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Today's News

  • Our nation pauses to salute the fallen

    Bystanders listened to great speeches as children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the Grand Army of the Republic made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns as tears fell from their eyes while they remembered the fallen.
    It was 1868. The first large observance of what we now call Memorial Day, then called Decoration Day, was happening at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington.

  • Whites win BHS spring game

    The White team shined brightest in the annual Buford High School spring football game Wednesday at Jacket Stadium.

    The White, with a 31-13 win over the Maroon team, used a strong second half to take the 18-point victory to close BHS spring drills.

    “We had a good spring and made strides with our team,” BHS third-year coach Tripp Watts said.

  • AJ honors Volunteers stars with awards

    KERSHAW – A host of honors were presented during the annual Andrew Jackson High School All-Sports Awards on Tuesday night.

    AJ senior tri-sport athlete Brantley Ussery was honored as the school’s Athlete of the Year presented by the Kershaw News Era.

  • Williams signs with Voorhees

    Lancaster High Lady Bruins’ basketball player Alexis Williams enjoyed the LHS girls up tempo style so much she’s going to continue.

    Williams, a 5-11 forward for the Lady Bruins, is taking her game to Voorhees College, a NAIA school in Denmark, S.C.

    “I like that style of play and they play like that at Voorhees,” she said.

  • Tarques to lead USCL soccer

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer program is under new leadership with Alex Tarque as the new Lancers soccer coach and his son KiKi serving as his assistant.

    Tarque was named the USCL soccer coach earlier this month after he was hired to fill the void with former coach Randy Jordan’s departure.

    Jordan, who also has coached high school soccer at AJ and Buford high schools, worked with the USCL program six seasons before submitting his resignation effective March 27.

  • Racing is back on track Saturday night at LSS

    Racing action is slated to return to Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The LSS action will feature six divisions of racing on the card.
    The action will be highlighted by the SECA Crate Late Model Division paying $800 to win.
    The SECA Crate Late Model Division is regarded as one of the fan favorites due some of the track’s most popular drivers racing in the division each week.

  • Vols’ Norville signs to play golf at Hiwassee

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior golfer Chandler Norville is ready to move on, so he’s taking his game to Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn.
    Norville, a five-year member of the Volunteers’ golf team, will continue his education and golf career at the NAIA school, a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

  • LHS Bruins honor spring standouts

    The Lancaster High School spring sports awards honored spring stars at the event held Tuesday in the LHS auditorium.
    The Lancaster Bruins soccer program took center stage as the teams each posted region championships for the first time this season.
    Zeke Williams, the Bruins’ Offensive MVP, was named the Co-Region III-AAA Player of the Year.
    Williams will also play in the annual North-South All-Star Soccer Match in Rock Hill next month.

  • BHS salutes state champs

    The newly crowned state champion Buford High School softball team drew the maroon and gold spotlight at the annual Jackets spring-winter sports awards on Tuesday night in the BHS gym.
    The Lady Jackets, 24-5, defeated Class AA Lower State champion Dillon, 2-1 to capture the best-of-three series, 2-1. The BHS team, which went 8-1 in postseason play, captured the Region IV-AA softball crown with a 12-0 mark and the Class AA Upstate championship with six straight wins.

  • Column: Pinckney honored: Celebrating shared history

    Last week in Charleston a large mural of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was unveiled. It was done by 28-year-old Columbia artist Tripp Barnes. It is big and colorful and covers the whole outside wall of a building on St. Phillips Street, a few blocks from my house and from Emanuel AME Church.
    In addition to his likeness, the mural also has a short but powerful quote by Clem: “Across the South, we have a deep appreciation of history – we haven’t always had a deep appreciation of each other’s history.”