0 win over Chesterfield on Tuesday. The Lady Jackets downed the Lady Rams, 25-15, 25-6 and 25-19.
    Buford hosted North Central on Thursday in a battle of unbeaten region teams.
    North Central defeated Cheraw in its last match, winning 25-11, 25-14 and 25-11.
    AJ girls win
    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers posted a pair of volleyball wins in recent Region IV-AA action.

  • LHS cross country has fast start

    The Lancaster High School cross country teams opened their seasons with a fast start in a meet on Aug. 30.
    “This year we have our largest team ever with over 35 total runners,” LHS coach Josh Pauling said. “It is exciting to see them participating and putting in the hard work to improve and be competitive in a new region this year.”
    The LHS girls topped the field with 59 points.
    The Lady Bruins were paced by Sydney Cauthen, 7, 25:15; Heather McCain, 8, 26:23; Sara Ava Shrum, 13, 27:46; Veronica Kail, 14, 27:48; Devan Moore, 17, 28:30.

  • They’re spending our money on what? Part 2

    In a review of state agency expenses, The Nerve found that in fiscal 2015-16 the state spent more than $989,000 on catering and meals.
    This total does not include charges from the S.C. Public Service Authority, the S.C. Education Lottery Commission, the S.C. Jobs-Economic Development Authority, and state-supported colleges and universities. The spending at these agencies is not covered by the Comptroller General’s website.

  • They’re spending our money on what? Part 1

    Most taxpayers would agree that it’s OK for the governor or other top officials to use state-owned aircraft for high-priority trips. Yet records reveal that South Carolina’s state planes are routinely used by mid-level state personnel and legislators for arguably  non-essential purposes.
    The S.C. Aeronautics Commission posts monthly flight logs and bimonthly flight manifests that list not only who has been using the state aircraft, but where they went, the purpose of their flight, and the total cost, in addition to general flight information.

  • Marking 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and at least three local events are planned in the coming days to remember the 2,977 lives lost that day and to honor those who ran to help.
    At 8:45 a.m. Friday, Buford Middle School students will pause in the school gym to recall 9/11 with a Hometown Heroes service and parade.

  • Emaciated dog’s owner charged with mistreatment

    County officials have seized an emaciated pit bull from a Lancaster home and charged one of the dog’s owners with animal mistreatment.
    Kayasha Lasha Stevens of 311 N. Catawba St. was charged Tuesday with maltreatment of a dog. The charge carries a maximum penalty of a $1,092 fine or 30 days in jail.