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Today's News

  • BHS Jackets jolt Rams

    The Buford girls ignited in the second half to open a Region IV-AA sweep with a 46-35 comeback win over Chesterfield in the BHS gym on Jan. 8.
    The Lady Jackets’ 11-point victory netted BHS a hoops broom job as the Buford boys rolled to a 74-57 win in the nightcap.
    The opener was a battle, with the Lady Jackets, led by senior star Gabby Davis, making a late push for the league victory.
    Davis, who topped the 1,000 career rebound mark in the game, led the Buford girls with 26 points.

  • Jackets stellar in wrestling weekend

    The Buford High wrestling team had a stellar weekend on the mat.
    The 10-5 Jackets, in the 16-team dual tournament at North Central High School, went 3-2 in five matches Jan. 9.
    BHS defeated Marlboro County, 57-16; North Central house team, 63-6 and Spring Valley, 54-24. The Jackets fell to Battery Creek, 55-13 and Cardinal Newman, 39-37.
    Buford had four wrestlers go 5-0.
    Nick Jones, at 126, was 5-0, with three pins. He also had a decision of Battery Creek’s Omar Daniels, a top seed in the state Class A-AA rankings.

  • Vols roll in home sweep of Knights

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson boys and girls basketball teams cruised to wins in Region IV-AA play Jan. 8 in the AJ gym.
    The Vols swept nearby rival North Central.
    Before the girls game, Lady Vols coach Dennis Farmer presented the ball senior Elizabeth Scott scored her 1,500 career point in AJ’s previous game with Class A foe Lewisville.
    Scott is now the second all-time leading scorer and has a chance to be the all-time leader before the Lady Vols’ 2015-16 season is over.

  • Bruins’ Robinson saluted

    A speaking engagement by coach Ronnie Robinson turned out to be words of high praise for the Lancaster High School girls basketball coach.
    Robinson, thinking he was to address a group of youngsters, was lured to the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Jan. 10.
    Robinson, who guided the LHS girls to the 2014-15 Class AAA state crown and an unbeaten 27-0 season, was the one who drew the special recognition for the Lady Bruins landmark season among family, friends, coaching associates, fellow workers and admirers.

  • Vols roll in home sweep of Knights

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson boys and girls basketball teams cruised to wins in Region IV-AA play Jan. 8 in the AJ gym.
    The Vols swept nearby rival North Central.
    Before the girls game, Lady Vols coach Dennis Farmer presented the ball senior Elizabeth Scott scored her 1,500 career point in AJ’s previous game with Class A foe Lewisville.
    Scott is now the second all-time leading scorer and has a chance to be the all-time leader before the Lady Vols’ 2015-16 season is over.

  • Column: Voters at fault for unprincipled leaders

    Why do we keep electing reprobates and miscreants as the leaders of America? Why do we put so much trust in man, his ideas and humanist governments? How did we become so dumbed down and apathetic?
    A few of my friends, who say they are Christian, and a preacher who wrote to The Lancaster News say America is a Christian nation. They all believe that there should be a Christian gate to pass through for elected office.

  • Column: Homeowners, watch tax dates

    While many of us are recovering from the holidays and looking forward to a busy 2016, it’s important that county homeowners remember the residential property tax deadline is coming soon. All residential property taxes are due in our office by Jan. 15, and the late penalties can be costly. So please don’t be late!

  • Clemson fans proud, looking to the future

    Lancaster-area Clemson football fans, despite a tough 45-40 loss to Alabama in the national championship game, are still high on Tiger pride.
    Bottom line is the CU backers said they felt Clemson again earned its stripes Jan. 11 in a battle royal with Alabama in Glendale, Ariz. The Crimson Tide won its fourth national crown in seven seasons.

  • Council kills IL’s Avondale project

    Growth may be coming to Indian Land, but plans to construct the massive Avondale development in the Panhandle were quashed by Lancaster County Council on Jan. 11.
    With a split vote Monday night, council voted down the rezoning of 189 acres  for the proposed neighborhood. The large mixed-use development, which has been in the works for close to nine months and has drawn criticism from nearby residents, would have been located between Calvin Hall and Harrisburg roads.

  • Trump revs up on the stump

    ROCK HILL – A sea of Donald Trump supporters churned around Indian Land resident Mike Cantore on Jan. 8, waving campaign signs and chanting “USA! USA!”
    The rapid winking of camera flashes illuminated the huge arena around him as signs declaring “The silent majority stands with Donald Trump” danced in the air.