Today's News

  • Rams roll in victory over Warriors

    CHESTERFIELD – It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish is cliche, but there is a good reason for that; it’s the truth.
    Never was it proven as well as Friday night when Indian Land faced Chesterfield at CHS in Region IV-AA.
    The Warriors Lee Massey returned the opening kick off 85 yards for a quick score, but the Rams would outscore Indian Land 48-7 for the rest of the first half, and Chesterfield cruised to a 61-30 region win.

  • LHS swimmers win region crown

    The Lancaster High swim team swept a three-way meet and in the process captured its second straight Region III-AAA title.
    The LHS swimmers swept Class AAAA York and Class AAA region foe South Pointe on Thursday in Rock Hill.
    The LHS team topped York, 202-92 and South Pointe, 189-131.
    The Lancaster girls defeated York, 100-48 and South Pointe, 102-58.
    The LHS boys downed York, 102-44 and South Pointe, 87-73.
    The Lancaster swimmers competed in the Hartsville Invitational at the Hartsville YMCA on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m.

  • School board hears update on ILMS expansion

    With several large, color diagrams in hand, Jimmy Wilhide presented school district officials with an update on a crucial expansion to Indian Land Middle School on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
    Wilhide, with Charlotte-based architectural design firm Moseley Architects, discussed the planned expansion and renovation project during Lancaster County school board’s latest meeting.
    Flipping through multiple slides, Wilhide showed school board members several architectural drawings demonstrating the various additions and expansions planned for the school.

  • Bypass road rage leads to two arrests

    Two Lancaster men were arrested after another man reported an apparent road rage incident Friday, Sept. 25.  
    About 4:30 a.m. Friday, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report from a 26-year-old man who said his vehicle had been shot while he was on S.C. 9.  
    According to a sheriff’s office release issued Friday afternoon, the victim was traveling west on S.C. 9 when a silver pickup truck with several men in it pulled onto the highway in a reckless manner, nearly hitting his vehicle.  

  • Let’s try for judicial independence

    If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely it is that South Carolina is right and everybody else is wrong.

    Consider the way we install judges. In effect, the Legislature unilaterally elects them.

  • Let’s put Constitution Day into perspective

    In 2004, an act of Congress established every Sept. 17 as Constitution Day, the day of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

    This federal law requires that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. Here at the University of South Carolina Lancaster we had several constitution-related activities across the campus. On this 228th anniversary, I consider some historical and current-day features of this incredible document fashioned so long ago.

  • Lady Jackets top AJ in region volleyball

    The Buford Lady Yellow Jackets stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA volleyball  play this week, posting a road win over Andrew Jackson.
    The Lady Jackets, with their second win over rival AJ, were coming off a runner-up finish in the 12-team Carolina Challenge at North Central High School on Saturday, Sept. 19.
    Buford, seeking to stay unbeaten in league play, hosted North Central in Region IV-AA volleyball play on Thursday, Sept. 24.
    AJ, 4-3, has dropped losses to Buford and North Central in league play this season.

  • Knight enjoys grid jousts

    Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts and his Jackets’ staff know they have a veteran player in three-year performer Lane Knight.
    A closer look at the BHS two-way starter and tri-captain might reveal more, much more.
    Knight’s 71-year-old grandfather Huey Knight, a legend at Lancaster Super Speedway and a recent inductee in the LSS Hall of Fame, also plays into young Knight’s persona.

  • Lady Bruins netters bidding to rebound from losses

    The 2015 Lancaster High girls tennis season is a challenging one as the Lady Bruins lost nearly three-fourths of the LHS girls team from the previous year.
    The fall tennis season is so short that it’s difficult to overcome the learning curve for new players in time for the region schedule to begin.
    The trio of Clinton, Broome and Union County are always tough opponents and make the region a challenging one again this season.
    Chester and South Pointe round out the region and the top four finishers will advance to the playoffs.

  • Double points on the line in LSS race Saturday night

    Lancaster Super Speedway action Saturday night, Sept. 26 is presented by U.S. Bonding and it will also feature double points.
    U.S. Bonding is the official sponsor of the Vintage Division at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    The LSS card for Saturday is the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start and a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker. If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.