Today's News

  • Fast start sparks Buford in victory over Lancaster

    Fast-starting Buford High  bolted to a 33-0 lead and kept the upper hand for a 48-24 prep wrestling win over Class AAAA county rival Lancaster on Thursday night at the BHS gym.

    The Jackets’ 24-point win gave Buford a sweep of the Bruins for the 2008-09 mat campaign.

    Buford downed Lancaster 54-30 at the LHS gym as part of a sweep in a three-way match with Class AA Central High School of Pageland last month.

  • Lancers launch baseball era Friday at Doomsday

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers launch a new era in sports Friday at noon when the school’s baseball team plays its first game.

    The Lancers, led by coach Steve Williams, face Prince’s George Community College of Maryland in a twin bill at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The second game is slated to start at approximately 2 p.m.

    Opening ceremonies include major Joe Shaw throwing out the first pitch to Larry Blackwell.

  • Kingdom Heirs kick off 2009 GlennMark gospel series at 7 p.m. Friday

    Nobody has dreams of getting paid to perform at theme park in the mountains of East Tennessee, but that’s just what Steve French of the Kingdom Heirs does these days.

    One of the leading quartets in gospel music, the Kingdom Heirs will kick off the 2009 GlennMark Concert Series at 7 p.m. tonight at Second Baptist Church, 1526 Great Falls Highway.

    “They only travel a few weeks during the winter months so it’s a special event when they come to town,” said Dennis Nichols of GlennMark.

  • First Class Bluegrass

    Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent are indeed the real deal.

    And given the way the two veteran musicians are taking the bluegrass scene by storm, there is a lot of truth to their “Real Deal” nickname.

    The award-winning duo will be in concert here at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fairway Room at Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Red Cross hopes to collect 120 pints of blood at drive

    A new age group may now donate blood, and the local American Red Cross hopes they’ll come out to a blood drive at Lancaster High School on Saturday.

    The drive is being sponsored by LHS Civinettes group. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria.

    LHS students who are 16 may now donate blood with parental consent. Ages 17 and up do not require parental permission. Every donor must weigh at least 110 pounds.

    “We want them (teenagers) to start giving blood,” said Lancaster Red Cross director Gina Amato.

  • Vandalism shows need for more officers
  • One Stop Shop Hop

    With our tough economic times, it’s great to fall back on your favorite hobbies to take your mind off the real world for just a little while. 

    If you’re handy with a needle and thread, or would like to begin learn about sewing, the Lancaster One Stop Shop Hop is for you. 

  • BHS students try foods studied in biology class

    If you’re squeamish at all, be glad that you missed the Jan. 30 activities in Juline Wieland’s advanced placement biology class.

    Wieland, who teaches at Buford High School, decided to let her students cook and eat the plants and animals they had been studying in a recent unit. This was a way to connect what they learned in their textbook with a real-life application.

    But it wasn’t everyday beef, green beans or carrots the students sampled. Nope, they sampled ants, caterpillars, Brussels sprouts and chicken liver.

  • Mother, son face burglary charges

    A mother and son from Lancaster have been charged with a burglary at Dixie Food Mart.

    Valerie Lynn Dunn, 36, and Ronnie James Dunn, 17, both of 411 Gills Creek Drive, have been charged with second-degree burglary.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the store owner reported that someone had taken a briefcase holding cash, tax documents and other items from the store. The store owner said the briefcase was in his office on Feb. 4 and he noticed it missing about noon Feb. 6.