Today's News

  • A homemade fashion statement

    KERSHAW – Darryl Pierce doesn’t teach high school family and consumer science (home economics).

    The former elementary school teacher is now the instructional facilitator at Andrew Jackson Middle School.

    In that role, he supports both students and teachers alike in the learning process so that both are successful.

    However, if Pierce cooks as good as he sews, teaching home economics wouldn’t be a stretch.

  • Teams open jamboree play tonight

    County high school football coaches will see their teams in action under game-like conditions as preseason jamboree play kicks off this weekend.

    County foes Andrew Jackson and Buford tangle tonight as they play in the 34th annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at Zemp Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:30.

    Lancaster will also be involved in jamboree play as the Bruins will compete in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School.

  • Battles, cautions aplenty at Lancaster Speedway

    As the week of extreme temperatures came to a close, one would have thought the track at Lancaster Speedway to be dry and dusty. That was not the case. The “Masters of the Mud” did an amazing job keeping the dirt track in shape.  

  • Cardboard shortage doesn't ground me

    I’m sorta glad to see more folks hanging onto stuff and making the old new again these days.

    For me, its a reminder of our backyard outbuildings concealed by hedge bushes and such.

    Long before I arrived on the scene, homeowners had horse barns, wagon sheds, storage buildings and various shacks on their property.

    But changing times brought on by automobiles meant that many of those old structures fell into disrepair.

    However, I wasn’t one to neglect anything.

    For me, those old abandoned structures were a saw mill gold mine. 

  • AJ 40th anniversary set for two-day celebration

    The Andrew Jackson High School 40th anniversary will include a two-day celebration.

    The event kicks off with the Volunteers’ annual clash with county rival Lancaster High School on Aug. 28. The game marks the 40th meeting with the Vols and Bruins.

    Prior to kickoff, a host of activities are being planning on the AJ campus.

    Tailgating is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. A host of games will be set up for children in the school area. The National Guard will have its popular climbing wall.

  • Realignment impacts schools

    The S.C High School League’s realignment will have a major impact on Lancaster County high schools.

    Realignment, the League’s biannual reshuffling of schools for interscholastic competition based on school enrollment, begins with the 2010-11 school term and lasts for two years.

    The realignment has Lancaster headed into a new region with familiar past foes, while the rest of the county schools – Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land – will compete in one region for the first time ever.

  • Steady Threatt nets title

    In fitting fashion, Steven Threatt rolled in a three-foot par putt on No. 18 to give him the Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon.

    Threatt, a one-handicap golfer, was consistent all day with his short game – 13 pars, four bogeys and a birdie – for a one-over 145 (70-75) to claim a single-shot win over Trevor Banks.

    Banks, the former Buford High School star golfer headed to the University of South Carolina to play for the Lancers, entered the final hole tied with Threatt.

  • Meet events boost Jackets, AJ Vols

    Fun and fundraising highlighted annual events at Buford and Andrew Jackson High School over the weekend.

    Buford hosted its annual meet the Jackets on Saturday, two days after Andrew Jackson held its annual meet the Vols.

    The meet the Jackets was highlighted by the annual cow patty bingo held at the recreation softball field below the high school.

  • Police reports - Aug. 23, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • A Kershaw man was arrested on a drug charge in the Pit Stop Parking lot on Grace Avenue on Aug. 12.

    Morrison Rayvon Kirkley, 28, 113 W. First St., was charged with possession of marijuana.

    The report said deputies saw a suspicious car in the bar parking lot and a person attempting to hide from deputies inside the car, the report said.

    Deputies questioned Kirkley and smelled marijuana inside the car. Kirkley turned over a bag of marijuana to the officers, the report said.

  • Wreck victim identified

    KERSHAW – The man involved in the single-vehicle fatal wreck Saturday morning on Flint Ridge Road was a Lancaster resident.

    Harold Lee “Doodle” Nichols, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup ran off the road and ejected him.

    He died from multiple trauma, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said.

    The accident happened at 3 a.m., about 5 miles north of Kershaw.

    Nichols, who was not wearing a seat belt, was the only occupant in the truck, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.