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Today's News

  • Sports Talk: Plyler beams with a touch of mat class

    Buford High School wrestling coach Garrett Plyler had quite a surprise Wednesday morning.

    No, it wasn’t the snow, and that’s hard to beat.

    It was even better.

    Plyler received a special email from Orangeburg Prep wrestling coach Justin Ray.

    The night before in a three-way match at Camden Military Academy in Camden, Ray’s OP Indians mat squad had taken a lopsided loss from the BHS Jackets.

    For the record, BHS posted a 66-6 win.

  • Column: VTIL’s case all glittering generalities

    I’m a New Jersey native who retired and moved to Indian Land in 2014.
    After looking in York, Union and Mecklenburg counties, I finally decided on settling here in Indian Land. I found a thriving community with all the services my family needed, but less government and taxes than the other three counties offered.  

  • Junior Jackets down Andrew Jackson, 49-41

    The Buford High School junior varsity basketball team posted a 49-41 win over rival Andrew Jackson to open play in the first of three games at BHS on Tuesday night.

    During the first quarter, Andrew Jackson was firing on all cylinders, taking a 15-9 lead entering second-period play.

    In the second quarter, the Junior Vols and Junior Jackets  blazed from the field, with BHS on top 22-19.

    The Junior Jackets’ Tyler Vespe nailed a buzzer beater trey to cap the first half for Buford’s three-point lead at the half.

  • Column: Culture, not salary, retains good teachers

    I read the S.C. Education Department’s “Committee on Educator Recruitment and Retention Recommendations” with great interest when it was released Dec. 31.
    The first school district to retain the services of my company, E Squared, to help them recruit teachers was in South Carolina, and I’ve worked with about 15 districts across the state, large and small, though never with Lancaster County.

  • Column: Carnes: VTIL understating town’s property-tax burden

    As an elected official, I have tried to maintain neutrality in my comments about Indian Land incorporation. To incorporate or to not incorporate is an issue that needs to be decided by the voters within the proposed incorporation area.  
    However, I do feel that the information presented to the public needs to be accurate. In conversations with Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL) members going back to 2015, I have pointed out that the budget needed to be realistic and information needs to be presented accurately.

  • Brunson named Player of the Game at Bob Jones University

    GREENVILLE – Sha'Ron Brunson, a former Lancaster High girls basketball star, was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins women's basketball team Jan. 13.

    Brunson led the team with 16 points in the 79-76 win over Trinity College.

    Brunson, a senior journalism and mass communication major from Lancaster, played high school basketball for coach Ronnie Robinson at LHS.

  • Bruins rally, net region win

    The Lancaster Bruins got off the snide in a big way Tuesday night at home.

    The LHS boys, who went winless in region play last season and had not posted a region win in 15 games dating back to a 58-52 region road win over Union County on Feb. 5, 2016, ended the skein in its game with Richland Northeast at home on Tuesday.

    The Bruins, with a fourth-quarter surge, finished strong for a 52-48 win over Richland Northeast.

  • Jackets finish strong for split

    BUFORD – Buford and rival Andrew Jackson were locked in a tight hardwood battle, but then Jackets ignited in an impressive finish for a 53-40 basketball win over the Volunteers at BHS on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets’ 13-point win gave Buford a split of the varsity twin bill in the first of two hoops meetings on the 2017-18 Region IV-AA basketball season.

    The Lady Vols, on the other hand, held off the surging Lady Jackets for a tough 45-42 win over the Buford girls.

  • Junior Jackets wing Eagles

    The Buford High School junior varsity boys team took a 53-21 win over the Central of Pageland Junior Eagles.

    During the first period, the starters for both teams provided a low scoring affair as the Buford starters produced only four points, but halfway through the first quarter, Buford subbed its second team and it produced eight quick points in less than two minutes.

    Jake Oliver, Darrion Fritchley, Tanner Vespe and Tyler Vespe helped Buford take a 12-1 lead after the opening  quarter.

  • SECA Crate Sportsman Division to have big 2018 racing season at LMS

    The SECA Crate Sportsman Division will be a highly featured division on the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway racing season.

    During the 2017 racing season, the driver to beat was fan favorite and track veteran “Wild Bill” Knight.

    Knight dominated LMS racing over the 2017 racing season, but barely won the points over Drew Howington.

    In addition to Howington, Jacob Catoe, Jackson Thomasson and Jamie Thomasson were in the running for the points.