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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets seek to continue court success

    The Buford High School volleyball team posted a banner season last fall and hopes are high for another strong Lady Jackets’ court campaign.
    BHS, 22-3 last season, captured the Class AA Upper State volleyball crown and finished as the state runner-up under coach Taylor Roberts.
    Roberts, entering her third season as the BHS head volleyball coach, guided the Lady Jackets to a 15-5 record, a region runner-up and playoff bid in her first season two years ago.

  • Lady Volunteers volleyball banking on solid start

    The Andrew Jackson High volleyball team is off to a solid start and the Lady Volunteers hope to continue their court success this season.
    AJ, 10-5 last season and a Class AA Upper State playoff team, opened the 2016 season winning the Pelion Invitational.
    AJ defeated host Pelion, Mid-Carolina, Irmo and Gray Collegiate to capture the Gold Bracket at the PHS tourney.
    AJ, led by seventh-year coach John Verdugo, has eight returning players, including seniors Kinsley Adams, Cassidy McKittrick, Ansley Lucas, Haley Vincent and Kaitlyn Holden.

  • LHS trio is triple threat

    The success of the Lancaster Bruins offense will fall on the shoulders of the LHS senior backfield trio – seasoned running backs Ant Foster and Farrika Grier along with ever-improving quarterback Jamias Shropshire.
    The LHS trio can get it done with their arms and legs.
    “They can be among the best trio to ever come through here,” Lancaster High third-year head coach Bobby Collins said. “They’re a big key to the offense.”
    Shropshire likes the confidence.

  • Cato boots LHS to win

    Lancaster High School sophomore kicker Jacob Cato drilled a 25-yard field goal with 12.7 seconds left to lift the No. 6 Bruins to a 16-14 win over Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill High School at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

    Cato's game-winning kick, his first-ever varsity football field goal, was set up by a clutch 55-yard return by Bruins' senior defensive back C.D. Catoe.

    LHS, 2-0, visits Chester on Friday night.

  • Nutramax treats all to free BBQ, music, fellowship

    The Lancaster community is invited to join together for a “Night of Inspiration and Jazz,” at the Cultural Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 9.
    Around here, most folks would agree that good barbecue, good fellowship and good music makes for a mighty fine evening, with the bonus that admission and food are free.

  • Column: Democratic policies ruined our inner cities

    This little town of Lancaster does not have big problems yet. Still the citizens need to understand where the source of America’s problems started.
    Maybe the Lets Talk folks will get to the root of the problem and cure the issue before it becomes a big problem here.  
    The beginning of the problem is the lack of God in the lives of citizens, the God of our founders who is our creator. He is the source or our understanding of the truth in our world today. Without God’s laws in our lives, then man’s laws are of no use to us either.

  • Business celebrates devoted customer

    A reward for a loyal and enthusiastic Pizza Inn customer was delivered to Nicholas Knight’s home late last month.
    Manager Todd Mills sent two waitresses, Alyssa Catoe and Katy Ghent, to  Nicholas’ house with a big pizza delivery box. Pizza Inn does not have a delivery service, but the employees weren’t there to deliver pizza.
    Inside the box was a Pizza Inn employee T-shirt, chef’s hat and gift certificate. The wait staff encouraged management to reward Nicholas’ devotion and his dream of one day working at Pizza Inn.

  • Lancaster gets Dollar General literacy grant

    From release

    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a $4,000 grant to Lancaster’s Communities In Schools program.
    This grant is part of $4.5 million in youth-literacy grants that the foundation gave to about 1,000 organizations across the 43 states where Dollar General does business.
    The grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.

  • Thieves again rummaging through unlocked cars

    For the second time in a little more than four months, the Lancaster Police Department is investigating a string of incidents in which thieves rummage through unlocked cars at night and steal money, valuables and firearms.
    In mid-April, six similar cases were reported in the University Drive area.
    This time, they are happening in an area that centers around Buckelew Park on Chester Street.

  • Kershaw eateries start charging hospitality tax

    KERSHAW – If your bill seems a bit higher these days at Kershaw eating and drinking establishments, that’s because it is.
    Kershaw’s 2 percent hospitality tax took effect Aug. 15. Patrons who buy prepared meals, drinks and alcoholic beverages served by restaurants within the town limits are now paying more.
    And so far, so good, said Mitch Lucas, Kershaw’s interim administrator.