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Today's News

  • Junior Jackets drop loss to Lee Central

    Lee Central edged the Buford High School junior varsity boys basketball team, taking a 39-38 win.

    Tyson Miller led the Junior Jackets with 16 points, 10 in the second half. Dacurrion Kelly hit 16 points to lead Lee Central.

    In the game, Buford opened strong, taking a 6-0 lead, but LCHS, using its pressure defense, rallied to take an 11-8 lead after one quarter.

    The teams played tough defense in the second period for a low-scoring quarter and the game was tied at 15 at the break.

  • Bruins thump Trojans twice

    The Lancaster Bruins are finding their hoops home to their liking.

    The LHS teams, unbeaten as the host so far this season, kept the streak intact Wednesday night with a hardwood broom job of Class AAAAA foe Northwestern High School of Rock Hill.

    Lancaster took two from the Trojans, prevailing 62-58 in the boys game and 60-39 in the girls’ game.

    The nightcap was a battle to the wire, with the Bruins making clutch plays to seal their four-point  win and avenge their lone regular-season loss.

  • Jackets fall twice to Stallions

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford tipped off Region IV-AA play, dropping a pair of home games to Lee Central High School of Bishopville on Tuesday night.

    The LC girls posted a 31-21 win over the Lady Jackets and the Stallions stormed for the sweep with a 68-47 win over the Jackets.

    Lee Central, in the nightcap, took an early lead and steadily stretched its spread for the 21-point win over the BHS boys, 4-6, 0-1.

    Lee Central led 13-7 after one period and held a 23-13 edge at the break.

  • Vols split with Knights

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Fundamentals were key to North Central’s 65-58 win over host Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night at AJHS.

    While the Volunteer boys, 1-2, 0-1, tried to find the basket on long shots, the Knights worked the ball to the inside and made more of their shots

  • Column: It’s not luck when bombers fail, or when my plane doesn’t crash

    I heard so many people on TV in New York say “we got lucky” after that man in the subway station blew himself up and didn’t kill anybody.
    Don’t those people realize luck had nothing to do with it? There was no luck to this. God stepped in and stopped that man.
    I pray every day that God will protect this great country from these terrorists. And prayer works, people!

  • Column: ‘Trickle down’ hasn’t worked before, and it won’t this time

    This is a response to John Baker’s Dec. 6 article headlined “Government isn’t meant to tax away income inequality.”  
    Let’s talk tax reform. According to Mr. Baker’s excellent statistics, 60 percent of Americans report taxable income of less than $50,000 a year. No tax revenue there. So Republicans want to lower the “official” corporate tax rate of 35 percent to 20 percent to stimulate the economy, and lower the “tax burden” on the rich at the same time.

  • Small-business optimism soars

    From release

    COLUMBIA – Not since the roaring Reagan economy has small-business optimism been as high as it was in November, and S.C. business owners share that sentiment, the National Federation of Independent Business said Tuesday.

    “We haven’t seen this kind of optimism in 34 years, and we’ve seen it only once in the 44 years that NFIB has been conducting this research,” said NFIB President Juanita Duggan, releasing the group’s Index of Small Business Optimism. 

  • Clemson launches center for manufacturing research

    From release

    CLEMSON – Clemson University this month announced the creation of its Center for Advanced Manufacturing, the centerpiece of the university’s commitment to education, research, innovation and workforce development in an industry sector crucial to South Carolina’s future.

    From 2011-16, manufacturing job growth in South Carolina increased 16 percent, and manufacturing now accounts for 11 percent of the state’s total employment.

  • McMurray coached himself to S.C. Football Hall of Fame

    MYRTLE BEACH – Coach Bennie McMurray won 219 football games and three state championships as a 27-year high coach head football coach, but his best coaching job was internal.

    McMurray, one of eight inductees into the S.C. Football Coaches Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach on Friday night at the Landmark Inn, provided insight on his hall of fame journey.

  • Heintz Bros Performance set for LMS return in 2018 season

    During the 2017 Lancaster Motor Speedway season racing fans and drivers noticed that at every race there was no parts trailer in the LMS pits for the drivers to buy some much-needed parts on race night.

    That will change during the 2018 racing season, as co-promoters Eric Caskey and Shannon Munn have been busy this off-season getting everything 100 percent right for the new racing season.

    Caskey has announced on the Lancaster Motor Speedway group page that Heintz Bros Performance will be returning to the big half-mile track for the 2018 racing season.