Today's News

  • Parnell’s list: Gun control, health-care, tax changes

    Congressional candidate Archie Parnell campaigned in Lancaster on Thursday, saying it’s time to take a serious look at restricting sales of military-style semiautomatic weapons.
    Since the federal assault-weapons ban was lifted in 2004, he asserted, gun deaths from military-style rifles have more than tripled.
    “That’s something that we as a rational country just can’t live with,” Parnell said while also discussing healthcare and taxes during a packed meeting of the Lancaster County Democratic Party.

  • Volunteers down Bruins

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson, for the second time in three days, posted a win over Class AAAA county rival Lancaster on Wednesday night.

    The Volunteers, who defeated the Bruins, 7-3 on Monday at LHS, notched a 5-1 home win over the Bruins.

    Griffin Gardner, who worked five innings, was the winner. He struck out five and allowed two walks, two hits and a run.

    Colby Jackson worked the final two innings and fanned one with two hits and no walks.

  • Vols hold on, top Buford

    KERSHAW – Host Andrew Jackson stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA boys soccer, taking a tough 2-1 win over the Buford Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night.

    The Vols built a 1-0 lead at the half.

    AJ struck first as Rhett Bowers shot the ball and his well-placed kick landed in the lower right side of the net for a 1-0 Vols lead.

    Bowers was assisted by Jared Truesdale on the goal, which came late in the first half.

    In the second half, the match was even with the Vols holding their 1-0 lead.

  • Lady Bruins defeat Vols

    KERSHAW – The Lancaster Lady Bruins avenged an 8-7 loss to county rival Andrew Jackson, taking a 6-2 win over the Lady Volunteers on Tuesday night.

    LHS senior hurler Summer Clinton pitched a complete game and aided her cause with two hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs in the four-run LHS win.

    Ashley Abbott led the Lancaster offense with three hits.

    Gracie Revels, Alexus Lowery and Ana Watts each had two hits.

    Madison Morris had a hit and drove in three runs.

  • Jackets top AJ golfers

    Buford High School shot a 171 to defeat rival Andrew Jackson High School in golf at the Lancaster Golf Club on Tuesday.

    The Jackets’ “T” Sutton shot a two-under 34, followed by Caleb Henson with a 39 and Chandler King had a 47. Michael McCowan followed with a 51 for Buford.

    Mason Sowell led AJ, which had a 195, with a 37 and Luke Benfield carded a 47.

    Parker Deese had a 55 and Tad McCowan carded a 56.

    Other scores for AJ were Jordan Collins with a 57, followed Raegen Brewer with a 59.

  • Martial Arts Championships feature action-packed event

    From Release

    The 44th annual Universal Martial Arts Championships were held at Springdale Recreation Center, featuring an action-packed event.

    This event is the most anticipated event of the year, not only nationwide but internationally.

    Fans could feel the ground shaking as competitors stormed in for this world class event. Competitors  awarded first place also become known as national and world champions.

  • USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Winged Sprint Car Series invades LMS

    The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour, presented by K&N Filters Winged Sprint Car Series, headlines racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    This will be one of the biggest races on the 2018 LMS schedule as the USCS Sprint Cars only come twice a year to the half-mile dirt oval.

    The Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars are popular when they come to LMS because of the speeds they reach around the track.

    The Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars will be reaching speeds over 140 mph roaring around LMS, which makes them one of the fan favorites each season.

  • Storytelling master will spin tales this Sunday

    Everyone likes to hear a good story, and Donald Davis has lots to tell. This Sunday, he will be spinning his yarns at Lancaster’s Cultural Arts Center.
    Storytelling is in Davis’ blood. Growing up in the small mountain town of Waynesville, N.C., he first “got the bug” from his grandmother. He got his own start as an Appalachian “teller” at an early age.
    “I remember by the time I was in the second grade telling other kids in school stories I’d heard my grandmother tell,” he said.

  • Column: S.C. officials quietly buy Ted Turner’s island retreat

    South Carolina’s tourism department for months kept secret from the public its plans to buy an island owned by billionaire Ted Turner for what the agency director touts will be a “premium experience” for tourists.
    Beaufort County and school district officials joined in the secrecy surrounding the taxpayer-funded, approximately $5 million purchase of the 4,680-acre St. Phillips Island – owned for decades by media mogul Turner and located along the county’s Atlantic coast, about a 15-minute boat ride from Hunting Island State Park.

  • Column: Fun and games, plus advice on making good decisions

    We live in a world that seems to have lost manners, respect and optimism. Everywhere we turn, it’s as if someone is complaining, and the proverbial glass is always half empty.
    Young people today are especially denounced. Yet how often do we get to actually spend time with our youth?
    On March 24, a broad range of young people of all races, ages and schools attended a Youth Block Party at Lancaster High School. If you are age 15 to 25 and did not attend, ask around and you will most certainly want to be present for the next one.