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Today's News

  • Extreme 4 Shootout set April 28

    One of the most competitive divisions at Lancaster Motor Speedway and the one division that has averaged the highest car count over the past few years at LMS is having a big payday race Saturday.

    The Extreme 4 Division, ranked as one of the most competitive divisions at Lancaster Motor Speedway, will have the M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4 Shootout with the winner getting a $1,000 payday on Saturday.

    If you are a part of the LMS Facebook group page, you  know the Extreme 4 Division is one of the most discussed divisions on social media.

  • Lambert wins Collegiate Disc Golf national title

    Steve Hill

    PDGA

    Alex Lambert is the only woman on a 12-strong contingent from Clemson University that made the two-and-a-half hour in-state trek to last week’s National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships. So when the spotlight was on and it was time to represent for the Tigers, the freshman mathematical sciences major answered the call.

  • Bruins’ Fisher signs with USCU

    Lancaster High School softball senior first baseman De’Asia Fisher has been a part of the Lady Bruins’ diamond success and she wants to do the same at the next level.

    Fisher, headed to USC Union in the fall, is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

    “USC Union is a new program, a building process and I want to be a part of that,” Fisher said.

    Fisher has seen the LHS Lady Bruins have their share of success, a region title and a pair of district crowns in the Upper State softball playoffs.

  • Coker signs Thompson for track

    Lancaster High School senior track standout Frederick Thompson Jr., is moving on in his track and education career.

    Thompson, a middle distance runner and sprinter for the Bruins, is headed to Coker College in Hartsville to run with the Cobras, a NCAA Division II member which competes in the South Atlantic Conference.

    “Coker is a young track program and I feel I can help it grow and build the program there,” said Thompson, who signed at the LHS track on Thursday morning with family and his track coaches witnessing.

  • Vols get their kicks in region soccer title wins

    Andrew Jackson High School soccer celebrated an “orange-letter day” Thursday in high school soccer.

    Both AJ teams, by the same score, clinched Region IV-AA soccer championships with wins over county and region rival Buford High School.

    The Volunteers, visiting the Jackets, prevailed in the boys’ match, taking a 3-1 win over BHS, the defending region champion.

    The Lady Volunteers, at AJ, captured a 3-1 victory over the visiting Lady Jackets, who also won the 2017 region soccer crown.

  • Special-needs class getting all-out prom

    Erin Walker and Shana Beckham, teachers at Lancaster High School, have taken it upon themselves to give their special-needs class a prom night they won’t forget. 

    “They don’t get the experience everyone else does, like with a limo or anything. They go in a school bus,” Walker said. 

    Beckham agreed.

    “We wanted to make it like everyone else’s, and make it special,” Beckham said. 

  • Delay on Buford multipurpose building

    The Buford High School multipurpose building is 24 days behind schedule and will not be completed in time for graduation.

    The new target for completion is mid-June.

    School board Chairman Bobby Parker had promised his constituents that the room would be completed on time to be used for the class of 2018’s graduation. He was not pleased with the news. 

  • AJMS reopens Tuesday, new traffic pattern

    Andrew Jackson Middle School is reopening Tuesday, eight weeks after a fire that started in a janitor’s closet caused extensive damaged to the school. 

    “Tuesday, our students will walk into a shiny, refurbished Andrew Jackson Middle – thoroughly scrubbed, new paint, new ceiling tiles and like-new cafeteria,” Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said. 

  • Column: Lancaster ‘conversation’ event will focus on civility, listening

    Community transformation starts when we are all communicating with one another and have a shared commitment to work together for the long haul. But in today’s society, where even our social media has become polarized, it can be harder to meet across the divides of ideology and partisanship.
    The National Week of Conversation, taking place all across the country from April 20-28, is a time for people from many different backgrounds and perspectives to come together and spend time in conversation with those who may have different views than themselves.

  • Boyfriend sentenced in Jacarion’s death

    Eight months after he left a loaded pistol near 2-year-old Jacarion Gladden and left the room, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes was sentenced Friday to 8½ years in prison in the toddler’s accidental shooting death.
    Hayes, 19, pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun by a person convicted of a violent crime and unlawful conduct toward a child.
    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons sentenced Hayes to the maximum five-year term on the gun charge and an additional 3½ years on the unlawful-conduct charge. The maximum sentence on that count was 10 years.