Today's News

  • Jackets drop hoops pair to Weddington Warriors

    Buford had a tough night on the hardwood in a road trip to Weddington, N.C., High School on Monday night.

    The host Warriors took two from the Jackets.

  • Don't let mishaps ruin your holidays

    There is nothing like the glow of Christmas tree lights or a flickering candle to put you in the holiday spirit. But if you’re not careful, that glow could turn destructive – even deadly.
    We don’t mean to put a damper on this joyous season. However, fire officials say this time of the year is one of the most dangerous times for fires caused by holiday decorating.

  • Two Andrew Jackson High students die in wreck

    KERSHAW – Justin Brewer and Derrick Peach always had smiles on their faces.
    That’s how Alex Dabney, assistant principal at Andrew Jackson High School, remembers the two juniors, who both died after a car accident Monday afternoon less than two miles from the school.
    “I knew them very well. If you go back and remember them in school, those young men seemed to have a good day every day. They were fun-loving kids,” Dabney said. “There was always a smile on their face and a zeal for life.”

  • Bruins, Vols trade wins

    KERSHAW – In the rematch, the Lancaster boys repeated, but the Andrew Jackson girls gained revenge in a county basketball split in the Vols’ gym Friday night.

  • Buford sweeps NC; Warriors earn split

    Staff Reports

    The Buford Yellow Jackets posted the repeat feat on the hardwood on Friday night.

    A week after sweeping North Central in Boonetown, the Jackets notched a pair of varsity basketball wins over the visiting Knights in the BHS gym.

  • Jonathan Cook, a true hero

    “A true American hero.” That’s how Jim Moreland describes Jonathan Cook, a longtime Kershaw resident who is immensely respected and endeared by people who know him. Some people might describe Cook as a disabled Vietnam veteran. It’s an accurate description in the sense that Cook didn’t come back from Vietnam as the man he was when he got there in the mid-1960s.

  • Jackets sting Knights, stay unbeaten

    Staff Reports

    Buford upped its prep wrestling mark to 3-0 with a 64-18 win over Class A foe North Central on Thursday night in the Jackets’ gym.

  • Rucker splits with Indian Land in middle school basketball play

    Staff Reports

    The A.R. Rucker Middle School Rams basketball team split a twin bill with Indian Land last week.

  • Rezoning moratorium up for final vote

    Two proposed county ordinances have David McKinney worried about the future of development in the county.
    McKinney, an Indian Land resident and former owner of Lancaster Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc., became concerned after seeing the two ordinances on council’s recent agendas. The ordinances include one that would suspend rezoning requests in the Panhandle and another to reduce the size of planned development districts throughout the whole county.

  • Filing dates set in special election to fill Senate seat

    Important dates have been announced for the process to fill the District 16 state Senate seat, which has been vacated by Mick Mulvaney.
    Mulvaney, an Indian Land Republican who recently won election to the U.S. House, submitted his letter of resignation Friday.
    Filing for the state Senate seat will begin at noon Dec. 31 and close at noon Jan. 10, said Garry Baum, a spokesman for the S.C. Election Commission.
    If two or more people file in one party, a primary will be held Feb. 22. The election will be April 12.