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Today's News

  • Leash law in county's future?

    County Council members and residents of Lancaster - some dog lovers and others who have been dog bite victims - are working together to rework an ordinance concerning dangerous dogs.

    Council had proposed designating all pit bulls, American bulldogs and perro de presa Canarios, or Carnary dogs, as dangerous, regardless of whether they had attacked someone or not.

  • Bruins clip Clover in 3-1 win

    Lancaster extended its Region III-AAAA baseball mark to 2-0 with a 3-1 home win over Clover on Tuesday night.The Bruins, 3-3-1, 2-0, used a three-run third inning to take control of the game.Josh Warfield highlighted the frame with his second straight two-run home run.Bryan Gainer also drilled a RBI-hit to boost LHS. Michael Catoe also had a hit in the inning.Senior hurler Nick Ferguson notched the win, going five innings and striking out nine. He allowed a run, five hits and hit a batter. Evan Byrd worked the final two frames for the save.

  • Pioneers sign BHSs Dickson

    BUFORD - Spartanburg Methodist College baseball coach Tim Wallace is finding fertile ground in familiar territory.

    Wallace, a Lancaster native and former Lancaster High School and Post 31 American Legion baseball star, added another county diamond ace to the Pioneers baseball fold this week.

    Buford High School star pitcher Christian Dickson signed with SMC, joining Lancaster High School senior pitcher-outfielder Nick Ferguson.

  • Jackets booters drill WC Indians

    Buford High School opened regular-season soccer play with a 12-0 road win over Westminster Catawba of Rock Hill on Thursday night.

    Jackets keeper Andrew Riner had four saves in posting the shutout.

    BHS coach Leland Summers also saluted Jay Robinson, Bryant Sims, Chris Jacobs and Jesse James for their defensive play.

    Jackets senior JoJo Morris drilled six goals and had two assists. Jon Michael Hayes followed with four goals and an assist. Michael Childers netted two goals and an assist.

    Shane Blackmon had four assists for Buford.

  • Celebrate Jackson's birthday

    Andrew Jackson State Park will be teeming with energy Saturday. That's when the annual Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration unfolds at the state park built to honor the nation's seventh president.

    The young and young-at-heart will be in full force for a full day of activities on the land where Jackson roamed the Carolina frontier as a young lad.

    As a youngster, Jackson might have been found hiking through these very woods, fishing or handling a chore or two around his family's cabin.

  • Be cautious when divulging information

    Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer answers questions about aging issues.

    Question: My mother called me the other day wanting to know what I thought about a great program that an insurance agent called her about. The agent told her that they would give her either a motorized scooter or $1,000 if she completed a survey on health-related questions and provided some personal information. When she said that she would fill out a survey, an agent came by her house to notarize the survey and have her sign a release.

  • Car show draws plenty of interest

    By DWAYNE SIMS

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford High School may be known for its gridiron exploits, but March 1, talk about the campus centered on a different type of iron.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway drivers descended upon the Lancaster County Class AA high school.

    Teams rolled out new rides, shined and polished for the annual car show.

  • Confusion runs amok in presidential race

    The Founding Fathers set down guidelines for our nation. Although, they adhered to Christian principles, they also emphasized "liberty and justice for all" and “freedom of religion.“ Over the years, efforts were instigated to specify just who liberty and justice should relate to. Religious freedom removed any form of "state religion" giving us the right to "bow to our maker in any way or form we felt comfortable. Now, it seems we are moving toward freedom from religion.

  • Newspaper wins 12 awards in contest

    The Lancaster News' staffers came home with 12 awards in the S.C. Press Association's annual contest.

    Newsroom employees received their awards during a luncheon in Spartanburg on Friday. The entries were judged by newspaper employees in West Virginia.

  • Cost of beer leads to fight at local bar

    A Lancaster man went to jail Wednesday after an aggravated assault stemming from an argument over the cost of beer at a bar.

    William Kevin Todd, 40, of 1684 Lynwood Drive, was charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office with aggravated assault and battery and assault with intent to kill.