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Today's News

  • Column: Carnes: VTIL understating town’s property-tax burden

    As an elected official, I have tried to maintain neutrality in my comments about Indian Land incorporation. To incorporate or to not incorporate is an issue that needs to be decided by the voters within the proposed incorporation area.  
    However, I do feel that the information presented to the public needs to be accurate. In conversations with Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL) members going back to 2015, I have pointed out that the budget needed to be realistic and information needs to be presented accurately.

  • Brunson named Player of the Game at Bob Jones University

    GREENVILLE – Sha'Ron Brunson, a former Lancaster High girls basketball star, was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins women's basketball team Jan. 13.

    Brunson led the team with 16 points in the 79-76 win over Trinity College.

    Brunson, a senior journalism and mass communication major from Lancaster, played high school basketball for coach Ronnie Robinson at LHS.

  • Bruins rally, net region win

    The Lancaster Bruins got off the snide in a big way Tuesday night at home.

    The LHS boys, who went winless in region play last season and had not posted a region win in 15 games dating back to a 58-52 region road win over Union County on Feb. 5, 2016, ended the skein in its game with Richland Northeast at home on Tuesday.

    The Bruins, with a fourth-quarter surge, finished strong for a 52-48 win over Richland Northeast.

  • Jackets finish strong for split

    BUFORD – Buford and rival Andrew Jackson were locked in a tight hardwood battle, but then Jackets ignited in an impressive finish for a 53-40 basketball win over the Volunteers at BHS on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets’ 13-point win gave Buford a split of the varsity twin bill in the first of two hoops meetings on the 2017-18 Region IV-AA basketball season.

    The Lady Vols, on the other hand, held off the surging Lady Jackets for a tough 45-42 win over the Buford girls.

  • Junior Jackets wing Eagles

    The Buford High School junior varsity boys team took a 53-21 win over the Central of Pageland Junior Eagles.

    During the first period, the starters for both teams provided a low scoring affair as the Buford starters produced only four points, but halfway through the first quarter, Buford subbed its second team and it produced eight quick points in less than two minutes.

    Jake Oliver, Darrion Fritchley, Tanner Vespe and Tyler Vespe helped Buford take a 12-1 lead after the opening  quarter.

  • SECA Crate Sportsman Division to have big 2018 racing season at LMS

    The SECA Crate Sportsman Division will be a highly featured division on the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway racing season.

    During the 2017 racing season, the driver to beat was fan favorite and track veteran “Wild Bill” Knight.

    Knight dominated LMS racing over the 2017 racing season, but barely won the points over Drew Howington.

    In addition to Howington, Jacob Catoe, Jackson Thomasson and Jamie Thomasson were in the running for the points.

  • Warriors win for split with Caps

    INDIAN LAND – The Warriors made it two straight with a needed win Friday night in the ILHS gym.

    The 6-9 Warriors evened their Region IV-AAA record at 1-1 with a 64-49 win over Columbia High School.

    The ILHS boys’ 15-point win gave the Warriors a split after the Lady Warriors dropped a 53-21 loss in the varsity opener.

    In the nightcap, the ILHS boys took control in the third period to spark their win over the Capitals.

  • Column: Book shows role of press in S.C. civil rights struggle

    If 2017 is bookmarked in history, it will be as the year of reassessment.
    During the year we’ve been urged to reassess the meaning of sexual harassment. We’ve been urged to reassess what is “normal” conduct for a president of the United States. And, sometimes with violence, we’ve been confronted with a reassessment of those who are honored by statues and monuments in public places.

  • Sports Talk: Miss Nims, Mr. Williams left their mark

    We’re talking education and hoops today and a couple of fine people.

    This folks are not with us now, gone to their great reward, but they made an impact during their many years here.

    I’m talking about the late Bill Williams, a dedicated school board member, and Anne Nims, an ace educator.

    They touched many lives here.

    Miss Nims rose through the ranks, starting her education career as a teacher and then moving up as an outstanding education administrator, elementary school principal at Erwin and McDonald Green elementary schools.

  • Lady Jackets swarm Eagles

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    The Buford Lady Jackets continued their strong play, winning their fifth straight, third consecutive in Region IV-AA hoops play, with a 57-24 win over Central of Pageland at BHS on Friday night.

    The Lady Jackets’ 33-point win gave Buford a split of the region twin bill.

    The Central boys posted a 55-50 win over the Jackets in the nightcap.

    Buford, in the opener, blistered the Lady Eagles to up their region mark to 3-2.