Today's News

  • Jackets, Warriors split in matches

    Buford split a pair of Region IV-AA wrestling matches in recent mat action.
    The Jackets downed Chesterfield, 45-30, but dropped a 62-18 loss to Cheraw.
    BHS was paced by the veteran cast of Scotti Moser, Dakota Barton, Devin Craig and Nick Jones with each posting two wins.
    Barton had two pins
    “Our veterans gave us a good effort in these matches,” BHS coach Garrett Plyler said. “We were hurt again by forfeits. We gave up too many points in the loss to Cheraw.”

  • Four county teams in latest state rankings

    Four Lancaster County high school basketball teams are ranked in the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association top 10 basketball poll which was released earlier this week.
    The county teams ranked include three girls teams – Lancaster, Andrew Jackson and Indian Land.
    The AJ Volunteers are the lone ranked squad among county boys teams.
    The Lancaster High girls, 7-2, are rated third in the Class AAA girls state poll this week behind Myrtle Beach and Dreher of Columbia.

  • Catoe recalls Tigers' battles with Bama

    Clemson battling Alabama is nothing new to former Tigers’ great Jimmy Catoe, who starred at old Kershaw High School under the late Bill Few before heading to play at Tigertown under the legendary Frank Howard in the mid-1960s.
    For Catoe, a crackerjack linebacker in his day at Clemson, facing the Tide is old helmet, uh, “old hat,” akin to “Bear” Bryant’s familiar black and white “hounds tooth” cover.

  • Mothers make the best snow buddies

    Oh boy, what a surprise! I knew it was cold that day as soon as I popped my bare feet on the cold bedroom floor. The windows were glazed over with beads of moisture. That always happened when it was colder outside than in our house.

  • Column: All retailers must play on level sales-tax field

    A sale is a sale, no matter where it takes place. Whether at a brick-and-mortar store or an online retailer, any sale should be subject to the same rules.
    Ever since Amazon.com opened its Lexington County distribution center and negotiated a sales tax exemption in 2011, the online retail giant has had a government-sanctioned advantage over South Carolina’s brick-and-mortar retailers. This four-year advantage expired on December 31, 2015, and the S.C. Retail Association and its member companies celebrate a level playing field.

  • Column: How to plug ‘Charleston Loophole’

    Back in the late 1990s, my company developed the first Internet strategy for the Ministry of Health in Australia. In all honesty, we really didn’t know much about what we were doing, but I learned one thing: with technology, the right incentives and political leadership, big changes are possible.
    Here’s the story. In the early 1990s, I met a young member of the Australian Parliament named Michael Wooldridge. He was a brain surgeon who gave it up for politics. He quickly rose through the ranks and became minister of health.

  • Police Reports: Jan. 10, 2016

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    ◆ Someone broke into two storage buildings at Clayton Homes, 1400 S.C. 9 Bypass West between 8 p.m. Dec. 29 and 8:50 a.m. Dec. 31 and stole two chairs, five sofas, a sectional sofa, a love seat, two ottomans, several lamps and home décor with a combined value of $4.321. Damage to the storage buildings is listed in the report at $763. And undetermined amount of vinyl siding was also taken.

  • Firearm purchases: How does it work in S.C.?

    When it comes to specific gun ownership, if you think there is a federal database showing that John Doe, 123 Main St., Anywhere, USA, owns a Glock 19, think again.
    Technically, Uncle Sam has no way of knowing who bought that 9mm pistol, said Tony Bowers, owner of South 200 Firearms.
    That’s not how firearms tracking works, said Bowers, who discussed how to legally buy a firearm with The Lancaster News on Jan. 7.

  • Fancy Pokket opening still delayed

    Though it’s been three years since county officials signed an incentive agreement for Canadian baked goods company Fancy Pokket, the company has yet to open its facility along
    S.C. 9.
    Lancaster County officials addressed the delay this week, saying the company has hit a few snags in the construction of its 57,000-square-foot baking plant, preventing them from obtaining a certificate of occupancy (CO).

  • Walk-on from LHS part of Clemson’s national title run

    Lancaster native Jaquarius Brice is experiencing an improbable college football dream.
    Brice, a 2013 Lancaster High School graduate with one season of high school football experience, is one game away from a possible national championship.
    Brice, in his second season with the 14-0 Clemson team, joined the Tigers’ squad as a walk-on after playing his one high school season at LHS.
    “Never in my wildest dreams did I feel this would happen to me,” said Brice of the Tigers’ national championship run.