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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Soup kitchen becomes a reality

    It was an early Christmas present. The Greater New Hope Christian Association soup kitchen.

    It was rainy, dull day when it officially opened on Dec. 15. But the dreary day did little to dampen the spirits of the soup kitchen’s champions – those who had the vision and those who helped make it become a reality.

  • Civic activist dies

    Longtime civic activist Rita King Johnson died at her home on Christmas Day.

    Johnson, who was battling cancer, was 58.

    Johnson worked in the banking industry here for more than 37 years. She began her career in the proofing department at the Bank of Lancaster, a bottom-rung position. She climbed the ranks during the bank's four mergers and retired in 2006 as market president of Wachovia Bank.

    Johnson also leaves her mark in the community.

  • Closing achievement gap important

    Those involved with the Closing the Achievement Gap initiative met three times last year to address a concern that impacts everyone – the academic achievement gap between students in different demographic subgroups, including race and income.

    Closing that gap should concern us all. The Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT), high school exit exams and end-of-course exams show a 20 percent or more gap in scores between the races and between those receiving free or reduced meals and other students.