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Today's News

  • Lady Bruins rip Stallions

    Lancaster High School Bruins’ basketball senior night was a split, with the delight the LHS girls posting at least a tie for the Region III-AAA girls championship.
    The Lady Bruins, with a torrid finish, roared to a 64-38 win over South Pointe in the varsity opener.
    The LHS girls, the Class AAA defending state champions, can wrap up the region title – their third straight, with a win over the SPHS Lady Stallions tonight in Rock Hill.

  • Vols rebound, roll in rout of Rams

    KERSHAW – After two frustrating losses last week, the Andrew Jackson High boys team was determined not to let that happen again Tuesday night in the Region III-AAA home game against Chesterfield.
    The hot-shooting Vols jumped to a 30-15 first-quarter lead and didn’t slow down in the second quarter for 53-20 halftime lead.
    Sophomore phenom Dontarius James had an incredible 32 points by half time, including six trays.
    Even with AJ coach Danny Wright playing reserves a great deal, the Vols led 80-32 by the end of the third quarter.

  • Column: Helms seeks another term as treasurer

    After five years as your county treasurer, I have decided to seek another term so I can continue working to put Lancaster County taxpayers first. Since I first took office in January 2011, I have been hard at work making sure county taxpayers have gotten the absolute best in customer service.
    Since taking office, I have been a hands-on public official. If you come to the Treasurer’s Office, you will usually find me there, working alongside my employees.

  • Column: 1,300 churches join gun debate

    The mental images of churches and guns are about as incongruous as possible. Churches are quiet, reverent places of worship. They are places of peace, healing and comfort. Guns are loud, sudden and violent. They are about blood, pain and death.
    They exist in two different realms.
    Add to this the idea that S.C. churches and synagogues would get involved in nitty gritty politics – that they would delve into lobbying and legislative deal making – well, that’s more than many of us can fathom.

  • Warriors notch two wins over Knights

    Indian Land capped its regular-season home basketball schedule, cruising to a Region IV-AA sweep of North Central on Friday night.
    The Lady Warriors, ranked eighth in Class AA girls, rolled to a 70-43 victory and the IL boys capped the hardwood broom job with a 108-60 win over the Knights.
    The Lady Warriors, keeping pace in Region IV-AA play, took an early lead and steadily pulled away for the 27-point win.
    IL led 20-11 after one period and held a 34-26 lead at the break.

  • Lancers launch season with sweep

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers had a super start on their 2016 baseball season with a series sweep of Catawba Valley Community College.
    The Lancers capped the 4-0 sweep with two wins Saturday, prevailing 6-4 and 12-11.
    On Saturday, the Lancers won, 7-6 and 8-2.
    In the series finale Sunday afternoon, USCL rallied from an early 2-1 deficit to take the two-run win at the Lancaster High baseball field.

  • Jackets continue hoops success with sweep at Central

    The Buford boys basketball team capped a solid week on the hardwood, taking their third road win in four days.
    The Jackets, on the road to Pageland, posted a 66-59 win over the Central Eagles on Friday night.
    Buford was coming off a 62-60 road win over fourth-ranked Andrew Jackson on Wednesday night.
    The Jackets’ seven-point win over CHS gave Buford a region sweep after the Lady Jackets notched a 55-51 comeback win over the Lady Eagles in the varsity opener.

  • Vols split with Cheraw Braves

    CHERAW – Host Cheraw handed the Andrew Jackson boys their second straight Region IV-AA loss Friday night at the CHS gym.
    Cheraw, rated eighth in Class AA boys, took a 15-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, but AJ rallied for a 28-23 edge at the break.
    The Vols were up 45-38 at the end of the third quarter and appeared to be in good shape to get the victory, but Cheraw’s outstanding point guard Zach Sellers took charge as the Braves outscored AJ 22-8 in the final period for a 60-53 upset win.

  • LHS takes 2 from Jackets

    Lancaster, hardwood road warriors for the week, came home victorious after a Region III-AAA sweep of Union County on Friday night.
    The No. 2 Lady Bruins smashed the UCHS Yellow Jackets in a 60-21 win. The Bruins had a tougher time, but Lancaster prevailed for the 58-52 league win.
    The Bruins used a late flurry to post the six-point win and stay on track in region play with one loss.
    Lancaster, 12-6, 7-1, ignited to open the final period with a 10-0 run.

  • Column: Barbara Ann Howze, Hopewell UMC saved Buford Battleground

    There are those of us in the Buford area who are extremely pleased that the S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust will be partnering with a national battleground preservation group and the Katawba Valley Land Trust to preserve the Buford Battleground site for future generations.