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Today's News

  • Local stores kick off Black Friday early

    Are you a Black Friday shopper who thrives on the idea of being among the first to seize deals the minute the doors open?

    Well get your most comfortable shopping shoes set aside and get ready to go.

    In a trend designed to lure recession-shocked shoppers looking to stretch their holiday pennies, Black Friday is starting earlier than ever this year.

    For Walmart, that means Black Friday is now Black Thursday with a 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day sale kickoff. The store normally kicks off its Black Friday sales at 5 a.m. Friday.

  • BHS cheerleaders sixth in state field

    The Buford High School cheerleaders didn’t garner any gold or silver in the Class AA state competition Saturday in Greenville, but BHS cheer coach Julie Thompson said she was proud of the Jackets’ effort.

    Buford placed sixth in the elite state field with 227 points.

  • Thrilling win gives North district title

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission North small fry all-stars came up big Monday night in a thrilling 16-14 comeback win over Rock Hill at Memorial Stadium.

    The Lancaster North small fry stars drove 80 yards in three plays and 1:29 to capture the two-point victory and the Central District championship.

  • Bruins net finals berth

     

       

    Lancaster rolled into the Jacket Invitational Preseason basketball tournament title game with a second straight lopsided win.

  • Woman arrested for mailing contraband to jail

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Kershaw woman will spend time behind bars after trying to pass drugs and other items to someone jailed at a state correctional facility.
    Shareca Latoya Jones, 28, 624 E. Church St., was arrested Nov. 8 by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and charged with multiple drug charges after a failed attempt to deliver contraband to an inmate jailed with the S.C. Department of Corrections in Ridgeville, according to a sheriff's office press release.  

  • I went into the wrong profession

    For years, there were two vacant lots between our house and the one where the family of building contractor Mr. Barney Gardner lived. 

    Those overgrown fields were the setting for many adventures such as fighting wild animals in the jungle or standing off an Indian attack on the prairie.

    But all good things eventually come to an end. One of the fields disappeared when Mr. Ned Gregory, Sr., and his wife Mrs. Lucille, built a two-story brick house next door to us.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Susan Bailey McGaughy

    Name: Susan Bailey McGaughy 

    Age: 43

    Address: Taxahaw Road

    Family: Husband, Chuck, 42; children, Savannah, 16, Ashlyn, 13, and Ian, 9

    Pets: A dog, Lucky, and four cats, Fraidy, Critter, Ozzy and Izzy

    Job: Owner and designer, Ray’s Flowers

    Church: St. Luke United Methodist Church

    Hobbies: Camping, skiing and reading

  • Patient inspires doctor's walk of faith

    Most of the time, the doctor does the talking and the patient does the listening. Some physicians are even apprehensive about dropping their guard to pray with patients.

    However, that’s not the case for cancer specialist Dr. Kashyap Patel of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care, or at least not anymore. 

    Now, Patel, the vice chief of staff for Springs Memorial Hospital, does both.

  • USC upends Clemson

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    The University of South Carolina, a blend of Gamecocks and USCL Lancers, posted a comeback win in the 10th annual Big Thursday Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday afternoon.

    The USC team, which included golfers sporting USCL royal blue and USC garnet and black, rallied from a  4.5-1.1 deficit to take the comeback victory, 8.5-6.5

  • North small fry all-stars roll

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission North small fry all-stars rolled to a 30-12 opening round win over Fairfield County on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    The North small fry all-stars, ages 9-10, snapped a 6-all tie with the first of two Kemarkio Cloud touchdowns to take a 12-6 lead on the way to the 18-point win.

    Dorian Williams’ one-yard run and Williams’ two-point conversion run put Lancaster County North up, 22-6, but Fairfield County answered.