Today's News

  • Growing in grace

    After 100 years, Mildred Caskey McWaters continues to grow in the kind of grace refined by fire.

    No, it’s not the kind of fire that emanated from the birthday cake she enjoyed during the celebration of her 100th birthday on Feb. 16 at White Oak Manor.

    McWaters’ grace comes from family flames that spark when one your four children accidentally sets the car shed ablaze and fire trucks show up, sirens blaring, in front of your home on West Gay Street.

  • Dailey & Vincent are in the right place at the right time

    In 1980, a relatively unknown bluegrass picker left Kentucky for Tennessee, where he promptly turned country music upside down with two No. 1 hits.

    That artist – Ricky Skaggs – and those songs, “Cryin’ My Heart Out Over You,” and “I Don’t Care,” are credited with giving birth the neotraditonal country music movement.

    Three years later, Skaggs was named “Entertainer of the Year” by the Country Music Association.

  • Go Green

    These days, you want the most for your money. Now that you’ve clipped all the coupons and recipes, finished the crossword puzzle and gleaned every valuable nugget of information from the previous edition of The Lancaster News, what do you do with what’s left? Here are a few green suggestions on how to reuse and recycle your newspaper.

    1. Compost

  • Annual friends concert set for 3 p.m. Sunday at LCCA gallery

    Attention all musicians and music lovers in the Lancaster area.

    On Sunday afternoon, the Lancaster Council of the Arts gallery will once again be filled with beautiful musical strains ranging from Villia-Lobos to Johann Sebastian Bach during the 4th annual Friends Concert Series.

    The event is cosponsored and produced by Erin Moon-Kelly, EMK Music and the Lancaster County Council for the Arts.

  • Saluda dashes Volunteers’ hopes

    Dylan Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    SALUDA – The third seed Andrew Jackson Volunteers fell to No. 2 seed Saluda Tigers Wednesday, 49-58, in the AA Upper State playoffs.

    The Vols ended the first quarter up 13-12. Then the Tigers and the Vols stayed neck and neck throughout the second quarter until the Tigers hit a buzzer-beating three to put them up 25-23.

    “They took some good shots. They made some good shots,” Coach Dale Reeves said. “That three gave them a lot of momentum that hurt us in the third quarter.”

  • South tops Rucker in hoops sweep

    South Middle School’s basketball teams each took a different direction, but went home with the same result – on the north end of the final score of a pair of games with rival A.R. Rucker.

    The South Middle Mustangs swept to a pair of wins over the rival Rams at the Lancaster High School gym on Wednesday night. The Lady Mustangs, who capped a 14-0 hoops season, rallied for a thrilling 45-43 win, while the South boys took a 54-28 victory.

    The games were played at the LHS gym to handle the overflow crowd for the second of two clashes this season.

  • Vols deck Bruins 57-51

    KERSHAW The unbeaten Andrew Jackson boys bounced back in a hurry to snap a long hoops skid against county rival Lancaster with a 57-51 comeback win on Friday night.

    The Vols posted their first basketball win over the Bruins going back to the 1998 season when AJ downed the Bruins 62-60 in its holiday tournament.

    AJ’s six-point win gave the Vols a hoops split after the Lady Bruins took a 57-38 win in the varsity opener.

  • IL advances in playoffs

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – A fast start helped the Indian Land Lady Warriors make quick work of C.A. Johnson in the opening round of the Class A Upper State girls basketball playoffs Monday night.

    The host Lady Warriors bolted to a 6-2 lead, but C.A. Johnson charged back to grab a 7-6 edge. Indian Land had a quick answer, using a 10-2 run to gain a 16-9 lead after one period.

    C.A. Johnson, the fourth-place team in conference IV-A, never recovered and fell 68-33 to the Lady Warriors.

  • Trojans foil Bruins’ quest

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Bruins ran into a purple storm in Rock Hill on Wednesday night. Lancaster, making its first playoff appearance under head coach Ricardo Priester, suffered a 76-63 setback to the Trojans of Northwestern.

    The Bruins scored the first bucket of the night just to see Northwestern outscore them 19 to 4 to end the first quarter. Northwestern took a 32-19 lead into the half. The Trojans extended its lead 55-38 after three periods.

  • Vols hold off Stallions in split

    KERSHAW – The annual Andrew Jackson High School basketball court warming saw the Vols finish in a blaze of glory.

    The AJ boys capped a Conference IV-AA split with Lee Central with a 52-45 win over the Stallions.

    The seven-point win gave the Vols a season's sweep of LC and also gave AJ a 13-7 mark, the most victories in a season since the 2001 AJ hoops campaign.

    The night wasn't as good for the Lady Vols, who dropped a 69-29 loss to the Lady Stallions.

    The AJ Vols, 6-4 in region play, started strong and finished fast for the victory.