.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Volunteers top Knights twice

    Andrew Jackson posted a sweep of Region IV-AA foe North Central on Tuesday night.
    In the girls game, the sixth-ranked Lady Vols bolted to a quick 19-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 40-14 at halftime.
    During the third quarter even with reserves playing most of the time, AJ extended the lead to 56-18 and went on to take a 64-26 win to stay unbeaten in region play.
    Elizabeth Scott led AJ with 17 points, but Danielle Ussery was not far behind with 15, all on treys.

  • Jackets take 2 wins over Rams

    Buford posted a pair of tough road wins in Region IV-AA hoops play Tuesday night at Chesterfield.
    The Jackets used a fine finish to net a 66-56 win over the Rams.
    The Lady Jackets also rallied to take a 60-48 win over the CHS girls.
    BHS, in the nightcap, had to battle to net the 10-point comeback win over the host Rams.
    Druw Rollins paced the Jackets with 22 points, 15 in the second half, to boost the BHS victory.

  • Jackets’ Lambert signs with The Citadel

    Buford High School senior kicker Wade Lambert will be getting his future kicks at The Citadel.
    Lambert, a football, soccer and basketball letterman for the Jackets, made it official Wednesday morning, signing with the Bulldogs of the Southern Conference in the BHS media center.
    Lambert signed his national letter of intent in front of family, friends and BHS coaches.
    He has a special link to the Charleston military school since his grandfather, the late Dr. Fred Lambert, graduated at The Citadel.

  • Catledge joins strong BHS link to Newberry College

    Buford High School’s football connection to Newberry College has been solid over recent seasons and that won’t change with the latest Jackets to Wolves link.
    Jackets’ senior defensive back Christian Catledge joined the maroon and gold ranks to Newberry on Wednesday morning in the BHS conference room.
    Catledge, as friends, family and Jackets’ coaches watched, signed with the Wolves, who are led by Buford High alums, head coach Todd Knight and defensive coordinator Stephen Flynn.

  • Jackets jolt Vols, 62-60

    KERSHAW – On Wednesday night it was county rival Buford playing at region leader Andrew Jackson.
    The upset-minded Yellow Jackets served notice early they were ready to play and compete to the end.
    The Vols led 16-13 at the end of the quarter, but Buford took a 33-32 halftime lead, and continued to lead 47-45 at the end of the third quarter.
    In the fourth quarter, AJ appeared to take command and led by as many as five points at times.

  • Column: This election, let’s finally pick a leader

    I am reminded of a story about Capt. William Swenson, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Sept. 8, 2009.  
    On that day, American and Afghan troops were making their way through a part of Afghanistan to help protect a group of government/Afghan officials, who would be meeting with local village elders. They came under ambush, and were surrounded on three sides.

  • Column: Registering journalists a laughable proposal

    I had more fun responding to inquiries about S.C. Rep. Mike Pitts’ journalist-registration bill than I have had answering questions about any other proposed restrictions on the press.
    A client called and asked what the response to the bill should be. I responded, “laughter.”
    Unfortunately, many news organizations groaned and harrumphed like the sea lions on the beach in front of William Randolph Hearst’s castle in California. A reaction I suspect Pitts desired.

  • City starts 2016-17 budget process

    Members of Lancaster City Council will start hashing out the municipality’s financial issues for the upcoming year by holding a budget goal session meeting Saturday, Feb. 6.
    The meeting is open to the public, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in council chambers at city hall.
    “We are now 50 percent through the budget year, which means we get to start planning for the next one,” said city Finance Director James Absher.  
    The meeting includes council discussions, as well as feedback from the city’s 10 department heads.

  • Great Falls man charged in dog-dragging incident

    A Great Falls man has been charged with animal mistreatment in the case of a dog apparently dragged behind a vehicle and severely injured in December.
    Billy Ray Huskey, 48, of Forest Lakes Circle, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 30, booked in the Fairfield County Detention Center and released on $5,000 bond.
    “We are pleased to announce this arrest,” said Sheriff Will Montgomery. “The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office treats any offenses against animals very seriously.”

  • Couple tied up, robbed at IL home

    An older Indian Land couple was tied up and robbed during a home invasion Wednesday evening, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
    The home invasion was the second in Lancaster County in less than a week.
    The Indian Land incident at 6946 Cureton Taylor Drive happened between 8 and 8:30 p.m.