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Today's News

  • BHS closing in on crown

    DILLON – Buford High School softball is a win away from Lady Jackets’ diamond heyday.
    Class AA Upper State champion Buford, 23-4, launched its quest for a state championship, taking a 3-0 win over Lower State champion Dillon on Monday at the DHS softball field.
    BHS, unbeaten in the playoffs with seven straight shutouts, closed in on the coveted state title with the three-run win over the Lady Wildcats, who fell to 21-7.

  • Column: Obama ignores Constitution, and Congress won’t stop him

    Did you notice the shift? Did you notice the change from a government of the people, by the people and for the people, to that of a monarch who bypasses all balance of power in order to impose his personal agenda on the American people?

  • Buford faces Dillon for Class AA state softball crown

    The Dillon Lady Wildcats clawed back to win the Class AA Lower State softball championship with an exciting 4-3 win over Johnsonville on Saturday at the DHS field.

    Dillon, 21-5, advances to face Class AA Upper State champion Buford for the state softball crown in a best-of-three series.

    Game one in the series is at Dillon on Monday at 6:30 p.m., with game two set for Wednesday at BHS. Game three, if needed, will be played at a neutral site Friday.

  • Column: One person keeping you in the dark

    Government belongs to you, not to politicians.
    You have every right to know what your elected and appointed officials are up to and how government bureaucracies operate at every level, whether they be towns, cities, counties, school boards or state government.
    That’s why 40 years ago South Carolina enacted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It was model legislation for the nation at the time, but sorely needs updating to plug holes that have been created by those who don’t want to be bothered by citizen inquiries and sunshine on government.

  • Pitt Bulldogs blunt Lancers’ tourney title hopes

    The Pitt Community College Bulldogs halted the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s hopes of repeating as the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament champion.
    Third-seeded Pitt topped USCL, 11-6 to take the title and a bid to the Eastern District baseball tournament.
    USCL, which finished 38-21, entered the field as the fifth seed and reeled off three straight wins before falling to Pitt, 7-5 on Tuesday night at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, N.C. The Bulldogs’ two-run win forced a second game Wednesday and the Bulldogs prevailed to take the tourney title.

  • Kids winners in Fore the Kids golf tourney

    The real winners in the sixth annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament were the children in the Lancaster community.
    Kicking off the 2016 tournament, chairperson Marshall Benson began with prayer, thanking God for providing the volunteers, churches, schools and supporters during the past year.
    Benson said over 1,000 area children heard the good news of Christ’s salvation and 53 accepted Christ as their savior.
    Many families were strengthened in a positive manner, Benson said.

  • Johnson signs to play for Wolves

    Newberry College picked up a big signee on May 6 when Lancaster High School star football player Lewis Johnson signed with the Wolves.
    Johnson, a 6-3, 230-pounder, made his decision official in the LHS conference room, signing with the South Atlantic Conference member.
    “I like the school and I feel I will fit in well there,” he said. “I’m glad I have the opportunity to go there and play.”
    Johnson, a two-sport performer for the Bruins, played football and basketball.

  • SECA Crate Late Models return to LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night.
    The return of the SECA Crate Late Model Division headlines action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The SECA Crate Late Model is a fan favorite at LSS due to some of the fan favorite drivers being in there. The racing card also has the Montgomery Towing Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, U.S. Bonding Vintage and M&M Garage Extreme 4.
    All divisions will be heat racing.
    Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and 5 for the grandstands.

  • Bruins golfers 5th in Upstate, net state bid

    The Lancaster Bruins, paced by junior links standout Brady Hinkle, are headed to the Class AAA state golf tournament.
    The Bruins, the back-to-back Region III-AAA champions, placed fifth in the Class AAA Upper State tournament at Seneca’s Cross Creek Plantation on Monday. The Bruins, led by Hinkle’s 72, shot a 328 as a team.
    Hinkle was second overall, while Chapman’s Jacob Bridgeman was the Class AAA Upstate medalist with a 67.

  • Warriors Upstate champs

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High’s comeback soccer ways have the Warriors going for the Class AA state title for the fifth consecutive season.
    The Warriors, who rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit against scrappy Powdersville, charged back for two second-half goals to win the Class AA Upper State soccer crown for the fifth straight season at IL’s Reservation on Tuesday night.
    The Warriors, 17-5, face Lower State champion Bishop England, 22-2, for the Class AA state soccer title tonight at 7 at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.