Today's News

  • Buford jayvees jolt Junior Vols

    The Buford High junior varsity team built a 23-13 halftime lead and stayed in control to post a 47-33 basketball  win over the Andrew Jackson Junior Vols on Thursday.

    Josh Roach, who hit 24 points, tallied 16 in the first half to pace the Junior Jackets. Roach, in his second double-double of the season, also grabbed 11 rebounds in the Junior Jackets’ 14-point win.

    “We played a complete game,” Buford coach Neil Couch said. “I was real proud of our effort in the win.”

  • We owe so much to 'The Greatest Generation'

    The recent article in The Lancaster News about World War II veterans going to Washington to visit the World War II Monument caused me to remember these great men that I have known.

    Tom Brokaw called these men and women “The Greatest Generation.” Great indeed.

  • Saturday event benefits pets

    It is the season for tinsel and holly, Christmas trees and the presents underneath it and the celebration of the birth of Christ.

    It is also the season of giving just so you can see the delight in the eyes of the gift receiver.

    Let’s not forget warm fuzzy puppies and kittens, who snuggle in your arms and give you kisses enough for a lifetime.

  • Guardian grateful to Honor Flight supporters

    I’m writing this letter in great appreciation to the Honor Flight Kershaw team members, the Rev. Bryant Fersner and Amy Pierce of First Baptist Church of Kershaw, Al Poston, David Williams, John Portman, Ernest Stroud, Ginny Hendrix, Giulia Stellato with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, all guardians who accompanied the veterans and especially Bill Dukes of Columbia, chairman of the board of directors for Honor Flights South Carolina, who made a commitment that as many World War II veterans as possible would get to see their memorial.

  • School district staff lend HOPE a helping hand

    Shelves were filled faster than normal on Thursday morning at HOPE in Lancaster.

    Nearly 20 people from the Lancaster County School District’s Office of Research and Development volunteered two hours that day to assist the charity in any way possible. Many of their duties included sorting and stacking food on shelves inside HOPE’s building  in Lancaster.

  • Basket Fund nears $12,000

    With Christmas just days away, the annual Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket Fund has almost collected $12,000.

    Elaine Adkins, executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, said donations have steadily increased every week since the fund began its 2009 drive in late November. The fund received the most number of donations last week, collecting  $4,693 from 53 donors.

    In four weeks, the fund has raised $11,780.    

  • For the Boatrights, faith blooms in the beauty of a Christmas cactus

    Christmas cactuses may be in short supply at some stores this year, but they aren’t on Jean Boatright’s closed-in back porch.

    And no matter how hard her husband, Jerry, tries, he just can’t get away from them.

    Some may think Jean has gone a little overboard in her admiration of the tropical-type plants, but not Jerry. It’s just fine with him.

  • Robinson to lead Fairfield Co. schools district

    Dr. Patrice Gilliam Robinson will be the next superintendent for neighboring Fairfield County School District.

    The Lancaster native was selected for the post Tuesday night.

    Robinson, 49, executive director of at-risk student services for Lancaster County School District, applied for the job in October. The position had been open following the resignation of Dr. Samantha Ingram. The Fairfield County School District had been using an interim superintendent for most of this year.

    Robinson said she was thrilled when learning of her selection.

  • Police charge man, 26, with multiple charges after car chase

    A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges after a car chase that began in the city of Lancaster and continued into the county on Dec. 11.

    Demario Monte Thompson, 26, of 1386 Locustwood Ave., Lancaster, was charged with driving under the influence, second offense possession with intent to distribute marijuana, fourth offense driving under suspension, no vehicle license, violation of ABC law, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop for blue lights and siren and providing false information to officers.

  • Fruitcake is the only tradition I have left

    After making a quick dash to the grocery store last week, I found myself pinned against the ice cream case by a faithful reader.

    “You do write a whole lot about times long ago,” she said.

    Well, yeah, I thought to myself. That’s what “Remember When” is all about.

    I share some stuff from long ago, hoping that folks can recall similar events from their younger days, too.

    But that did put me in a thinking mood.