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Today's News

  • Davis upbeat about Buford Lady Jackets softball team

    BUFORD New Buford High School softball head coach “C” Davis is optimistic about the Lady Jackets’ chances this season.

    Davis, an assistant with the program, has a solid team which features six returning starters, including ace junior pitcher Jena Hallman and her batterymate, seasoned junior catcher Leslie Pressley, the Best Offensive Player Award winner last spring.

  • Familar foes seek title

    It may be one of the greatest understatements of all times.

    In introducing Great Falls’ John Smith and Calhoun County’s Zam Fredrick at Wednesday’s state championship press conference, S.C. High School League official Roger Hazel said “we have two coaches here that are familiar to this setting.”

  • IL quartet places in state

    The Indian Land Warriors had four of nine wrestlers place in the Class A-AA state tournament at Lexington High School.

    The Warriors’ effort was highlighted by a pair of state runner-up finishes on Saturday to cap the two-day event.

    The Warriors finished sixth in the Class A-AA state field.

    IL senior Dillon Creed, a 145-pound competitor, placed second, falling by two points.

  • Lady Jackets top Lady Vols

    The Buford Lady Jackets launched regular-season softball play in impressive fashion, taking a 3-2 win over county rival Andrew Jackson on Tuesday.

    The fifth-rated Lady Vols held an early 2-0 lead, but BHS rallied for the one-run win.

    BHS’s Lindsey Pressley scored the winning run after walking in the fourth and taking second on a wild pitch. She stole third and came home when winning hurler Jena Hallman put down a sacrifice bunt.

  • Teaching life skills

    This year in the classroom, the county’s 900-plus fourth-graders become acquainted with astronomers such as Galileo Galilei and Edmund Halley for the first time.

    Outside the classroom – at the pool inside the Gregory Health and Wellness Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, they become  acquainted with “Miss Anne.”

    Miss Anne is Anne Small, a certified Red Cross swim instructor and aquatics director at USCL.

    Years from now, these students might not recall

  • I think it's going to be a busy day

    We all yearn for a little relaxation. When it finally gets here, we search for an outlet to occupy the time that we have so eagerly awaited.

    In other words, what in the world are we gonna do to pass the time?

    Over the years, the government has enacted safety laws that prevent today’s young folks from enjoying a bunch of stuff I had fun experiencing.

    I’ll bet that out there somewhere, there’s some sort of rule or regulation that says you can’t lie on the grass and gaze into the heavens.

    As a youngster, I loved looking up.

  • City official to host fraud seminar

    A number of Lancaster County residents have been victims of fraud, and a local elected official is trying to do something to prevent others from following prey to similar schemes.

    Lancaster City Councilwoman Sara Eddins is hosting a fraud seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday in council chambers at City Hall.

    Eddins organized the seminar after receiving a suggestion from one of her constituents.

    All county residents are invited to attend the seminar, which will be facilitated by Lancaster Police Capt. Harlean Howard.

  • High Point FWB hosts gospel bluegrass benefit Saturday

    Bluegrass music is gaining popularity around Lancaster and the Master’s Men fellowship group of High Point Free Will Baptist Church are using it to help folks in the community.

    The church, at 2095 Great Falls Highway, is holding a gospel bluegrass fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday to help defray the costs of local service projects it undertakes.

    Amission is a $6 donation and the concert will feature CrossHeirs, Thompson Creek, New Fire, Toby Creek and Easy Pickin.’ Refreshments and food will be sold.

  • Sports panel: Medal is Crawford’s

    Former Indian Land High School track star and Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford may not want the medal, but Olympic records will reflect Crawford is the silver medalist in the men’s 200 meters at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    Crawford’s finish was made final by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday.

    Netherlands Antilles sprinter Churandy Martina lost his appeal to be reinstated as silver medalist in the 200-meter race at the Beijing Olympics with the Court of Arbitration ruling.

  • Kristin Scott Benson does Union High School proud

    I was greeted with much enthusiasm by Kristin Scott Benson when we talked by phone Wednesday. We hadn’t talked in 15 years.

    Her name may not ring a bell for most of you, but for those of you headed to The Grascals concert at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, you’ll soon be acquainted with the bluegrass band’s talented banjo player. The concert is part of USCL Educational Foundation’s 2009 Performing Arts Series.