Today's News

  • USCL seeks financial support for new classroom building

    HEATH SPRINGS – University of South Carolina at Lancaster officials want to build a new classroom building, and they need a little help from some friends.

    USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano, Stan Johnson, chairman of USCL’s 50th anniversary committee, along with former County Councilwoman Polly Jackson addressed Heath Springs Town Council at its Aug. 18 meeting to talk about funding issues. The 30,0000-square-foot building will cost between $6 and $6.5 million.

  • Man dies in crash

    PAGELAND – A Lancaster County man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Chesterfield County on Saturday.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Bryan McDougald said Lamont Johnson, 34, of 2119 Santa Rosa Drive, was riding a 1995 Kawasaki motorcycle about 9:20 p.m. on Peach Orchard Road, 7 miles south of Pageland.

    McDougald said the man entered a left-hand curve in the road and lost control of the motorcycle and ran off the right side of the road.

    Johnson was ejected from the motorcycle when it overturned, McDougald said.

  • Carowinds unveils The Intimidator

    “Start your engines, get set and get ready to race to the finish line.”

    With those words, Jon Taylor announced plans for the Intimidator, a new roller coaster at Carowinds.

    Taylor, director of marketing at Carowinds, showed a video simulation of the new ride to a crowd at Carowinds Theatre on Wednesday.

    The coaster is named and themed after race car legend the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. It should be complete by spring 2010.

  • Bruins bid to stay unbeaten

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson seek to keep it rolling.

    Buford and Indian Land bid to rebound.

    Lancaster, the lone unbeaten in the county at 3-0, hosts York to cap a three-game home stand. Andrew Jackson is back at home for its second home tilt against the IL Warriors.

    Buford has a tall order in its hopes for rebounding from a loss to Lancaster.

    Bruins’ coach Bennie McMurray said the Cougars are one of the best 1-2 teams around.

  • Eagles surge early for 42-6 win over Warriors

    PAGELAND The unbeaten Central Eagles soared from the start on the way to a 42-6 home win over Indian Land on Friday night.

    The Eagles, behind the play of junior running back Mardu Smith, roared to a 30-0 halftime lead on the way to the 36-point victory.

    The Warriors’ loss dropped their record to 2-1.

  • Henderson-led Vols give Bench first win

    BOONETOWN Andrew Jackson snapped its two-game losing streak in a big way, rolling over North Central, 50-2 in Boonetown on Friday night.

    AJ junior quarterback Darrien Henderson paced the Volunteers with 212 yards rushing, including three touchdowns. Henderson also threw for 65 yards in the 48-point win.

    The AJ defense limited NC’s  vertical passing game to just 82 yards and four first downs. The defense also scored twice.

  • Lady Bruins golfers top Foxes for 4th win

    The Lancaster High School girls golf team defeated Hartsville High School 204-219 on Monday to improve their record to 4-1.

    Haley Heath continues to dominate the matches, as the medalist with a nine-hole score of 39.

    Alexandria McCain and Carly Funderburk each posted a 54, while Rachel Hovis shot 57 and Carley Snyder had a 63.

    Amy Grant had the low score for the Hartsville Lady Red Foxes with a 51.

    The LHS girls face Nation Ford and Rock Hill next Monday at the Springfield Golf Course in Fort Mill.

  • Bruins' Roach, Cobb reap Tri-County Coaches honors

    Lancaster High School senior kicker Alex Roach and offensive lineman Seth Cobb earned honors at the weekly meeting of the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    Roach, a first-year senior player, was 5-5 on extra points and drilled a 38-yard field goal in the Bruins’ 38-0 win over county rival Buford High School on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    Roach, who also handles the Bruins’ kickoffs, had two kicks to the end zone and two more inside the BHS 10-yard line.

  • Church to unveil Lavoy Bauknight exhibit Sunday

    The late Lester Robinson, former managing editor of The Lancaster News, said it better that I ever could in the Dec. 13, 1995, edition.

    In a column about the death of Lavoy Darlington Bauknight two days prior, Robinson wrote, “When the Rev. and Mrs. P.L. Bauknight moved into the First United Methodist Church parsonage in the mid-1930s, little did Lancaster people know then what an impact their son would have here.”

    To be honest, that might be an understatement.

  • Founders boosts USCL’s future with its donation

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster received quite a gift at the kickoff celebration to honor 50 years of serving Lancaster County and the surrounding communities.

    Founders Federal Credit Union, much like USCL in its commitment of service and community involvement, produced plenty of smiles with its generous gift.

    Founders President and CEO Bruce Brumfield presented the school, started in 1959, with a $1 million check.