Today's News

  • Vols drill Rams twice in region hoops play


    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson came on strong in each game to notch a solid Region IV-AA sweep in the Volunteers’ gym on Friday, Jan. 16.

    The Lady Vols, ranked eighth in the latest Class AA girls state poll, rolled to a 65-24 win over the Chesterfield Rams in the varsity opener.

  • Bruins cruise in sweep of Red Devils


    The Lancaster Bruins, since returning to the hardwood to open the 2015 portion of their hoops slate, have played well.

    LHS, squaring its overall mark at 8-8, posted the team’s fourth straight win, including a 3-0 Region III-AAA record.

  • Fast finishes fuel IL sweep


    BUFORD – Indian Land used fast finishes to fuel a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of host Buford High School on Friday, January 16.

    The Warriors, in both games, came on strong to secure tough wins over the rival Yellow Jackets.

  • Taking a look at pool's future is the right move




    The action of the Lancaster County Council to consider a future joint agreement with City Council to keep the Leroy Springs Pool open will have a splashing impact here. The result is far reaching.

  • Obama opens himself up for criticisms

    Anyone who is familiar with my writings/ranting, knows that I have been critical of President Barack Obama.

    I do not apologize for my criticisms, because I feel they are justified. President Obama opens himself up for criticism through his behavior, and more often, his speech.

  • Free speech does not exist in Islam

    I recently saw another “Coexist” bumper sticker. The car had an Obama/Biden sticker, also. The news from France and around the world proves that Muslims do not believe, teach or practice this motto.

    The driver of that car has deceived herself by any attempt to believe that motto. That person has placed herself at a severe disadvantage with the Muslims. She believes something that is not true and will not happen. It is the feeling that matters.

  • Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures

    A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015. That was a good description.

    USPS will slow delivery officially by one day for first-class and periodicals mail. Many members of Congress have asked it to hold off. But USPS is plowing ahead.

    It is time for lawmakers to consider how rural and small town mail is suffering.

  • Noble twisted facts to defend Obama

    This is my first letter of the new year and my New Year’s wish didn’t come true. I wished that all liberals would be sent to an island up near Greenland, where they could sit around a campfire and blame former President George W. Bush for all that is wrong in their lives. Well, maybe next year.

  • 911 tape shows Deese made call

    The recording of a brief 911 call released this week revealed very little about the events leading up to the early Monday, Jan. 12, drowning death of a former Buford Volunteer Fire Department member.

  • JMS Foundation sponsors great governance series

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation again is sponsoring a learning series designed specifically to help board members of nonprofit organizations become better at what they do.