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Today's News

  • AJ Middle, South win to set up showdown Thursday

    Andrew Jackson Middle School and South Middle School each posted shutout wins to set up a football showdown at AJ on Thursday.AJMS, which defeated South last season, improved to 3-0 with a 16-0 win over Camden Middle School on Wednesday.South Middle School, on a road trip to Winnsboro, rolled to a 28-0 win over Fairfield Central Middle School at Fairfield Central High on Wednesday.In the AJ Middle win, the 3-0 Vols forged an 8-0 halftime lead and added a second-half score to seal the win.Javaris Clyburn dashed 10 yards and added the two-point

  • BHS's Ford puts team first

    BUFORD – Will Ford knows his way around athletics.

  • Rich's ideology poses harm to S.C. schools

    Any good organization’s representative should also be an advocate. This is especially true for someone who represents the public schools in an era when too many people without substantive arguments are attempting to discredit public education to promote their own agenda. It seems as though test scores have created all sorts of instant experts.

    I will summarize my thoughts on that issue by simply saying that we would all do well to recognize that test scores tell us a lot less than there is to know about what is going on in our schools.

  • Time to take deep breath, be grateful

    Politicians are blasting each other, the financial wizards on Wall Street have goofed up, our Congress seems to be in disarray, our war in the Middle East continues, folks are cleaning up after storms and gasoline is in short supply.

  • Pregnancy Center celebrates 10 years

    On Sept. 18, nearly 300 people gathered together for the Pregnancy Care Center’s 10th Anniversary banquet. Many people came away that evening encouraged and uplifted in knowing that they were not alone in their commitment to help women and men experiencing unplanned pregnancies. People’s lives are changed and babies are born because of the love and truth offered them at the Pregnancy Care Center.

  • Man, 19, charged in shooting

    Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in the Sept. 19 shooting of a Lancaster man.

    Adrian Foster, 19, of 327 Elm St., was charged Thursday with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    Authorities say Foster shot a man at Sam's Place club on Old Landsford Road. The shooting victim, 18, has since been treated and released from the hospital.

    Foster shot the man in the leg with a pistol after the two argued at the club about a possible stolen gun, sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland said.

    "They started arguing and it just escalated from there," Holland said.

  • LHS tennis team blanks Stallions

    The Lancaster High girls tennis team opened region play with a 7-0 win over South Pointe on Tuesday night.The Lady Bruins started strong and didn’t drop a set while improving to 5-1 on the season. Morgan Gardner, Rebecca Simpson, Haley Heath and Sarah Gilreath notched 6-0, 6-0 victories.LHS visits Ridge View in region play on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Match results:Lyndsay Hegler (L) def. Gabriella Carpenter (S) 6-3, 6-3Morgan Gardner (L) def. Lierin Monteith (S) 6-0, 6-0Rebecca Simpson (L) def.

  • Southern gospel's golden sound: Gold City, Ivan Parker coming here Friday night

    Two of inspirational music’s best loved vocal acts are bringing their tie that binds to Lancaster this week.Gold City – one the top male quartets in Southern gospel music – will be together with Ivan “The Voice” Parker at Second Baptist Church, along with King’s Cause. The concert is 7 p.m. Friday.Regularly featured on Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Video and Concert Series, and a member of the Gaither Trio, Parker just received another favorite soloist award during the National Quartet Convention.

  • I need to find Mr. Parr

    The one thing about walking down Main Street is that you don’t have to stick to one sidewalk.Sure, there’s a courthouse (west) side, but there’s another side, too.

  • Festival almost here

    INDIAN LAND – There is something planned for everyone at the third annual Fall into Fun Festival.

    The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Indian Land Middle School. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, which is slated to open late this year or in early 2009.

    The festival has a change of venue this year, from Sun City Carolina Lakes to Indian Land Middle School. Organizers hope the new location will offer better parking and more visibility from U.S. 521, to draw in more attendance.