Today's News

  • No wiggle room

    There’s a Relay For Life sign leaning on the desk just outside Room 105 at Buford Elementary School.

    When the new school first opened, Room 105 was a teacher’s lounge. Trust me, I know, having spent my share of time in it assisting teachers while fulfilling the volunteer hours requirement for Discovery School.

    But now, the Bunn coffee maker, refrigerator and miscellaneous teacher supplies are gone.

  • Bruins win county meet

    The Lancaster Bruins captured the boys title in the Run for Ryan KLS Lancaster County track meet on Saturday at the LHS track.

    LHS captured the crown with 133 points, followed by Buford 54, Indian Land 27 and Andrew Jackson 25.

    In the overall meet, LHS also prevailed in the combined meet with the girls for 266.5 points. IL had 82.5 points for second overall, with Buford third, 81 and AJ fourth, 41.

  • Lady Vols blast Lions in soccer

    The host Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers defeated  Lewisville in girls soccer, 8-1 on Monday.

    The Lady Vols had plenty of help in scoring as goals were scored by four different players.  Ashley Beavers scored three, Leah Kennington tallied three, Jordan Truesdale and Stephanie Baker each had one. Madi Jans, Erin Roberts and Kennington also had assists in the win. AJ held a 7-0 lead at the half.

    Goalkeepers for Andrew Jackson were Amber Kelley and Kennington, who teamed for the shutout.

    Bruins top Chester

  • Lancers split 3 at LJC

    The University of South Carolina Lancers protected their fourth-place standing in the NJCAA Region X regular-season standings in a split with Louisburg Junior College over the weekend.

    The Lancers, 24-20, 15-16, opened strong with a sweep on Saturday, but dropped two Sunday.

    In the Saturday opener, USCL upended Louisburg 12-8 behind a 17-hit attack.

  • Teen injured in fall from car

    A Lancaster teen will need reconstructive surgery on her face after falling from a moving car Monday night.

    The 17-year-old was getting picked up by a friend on Clark Place when she jumped on the driver’s side window with her right hip resting on the door, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    The teen told the driver to drive forward. The teen then felt a push on her hip, which startled her and caused her to fall, the teen told police.

  • Miller's four firsts spark Lady Bruins' victory

    Lancaster High School’s Janell Miller captured firsts in four events to pace the Lady Bruins to the title in the Lancaster County girls track meet as part of the annual Run for Ryan KLS event Saturday.

    Miller won in the 100, 200, 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 events at the LHS track.

    The Lady Bruins topped the girls’ field with 133.5 points followed by Indian Land, 55.5, Buford 27 and AJ 16.

    The LHS girls teamed with the LHS boys to compile 266.5 points to take the overall crown. The Bruins were followed by Indian Land 82.5, Buford 81 and AJ 41.

  • Mangum wins, nets Super Street bounty

    Track veteran Shawn Mangum collected the Super Street bounty on Brandy Baker to highlight an action-packed night at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday.

    The Super Street front row had Frankie McGuire and Travis Mosley, but all eyes were on “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker, who started in the rear after winning three straight.

    When the green flag dropped, it was McGuire leading, with Travis Mosley all over his back bumper. Baker was on a mission to get to the front of the pack, and “The Gambler” was picking off cars left and right to get to the front.

  • Measure would allow larger rear decks in Sun City Carolina Lakes community

    Residents who live in the Sun City Carolina Lakes neighborhood in Indian Land may soon be allowed to have bigger decks on their homes.

    County Council discussed a possible change to the guidelines that govern the Sun City community, now made up of almost 2,000 homes. The guidelines include requirements for everything from landscaping to appropriate signage, though several residents have recently asked for a change to rules regarding decks.

  • Family Promise yard sale set for 6 a.m. Saturday

    If you’re looking for a few bargains, a great place and time to find them is  early Saturday at the Family Promise yard sale.

    It begins at 6 a.m. in the old Harris Teeter parking lot at 415 W. Meeting St., across from Crawford Funeral Home. 

    Family Promise volunteer Hugh Mobley said proceeds from the yard sale will go directly to help local homeless families get back on their feet. 

  • Building relationships through construction

    INDIAN LAND – Certain residents from a retirement community in the Panhandle have been reaching out to students at Indian Land High School in a special way.

    For about two years now, the Sun City Carolina Lakes Woodworkers Guild has partnered with ILHS to mentor and assist students who take building construction classes.

    Members of the guild help with projects that include the construction of pens, lazy Susan rotating trays and stackable tables. The guild also helps judge student competitions, said Mark Bonda, building construction instructor at Indian Land High.