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Today's News

  • Dakota Barton awarded A-AA Wrestler of the Year

    As if Buford High School 220-pound state champion senior wrestler Dakota Barton’s North-South All-Star Wrestling Classic weekend couldn’t get any better, it did.

    It came actually before he took the mat for two days of all-star competition.

    Barton, at the North-South All-Star Wrestling Classic banquet, was named the Class A-AA Wrestler of the Year.

  • 3rd-party candidate Thornton files for congressional seat

    Voters will now have three parties to choose from in the race to replace Mick Mulvaney in the U.S. House.
    American Party candidate Josh Thornton announced Monday that he will seek the seat in the upcoming special election.
    Thornton, 41, is a public/private school educator from Rock Hill. He said in a release that voters deserve a positive choice that isn’t a career politician within the framework of a broken two-party system that leads to unprecedented gridlock.

  • Multiple drug charges against Lancaster duo

    Two Lancaster residents racked up a laundry list of drug charges when they were arrested last month near the Southside Early Childhood Center on Hampton Road.
    Niarie A. Stephens, 23, and David Lamar Clyburn, 23, both of of 506 Ballard St. were arrested Feb. 20 by a Lancaster Police Department officer who stopped to check on a car with no license plate.

  • Man charged with repeated assaults on officers

    A Lancaster man has been charged with assaulting three county corrections officers and injuring two of them, less than 24 hours after getting into a scuffle with two members of the city police force.
    Joseph Ray Dillon II of 1898 Zion Road was charged Feb. 25 with three counts of third-degree assault and three counts of throwing bodily fluids for spitting on corrections officers.

  • Lady Jackets go unbeaten in taking tournament title

    BUFORD – The Buford High School Lady Jackets softball team has taken up where it left off last season.

    The BHS girls, the defending Class AA state champions, completed an unbeaten run – 5-0 – Saturday afternoon when the Lady Jackets captured the annual preseason tournament at the Buford High School softball field.

  • Let’s mosey on down to the beach

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    The phones rang early and often in the newsroom Monday, with various versions of “hey there’s a horse-drawn covered wagon and two cowboys riding down Bowater Road.”
    If you didn’t pull over and strike up a conversation with them, which is what they were after, let us handle the howdy-dos.

  • J.R. Wilt cast a long shadow

    One of Lancaster County’s most outspoken community advocates and government watchdogs, J.R. “Jack” Wilt, died Saturday.
    Tim Wilt said his father died at his home of a heart-related issue after lying down for a nap on his 78th birthday.
    Wilt and his wife, Shirley, had five sons.

  • Thornwell rockets to top

    Lancaster native and Gamecocks leader Sindarius Thornwell ascended another rung on the ladder of basketball stardom Tuesday, honored as Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in his senior season at USC.
    “I hollered when I heard the big news,” said Thornwell’s mother, Sharicka, who still lives in Lancaster. “Me and my son Tay were in the car a little after noon on Tuesday when we got the news. Tay said, ‘I knew it!’

  • Warriors edge Stallions for Comporium crown

    Indian Land completed a 4-0 run to win the annual Comporium Preseason Invitational baseball tournament, defeating South Pointe, 9-8 in the championship game Saturday night at Andrew Jackson High School.

    ILHS shortstop Daniel Gueldner, an all-tournament selection along with Warriors’ ace pitcher Nolan Bolt, drove in the winning run with a walk.

    Gueldner, on the day, had a hit, RBI, two walks and scored two runs.

  • Spencer’s HBP lifts Jackets by Bruins, 3-2 in Monday victory

    Buford High School batter Spencer Funderburk took one for the team and it resulted in a 3-2 win over rival Lancaster High School at Buford Park on Monday night.

    Funderburk, with the bases loaded and two out, was hit by a pitch to force home Noah Vincent with the winning run in the victory over the Bruins.

    Ryan Moore, Dylan Sistare and Brett Sistare each had two hits to lead the Jackets’ attack. Moore drove in a run.