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Today's News

  • Residents donate nearly $10,000 to basket fund

    With the generosity of individuals and local groups, the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund brought in nearly $10,000 during this year's drive.

    This annual fund, which just finished its 48th running, takes donations to give local families assistance with food during the holiday season.

    Recipients are given $25 food vouches that can be used at local grocery stores. As of Thursday afternoon, this year's grand total was $9,254.

  • Hoppin' John famous for bringing New Year's pot luck

    Most food historians agree that hoppin' John has its roots in Lowcountry South Carolina cuisine. But just how did this rich-tasting, luck-bringing, poor-man's New Year's dish get it's name?

    Made of peas, rice, pork and simple spices, hoppin' John is closely related to African and West Indian dishes with similar ingredients and was introduced to America by African slaves who toiled on rice plantations.

  • Lady Bruins top Vols, repeat as champions

    KERSHAW - The Lancaster Lady Bruins made it two straight, capturing the girls' title in the Comporium Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson High School on Friday night.

    The Lady Bruins, 6-2, rolled to a 58-41win over the host Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers.

    The LHS girls' 17-point win gave them a sweep of the AJ girls this season.

    Lancaster defeated the AJ girls, 55-14 and 52-35 in a pair of regular-season games.

    A year ago, Lancaster captured the girls' title with a 61-46 victory over Class A foe North Central High School.

  • SC Trivia Answers

    What are the two images on the SC flag and what do they represent? Which war do they reflect?

    The winner is:Debbie Anderson- she was the first to get it right!

    Others who got it correct are:

    Corey Hall - United States Marine

    Terry Bowers

    Brian Hammond - Science teacher from A. R. Rucker *Go RAMS!*

  • Former Bruins- star Robert McGriff to play with USA Athletes tour

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Robert McGriff is taking his game abroad.

    McGriff, a junior member of the Pfeiffer University men’s basketball team, has been chosen to participate on the USA Athletes International Basketball Team.

    McGriff, a 2005 graduate at Lancaster High School where he played three seasons of basketball, will compete on the 2008 Italian Basketball Series across Italy from May 20-29.

    The USA Athletes will play games in Rome, Pisa, Florence, Livorno and Padova, Italy.

  • Eagles edge BHS in tourney play

    Buford held Central to only five fourth-quarter points, but the Eagles had enough to edge the Jackets 53-49 in the second round of the Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield High School. The loss on Friday sent BHS to a 3:30 p.m. losers’ bracket game Saturday. Due to early holiday deadlines, the game will be included in the next edition. Central held a 34-31 lead at the break and stretched the edge to 48-38 with a period to play.Qua Reid led Buford with 12 points, 10 in the second half. Donald Kirkley hit nine and Jabari Williams added seven.

  • Put on a little Guy Lombardo

    My goodness, Christmas seemed to slip in on us and now we are facing a brand new year.

    I seriously doubt if the Evans household will splurge on any extravagance celebration to welcome in 2008. We will face it with a month- old great-grandson who has no idea what may lie ahead.

    Two events of major concern for us are paying property taxes by Jan. 15 and celebrating my 75th birthday in February.

    That's as good a reason as any (not the taxes) to pause and look at New Year's past.

  • Lions' late charge foils BHS Jackets

    Daniel of Clemson ignited in the final stages of the game to take a 68-51 win over Buford in the Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield on Thursday afternoon.

    The Lions held a three-point lead with four minutes to play, but used a press to pull away in the final period for the 17-point win in first-round play.

    Daniel led 47-40 with a period to play, but outscored Buford 21-11, with most of the damage done in the late stages.

    Deandre Hopkins hit 21 to lead DHS. Andrew Moore, Pat Tillman and Freddie Williams added 10 points each.

  • Warriors go 2-1 in Eagles' holiday basketball play

    The Indian Land Warriors capped the 2007 portion of their 2007-08 basketball season, going 2-1 in the Central Eagles holiday tournament.

    IL rebounded from a 74-52 first-round loss to host Central of Pageland to defeat New Covenant 77-46 and McBee, 43-37.

    "After playing 13 games and going 6-7 against a tough schedule, I feel pretty good about our team," IL coach Nate Smith said. "We've had some tough losses, but we've also had some good wins, like our two victories over Nation Ford and Newberry.

  • 16 year old girl accused of trying to run over local deputies

    ALancasterCountyteenwhoapparentlyranawayfromhomelastweeknowfacesachargeofassaultwithintenttokillandotherchargesafterdeputiessaidshetriedtostrikeauthoritieswithhercar.