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Today's News

  • Jackets clinch region

    The Buford Yellow Jackets clinched the Region IV-AA regular-season baseball championship with a 6-2 Region IV-AA win over Cheraw High School at Buford Park on Monday, April 13.
    Evan Flynn, 6-0, hurled the win in five frames of work. He struck out eight and allowed two unearned runs, no hits and three walks. Trevor Cauthen worked the final two innings, allowing a hit and a walk. He fanned two.
    Eric Miles led the BHS offense with two doubles, two RBIs and scored two runs. Brady Horton had two hits and scored twice. Druw Rollings drilled two hits and tallied a run.

  • L&C train derails at Market Street crossing

    Crews are on still working at the Market Street railroad crossing Tuesday evening, April 14, to clear an L&C Railway engine and cars that slipped off the rails late Tuesday morning. 

  • Man dies in head-on crash

    A Chester man died in a head-on collision with a tractor trailer outside Kershaw on Monday night, April 13

  • Gaither column: The life of a coach – Remembering Lawyous Smith

    Gone but not forgotten. Longtime teacher and coach Lawyous Smith departed this life on March 11, 2015, in Covington, Ga., where he had been living since 2012.
    In 1963, Smith was hired as the third and final head football coach in the short history of Hillside High School.

  • Dodge column: Use taxes to end the Nuclear Age, not prolong it

    Following the arrival of spring each year, our nation renews its commitment to our priorities on Tax Day, April 15, from education to health care, infrastructure and national defense. Included among these expenditures are nuclear weapons programs – weapons that cannot and must not ever be used.

  • McGriff-Henderson Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGriff announce the engagement of their daughter, Amelia LaTara McGriff, all of Lancaster, to Edgar Allen Henderson Jr. of Charlotte.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Aug. 15, 2015, at Flint Hill Baptist Church in Rock Hill.
    Miss McGriff is a graduate of Carolina Christian Academy. She received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Clafin University and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. She is an executive producer for WCCB Charlotte.

  • Witmore-Knight Engagement

    Jeff and Lisa Witmore announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Witmore, all of Monroe, N.C., to Kevin Knight of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. April 18, 2015 at Homeplace Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster.
    Miss Witmore is the granddaughter of Clyde and Delores Rogers and Jesse and Shelia Witmore, all of Indian Trail, N.C. She is a 2008 graduate of Sun Valley High School. She is a preschool teacher at Image Church in Matthews, N.C.

  • Close-Cook Engagement

    Hugh William Close and Barbara Aldridge Close announce the engagement of their daughter, Cara Augusta Close, all of Fort Mill, to Andrew Todd Cook of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. April 25, 2015, at the White Homestead in Fort Mill.

  • Estridge-Macy Engagement

    Michael and Angela Estridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlyn Alexandrea Estridge, all of Lancaster, to Darren Michael Macy of Fort Bragg, N.C.
    The wedding is planned for 2:30 p.m. May 9, 2015, at the home of the groom’s grandparents.

  • Arias-Hoffman Engagement

    Carl L. and Donna A. Ivey announce the engagement of their daughter, Martina Elizabeth Arias, all of Kershaw, to Grant Thomas Hoffman of Aiken.
    The wedding is planned for July 11, 2015 at New Life Freewill Baptist Church in Lancaster.
    Miss Arias is the granddaughter of Rachel Hatfield of Lancaster and the late Ralph Hatfield and Iris Arias of Alto, Ga. She is a 2009 graduate of Accelerated Christian Education through the Palmetto Homeschoolers Association. She is a student at Aiken Technical College and works for Buford Child Care Development.