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Today's News

  • Blackmon: ‘I wasn’t thinking straight’

    Backtracking on Linda Blackmon’s back pay, the Lancaster City Council denied her request for a $6,750 payment from the city Tuesday night, after which she declared she “wasn’t thinking straight” when she cast the deciding vote two weeks earlier to give herself the money.
    That Oct. 10 vote appeared to violate state ethics law, which prohibits public officials from voting on matters that “affect their own economic interests.”

  • 'Mama, I'm not going to live very much longer'

    Third of four parts
    In the weeks before he died, Ron Hinson Jr.’s habit got so bad he was shooting up pain pills in his hospital room, his mother recalls.
    She said he picked the lock on the sharps container, stole used needles and had a friend smuggle in Opana pills, which he melted down and injected.
    “He went through pure hell,” said Beth Morrison.

  • AJ's Blackmon recognized as defensive player of the week

    Andrew Jackson High School’s Gavin Blackmon was the lone Lancaster County player to earn recognition at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    Blackmon, in the Class A-AA-AAA awards, was honored as the defensive player of the week with 14 tackles in the Volunteers’ 26-14 home loss to Region IV-AA champion Lee Central.

    Blackmon, for the game, garnered 14 tackles, 10 solo hits, three big hits, a pass break-up and graded out at 95 percent.

  • LSS drivers have strong showing at Antioch

    Antioch Motor Speedway in Morganton, N.C., hosted the Halloween Havoc race over the weekend.

    Lancaster Super Speedway Extreme 4 drivers David Laney and Brad McManus made their presence known in qualifying, with Laney qualifying first and McManus second.

    Friday night turned out to be a long night for the Laneys.

    Showing true sportsmanship, Laney and his crew stayed up until nearly 4 a.m. installing an engine in fellow Extreme 4 competitor Blake Walker’s car, so he could race Saturday night.

  • Catoe back on top in picks

    Mandy Catoe’s absence from the Picks top spot didn’t last long.

    Catoe, on the heels of a 15-5 week, vaulted back into first by a pair of games.

    Lori Sistare “Bright,” up a game in first last week, couldn’t make it last with a 12-8 showing.

    “Those two girls are in a tight race,” said Eric “The Red” Rowell. “Since we’re getting close to Halloween, that’s really scary. I think that have put a spell on the rest of the pickers.”

  • County teams fall in volleyball playoffs

    Region IV-AA champion Buford saw its postseason hopes end with a 3-1 loss to Christ Church of Greenville on Monday in the BHS gym.

    Buford opened with a 25-18 win, but the Lady Cavaliers reeled off three straight wins to win the match, 25-18, 25-19 and 25-21.

    “It was a close match and Christ Church has a really strong team,” BHS coach Taylor Roberts said. “We battled, but didn’t play as well as we could.

    “It was close and a play here and there really was the difference,” Roberts said.

  • Moore makes plays for BHS

    BUFORD – In a nutshell, Buford High School senior football player Ryan Moore is all over the field.

    When it comes to the 2017 Jackets’ season, that would be a maroon and gold bull’s-eye.

    Moore, a four-year member of the BHS football team, doesn’t see the sideline much.

    That’s because he sees the field often.

    On offense, Moore, an all-region pick, can play quarterback and receiver. On defense, he can be counted on at safety and cornerback.

  • County duo selected for North-South game

    A pair of Lancaster County trench aces has been selected to play in the 70th annual Touchstone Energy Cooperatives North-South Bowl on Dec. 9 in Myrtle Beach.

    Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Keavius Barnes and Andrew Jackson High’s Dalton McKittrick have been chosen to play for the North team in the annual all-star football game which draws the state’s top senior football players.

    The game kicks off at 12:30 p.m. at Myrtle Beach’s Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

  • York zaps Lancaster, 46-14

    YORK – In seemingly a mere flash, Lancaster’s focus for an upset football win over No. 8 York was blinded by a lightning bolt.

    The Bruins, up 14-0 and working on a stunning road win, saw it all fade in the cool fall air at York High School on Friday night.

    Cat-quick La’darius Allison returned a LHS kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown to ignite the host Cougars on a 46-14 win over the Bruins on Friday night.

  • Central tops Jackets, 30-14

    PAGELAND – Buford had tough going at Central Pageland on Friday night, falling to the Eagles, 30-14.

    Central’s running game proved vital in the Eagles’ 16-point win. Two CHS running backs and quarterback Quan Chambers combined for 310 rushing yards.

    Buford, rated No. 12 in Class AA, on the other hand, couldn’t muster much offense. The Jackets had 160 total yards. BHS quarterback Ryan Moore passed for 126 yards and Dalton Small led the ground attack with 39 yards.

    Early on, it looked to be a well-matched game.