Today's News

  • Chisom pleased with juniors' play in opener

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association opened its 2009 season Monday when the LJGA played at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland.

    Chapter director Raymon Chisom was pleased with the opener.

    “We had a good number of kids playing and they produced some good scores,” Chisom said. “It was a good start for us.

    In the boys and girls 6-7 age group, Caleb Henson shot a 21 over five holes to take the win. He was followed by Matt Nixon’s 31. Colby Faulkenberry and Trey Crenshaw tied for third with a 32 apiece.

  • Dixie Belles honor league standouts

    The Lancaster Dixie Belles girls softball program wrapped up regular-season play, honoring top players, coaches and teams on June 16.

    Cauthen Motors won the regular-season championship for play which began in May and continued through mid-June.

    The Cauthen Motors team included Kelsey Baker, Kori Ballard, Jamee Blackmon, Angel Cox, Katy Ghent, Kacey Beth Hunter, Chloe Jeffers, Hannah Knight, Alexas Ledbetter, Tashida Scott, Summer Truesdale and Hannah Watts.

  • Nucor golf tourney benefits MUSC in Craig's memory

    The annual Nucor Steel Berkeley golf tournament, which is held in memory of Lancaster native Jamie Craig, continues to benefit children.

    The 2009 tournament, held on three Charleston area courses April 27, raised $254,332. The nine-year total for funds raised is $2,029,428.

    In conjunction with the tournament, a harbor cruise and silent auction was held April 26.

    Play, which drew 280 golfers, was held at two Seabrook Island courses and the Oak Point course at Kiawah Island.

  • Juniors fall at York 3-1

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior American Legion baseball team dropped a 3-1 road loss to York Post 66 on Monday night in League V play.

    Lancaster Post 31 junior team coach Josh Pauling said second-year junior player Eric Mojica pitched well in the team’s two-run loss to York.

    “Eric pitched a fabulous game on the mound scattering just five hits and York’s three runs were all unearned,” Pauling said.

  • LST completes meet with win at Camden

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation swim team completed its meet with Camden on Saturday when the Sharks outscored Camden 172-65 to finish with a 238-85 win over the Kershaw County team.

    Lancaster County hosted the meet Tuesday when it was shortened by severe weather.

    The meet was completed at Camden on Saturday.

  • Family rescued after getting stranded on island in Catawba

    A family of four was rescued early Saturday morning after their canoes capsized in the Catawba River.

    Johnny Campbell, communications officer for the Lancaster County Rescue Squad, said the family, which included a husband and wife and their children, ages 17 and 9, had set out for a weekend camping trip.

    Traveling in two canoes, the family was attempting to reach a barrier island in the Landsford Canal area, but encountered problems after traveling through some rapids.

    “They got tangled up in the rapids and flipped over,” Campbell said.

  • New graduate shot in chest not long after LHS ceremony

    A Lancaster teen was shot early Saturday morning on South Main Street, just hours after graduating from Lancaster High School.

    Todd Talford, 18, of 306 McCardell St., was taken to a Charlotte hospital after being shot in the center of his chest while at Crenco Food Store.

    His condition was unavailable at press time Saturday.

    Talford and his cousin were sitting in a parked Chrysler LeBaron about 1:30 a.m. when they heard “gunshots coming from everywhere,” the cousin told police in a statement.

  • Adult education students graduate from program

    Tameeka Stevens was greeted with hugs and cheers from family members and other loved ones at her graduation May 27.

    Stevens was elated about completing the Lancaster County School District’s adult education program and earning her GED (General Educational Development), but she was sad because a close friend wasn’t alive to see it.

    Stevens’ best friend, Lashuntaya Hall, was killed in a car accident two years ago. Before then, Stevens pledged to her that she was going to earn her diploma.

    She considered Hall her main source of motivation.

  • County Council honors Lady Jackets

    Smiling as the crowd gave them a standing ovation, the Buford High Lady Jackets were honored by Lancaster County Council on Monday.

    The team made history May 20 when it completed a two-game sweep of the Johnsonville Lady Flashes to win Buford High’s first-ever Class A state softball championship.

    Council Chairman Fred Thomas and Councilman Cotton Cole were present for the historic win.

    Thomas said it was “an incredible game.”

  • Hepburn overcomes tragedy to excel

    The future looks bright for Lancaster High School graduate Josh Hepburn, who had to work hard to overcome a family tragedy that once had him very angry at the world.

    His parents split up when he was about 5, leaving his mother, Gwendolyn, alone to raise him and his two brothers.

    Because of back problems, his mother could no longer work and was struggling to provide for the family, Josh said.

    She stopped disciplining the boys, leaving them to roam and do whatever they chose. Josh  said he began stealing cigarettes and starting small fires.