Today's News

  • Buford blanks Saluda to capture the district

    BUFORD – Lady Jackets’ diamond ditto, ditto, ditto.

    The Buford Lady Jackets rolled to the Class AA District IV softball championship in the same way they started their postseason run.

    BHS, the Class AA defending state champion, notched its third straight 10-0 win to advance to the Class AA Upper State title round tonight when Buford faces Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson.

  • Lady Vols top GCA for district softball title

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High softball coach Wesley Kidd said the Vols have picked up their hitting, which stands as a key reason they captured the Class AA District III championship on Wednesday.

    The 18-9 Lady Volunteers drilled 11 hits on the way to a 7-1 win over Gray Collegiate Academy at the AJHS softball field.

  • Foursome has close victory in Crenshaw Oil golf tournament

    The winning foursome took a close win in the 26th annual Crenshaw Oil Company Lancaster County Partners for Youth golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    Crenshaw Oil Company and Crenshaw Food Stores sponsor the tournament, with proceeds benefitting the Lancaster County Partners for Youth Scholarship Program.

    The tournament featured a captain’s choice format with a maximum 18 handicap for any player.

  • Buford blanks Gray Collegiate to open soccer playoffs Tuesday

    Region IV-AA soccer champion Buford High School, rated fifth in the Class AA state poll, advanced in the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs, taking a 2-0 win over Gray Collegiate on Tuesday night.

    BHS junior midfielder Blaine Gossman scored a first-half goal for a 1-0 halftime lead.

    In the second half, the Jackets struggled to find the target with their shots, until sophomore Jesse Black scored off a corner kick and the Gossman assist.

  • LSS hosts Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Saturday

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models return to Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    On April 1, the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models debuted at LSS where Ben Watkins dominated the race.

    Watkins will not be here Saturday as he is racing with the World of Outlaws Super Late Model Series.

    So Saturday, LSS will have a new winner in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Series.

  • Column: Paper or plastic? The choice is crucial

    Over the 40 years that I have known her, I have come to have great respect for my wife’s political antenna. She’s not a political junkie in the traditional sense, but when she thinks an issue is important, I have learned to pay attention.
    This time it’s plastic bags.
    As she said the other day, “There is no good reason that they should not be banned. They are killing our oceans and it’s only the plastic bag industry that is keeping the ban from happening.”
    She is right.

  • Column: There’s a right way to pass a tax hike, and this isn’t it

    While the Senate was busy debating the gas-tax hike last week, the House decided to reinsert itself into the argument – but not in any normal way.
    Last Wednesday afternoon, House leaders placed their version of the gas-tax increase into the state budget as a budget provision, more commonly known as a budget proviso.

  • Kids' musician Roger Day holds free concert Saturday

    Lancaster County First Steps will host a free concert on Saturday featuring children’s musician Roger Day.
    The “Dream Big” concert is 10 a.m. at USC Lancaster’s Stevens Auditorium.
    “We are excited to bring Roger Day to Lancaster, and we want to fill every seat,” said Lora Bryson, executive director of Lancaster County First Steps. “Our organization wants to make sure that hope lives on in the families of Lancaster County.”

  • On Faith: No IDs, no income limits, just free food and God’s love

    Editor’s note: Debbie Gallien, who was probably born smiling, works the front desk at The Lancaster News. When she asks, “How can I help you?” she really means it.

    Christians are called by God to be his hands and feet. Romans 12:13 tells us: “When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.”

  • Jackets eye district crown

    Buford is a win away from the Class AA District VII baseball crown after taking a 5-2 win over Woodland High School of Dorchester on Monday.

    The Jackets faced Woodland in a second game Monday, but the contest was called due to lightning and rain in the top of the fourth inning with Buford on top 3-2.

    BHS returned to Woodland on Tuesday to complete the game in hopes of winning to advance to the Class AA Lower State title round.