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Today's News

  • Evans wins Junior Azalea tournament

    Baylee Evans saved her best for last to capture a prestigious junior golf tournament.

    Evans, playing in her final junior tournament this summer, captured the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea golf tournament for the girls 13-18 age division at the Country Club of Charleston last week.

    Beth Daniel, a Charleston native, played on the LPGA Tour and won 33 events, including one major championship. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

    Evans, an all-state golfer who also plays for the Lancaster High School boys team, is a LHS senior.

  • McMurray set for Football Coaches Hall of Fame induction

    Lancaster native Bennie McMurray, a recent inductee into the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, is headed to another prep sports hall of fame.

    McMurray, who coached football at Buford, Lewisville and Lancaster high schools in South Carolina and E.E Waddell High School in Charlotte is slated to be enshrined in the S.C. Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Dec. 8 in Myrtle Beach.

  • Michael Lewis signs with USCU Bantams

    The Buford to the University of South Carolina Union baseball chain has added another strong diamond link.

    Michael Lewis, who played for the BHS Yellow Jackets, is moving to the next level to play for the USCU Bantams.

    “It’s an honor and a privilege to be given this opportunity to play at the next level,” Lewis said. “I want to thank all the people who supported me along the way in my career at Buford High School.

  • Rays shine in summer season

    The Lancaster Rays, a team of Lancaster area swimmers, shined in the 2017 season.

    The Rays, coached by USC Lancaster Aquatics Director Anne H. Small, is a satellite program of the UPYMCA in Rock Hill, a year-round YMCA/USA swim team.

    The 26-member team was led by Lancaster High School swimmer Samuel Page, who qualified for the YMCA Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. Page, who swam in nine events, is the first Lancaster swimmer to compete in the YMCA Nationals.

  • BHS principal Miller moving to district job

    Buford High Principal Rodney Miller is moving to the district office to fill a new position – director of career and technology education.
    As CATE director, Miller will work to expand internships with local businesses, coordinate programs, and find teachers for career and tech courses.
    Miller, a Pageland native, said he has mixed feelings about leaving Buford High, where he has worked for four years, three of them as principal.

  • 79-year-old dies after car hits her outside her home

    A Lancaster woman was fatally struck by a car while crossing Memorial Park Road to get to her mailbox Thursday afternoon.
    Johnnie Mae Hinson, 79, was airlifted directly to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where she later died from her injuries, according to Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese.
    Ke’von Drakeford, 17, of Heath Springs hit Hinson about 3 p.m. when she stepped in front of his 2000 Chevy Impala, according to Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne.

  • IL post office in the works

    Indian Land may finally be getting its own post office.
    The U.S. Postal Service last week notified Lancaster County officials that plans are under way for a “new retail and delivery services facility project” in the fast-growing community of more than 20,000 residents.
    County council Chairman Steve Harper received a letter from USPS real estate specialist Michael K. Bullard, saying a possible site has been selected and a public meeting about the plan will be held this month.

  • Former publisher David Ernest dies at 65

    David Ernest, who guided The Lancaster News as publisher for a decade, died Friday in Columbia after a two-year battle with cancer, surrounded by his wife and daughters. He was 65.
    Ernest came to the paper as publisher in 1992 from Florida, where he was advertising manager at a sister newspaper, the daily Citrus County Chronicle.
    Susan Rowell, publisher of The Lancaster News, said it was a pleasure to work with Ernest during his 10 years at the paper.

  • 2 motorcycles collide in Elgin

    Two motorcycles collided Thursday evening in the Elgin community, killing one of the riders and seriously injuring the other.
    Fred “Butch” Newton Jr., 48, of Lancaster, died at the scene on Providence Road at Knotty Pines Drive. Justin Ellis, 32, of Lancaster, was transported by EMS to Carolinas Medical Center. He was in serious condition at press time.

  • Vols fall to Lions

    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers dropped their 2017 opening football game, falling to the Lewisville Lions, 30-6 on Friday night in Richburg.

    Lewisville forged a 16-3 lead in the first half on the way to the 24-point win.

    The Lions were led by Quentin Sanders, who accounted for 260 yards and four touchdowns. Sanders had seven catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 77 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown and passed 31 yards for a touchdown.