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Today's News

  • A Night To Remember

    "Happy Birthday is a victory song." The Theme for the 2010 Relay For Life. High-Five: Courtney Johnson, 18, greets cancer survivor Lorri Crawford during the opening lap at the 2010 Relay For Life walk at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Come on in: USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano reacts after taking a plunge in dunking booth from a pitch thrown by the Lancers baseball player Shawn Thomas.

    Hammer Time: Andrew Jackson High School senior Paul Harris, 18, takes out his frustrations on a clunker with a sledge hammer.

  • Volunteers pluck Eagles

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers earned some diamond revenge and positioned themselves for a coveted chance to battle for the Conference IV-AA baseball title with an 11-1 league win over Central of Pageland on Tuesday night.

    AJ, which dropped a 6-5 loss to Central last month in Pageland, moved its region mark to 9-1.

  • Speedway set to host Showdown at Sundown

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts the City Chevrolet Showdown at Sundown on Saturday.

    A fan has donated extra money this week for division purses. Per the fan’s request $500 will be added to first place for the following classes.

    Pure Street: $800 to win as Jerry Sexton and Chris Fincher are keeping the heat on Frankie McGuire in the Pure Street.

    Crate Sportsman: $850 to win as the competition is strong in this division.

    Super Street: $1000 to win in this division. Shawn Mangum collected the division bounty money last week in Super Street.

  • Breaking News Teen dies from injuries in Saturday car crash

    An Andrew Jackson High School student has died from injuries he sustained in a car accident on Saturday.

    Daniel Sullivan, 16, was in a crash in Kershaw County on Saturday. He died Wednesday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Another AJHS student was injured in the crash.

    Troopers were still working on the crash report on Wednesday afternoon, and further details were not available.

    Sullivan was active in the school's drama program, AJHS Principal Mary Barry said.

  • Junior Warriors edge Bruins for jayvee title

    Indian Land captured the first Bruins junior varsity soccer tournament with a 2-1 win over host Lancaster on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Junior Warriors and Junior Bruins played a tough defensive match, with good shots hard to produce.

    Lancaster keeper Matt Johnston made two outstanding stops to keep Indian Land off the scoreboard in the first half.

    The Indian Land defense limited Lancaster to two shots on goal in the first half which ended in a scoreless draw. The offensive pressure increased in the second half.

  • At Relay For Life, every quarter counts

    As of noon Friday, about $140,000 had been raised for the 2010 Relay For Life.

    Donna Parsons, Relay co-chair, hopes the $215,000 goal will be reached.

    Last year’s Relay raised $256,407 to help fund American Cancer Society cancer research and cancer awareness and wellness programs.

    While a tough economic climate has made for a challenging year, Parsons said the local Relay For Life continues to grow and is up to an all-time high 63 teams.

  • St. Luke UMC consecrates its new sanctuary

    Almost three years ago, stones were placed in each Sunday school classroom at St. Luke United Methodist Church.

    Its members were asked to write prayer requests on each one and how they could each be used to make a dream of a “new” sanctuary into a reality.

    When the St. Luke sanctuary renovations were started in October 2009, those stones were literally poured into the foundation.

    Consecrated on Sunday, the sanctuary is indeed a house of worship built on the prayers of its people, said the Rev. Kyle Randle.

  • No wiggle room

    There’s a Relay For Life sign leaning on the desk just outside Room 105 at Buford Elementary School.

    When the new school first opened, Room 105 was a teacher’s lounge. Trust me, I know, having spent my share of time in it assisting teachers while fulfilling the volunteer hours requirement for Discovery School.

    But now, the Bunn coffee maker, refrigerator and miscellaneous teacher supplies are gone.

  • Bruins win county meet

    The Lancaster Bruins captured the boys title in the Run for Ryan KLS Lancaster County track meet on Saturday at the LHS track.

    LHS captured the crown with 133 points, followed by Buford 54, Indian Land 27 and Andrew Jackson 25.

    In the overall meet, LHS also prevailed in the combined meet with the girls for 266.5 points. IL had 82.5 points for second overall, with Buford third, 81 and AJ fourth, 41.

  • Lady Vols blast Lions in soccer

    The host Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers defeated  Lewisville in girls soccer, 8-1 on Monday.

    The Lady Vols had plenty of help in scoring as goals were scored by four different players.  Ashley Beavers scored three, Leah Kennington tallied three, Jordan Truesdale and Stephanie Baker each had one. Madi Jans, Erin Roberts and Kennington also had assists in the win. AJ held a 7-0 lead at the half.

    Goalkeepers for Andrew Jackson were Amber Kelley and Kennington, who teamed for the shutout.

    Bruins top Chester