Today's News

  • Practice begins today

    The sounds of summer, as of early today, sport whistles, shouts, grunts and groans as the 2010 high school football season kicks off with preseason drills.

    Practice begins today for three of the four county schools, with AJ getting the early start. Lancaster has a morning practice, with Buford starting in the afternoon. Indian Land starts its preseason practice on Monday morning.

    The work today is geared for the opening of the season a month from today.

    Andrew Jackson

  • Pope brings Hawg Tuff camp to IL

    Former Indian Land High School football coach Mike Pope will return to the Lancaster County Panhandle for a day of football at the Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway.

    Pope will bring his Hawg Tuff football minicamp to the Indian Land Recreation Center on U.S. 521 on Saturday.

    The camp, open to youngsters ages 9-14, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Camp registration is 8 to 9 a.m. The registration fee is $10, which includes two hours of instruction on offense and two hours on defense.

  • Man, 46, run over by trailer

    A Lancaster man was treated and released from a Charlotte hospital after he was run over by a trailer on Barr Street on Wednesday.

    Robert Lorenzo Clark, 46, of 213 N. Clyburn St., was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the 1 p.m. incident.

    A Lancaster Police Department report said Jimmy Ray Truesdale, 49, of 124 Truesdale Drive, told officers that Clark flagged him down as he drove on North Market Street.

  • Lightning runner-up in YBOA national tourney

    The Palmetto Lightning charged back to finish as the Youth Basketball of America national runner-up in the Division I 11-year-old tournament at Kissimmee, Fla., last weekend.

    The Lightning, which includes players ages 11-under from Lancaster, Heath Springs and Kershaw, rebounded from an 0-3 start to place second in the Div. I bracket of the national field.

    The Lightning faced the Alabama Lady Hustlers twice on Saturday with hopes of capturing the national championship.

  • Tyler set for enshrinement

    For a person who never really considered being a coach, Barbara Tyler will reach the apex in South Carolina high school sports tonight in Greenville.

    Tyler, the former Andrew Jackson High School volleyball coach who also coached four other Lady Volunteers sports, will be inducted into the S.C. Coaches Association Hall of Fame during its 18th annual awards ceremonies in conjunction with the Association’s clinic at Greenville’s Carolina First Center.

  • SLED looking at house fire

    The State Law Enforcement Division is assisting the Lancaster Police Department with a Saturday night house fire investigation officers say is suspicious.

    According to a police department incident report, the Lancaster Fire Department and officers were called to 965 High Lane, off University Drive. The house is home to Ronald and Christi Gardner, who have three children.

  • Juniors to cap season with Roy Small Championship

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association caps its season with the annual Roy Small Junior Championship on Monday and Tuesday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The two-day event will decide age division champions who will represent the LJGA in the state tournament next month in Pickens.

    Play each day begins at 8 am., with the chapter’s annual awards presented at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

    The juniors geared for the season-ending tournament, playing at the Kershaw Golf Club last Monday.

  • Thanks to the Internet, long-lost sisters connect

    INDIAN LAND – Two very excited sisters were reunited over the weekend after 60 years.  

    Barbara Carter welcomed her sister, (Barri) Lynn Reeves Gonsolves to her home in Sun City Carolina Lakes on Friday.

    They were separated shortly after Lynn’s birth more than 60 years ago. They had never been in touch since that time – until last month after Barbara’s daughter, Vicki Graham, found her mother’s sister.

    The sisters have been e-mailing and calling ever since.

  • For Timothy Smith, the organ is a lifelong passion


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  • Marion tops Beaufort twice, wins Legion baseball junior state title

    Marion swept a twin bill to capture the American Legion Baseball state junior tournament title at Eggleton Field on Tuesday night.

    Marion, in the finals, needed two wins over then-unbeaten Beaufort to take the crown and responded, 7-0 and 1-0.

    In the first game, Chris Washington led the offense with three hits, three runs batted in and scored three runs. Quinton Smith supplied two hits in the victory. Devante Gilbert, the tournament MVP, added a hit.

    Jamie Callahan was the winner in seven innings of work.