Today's News

  • County trio triumphs

    A trio of county teams – Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster – posted wins to help the home side prevail in the seventh annual Founders Kickoff Classic on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    Andrew Jackson  rallied for an exciting 19-14 win over McBee High School,  while the Jackets and Bruins each posted shutout victories.

    Buford blanked Class AAA Fort Mill 6-0 and Lancaster downed county foe Indian Land 14-0.

    The lone visiting team to win was Central of Pageland which rolled to a 20-8 victory over Great Falls.

    Vols rally by Panthers

  • Sutton, Evans lead juniors’ play in annual all-star state tournament

    Lancaster junior golfers “T” Sutton and Baylee Evans captured state titles during play in the 20th annual Thomas D. Todd all-stars championship.

    The tournament is sponsored by the S.C. Junior Golf Association and was held at the Pickens Country Club in Pickens on Aug. 14-15.

    Sutton, a Buford Elementary School fourth grade student, blitzed the boys 8-9 field, shooting a 69 (36-33) over 18 holes to post an 11-shot win.

  • School Tools drive winds down

    Despite a slow economy, Communities is Schools’ annual School Tools supply drive was able to collect hundreds of school supplies that will benefit area school children in need.

    The campaign, which collects pencils, notebooks and other items, began Aug. 1 and will end Tuesday.

    This year, locals have been able to donate supplies at one of the BB&T locations in the county – on Main Street in Lancaster and off Charlotte Highway in Indian Land.

    BB&T served as the lone drop-off location for the Communities in Schools (CIS) drive this year.

  • Police reports - Aug. 29, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Sammie Terrell Catoe, 26, of 1648 Billings Drive, was charged Aug. 11 with simple possession of marijuana and a seat belt violation.

    • Joshua William Deaton, 23, of Great Falls, was charged Aug. 12 with simple possession of marijuana, operating an uninsured vehicle and violation of open container violation.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • Several storage units at H&H Chevrolet in Kershaw were broken into between Aug. 20 and 23.

  • Gilliam has good reason to be proud

    If you see coach Roosevelt “Sandy” Gilliam these days, he’s likely beaming.

    Coach Gilliam has every right to be.

    The 2010  College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies included a  couple of his former players, Emerson Boozer and Willie Jefferies, who were enshrined during ceremonies in South Bend, Ind., just over a month ago.

  • The Big Four

    It happens on Saturday mornings from April through late October.

    A gung-ho, do-it-yourselfer steps outside, breathes deeply and heads to the shed to get out the mower.

    He checks the fluids, adjusts the throttle and either pulls the crank cord or turns the ignition switch.

    Nothing happens.

    Then, he wastes half the day trying to get the mower started. And if it doesn’t, he loads up the mower to take it to a repair shop on Monday.

  • With a few more renovations, a new center for middle and high school students, will open on East Gay Street.

    Ro and Akio Harris have started the Blessed to Care program, and are remodeling the office building at 405 E. Gay St. to accommodate an after-school program and computer lab for children in grades six through 12.

    During the summer, Blessed to Care provided education assistance, youth development workshops and supervised social functions for teens, Ro Harris said.

  • LMS hosts eight divisions of racing Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host eight divisions of racing Saturday at the half-mile dirt oval.

    The card features the following divisions:

    Limited Late Models

    The last time LMS had Limited Late Models Chris Hargett won as Hargett beat a star-studded field to the finish line in Randy Smith, Mike Huey and Shaun Harrell. Expect all these drivers back Saturday night. Who will claim the win Saturday night?

    Crate Late Models

  • Man gets 50 years

    Latora Hood said her fiance, Jermaine Richardson, had a map of where he wanted his life to go.

    Richardson, 21, known as Baldy to friends and family, was trying to get into art school and “could draw anything you put in front of him,” Hood said.

    He and Hood lived at Pardue Street Apartments, but Richardson wanted them to move away from there, so the couple bought a house in 2006 near the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Bruin boosters get boost for Blue-Gold Santa

    The inaugural Lancaster Bruins Booster Club Blue and Gold Santa made Christmas last year quite merry for some less fortunate local families.

    The 2010 community event will be that and more come Dec. 11 when the LHS boosters’ 2010 Blue and Gold Santa is held in the school’s cafeteria.

    The Bruins Boosters, who partnered with Founders Federal Credit Union, raised $10,000 at a fundraiser last Friday night at the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.