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Today's News

  • Spencer’s HBP lifts Jackets by Bruins, 3-2 in Monday victory

    Buford High School batter Spencer Funderburk took one for the team and it resulted in a 3-2 win over rival Lancaster High School at Buford Park on Monday night.

    Funderburk, with the bases loaded and two out, was hit by a pitch to force home Noah Vincent with the winning run in the victory over the Bruins.

    Ryan Moore, Dylan Sistare and Brett Sistare each had two hits to lead the Jackets’ attack. Moore drove in a run.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway to host car show, open practice

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Super Speedway will open the 2017 racing season with the annual LSS car show and open practice Saturday.

    The car show has been very popular with the LSS drivers, fans and staff members.

  • Boxing exhibition aids KLS Foundation

    Solid punches were landed in support of the Kleine-Levin Syndrome Foundation of Lancaster on Saturday at the old Barr Street High School gym.

    A boxing exhibition, led by Lancaster boxing champion Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo, featured rounds of sparring and training at the gym handled by Hope on the Hill.

    Mingo, a retired boxer and a member of the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame with a 28-9-1 pro record, took to the ring in the event.

  • Buford girls win, go to 2-0

    The Buford High School girls soccer team upped its record to 2-0 with a 2-0 win over the Governors School on Friday night.

    Payton Howell scored the winning goal in the 27th minute off a cross from Victoria Hinson.

    Hinson scored the second goal in the second half at the 57th minute.

    Keeper Tory Knight posted her second shutout of the season.

    The Jackets played Andrew Jackson at home Tuesday.

  • Heath Springs man dies in house fire

    HEATH SPRINGS – A fatal house fire that killed a Heath Springs man Saturday remains under investigation, public safety officials said Tuesday.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Arthur Leon Southern of 6067 Flat Rock Road.
    An initial release Saturday on the fire said Southern was home alone.
    The 56-year-old Southern died of smoke inhalation, according to a preliminary autopsy performed Monday.

  • Column: Take redistricting out of legislature’s hands

    It’s a given that South Carolina’s State House politics is dysfunctional on a good day and thoroughly corrupt on most days.
    There is a big reform idea that has surfaced that may be the single biggest thing we could do to reform this broken system – and it’s getting some traction.
    The big reform idea is an independent reapportionment commission that would draw the lines for legislative districts.
    OK, I can hear the yawns and the mumbles. “What kind of arcane policy wonk stuff is he talking about now?”

  • A Real Treat

    Kayla Vaughn
    kvaughn@thelancasternews.com

    The art students at USC Lancaster were delighted to show off their artwork Thursday during a public reception in the ground floor art gallery of Founders Hall.
    One of Antonio Cherry’s paintings was a portrait of his daughter, Kylie.
    Cherry, who left the military to spend more time with his daughter, said he chose to paint her because of the impact she has had on his life.

  • Seth’s Giving Tree spring shoot

    The first Seth’s Giving Tree Spring Shoot is April 7 at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg.

    Funds raised from the shoot will benefit the Seth Muennich Scholarship Fund through Seth’s Giving Tree.

    Seth Muennich is a former Buford High School football player who died as a result of an auto accident in 2011.

  • BES principal wins state award

    Buford Elementary Principal Andrea Ribelin was shocked last weekend when she was named outstanding administrator of the year by the S.C. Counseling Association.

    “It’s very humbling, because what I do is my passion and my calling,” Ribelin said. “To be recognized for that is just a real shock. I would not be the leader I am without the phenomenal work of the staff at Buford Elementary School… and the support of our community is a huge plus.”

  • Former BHS trio playing at USC Union

    Graham Williams

    For The Lancaster News

    A trio of Buford High School baseball teammates comprises nearly a third of University of South Carolina Union’s baseball team.

    Former Jackets Christian Joplin, Andrew Caskey and Cameron Jennings said the main reason they decided to play for the Bantams was because of their friendship formed at BHS and on the Jackets’ diamond under coach Eric Funderburk.