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Today's News

  • Black's field goal lifts Jackets

     

    Buford finished a marathon game in the Black for a thrilling 45-42 triple overtime win over rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at Volunteer Stadium.

    Buford junior kicker Jesse Black’s field goal in the third overtime sealed the Jackets’ win, and a place in the Class AA playoffs.

    BHS’s three-point victory ended the Volunteer season at 3-7.

    The rivals fought hard and tied the game at 28-28 at the end of regulation.

  • York zaps Lancaster, 46-14

     

    YORK – In seemingly a mere flash, Lancaster’s focus for an upset football win over No. 8 York was blinded by a lightning bolt.

    The Bruins, up 14-0 and working on a stunning road win, saw it all fade in the cool fall air at York High School on Friday night.

    Cat-quick La’darius Allison returned a LHS kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown to ignite the host Cougars on a 46-14 win over the Bruins on Friday night.

  • Stallions dash by Vols

     

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers found defensive traction in the second half of their homecoming game against Lee Central, but it was not enough to overcome the talented Stallions.

    The gallant Volunteers fell to the Stallions, 26-14.

    AJ took the ball first for a seven-play drive for 38 yards, but a field goal fell short. Chaz Debruhl keyed the drive with a 32-yard pass to Bailey Johnson.

  • Murphy-led Bulldogs bite Warriors

     

    INDIAN LAND – The Camden Bulldogs entered their game with Indian Land needing a win to make the Class AAA Upper State football playoffs.

    The Bulldogs, 2-7, 1-2, brought their running game in Jericho Murphy, and he responded with 267 yards rushing on 24 carries and three touchdowns to go with a stingy second-half Bulldog defense for a 31-17 win over the Warriors.

    Indian Land forced a Camden punt and quickly moved to the Bulldogs’ 25.

    ILHS senior receiver John Gregory broke open and David Loughry hit him to make it

  • Central tops Jackets, 30-14

     

    PAGELAND – Buford had tough going at Central Pageland on Friday night, falling to the Eagles, 30-14.

    Central’s running game proved vital in the Eagles’ 16-point win. Two CHS running backs and quarterback Quan Chambers combined for 310 rushing yards.

    Buford, rated No. 12 in Class AA, on the other hand, couldn’t muster much offense. The Jackets had 160 total yards. BHS quarterback Ryan Moore passed for 126 yards and Dalton Small led the ground attack with 39 yards.

    Early on, it looked to be a well-matched game.

  • Commentary: Mulvaney talks about his bailiwick: budget, taxes

    Editor’s note: Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and former congressman from Indian Land, appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday to discuss the Republicans’ budget, which had just passed the Senate, and the president’s tax-reform plans. Here are excerpts of his discussion with host John Dickerson.

  • Column: 6 questions for gubernatorial candidates

    The S.C. General Assembly is far different than 27 years ago when Operation Lost Trust blew open the cozy culture of the State House with federal charges against 28 legislators and lobbyists in a cash-for-votes sting.
    People went to jail. Some avoided it. Ethics rules were changed to become some of the toughest in the nation as it became virtually impossible for people to buy a cup of coffee legally for a friend in the legislature.  

  • Committee picks color scheme for new Panhandle elementary

    “Motherland” green, “Lasting Thoughts” blue and “Violet Crush” lavender are a few of the colors that will flow through the new elementary school in the Panhandle.
    The Lancaster County school board voted unanimously on the colors during Tuesday night’s meeting after the palette was chosen by a committee of parents, a teacher, interior designer and the school district’s architect.

  • Body identified, boyfriend charged with murdering woman, her unborn child

    A Charlotte man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Oct. 19 off Doby’s Bridge Road in Fort Mill.
    Mahmood Amjad Bhatti was arrested Oct. 25 and charged with the murder of 23-year-old Natalie Nicole Merrick and her unborn child. Bhatti and Merrick had been in a long-term relationship, according to a statement from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

  • Kershaw meeting on cleaning up old Springs site draws big crowd

    KERSHAW – Nancy Watson wants the abandoned Springs Industries Kershaw Plant property on the north side of town cleaned up.
    She is tired and frustrated over the 9.1-acre eyesore that paints an unflattering image of the town and its citizens.
    “It was a nice clean mill, a nice clean mill village, and we were never afraid to go out at night,” Watson said Tuesday night during a question/answer community meeting held at her beloved Kershaw Second Baptist Church.