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Today's News

  • Buford blanks Gray Collegiate to open soccer playoffs Tuesday

    Region IV-AA soccer champion Buford High School, rated fifth in the Class AA state poll, advanced in the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs, taking a 2-0 win over Gray Collegiate on Tuesday night.

    BHS junior midfielder Blaine Gossman scored a first-half goal for a 1-0 halftime lead.

    In the second half, the Jackets struggled to find the target with their shots, until sophomore Jesse Black scored off a corner kick and the Gossman assist.

  • LSS hosts Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Saturday

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models return to Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    On April 1, the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models debuted at LSS where Ben Watkins dominated the race.

    Watkins will not be here Saturday as he is racing with the World of Outlaws Super Late Model Series.

    So Saturday, LSS will have a new winner in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Series.

  • Column: Paper or plastic? The choice is crucial

    Over the 40 years that I have known her, I have come to have great respect for my wife’s political antenna. She’s not a political junkie in the traditional sense, but when she thinks an issue is important, I have learned to pay attention.
    This time it’s plastic bags.
    As she said the other day, “There is no good reason that they should not be banned. They are killing our oceans and it’s only the plastic bag industry that is keeping the ban from happening.”
    She is right.

  • Column: There’s a right way to pass a tax hike, and this isn’t it

    While the Senate was busy debating the gas-tax hike last week, the House decided to reinsert itself into the argument – but not in any normal way.
    Last Wednesday afternoon, House leaders placed their version of the gas-tax increase into the state budget as a budget provision, more commonly known as a budget proviso.

  • Kids' musician Roger Day holds free concert Saturday

    Lancaster County First Steps will host a free concert on Saturday featuring children’s musician Roger Day.
    The “Dream Big” concert is 10 a.m. at USC Lancaster’s Stevens Auditorium.
    “We are excited to bring Roger Day to Lancaster, and we want to fill every seat,” said Lora Bryson, executive director of Lancaster County First Steps. “Our organization wants to make sure that hope lives on in the families of Lancaster County.”

  • On Faith: No IDs, no income limits, just free food and God’s love

    Editor’s note: Debbie Gallien, who was probably born smiling, works the front desk at The Lancaster News. When she asks, “How can I help you?” she really means it.

    Christians are called by God to be his hands and feet. Romans 12:13 tells us: “When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.”

  • Jackets eye district crown

    Buford is a win away from the Class AA District VII baseball crown after taking a 5-2 win over Woodland High School of Dorchester on Monday.

    The Jackets faced Woodland in a second game Monday, but the contest was called due to lightning and rain in the top of the fourth inning with Buford on top 3-2.

    BHS returned to Woodland on Tuesday to complete the game in hopes of winning to advance to the Class AA Lower State title round.

  • LHS Bruins advance in AAAA tennis playoffs

    The Lancaster High tennis team opened the Class AAAA playoffs, taking a 4-3 win over Belton Honea-Path High School on Thursday.

    The Bruins’ No. 1 doubles team of Isaac Thomas and Connor Palmeri prevailed 6-1, 6-4 in straight sets sending the Region III-AAAA champion Bruins to the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

    Singles

    Isaac Thomas (L) defeated Jacob Wurst (BHP), 6-2, 6-3.

  • Lady Warriors post playoff win

    Indian Land rolled in its Class AAA playoff opener, taking a 10-0 win over Mid-Carolina High School on Monday night.

    Summer Bishop scored three goals and added an assist to spark the Lady Warriors’ win.

    Kelsey Long netted two goals. Reagan Hunter scored two goals, while Emily Gerdes and C.C. Thompson each tallied a goal and had an assist. Kailee Erwin added a goal for ILHS.

    Emma Thompson posted the shutout.

  • Lady Warriors post playoff win

    Indian Land rolled in its Class AAA playoff opener, taking a 10-0 win over Mid-Carolina High School on Monday night.

    Summer Bishop scored three goals and added an assist to spark the Lady Warriors’ win.

    Kelsey Long netted two goals. Reagan Hunter scored two goals, while Emily Gerdes and C.C. Thompson each tallied a goal and had an assist. Kailee Erwin added a goal for ILHS.

    Emma Thompson posted the shutout.