Today's News

  • LHS girls dump Dorman

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins handled an early test to boost their No. 1 ranking in Class AAA girls hoops.
    Lancaster, the defending Class AAA state basketball champion, opened the 2015-16 season, taking the Lady Cavalier Invitational at Dorman High School in Spartanburg where LHS notched a 50-44 win over host DHS on Tuesday.
    Lancaster, sparked by senior guard Malia Rivers, opened an early lead and protected its edge en route to the title.

  • Column: New Charleston mayor important to all in S.C.

    The election is over, and John Tecklenburg will be the new mayor of Charleston.
    John has been a good friend of mine for nearly 40 years. We first met when we were both in college in Washington, DC. Wte lived a couple of blocks apart in Charleston; our children were born about the same time and as they grew up, we were as likely to have each other’s kids at the dinner table as our own. John got me involved in lots of his community projects and I did the same. I was a part of his campaign from the beginning – through all the ups and down.

  • Column: Haley’s Thanksgiving request: Help our state’s flood victims

    Thanksgiving is a very special time for our family when Michael, Rena, Nalin, and I reflect on the blessings in our lives, blessings we may take for granted during the year.
    But this Thanksgiving, many of our neighbors, who were touched by devastating flooding, are still hurting.
    We want to make sure, especially during the holidays, that they know we have them in our thoughts and prayers – and that they can count on the South Carolina family.

  • Annual B&B Craft Show celebrates 35 years

    Barbara Bowers said she’s the first “B” in the B&B Craft Show and friend Novice Baker is the second one, or so Bowers thinks.
    “Well, it all depends on who you’re talking to,” Baker said, laughing. “After all, Baker does come before Bowers in the alphabet. Now, don’t you try to stir anything up.”
    Regardless of who is who on the “B” front, an idea hatched in 1980 by a painter and a seamstress, who remain best friends, is still going strong.

  • Black powder Friday

    For Bryan Baker, it’s simple and straightforward.
    There are approximately 410 pellets in the No. 8, 12-gauge shotgun shell.
    And for a $3 chance, all he had to do was put one of those pellets in center of a target some 25 yards away.
    But then again, close does count in a turkey shoot, and Baker can live with that, too. If he won, his choice of several items including a pack of ribeye steaks, pork chops, pork loin, chicken strips, ribs, sausage, and yes, a turkey, would be heading home with him.

  • Clemson study to look at ‘mega’ sports complex

    Does the future of recreation in Lancaster County include a much-discussed major sports complex?
    Hal Hiott hopes so.
    As Lancaster County Parks and Recreation director, Hiott is spreading the word about a study set for next month to examine the benefits of building such a complex in the county. Spearheaded by members of Clemson University’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, the study process will include in-depth conversations with residents about their recreational needs and wants.

  • Kershaw to dedicate veterans memorial

    KERSHAW – Thanksgiving is about being grateful, and Kershaw is getting ready to thank the town’s military servicemen and women this week.
    The Kershaw Veterans Memorial on the lawn in front of town hall, 113 S. Hampton St., will be dedicated during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 28.
    Kershaw Town Councilman Wade Hunter, who headed up a grassroots committee to raise money for the granite monument, said this is an honor long overdue.

  • Man charged in shooting death

    Gunfire rang out from within a car riding down Memorial Park Road just after 1 p.m. Nov. 25.
    Moments later, the driver lay dead from a gunshot to the head, and two passengers were running down a nearby dirt road, one shooting at the other, witnesses said.
    After a 40-minute search of the area, Lancaster County deputies captured Danielle Lamar Peay, 28, at his home at 1248 Old Greenbriar Drive, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office statement said.

  • Soccer stars sweep to district crowns

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth soccer program will be represented well at the state tournament in Bluffton this fall, with all three age groups winning the district title and earning a state bid.
    The district tourney was held at the Buford High School football stadium Nov. 21.
    The LCPRC 10U all-stars opened the day  with a 1-0 victory over Kershaw County-Camden.
    The match was a back-and-forth contest, with both teams having opportunities to score, but tough defense on both sides kept the game scoreless for most of the first half.

  • Buford cheerleaders 4th in state

    The Buford High School varsity cheerleaders have built a tradition of competing in the state cheer field and their latest effort was a top five showing.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA cheer champion, posted a fourth-place effort in the state competition at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Nov. 21.
    BHS, in the state field for the 10th time in the last 11 years, posted 248 points to finish fourth overall in the top 12 field.