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Today's News

  • Gene Smith, founder of Mr. G’s, dies at 83

    Gene Smith never shied away from hard work.
    “If a nail needed driving or shelf needed stocking, Gene would jump right in there,” said longtime friend Francis Bell Jr. “He didn’t mind getting his hands dirty one bit.”
    Born Aug. 5, 1932, the former Lancaster homebuilder, who eventually went into business as the head of the family-owned Mr. G’s Food Stores, died early Friday at his home. He was 83.

  • Land trust to protect Lancaster battlefields

    Almost two and a half centuries after British and American forces clashed in Lancaster County during the Revolutionary War, a preservation group has secured more than $200,000 in grants, and plans to get more, to protect two local battlefields for future generations.

  • The Challenge of a Lifetime; Part 1 of 4

    Hail pelted Wesley Dry’s car as he peered out at the wild expanse before him.
    Tall, spindly trees, their leaves just starting to grow, towered overhead. A red sign beckoned through the mist.
    “Appalachian Trail Approach.”
    Waiting impatiently for the surprise storm to end, the 25-year-old Buford native prepared himself for the grueling journey ahead – a solo 2,200-mile hike along the world’s longest marked trail.

  • Press problems delay Friday edition of TLN

    There is a good reason your copy of The Lancaster News was late Friday morning.
    The press broke down Thursday night, so the Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, edition was printed in Greensboro, N.C.
    Some paper routes were run as scheduled, but some carrier deliveries were delayed by some four hours. The TLN circulation staff will be delivering papers throughout Friday afternoon.
    If a subscriber doesn’t get a copy of today’s edition, call the circulation department at (803) 416-8405 on Monday, Feb. 8, and your account will be credited.

  • Warriors fall to Braves, Knights

    Indian Land capped its regular-season dual match campaign, dropping two losses to Region IV-AA foes Cheraw and North Central on Jan. 29.
    The CHS Braves, who won the region wrestling  title, topped the Warriors, 53-25.
    North Central, the region runner-up, downed the Warriors, 48-20.
    IL, 17-10 for regular-season action, finished 6-4 in region matches for third place in their final season of Class AA wrestling. IL is moving to the Class AAA ranks next season.

  • Volunteers top Knights twice

    Andrew Jackson posted a sweep of Region IV-AA foe North Central on Tuesday night.
    In the girls game, the sixth-ranked Lady Vols bolted to a quick 19-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 40-14 at halftime.
    During the third quarter even with reserves playing most of the time, AJ extended the lead to 56-18 and went on to take a 64-26 win to stay unbeaten in region play.
    Elizabeth Scott led AJ with 17 points, but Danielle Ussery was not far behind with 15, all on treys.

  • Jackets take 2 wins over Rams

    Buford posted a pair of tough road wins in Region IV-AA hoops play Tuesday night at Chesterfield.
    The Jackets used a fine finish to net a 66-56 win over the Rams.
    The Lady Jackets also rallied to take a 60-48 win over the CHS girls.
    BHS, in the nightcap, had to battle to net the 10-point comeback win over the host Rams.
    Druw Rollins paced the Jackets with 22 points, 15 in the second half, to boost the BHS victory.

  • Jackets’ Lambert signs with The Citadel

    Buford High School senior kicker Wade Lambert will be getting his future kicks at The Citadel.
    Lambert, a football, soccer and basketball letterman for the Jackets, made it official Wednesday morning, signing with the Bulldogs of the Southern Conference in the BHS media center.
    Lambert signed his national letter of intent in front of family, friends and BHS coaches.
    He has a special link to the Charleston military school since his grandfather, the late Dr. Fred Lambert, graduated at The Citadel.

  • Catledge joins strong BHS link to Newberry College

    Buford High School’s football connection to Newberry College has been solid over recent seasons and that won’t change with the latest Jackets to Wolves link.
    Jackets’ senior defensive back Christian Catledge joined the maroon and gold ranks to Newberry on Wednesday morning in the BHS conference room.
    Catledge, as friends, family and Jackets’ coaches watched, signed with the Wolves, who are led by Buford High alums, head coach Todd Knight and defensive coordinator Stephen Flynn.

  • Jackets jolt Vols, 62-60

    KERSHAW – On Wednesday night it was county rival Buford playing at region leader Andrew Jackson.
    The upset-minded Yellow Jackets served notice early they were ready to play and compete to the end.
    The Vols led 16-13 at the end of the quarter, but Buford took a 33-32 halftime lead, and continued to lead 47-45 at the end of the third quarter.
    In the fourth quarter, AJ appeared to take command and led by as many as five points at times.