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Today's News

  • Youth football star Sims in Diamond Games

    MYRTLE BEACH – Kershaw area recreation youth football standout Fuller Sims is playing in the Diamond All-American Games in Myrtle Beach this week.
    The games, open to youth football standouts, are played Dec. 29-31.
    In the Dec. 29 game on Thursday morning, Sims’ sixth grade white squad dropped a 33-12 loss to the sixth grade red squad.
    Sims, from his linebacker post, had a tackle, four assists and forced a fumble.
    The elite youth football all-star games have drawn 1,235 nominations from across the world since May 1.

  • Crenco honors AJ’s Gandy

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior football standout Heath Gandy is the first recipient of the Crenco Food Stores Player of the Year Award for high school football.
    Gandy played a key role for the Volunteers who posted an 8-3 record, their first winning season since the 1997 campaign.
    Gandy, an all-region pick, had 26 catches for 543 yards and two scores. He ran for 804 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. He also was 15-33 passing for 144 yards.

  • Rock Hill tops Buford in York holiday tourney

    YORK – Buford’s opening night in the Cougars Holiday Classic was rocky against Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill.
    The Bearcats, in the three-day tournament at York Comprehensive High School, took a 65-44 win over the BHS Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night.
    Rock Hill opened a 13-3 lead after one period and extended its edge to 30-13 at the half.
    The Cats led 51-34 after three periods before taking the 21-point win over the Yellow Jackets.

  • Column: The Hope of Christmas

    Chapter 2 of Luke records many details surrounding Jesus’ birth. It shows that Joseph took Mary on a journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem to obey a decree of the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus. When they arrived, they found the inn so full that their only accommodation was in an area reserved for the travelers’ animals. 

  • Tiger faithful remain ‘paws-itive’ about chances in bowl game

    Lancaster area Clemson football fans are optimistic about the Tigers’ chances of winning and advancing to the College Football Playoff (CFP) national championship game for a second straight season. Clemson, the ACC champion at 12-1, faces 11-1 Ohio State in the CFP national semifinals in Saturday’s Playstation Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

  • Vandals return to school bus lot

    One or more vandals broke windows on five cars in the Lancaster County School District bus parking lot Dec. 21, one day after six buses were vandalized in the same lot.
    The bus lot is on the home side of Lancaster County Memorial Stadium.
    Each of the five vehicles had one shattered window, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. A cell phone and flashlights were stolen from one vehicle, the report said.
    The car break-ins occurred between 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 21 and was reported at 10:22 p.m.

  • Looking Back at 2016

    Looking Back: Lancaster County
    Chamber honors ‘Mrs. Jackie’
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce honored those who serve others at its annual awards banquet in January 2016.  

  • Column: I hope to be a better neighbor in 2017

    Native Africans who speak the Bantu language have the right idea. One of their most popular proverbs is “A good deed makes for a good neighbor.”
    So does a good pie.
    On Dec. 22, while at home nursing a just-removed ingrown toenail, I combined those two notions by baking four sweet potato pies as Christmas gifts for our closest neighbors. The gesture indeed resulted in multiple smiles.

  • Jerry Cauthen’s body found

    After days of searching for Jerry Roscoe Cauthen, who walked away from a nursing home in Heath Springs last week, his body was found Wednesday morning in a heavily wooded area off Flint Ridge Road, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Cauthen, 74, died from exposure due to the environment, according to a statement from Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Deese.
    Cauthen had been missing since Dec. 23, one day after being checked into Heath Springs Residential Care Center, 614 Hart St.

  • SCDOT to close Monticello Road for repairs

    The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will close Monticello Road to through traffic beginning Jan. 3 to repair a faulty culvert pipe beneath it.

    Monticello Road is in the Elgin community and runs from Bailey Road to South Potter Road. During that time, those who normally use the closed off portion will have to use Doc Garris Road as a detour. Follow Kershaw Camden Highway south, then turn left onto Doc Garris and go 1.18 miles to South Potter Road and turn left again. Go .36 miles and Monticello Road will be on the left.