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Today's News

  • McBee halts Buford run

    This time McBee played the spoiler.

    A year ago in the elimination round of the Class A Upper State championship series, Buford ousted McBee in a close encounter, rallying late to notch an emotional one-run win.

    McBee earned its diamond revenge Wednesday night at the Lady Panthers’ softball field in extra innings.

    Buford, the Class A defending state softball champion, saw its postseason hopes fade in a 5-4 loss in eight innings.

  • Coley never let diabetes keep her from succeeding

    Juggling homework, basketball practice and plans for college can be stressful for any high school senior, but it’s a little more difficult for Anna Coley.

    Coley, 17, who is graduating from Carolina Christian Academy today, must also fit blood sugar checks and insulin shots into her daily schedule. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just weeks before her fifth birthday, Coley now wears an insulin pump, pricks her finger about three to four times a day and must remember to inject herself with insulin at every meal.

  • Early surge keys Penegar in Literacy 5K win

    Lancaster High School junior cross country and track standout Wylie Penegar posted an 18:13 time to capture first place in the first Lancaster Area Literacy 5K road race on Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Penegar, over the 3.1-mile course which covered through residential areas in the vicinity of the Gregory Health and Wellness Center at USCL, built his lead in the first three quarters of a mile.

  • Continental Tire deserves a thank you

    The great thing about being in the newspaper business is that we often learn of good news before most others do.

    Last week, we were wowed by the news that Continental Tire was making a sizable donation to two local government entities.

    The company, which moved its North American corporate headquarters from Charlotte to Indian Land last year, announced it was giving $65,000 worth of tires to Lancaster County and $35,000 to the Lancaster County School District.

  • AJ Vols blank EC, 4-0

    Conference IV-AA champion Andrew Jackson launched the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs in impressive fashion, notching a 4-0 win over Eau Claire of Columbia at Volunteer Stadium on Tuesday night.

    The Vols defeated the Shamrocks twice during the regular season on the way to the league crown. AJ’s 3-1 win over the Shamrocks last week sealed the league crown.

    In the win on Tuesday at AJ, senior William Bridges tallied two goals as did junior Oliver Wall to pace the Volunteers’ victory.

  • The No.1 breakfast around

    As Sammie Lathan dives into a plate loaded down with grits, scrambled eggs, salty strips of bacon and white toast slathered in grape jelly, it’s easy to see why JoMars Family Restaurant has such a devoted clientele.

    Lathan, a Lancaster resident, stops by the restaurant for some of his home-cooked favorites at least once a week.

    Today, Lathan pulled up a seat near the famed “Fatback Hotbar” along with his friend, Charles Jones.

  • S.C. Mother of the Year 2011 nominations sought

    Would you like to nominate a deserving mother for South Carolina Mother of the Year?

    The S.C. Mother of the Year Search Committee. a non-profit organization that promotes spiritual and moral values in families, is now accepting nominations for S.C. Mother of the Year for 2011.

  • Kershaw residents to see small tax increase

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council unanimously approved first reading of its 2010-11 budget Monday night. It calls for a small tax increase for property owners.

    The tax increase means an extra $3.20 on a home valued at $50,000, or $6.40 on a $100,000 home, Town Administrator Tony Starnes said.

    Starnes told council that if it did not approve the tax increase this year, which will mean about $10,000 in funds for the town, the town would lose out on the opportunity to recoup that money next year.

  • A singer's singer

    The “singer’s singer” whose voice has touched millions of lives around the world is coming to Lancaster.

    Award winning gospel singer Cynthia Clawson will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church.

    “I think being considered a ‘singer’s singer’ means ‘someone can sing for me and I won’t be critical,’” said Clawson, laughing. “As singers, we listen so critically to how others do it. I think it means I can just relax and enjoy when she sings, or at least I hope that’s what it means.”

  • Poetry in Song

    Margaret Monroe directs the Lancaster Chamber Choir's program "Poetry in Song" on Sunday night at First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. The choir sang some of the poems of Robert Frost that have been put to music. Titles they performed included "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Day."