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Today's News

  • Column: Pray for justice in the deaths of heroes killed while on duty

    Editor’s note: The writer’s son, York County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent McCants, was shot to death while on duty Sept. 25, 1992.

    Detective Mike Doty was killed while on duty with the York County Sheriff’s Office.
    My heart goes out to his mother, siblings and friends. A parent never gets over this kind of hurt. It’s half of you. You had this child.
    My son Brent was 23 years old. Mike was 37. So young.

  • Renegades look to have banner 2018 season at LMS

    During the 2017 Lancaster Motor Speedway racing season, by far the most popular division at Lancaster Motor Speedway was the Renegade Division.

    The Renegades displayed some of the track’s best racing every Saturday night. The division also had social media buzzing all week long, leading up to the next Saturday night action at LMS.

    One driver that kept social media buzzing all season was  Andrew Baker, who dominated the Renegade Division at LMS capturing wins and the track points championship.

  • Gardner leads Stinger Wrestling Club

    Ashton Gardner led the way as the Buford Stinger Wrestling Club competed in the 2018 Tough Time SC East Showcase at Socastee High School on Saturday.

    Gardner, one of six Stinger youth wrestlers in the 350 wrestler field, won the 12U 100-pound weight class with a 3-0 effort on the day.

    Maddox Hunter, in the 8U 52-pound weight class, placed third with a 3-2 showing.

    Sam Hunter, competing in the 8U 52-pound weight class, finished fourth with a 2-2 effort.

    Tanner Sellers, in the 12U heavyweight class, finished fourth with a 2-2 showing.

  • Junior Jackets net hoops wins

    The Buford Junior Jackets basketball team notched a 47-31 win over Cheraw on Tuesday night.

    BHS jumped to a 15-8 lead in the first period, and the Junior Jackets, with an 18-8 surge, continued their solid play, taking a 33-16 lead at the half.

    The BHS jayvees forged a 41-26 spread after three periods on the way to the 16-point win.

    Tyson Miller led the Junior Jackets with 16 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

    Glen Collins hit 14 points, hauled in two boards and made four steals.

  • Warriors blitz Griffins for split

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors started strong on the way to a 67-53 win over Fairfield Central of Winnsboro on Tuesday night.

    The Warriors’ 14-point win gave ILHS a split in the Region IV-AAA varsity twin bill.

    The winless Lady Warriors, who dipped to 0-14, dropped a 52-16 loss in the girls game.

    The boys game saw Indian Land bolt to a 13-2 lead and the Warriors remained in control for the victory over the Griffins.

  • BHS Jackets jolt Braves, 81-76

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – The Buford Yellow Jackets highlighted a Region IV-AA split, taking an 81-76 win over Cheraw on Tuesday night at BHS.

    Buford, bolstered by a balanced attack, rallied from a 34-29 halftime deficit to take the five-point win over the Braves.

    The Jackets’ comeback win snapped a two-game CHS win streak.

    In the girls game, Cheraw posted a 46-37 win, giving the Braves a split.

  • Lady Vols rout Eagles in region split

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers continued their winning streak, dominating the Central Lady Eagles 67-22 in their Tuesday night home game.

    The Vols, in the boys game, fought hard, but came up three points short in their game against the Eagles, 76-73.

  • White residue on driver’s license leads to arrest of heroin suspect

    A Lancaster man was arrested after he literally handed a deputy probable cause to arrest him during a traffic stop, according to the sheriff’s office incident report.
    Tyric Daten Coleman, 20, of 352 Holiday Road, was arrested Jan. 6 for distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
    The sheriff’s report said the deputy pulled Coleman over on in the area of Market Street and Chesterfield Avenue for defective tag lights on his Subaru WRX.

  • Grant: Doty’s massive funeral moving, profound

    In 32 years of law-enforcement work, Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant has attended many officers’ funerals, but never one as moving as Monday’s honoring Detective Mike Doty.
    More than 5,000 people came to the slain York County deputy’s service at Charlotte’s Calvary Church. As the 5-mile-long procession moved down I-77 to Rock Hill, Grant saw people not just stopping their cars along the interstate, but getting out and standing at attention, saluting or holding their hands over their hearts.

  • Mayor’s 1st chemo treatment goes well

    Lancaster Mayor John Howard began chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer Thursday while continuing to battle pneumonia at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville. 
    “He had his first round of chemo and is tolerating it well,” Karon Howard, the mayor’s wife, said by phone. “He’s doing well with the pneumonia and doing breathing treatments for that.”
    She said he’s hoarse from those treatments but still talking about City Hall business and fretting about being away from the job.