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Today's News

  • Keenan’s second-half surge sacks Lady Jackets hopes

    COLUMBIA – Keenan came on strong in the second half to notch a 61-27 win over Buford High School in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State girls basketball playoffs on Tuesday night in Columbia.

    The Lady Raiders trailed 26-18 at the half, but charged hard in the second half to outscore the Lady Jackets, 43-1 for the 34-point win.

    “We came out flat and turned the ball over,” BHS girls coach T.J. Armbrust said. “We never could get on track in the second half.

  • Cougars halt Jackets run

    North Charleston, in a battle with Buford, rallied in the second half to take an 88-66 win over the Jackets in the Class AA basketball playoffs on Wednesday night at the Cougars gym.

    North Charleston, up 17-15 after one period, held a 42-32 lead at the half.

    The Cougars charged in the final two periods to take the 22-point win.

    NCHS outscored BHS 24-21 in the third period to take a 66-53 edge after three quarters on the way to the win.

  • County wrestlers focused on tournaments

    Indian Land, the Region IV-AAA champion, has four No. 1 seeds heading into the Class AAA Upper State individual wrestling tournament this weekend at Powdersville High School in Greenville.

    The Warriors’ top seeds are Solomon Cortez (106), Austin Ross (113), Xavier Dreese (145) and Kyle Daley (152).

    Ross is a defending state champion.

    Juan Alejandro, at 126, is a third seed.

    The Warriors have two wrestlers seeded fifth, including Weston Nguyen (120) and Alfred Cortez (182).

  • Warriors win, face Walhalla

    GREENVILLE – Indian Land went on the road and came home an upset winner to open the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs Tuesday night.

    The third-seeded Warriors, 11-13, used a strong start to take a 62-49 win over Berea, a second seed in the Class AAA Upstate playoffs.

    “In our final regular season game at Fairfield Central, we said it was like a playoff game because it was on the road and we knew we were going to be on the road for the playoffs,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • Lady Vols top Shamrocks

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols advanced to the next round of the Class AA Upper State girls basketball playoffs with a 53-33 win over Eau Claire High School of Columbia on Tuesday evening.

    The Lady Volunteers, the Region IV-AA regular-season champions and ranked seventh in the latest Class AA state poll, face Blacksburg tonight at 6.

  • Craft Stand expands its seating capacity

    Eighteen months after opening its doors, The Craft Stand, downtown Lancaster’s craft beer destination, has knocked down a wall and expanded its seating capacity.

    Owners Don and Brandy Geraghty took out the big red wall behind the bar to open up space in the back room. 

    “We don’t have an official number, but it will definitely increase our capacity,” Brandy said. 

    The cooler and sinks will be moved to the other end of the now L-shaped bar. The floor will be painted, and the lighting improved. 

  • Marcus Brown launches eatery using grandmom’s best recipes

    Miss Etta Brown’s famous fried chicken is back, along with a dose of her mouthwatering home cooking.

    Her grandson, Marcus Brown, has opened Daily Bread Family Restaurant at 1358 Flat Creek Road.

    “I got ’em, sure do,” Brown said of his late grandmother’s  secret family recipes. “That means some chicken and some good food in general.”

    Brown graduated from Newberry College in 2016 after playing football for the Wolves. He has a business degree and also owns a landscaping company.

  • Column: Thank God for the good in Lancaster

    In the spring of 2004, living in Charlotte, I found myself in a serious mid-life crisis. I prayed for change, a new walk, with new friends that loved and cared about God.
    While I hoped that my prayers were heard, my father offered an invitation for me to move to Lancaster, attend his church and start afresh.
    I thought: Lancaster, South Carolina? Not on your life.
    But, after more praying and another few weeks of hell, I decided to take him up on his offer. You see, I’d told God that whatever offer he had for me, I would accept it no matter where it was.

  • Column: VTIL ignored Van Wyck’s viewpoint on incorporation

    In order to establish an area for incorporation, S.C. law states that there must be a density of 300 people per square mile before incorporation can even be proposed.
    When you have subdivisions such as Sun City, Walnut Creek and Treetops, you can expand the area you are trying to incorporate much farther south because of the density in those neighborhoods.

  • Junior Vols top Jackets, 63-37

    Andrew Jackson took control early on the way to a 63-37 win over theBuford Junior Jackets basketball team on Friday night at AJHS.

    The Junior Vols took a 17-8 lead in the opening period.

    AJ continued to control the game at the half.

    In the third quarter, the Junior Vols kept the pressure on Buford totake a 47-30 lead going into the final period.

    AJ pulled away in the closing quarter for the 26-point win.

    The Vols were led by Tez Black’s 17 points.

    Tyson Miller hit 12 points to lead Buford.