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Today's News

  • Knights end Jackets soccer season

    The Buford High boys soccer team saw its stellar season end with a 5-0 loss to St. Joseph’s Catholic School of Greenville on Saturday.

    The fifth-ranked BHS team made its first road trip of the Class AA Upper State playoffs to face the second-rated SJCS Knights.

    Buford, as the host team in the first two rounds, had defeated Gray Collegiate Academy of Columbia, 2-0, and Saluda 1-0.

    St. Joseph's, with its higher ranking, hosted the third-round match.

  • Funderburk to guide BHS athletics

    BUFORD – Take the assistant tag off Eric Funderburk’s assistant athletic director’s title.

    He’s officially the Buford High School athletics director, replacing veteran Jackets’ AD Mike Wells, who is retiring with the 2016-17 school year.

  • Funderburk to guide BHS athletics

    BUFORD – Take the assistant tag off Eric Funderburk’s assistant athletic director’s title.

    He’s officially the Buford High School athletics director, replacing veteran Jackets’ AD Mike Wells, who is retiring with the 2016-17 school year.

  • Upstate runner-up LHS golfers look to Class AAAA state field

    The Lancaster High School golf team qualified for the Class AAAA state golf tournament as the Class AAAA Upper State runner-up with a 315 at the Woodside Plantation Cupp Course on Monday.

    Wren High School of Piedmont topped the Class AAAA Upstate field with a 309.

    LHS junior golfer Brady Hinkle, fifth in the medalist running, shot a 76 to lead the Bruins.

  • Lancers reap Region X baseball honors

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers, the regular-season NJCAA Region X baseball champions, reaped their share of diamond honors with the school’s first-ever regular-season title.

    USCL swept the region’s top three awards as veteran head coach Steve Williams was named the Region X Coach of the Year and two Lancers earned top player honors.

  • Sports Talk: Barbara Tyler, matriarch of Lady Vols sports

    When Lancaster County School District public information officer David Knight calls The News’ sports desk, he’s usually in a kidding mood.

    His call late Thursday afternoon lacked his usual jovial tone. He had good reason as he passed along some sad news.

  • Train Hard, Eat Healthy: Tweaking ‘bad’ foods to make them better for your body

    When I first started learning about being healthy, I was a bit overwhelmed. It seemed as if there was always a “bad” way of doing things and a “good” way.
    It was crazy! If you eat this way, it’s better. If you eat that way, you will die. At the local bookstore were shelves upon shelves of weight loss books, healthy recipe books and personal development books – all claiming to be the “right” way.

  • Why are honey bees dying in their hives?

    Tom Hallman
    Clemson University

    TRAVELERS REST – With every scoop of bees Brad Cavin pours gently into a cardboard box, he brings science one step closer to unraveling the riddle of honey bee decline.
    At an apiary near the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cavin gathered samples of honey bees – live ones, dead ones, their unborn brood and the pollen the bees collect – as he has from hives all across the Palmetto State this spring.

  • Man accused of abusing children

    A Lancaster man faces child-abuse charges for incidents involving his 7-, 12- and 15-year-old children earlier this year.
    Randy Lorenzo McIlwain, 37, of 1446 Winthrop Ave., was arrested March 30 on three counts of cruelty/depravation to children.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report and warrants, McIlwain was arrested for offenses that occurred between Jan. 1 and March 30, including one in which investigators said he slapped his 7-year-old son, giving him a nosebleed.

  • Ledbetter picnic-shelter fund reaches $26K goal

    The Terri Ledbetter Memorial Fund raised $10,000 this past Friday after a benefit concert at Immanuel Baptist Church.
    That money will be added to the $16,000 raised from past donations and fundraisers.  The dream of a covered, handicap-accessible picnic shelter will become a reality for Ledbetter’s friends at the Chester-Lancaster Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (CLDSN).
    Janice Steele, Terri’s mother, was overcome with joy Monday as the funds hit the goal.