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Today's News

  • Spearman: Replace old school buses

    The S.C. Department of Education is pressing the legislature to replace more than 1,000 older school buses and increase bus driver salaries, which is welcomed news for the Lancaster County School District.

    The state currently has 2,805 buses that are over 15 years old, and some dating back to 1988, according to a release from the state department.

  • ‘I have a dream’
  • Warriors open region play with victory over Columbia

    Indian Land High School opened Region IV-AAA basketball play, posting a split with visiting Columbia High School on Tuesday night.
    The 3-10 ILHS Warriors, who snapped a nine-game losing skid, capped the twin bill with a solid 65-54 win over the Capitols.
    The IL girls dropped the opener, falling 38-35 to the Lady Caps.
    In the nightcap, the Warriors bolted from a 16-all tie in the first period to take charge with a 25-11 spree for a 41-27 halftime edge.

  • Lady Jackets blitz Knights for region hoops home win

    Buford split a Region IV-AA twin bill with North Central High School on Tuesday night in the Jackets’ gym.
    The BHS girls built an early lead and steadily pulled away for a solid 72-40 win over North Central at BHS.
    In the boys game, North Central earned a measure of hardwood revenge, taking a 72-54 win over the Jackets.
    The Lady Jackets took the lead in the first period when senior Morgan Deese sparked the BHS girls, hitting eight of her 14 points to give Buford an 18-8 lead after one period.

  • Bruins drop pair to RVHS Blazers

    Lancaster capped a three-game hoops home stand to open the 2017 portion of the Bruins’ schedule, dropping a Region III-AAAA doubleheader to Ridge View on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Bruins fell in the opener, a 64-41 loss, and the Bruins lost, 76-62.
    The girls game was tight to the final quarter when the Lady Blazers used a 25-9 blitz to notch their 23-point win.

  • Vols notch sweep of Rams

    CHESTERFIELD  – The Andrew Jackson High Volunteers made the most of a Region IV-AA road trip to Chesterfield on Tuesday night.
    The sixth-rated Lady Vols topped the CHS Lady Rams, 46-35 and the No. 2 AJ boys rolled to a 64-49 win.
    The AJ boys teams had a fast-paced with the CHS boys.
    Several fast breaks and full-court runs made the game exciting.
    The Volunteers gained the lead in the first quarter, 20-8, and kept the advantage for the rest of the game.

  • Column: Dare to be like Daniel

    Believers in Christ should consider the life of Daniel. Taken captive to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar, he and his three friends were chosen to learn the Babylonian culture and language so they could serve at the royal court.

    But when Nebuchadnezzar ordered they be given the royal food and drink, Daniel asked they might be granted an exemption. He knew that the king’s food had been offered first to idols, and that some of it violated their strict Mosaic food laws. 

  • Haley’s farewell message: I’ll be back

    Editor’s note: Gov. Nikki Haley delivered her seventh – and probably final – State of the State Address on Wednesday. Donald Trump has nominated her as his U.N. ambassador, and she awaits Senate confirmation. Here are excerpts.

    The last few weeks have been a time of great reflection for me. When I walked into the State House this morning, it struck me that I have been doing so for 12 years.
    What a road we have traveled together.

  • BHS resets game as teams return to play

    The impact of the winter storm over the weekend led to one county basketball game being rescheduled for later this month.
    Buford High School’s road basketball game with Chesterfield, which was slated for Friday, Jan. 6, has been reset for Thursday, Jan. 19.
    The girls game is at 6 p.m., with the boys to play at 7:30.
    The game was the first region game for Buford to open the 2017 schedule.

  • International Bowl-bound

    Indian Land High School sophomore kicker Brandon Dickerson has kicked his way to a second straight appearance in the International Bowl.
    Dickerson, 15, played in the 2016 International Bowl at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and he will return for a second straight year in Arlington, Texas.