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Today's News

  • Column: How about controlling ammunition?

    The Second Amendment and gun control. These two topics make big headlines every time there is a mass shooting.
    Murder, rape, abuse and robbery involving guns and other weapons are the staple of our daily local news broadcasts. After the massacre in a Florida school, I could no longer resist expressing my feelings.
    I know what it feels like to lose a loved one. I lost my wife to cancer. The loss of a child must be even more devastating.

  • Column: So much good has come from AJMS setback

    Our students and staff walked into a shiny, refurbished Andrew Jackson Middle School on Tuesday – a school thoroughly scrubbed, with new paint, new ceiling tiles and a like-new cafeteria.
    They even used a new entrance from U.S. 521 and a car-stacking loop – safer for parents and students as they wait to unload because now there’s enough room to get off 521 as they wait.

  • Jackets edge Vols to cap regular season play

    Staff Reports

    Buford highlighted Jackets Senior Night, topping rival Andrew Jackson, 9-8 to cap regular-season baseball play Friday night at Buford Park.

    BHS, down 4-3 going to the bottom of the sixth, exploded for six runs to take a 9-4 lead.

    AJ rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh, but the Jackets held on for the win.

    Dylan Montgomery, who worked two innings, was the winner.

    Brett Sistrare hurled five innings before Montgomery came on in the final two frames.

  • Bruins host region golf tournament

    The Lancaster High School golf team, 15-1, 8-0 in Region III-AAAA play, will host the region golf tournament today at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The tournament was scheduled to be played Monday, but rain canceled the tournament to today.

    Play is slated to begin at 10 a.m. today.

    The Bruins, in their last outing, posted a 150 to sweep a four-way match with region foes Westwood, York and Ridge View last week at the LGC.

    York shot a 174, followed by Ridge View with a 222 and Westwood at 231.

  • Bruins win KLS Running for Ryan county track meet

    Lancaster High School captured titles in the 12th annual KLS Running for Ryan Lancaster County track meet Saturday afternoon at the LHS track.

    The Bruins topped the boys field with 103 points, while the Lady Bruins won the girls meet with 77 points.

    The LHS boys won seven events, while the Lady Bruins took six firsts in the event held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a former LHS track athlete. Running for Ryan also serves to promote a greater awareness of KLS – Klein Levin Syndrome.

  • Huey Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model winner

    Mike Huey captured the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models win to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Matthew Nance, making his first-ever LMS start, had a rough time getting here as his hauler was in a wreck near Statesville, N.C.

    Nance led over Huey, David Yandle, and Brian Carswell in the early laps.

    The race then became a Nance and Huey show.

    Nance, the leader in points for the Fastrak touring Crate Late Model Series, was making his first Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models start this season.

  • Buford’s James ‘Coach Mo’ Award Winner

    Veteran Buford High School assistant football coach Wes James is the first recipient of the Lancaster County Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of the Year, the ‘Coach Mo’ Award.

    James, the Jackets’ longtime offensive line coach, was presented the honor, given in memory of his former BHS coaching associate Jeff Moyer, better known as “Coach Mo,” during the annual Lancaster County Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet at Second Baptist Church on Monday night.

  • Lady Bruins roll to region title

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins roared to the Region III-AAAA softball title, shelling rival South Pointe High School of Rock Hill, 17-0 on LHS Senior Night on Friday.

    The Lady Bruins blitzed the Lady Stallions for 17 hits on the way to the lopsided win halted due to the 10-run mercy rule.

    “I’m extremely proud of these girls,” LHS coach Erin Walker said. “We came to play tonight and executed.

    “We had a lot of energy and focus,” Walker said. “You couldn’t ask for a better group of girls.”

  • Lancers drop three games to Louisburg

    Louisburg College captured a NJCAA Region X baseball series, taking three games from the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers, including two games Sunday, at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The teams split two games in the series opener Saturday at the LHS field.

    Louisburg prevailed 13-2 in five innings and 4-1 for the Sunday sweep.

    Louisburg, in the three-run win, made the most of nine hits.

    Bo Owens led USCL with three hits. Nick Cicci supplied two hits, including a double.

  • News Briefs

    IL Action Council sponsors cleanup 

    Indian Land Action Council is sponsoring a litter cleanup, Pick Up the Panhandle, the weekend of April 21. ILAC is coordinating with all area groups who have Adopt-a-Highway programs through Palmetto Pride, as well as creating new teams to do a cleanup of highways and collector roadways in the Indian Land and Van Wyck areas and throughout the Panhandle.

    For more information or to get involved, email indianlandactioncouncilsc@gmail.com or check out our website at indianlandactioncouncil.com.