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Today's News

  • Washington was here

    In 1791, 59-year-old George Washington found himself in an unusual Southern quandary, according to historians Louise Pettus and Martha Bishop.
    The American Revolutionary War hero and first president was being worshipped, backslapped, saluted, wined and dined by the upper crust of the young nation, but an air of genuine distrust of anyone in government still permeated the Carolina backcountry.

  • Buford wins softball title

    The Lady Jackets are South Carolina’s queen bees of Class AA softball.
    Buford High School, in a winner-take-all game, brought home the state softball championship Friday night with a 2-1 win over Dillon at South Florence High School.
    It was Buford’s first Class AA softball crown. The school won a state softball championship once before, in 2009, when Buford was in Class A.

  • Partiers pack Main Street as soggy weather eases up

    While the 2016 Red Rose Festival got off to a soggy start Friday, Main Street was a busy, vibrant place Saturday.
    By lunchtime, the Ferris Wheel was turning, with riders waiting in line.
    “I’m so glad the rain’s not here,” said Mark Barrett, who was manning the Christian Services information tent. “It’s starting to break up and the skies are getting brighter.”
    Children of all ages were enjoying the downtown fun.

  • Remember When: Summer’s here: Clean porches, open windows, stow itchy undies

    The change of seasons was an old family tradition when I was growing up, something that happened the same way every time.
    It would be almost the middle of May, with a few really hot days already, but Mama had her way of doing things and nothing ever seemed to change.
    To tell the truth, I was a-itching and a-sweating, still stuck in my thick, itchy winter underwear. And that wool double blanket was still between the sheets.

  • Column: Blackmon: Consider my experience, community service in auditor’s race

    The Republican primary is June 14. I am a candidate in the county auditor race.
    It is important for everyone to know the candidates. I graduated from Clemson University in 1978. I married Jane Bridges and we settled in Heath Springs. We have raised two very successful children who are happily married and have two wonderful grandchildren.
    Lancaster County has been a fantastic place to live. During this time, I have been involved in community service.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Summer library programs kick off

    The Lancaster County Library and Kershaw Branch Library will begin their summer events with the summer reading kick off party for all ages from 2 to 5 p.m. today in Kershaw at 3855 Fork Hill Road and from 2 to 6 p.m. June 2 in Lancaster at 313 S. White St. To see a schedule and details of library events for children, teens and adults, visit www.lanclib.org.

    Summer concert series kicks off

  • Church News

    Vacation Bible Schools

    - Carolinas Cowboy Church will have VBS at 9 a.m. June 4 at the Ben Snipes Rodeo Arena, 1504 Caskey Road. Registration is 8:30 a.m. The theme is “Code of the West – Settin’ Things Right.” For details, call (704) 282-6519.

  • News Briefs

    County planners to meet June 2

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting is 5 p.m. June 2, in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. 

    This will be the group’s monthly workshop to discuss the agenda for its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 21. For details, call (803) 285-6005.

    County Fire Commission meets

    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meeting is 7 p.m. June 2 in Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place.

  • Our nation pauses to salute the fallen

    Bystanders listened to great speeches as children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the Grand Army of the Republic made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns as tears fell from their eyes while they remembered the fallen.
    It was 1868. The first large observance of what we now call Memorial Day, then called Decoration Day, was happening at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington.

  • Whites win BHS spring game

    The White team shined brightest in the annual Buford High School spring football game Wednesday at Jacket Stadium.

    The White, with a 31-13 win over the Maroon team, used a strong second half to take the 18-point victory to close BHS spring drills.

    “We had a good spring and made strides with our team,” BHS third-year coach Tripp Watts said.