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Today's News

  • ‘Mean Man’ Mingo inspires Buford students

    Buford Middle School ended its Red Ribbon Week with a visit and motivational message from local boxing legend Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo.
    Mingo told students they might face peer pressure and be asked to use drugs or consume alcohol illegally.
    “My main emphasis is just say no,” Mingo said.
    According to the S.C. Boxing Hall of Fame, Mingo was once the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Intercontinental featherweight boxing champion and the World Boxing Federation (WBF) featherweight world champion.

  • IL newspaper tops state ad awards

    Carolina Gateway has won the S.C. Press Association’s 2015-16 President’s Award for Best Overall Advertising in a weekly publication, the highest award in the association’s  annual PALMY Advertising Contest.
    SCPA Executive Director Bill Rogers presented the award to the Carolina Gateway staff in October.
    This year 652 advertisements were submitted by 21 SCPA newspapers. Carolina Gateway won 19 advertising awards, and its sister publication The Lancaster News won 17.

  • Mary Bucher dies in Ohio after horrible 5-month saga

    Mary Bucher lived just 33 more days after she made it back to Ohio where her children could watch after her.
    She left Lancaster in late September after spending four months at Springs Memorial Hospital, incapacitated. Authorities took her away from her husband, Kim Bucher, in May and charged him with neglecting her health after a series of strokes.
    Mary Bucher died under hospice care in Perrysburg, Ohio, Wednesday night. She was 63.

  • Local voting machines not on internet, so rest easy

    Danny O’Brien patiently waited in line at the county elections office Wednesday afternoon and cast an absentee ballot before proudly putting an “I Voted” sticker on his shirt.
    O’Brien was there to let his voice be heard. But after leaving, can O’Brien rest assured that it is his indeed his voice, and not that of a computer hacker, that’s speaking at the ballot box?

  • Biden boost

    For the second time in two months, Vice President Joe Biden came to the 5th Congressional District to campaign for his former aide Fran Person, who is running against incumbent Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
    Pews at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center in Rock Hill were packed Tuesday with more than 500 energized people, and gospel music filled the air. Biden, preceeded by a rousing speach from S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell of Lancaster, took the stage with Person and 6th District U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn.

  • Mayer resigns as ILHS football coach

    Days after a group of parents demanded that he be fired, citing his losing record and his treatment of players, Mike Mayer has resigned as Indian Land High School's head football coach.
    "After 16 years of spending more time with other people's children than with my own, I have decided to resign as head football coach...," Mayer wrote in a Wednesday letter to ILHS Principal David Shamble. "I feel stepping down is in the best interest of the student athletes, myself and my family.

  • Sumter Speedway to host annual Turkey Day race

    A fall racing tradition is ready to unfold this weekend.
    The Sumter Speedway will host its annual Turkey Day race, a major event for Sumter Speedway.
    The race usually produces the largest car count every year for the historic track located on 3150 Wedgefield Road in Sumter.
    The 2016 race should produce another great car count with Crate Late Models paying $2,000 to win, Super Street $800, Street Stock $300, Stock V8 $300, Mini Stock $700, Bomber/Extreme 4 $400 and Mini Late Models.

  • AJ’s Haven leads Tri-County honors

    FORT MILL –  Three Lancaster County high school football players were honored for their week 10 play at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.
    Andrew Jackson’s Dalton “Tex” Haven was selected as the Division II (Class AAA-AA-A teams) Offensive Player of the Week for his play in AJ’s 33-7 road win over county rival Buford.
    Lancaster High School’s Fred Reid, a junior, was named the Division I (Class AAAA-AAAAA schools) Offensive Lineman of the Week.

  • Gray Collegiate rally foils AJ hopes

    Gray Collegiate Academy rallied to take a 3-2 win over Andrew Jackson High School in the second round of the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs on Monday.
    AJ started strong and forged a 2-0 edge in the best-of-five match, winning 25-23 and 25-18.
    Then, the Lady War Eagles rallied to win three straight – 29-27, 25-19 and 15-12.
    Andrew Jackson High volleyball coach John Verdugo said the loss was disappointing.

  • Bruins quest for berth

    For the Lancaster Bruins, it comes down to one game to decide where their 2016 football season goes this week.
    LHS, 4-5, 1-3, ventures to the Midlands on Thursday to battle Richland Northeast for the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA.
    The winner moves on in the playoffs and the loser goes home for the 2016 season.
    “It is as simple as that,” LHS coach Bobby Collins said. “A win and you’re in, and a loss, well, the season is over. Basically, it’s a one-game season and winner takes all.”