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Today's News

  • Jackets jolt Vols, 62-60

    KERSHAW – On Wednesday night it was county rival Buford playing at region leader Andrew Jackson.
    The upset-minded Yellow Jackets served notice early they were ready to play and compete to the end.
    The Vols led 16-13 at the end of the quarter, but Buford took a 33-32 halftime lead, and continued to lead 47-45 at the end of the third quarter.
    In the fourth quarter, AJ appeared to take command and led by as many as five points at times.

  • Column: This election, let’s finally pick a leader

    I am reminded of a story about Capt. William Swenson, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Sept. 8, 2009.  
    On that day, American and Afghan troops were making their way through a part of Afghanistan to help protect a group of government/Afghan officials, who would be meeting with local village elders. They came under ambush, and were surrounded on three sides.

  • Column: Registering journalists a laughable proposal

    I had more fun responding to inquiries about S.C. Rep. Mike Pitts’ journalist-registration bill than I have had answering questions about any other proposed restrictions on the press.
    A client called and asked what the response to the bill should be. I responded, “laughter.”
    Unfortunately, many news organizations groaned and harrumphed like the sea lions on the beach in front of William Randolph Hearst’s castle in California. A reaction I suspect Pitts desired.

  • County quintet signs

    Five Lancaster County athletes signed athletic scholarships on national signing day.

    Two Buford High School football players are taking their games to the next level.

    Jackets' senior kicker-punter Wade Lambert is headed to The Citadel in Charleston, while Lambert's BHS teammate, ace defensive back Christian Catledge, has signed to play football at Newberry College. Catledge played in the North-South All-Star game.

  • Region IV-AA honors 10 county wrestlers

    Ten Lancaster County high school wrestlers who compete in Region IV-AA have earned all-region honors. Buford and Indian Land each had four wrestlers honored by the region, while Andrew Jackson had two Vols’ grapplers to reap all-region laurels.
    Indian Land, which placed third in the final regular-season region standings, was led by Will Van Hoose at 195, Richie Wilkinson at 152, Kyle Daley at 132 and Austin Ross, a 106 pounder.

  • LHS player signs with Flying Fleet

    The Lancaster High School media center had a late morning buzz Monday.
    It wasn’t about a book fair, but rather a “pretty fair country ballplayer.”
    The ace player creating the stir was Bruins’ outfielder and pitcher Neil Taylor.
    Taylor, as he is often on the Bruins’ diamond, was the center of attention as a host of family, friends and baseball coaches were on hand for Taylor’s big moment.
    Taylor, looking dapper in his suit with bowtie, was the draw as he signed to play baseball at Erskine College in Due West.

  • Lancers looking for solid season

    Optimism abounds as the University of South Carolina Lancaster prepares to open its 2016 baseball season – the Lancers’ eighth overall campaign. USCL, 32-19 last spring, had a strong finish to cap 2015 under veteran coach Steve Williams, who has guided the team since its inception.
    The Lancers finished fourth in regular season play last year, but ignited in the Region X tournament in Burlington, N.C., where USCL captured the tournament title with four straight wins.

  • Brown-Washington leads LHS in region mat tourney

    Lancaster High School senior 138-pound wrestler Tyree Brown-Washington led the way for the LHS wrestlers in the Region III-AAA mat tournament at Chester High School on Saturday.
    Brown-Washington, who has come on strong in the second half of the LHS mat season, won the region crown at 138.
    “Tyree did well and wrestled hard for us,” LHS coach Rob Hill said. “He’s had a solid season and improved with each match. The region title was his goal.”

  • Porcelly signs to play at Surry

    Indian Land baseball coach Joey Robinson said Warriors’ senior pitcher-first baseman James Porcelly is intense when it comes to the diamond.
    Porcelly’s baseball focus is fine for his future.
    Porcelly, a four-year IL baseball player and three-year starter, is headed to the next level to play at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.
    Surry is a Region X member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

  • Melissa Prince: The chamber’s ambassador

    Editor’s note: This is the presentation speech by Janice Dabney honoring Melissa Prince, vice president of corporate communications for INSP Television Network, as  the Lancaster chamber’s Ambassador of the Year.

    It is with great pleasure that I present to you the Lancaster County chamber’s Ambassador of the Year.