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Today's News

  • Column: Trump mimics NRA orthodoxy, but S.C. voters might disagree

    The papers this week had big stories about Donald Trump speaking to the National Rifle Association convention and accepting its endorsement. Among his promises was to eliminate gun-free zones in schools on his first day in office.
    In Trump’s typical over-the-top rhetoric, he proclaims himself the greatest defender of the Second Amendment in history.
    No surprise here – that’s Trump.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    GAPS to meet

    The Greater Agape Parenting Single (GAPS) community meeting devoted to single mothers is 7 to 8 p.m. today in the Lancaster County Library Conference Room, 313 S. White St. For details, call Ms. Bufford at (803) 804-9022.

    Stumpy Pond paddle

  • Editor's Column: 2 sketchy guys exit a pickup truck

    I had never killed anyone before.
    The two men stepped out of their pickup truck after I stopped them for speeding. One reached inside his coat, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at me. I shot him a half dozen times from 10 feet away.
    The other man was moving toward me, and I saw his hands jerk. I shot him too, pulling the trigger as fast as I could until my sidearm was empty. By the time the last few shots hit the man, he was already on the ground.

  • Buford rules as gem of the Class AA diamond

    FLORENCE – Buford, on an overcast and misty evening, reigned supreme.

    The 24-5 Lady Jackets, bolstered by clutch play, captured their second state softball championship, taking a tough 2-1 win over Dillon High School for the Class AA state championship on a dank Friday night at the South Florence High School softball field.

    The one-run BHS win gave the Class AA Upper State champion Lady Jackets the state crown, taking the best-of-three series, 2-1.

  • Jackets’ Rollings to play at USCL

    BUFORD – The Buford High School to University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball link has been extended with the addition of Jackets’ ace outfielder Druw Rollings.

    Rollings, an all-sate and all-region honoree for the Jackets, has signed to play at the two-year school.

  • Lancaster Speedway off Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway is taking a racing break Saturday night to allow LSS drivers a chance to work on their race cars and fans a respite. The track returns to action May 28.
    Following are the top 5 in points at LSS for the 2016 season to date:
    u Montgomery Towing Super Stock – Brandy Baker, Brent Hodges -3, Johnny Starkey -7, Jason Gulledge -16, Joseph Engelbrecht -43
    u Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman – Jeffrey McGuirt, Bill Knight -1, Jacob Cate -3, Travis Payne -7, Justin Payne -32

  • Vols golfers third in AA state tourney

    Waccamaw, sparked by Patrick Golden’s record effort, captured the Class AA state golf championship on Tuesday at the True Blue Golf Club on Pawley’s Island True Blue Plantation.
    Golden, for 36 holes, posted a sizzling 130 (67-63) to help WHS topped the field by 15 shots.
    The Braves shot a 581 to top runner-up Bishop England with 596 strokes. Andrew Jackson, the four-time Region IV-AA champion, was third overall with a 621.
    Pendleton posted a 635 to place fourth, two shots ahead of Ninety Six with a 637.

  • Rabon signs with Winthrop

    BUFORD – Buford High School three-sport star Autumn Rabon’s days as a Lady Jackets ace and BHS student are dwindling, so she’s making them special.
    Monday was extraordinary for the 6-1 Buford High student-athlete as she signed a college scholarship to continue her education and track career at Winthrop University.

  • Dillon wins, forces game 3

    BUFORD – Dillon used the long ball to extend the Class AA softball state championship series to a third and deciding game today at South Florence High School.
    The Lady Wildcats, down 1-0 to Class AA Upstate champion Buford entering game two at the BHS Lady Jackets’ field, rallied for a 5-3 win in extra innings to force decisive game three.
    Buford, 22-5, captured game one in the best-of-three series Monday when the Lady Jackets, who had won seven straight in the Class AA playoffs, posted a 3-0 win at Dillon.

  • Decisive game 3 today at South Florence

    Upstate champion Buford and Lower State titlist Dillon will meet today in decisive game three at South Florence High School in Florence at 6:30 p.m. to determine the 2016 Class AA state softball champion.
    Buford, unbeaten in the playoffs to start the best-of-three Class AA state title series, won the playoff opener, 3-0 behind right-hander Sydney Sullivan’s one-hitter and nine strikeouts.
    Dillon came back in game two at Buford, prevailing on a 5-3 win in nine innings.