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Today's News

  • Juniors capture BHS powder puff victory

    The juniors downed the seniors, 20-13 to capture the title in the annual Buford High School powder puff football game at Jackets Stadium on Wednesday night.
    The Jackets’ powder puff game, a Buford High homecoming tradition, is sponsored by the school’s Educators Rising, which is co-sponsored by Pam Langley, Rachel Haynes and Kendall Horne.
    The juniors capped the win as Hunter Allen hit Hannah Boone on a touchdown pass and Allen scored on the conversion to seal the 20-13 win.

  • Lady Bruins split matches on the court

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins tennis team split a pair of matches this week.
    The LHS girls, 7-4, fell to Class AAA foe Camden, 4-2 on Wednesday at the USC Lancaster courts.
    On Tuesday, Lancaster High posted a region win over York, 5-1.
    Camden 4, LHS 2
    Singles
    ◆ Imani Wyatt (CHS) defeated Katie McBride (L), 6-2, 6-2
    ◆ Aalela Blackmon (L) defeated Lexi Setzer (CHS), 6-4, 6-2
    ◆ Nelle Joseph (CHS) defeated Rebekah Sapp (L), 6-3, 6-4
    ◆ Tiesha Shannon (L) defeated Mackenzie Pendelton (CHS), 4-6, 6-4 tiebreak 10-8

  • LSS hosts Fall Finale on Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the the track’s Fall Finale Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Divisions running include the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.

    The 2017 LSS racing season is coming to an end, with major improvements expected to happen during the 2017-2018 offseason at the track.

    The racing season has had its ups-and-downs, with the numerous rainouts hurting the LSS racing campaign all summer long.

  • Coaches salute county trio

    FORT MILL – Three Lancaster County high school football players were saluted for

    their play at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches

    Association at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    The county trio included Lancaster High School’s Kevius Barnes along

    with Jacob Cato and Dalton McKittrick of Andrew Jackson High School.

    Barnes and Cato played key roles in the Bruins’ 27-24 road win over

    Class AAAA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night.

  • Small looms large for Jackets

    BUFORD – Dalton Small is Buford’s little big man. Small, at 5-8, 170 pounds, isn’t the biggest player, but whatever it takes, he will come up big for the Jackets football team.
    “Dalton is a big asset to our team,” BHS coach Tripp Watts said. “He will do anything to help the team. Dalton is a true team player.”
    Small, a two-year starter for the Jackets and a four-year player, is a two-way starter.
    “The biggest thing about Dalton is he doesn’t come off the field,” Watts said.

  • Pottery studio tour

    Lancaster County is holding its first pottery tour this Saturday, with five local potters opening their studios to visitors.

    The free event will allow visitors to see live pottery demonstrations, meet the artists and shop around. Participants can begin their tour at any of the studios. 

    The Lancaster stops include Dianne Mahafee’s studio at 2875 New Hope Road, Elizabeth Lee’s studio at 2945 Aero Lane, Alan Noll’s studio at 2027 Standing Timber Road and Valerie Hawkins’ studio at 3458 Flat Creek Road.

  • Fall colors off to early start across mountains

    Jonathan Veit 

    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – A dry 2016 coupled with a late summer cold front brought on by Tropical Storm Irma has jumpstarted fall color in the southern Appalachians.

    Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan, in his annual fall foliage assessment, reports that the bounty of fall colors enjoyed by so many leaf lookers and businesses is seven to 10 days ahead of schedule in some areas.

  • Column: Time for a leadership transition in S.C. and for New Democrats

    In the Chinese language, the symbol is the same for crisis and opportunity. For both the state of South Carolina and for the Democratic Party – this truly is a time of both crisis and opportunity.

    First our state’s crisis. Anyone who reads a newspaper knows our state is at the beginning of a political corruption and ethics crisis the likes of which we have not seen in a generation. And add to this the huge, related $9 billion nuclear scandal with SCANA, Santee Cooper and the legislature.

  • 2 men seriously hurt in unrelated shootings

    Two men were seriously injured Wednesday night in unrelated shootings in different parts of Lancaster County.
    The names of the men were not released, and no arrests had been made at press time. Both victims were airlifted for treatment of their injuries.
    The first incident happened a little after 6 p.m. in the 5000 block of Pleasant Plains Road in Kershaw, according to a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • City council cheers Dixie Darlings team

    Lancaster’s Dixie Darlings softball team took its bows at this week’s city council meeting, and Mayor John Howard read a proclamation congratulating the team on its dominant run to the Dixie World Series.
    The 8-and-under all-stars were District 2 champions, South Carolina state champions and finished No. 2 in the World Series.
    Howard read the proclamation after the pledge and invocation at Tuesday night’s council meeting.