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Today's News

  • County teams have tough night in Hardwood Classic’s second round

    KERSHAW – Lancaster County teams had a tough night in the second round of play in the Hardwood Classic at Andrew Jackson High School on Monday night.

    The Chester girls, who defeated Indian Land 40-26 in the opening round Saturday, rolled to a 75-50 win over the Lancaster Lady Bruins, who received a first-round bye Saturday.

    Chester led 17-14 after one period, but used a 29-7 second-quarter spurt to take a 46-21 lead on the way to the 25-point win.

    Chester led 58-35 after three periods.

  • LHS Lady Bruins, Warriors net wins

    Lancaster and Indian Land each posted wins over county foes to highlight the final day of action in the Lancaster County Hardwood Classic on Tuesday night at the Indian Land High School gym.

    The Lady Bruins pulled away in the second half to take a 54-33 win over Andrew Jackson. Host Indian Land cruised to a 56-13 win over rival Buford.

    Lancaster held a 24-18 halftime lead on AJ and stretched it to 41-30 after three quarters. LHS outscored the Lady Vols 13-3 in the final eight minutes to notch the 21-point win.

  • Bruins, Warriors notch wins in preseason tourney play at Buford

    BUFORD – Lancaster and Indian Land rebounded from opening-round losses to notch wins over county foes on Tuesday night in second round play of the Buford Preseason Invitational at Buford High School.

    Lancaster, which fell to Eau Claire of Columbia in the first round, routed Buford, taking a 89-55 win over the host Jackets.

    Lancaster extended a 27-17 lead after one period to 55-27 and continued to build on its margin for the 34-point win.

    The Bruins placed five players in double figures, with Ron Trapps netting 20 points.

  • Drakeford keys ace tandem

    Lancaster High School senior Stephno Drakeford could be called the “other linebacker” in the Bruins’ defensive scheme this season.

    If so, Drakeford, a four-year member of the LHS varsity and a three starter on defense, doesn’t mind.

  • Drakeford keys ace tandem

    Lancaster High School senior Stephno Drakeford could be called the “other linebacker” in the Bruins’ defensive scheme this season.

    If so, Drakeford, a four-year member of the LHS varsity and a three starter on defense, doesn’t mind.

  • USCL job fair draws a crowd

    More than 900 people converged at a job fair at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Friday.

    Held at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, the fair was an opportunity for Lancaster residents to meet with more than 30 area companies, including Wal-Mart, Proctor & Gamble, Phillips Staffing and the city of Lancaster.

    Lynda Burke, area director for the S.C. Employment Security Commission, said the crowd exceeded her expectations. Last year’s fair drew about 700 participants, so she expected to see at least 500 this year.

  • Papa John’s Christmas Tree Farm has a variety of trees for the picking

    KERSHAW – Nothing can compare to the aromatic beauty of a live Christmas tree when it comes to getting into the holiday spirit.

    And a drive to the mountains isn’t necessary to choose and cut your own tree, thanks to Papa John’s Christmas Tree Farm, located about 14 miles east of Lancaster at 6980 Flat Creek Road (S.C. 903).

    In operation for 22 years, the farm offers 40 acres of Virginia pine, white pine, Leland cypress, Colorado blue spruce and Eastern red cedar.

  • More people turning to HOPE for help in these tough times

    The requests are numerous. The lines are long. But the supply of food to give out often runs short.

    That’s the situation at HOPE of Lancaster, where many people in the county have long turned to for assistance during trying times.

    With today’s economy, HOPE, a community outreach agency that helps county residents with food, utilities and rent,  is having difficulty accommodating the increasing number of residents who need help – and the nonprofit agency needs your help more than ever before.