Today's News

  • Teague tackles transition

    BUFORD – Buford High School senior football player Davis Teague is an old hand with the BHS team, but this season he’s in a new role.
    Teague, a former linebacker in the Jackets’ defense, is now in the trenches in a move to boost the BHS stop unit.
    “Davis has taken it on and embraced it,” Buford High School defensive coordinator Jimmy Clyburn said. “It is his senior year and sometimes making that move is a challenge, but Davis has stepped up and made the most of it.”

  • Column: Lucas’ new strategy for reform

    It’s hard to believe it’s been less than two years since Jay Lucas was elected House speaker. (He took over as acting speaker when then-Speaker Bobby Harrell was indicted, 25 months ago.)

  • Zerbini circus in town this weekend

    The circus is coming to Lancaster tonight and Saturday at the American Legion Post 31 grounds, 823 S. Main St.
    The 90-minute show will feature jugglers, high-flying acrobats, clowns, trampoline and trapeze artists and lots of family fun. Ponies, camels and the Zerbini family dogs will also display their talents under the big top. Camel and pony rides will be available for an additional fee an hour before show time.
    “We’re a family-owned circus offering clean, family fun,” said Paul Jones, Zerbini Family Circus spokesperson.

  • Candidate forums Oct. 20 and 24

    Candidates in the Nov. 8 general election will be attending two upcoming forums in Lancaster County to give voters the opportunity to ask questions and hear their responses.
    Carolina Gateway newspaper and the Indian Land Action Council are sponsoring the Before You Vote 2016 Candidates Forum, 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at CrossRidge, 3000 WorldReach Drive, Indian Land.

  • Mail delays could affect absentee votes, officials warn

    If you’re planning to use the mail to vote absentee in the Nov. 8 general election, do it as soon as possible, Lancaster County elections officials said Thursday.
    Hurricane Matthew and the U.S. Postal Service being closed Monday for Columbus Day have caused mail delays. As of Thursday, the county’s Voter Registration and Elections Office  had not received any completed absentee ballots by mail.

  • Dissecting politics in Buford class

    Buford High School seniors register to vote in their government classes, but not before teacher Wes James educates them on the issues.
    About a third of his 71 students will be eligible to vote in their first election Nov. 8. If the presidential race was decided by them alone, Donald Trump would win with more than 70 percent of the vote. The blue tally marks on the dry-erase board show Trump with 51 votes, Hillary Clinton with 9 and 11 for neither.

  • Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath: 90% of power restored

    Utility crews in the past 72 hours have restored power to 90 percent of the South Carolinians left in the dark by Hurricane Matthew, but there are several places in the Pee Dee region where flooding might prolong outages for weeks.
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday afternoon there are about 72,300 customers across the state without power, down from more than 850,000 who lost service at the height of the storm.

  • The killing continues, 4 shootings this week

    A 32-year-old Lancaster man died Tuesday night after he was shot multiple times outside a home in the Southside community. It was the city’s second murder and fourth shooting this week.
    Lancaster County Deputy Glen Crawford identified the victim as Yusuf Abdus-Salaam of 2652 Downey Drive. Abdus-Salaam died from his wounds at Springs Memorial Hospital.
    As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the coroner’s office was still awaiting preliminary autopsy results.

  • Buford game reset

    Buford High School's football game with North Central High School has been reset for Nov. 11 at the Knights' field.

    The game was scheduled to be played Friday, Oct. 14, at North Central.

    "North Central officials contacted us and said the school had extensive damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew last week, and asked to move the game. The coaches said they had not been able to practice much this week," BHS coach Tripp Watts said.



  • Lancaster drivers preparing for KOC

    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers are  preparing this week for this weekend’s King Of The Carolinas race held at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C.
    Some of the LSS drivers who will be competing in the events will be Timbo Mangum, Brandy Baker, Andrew Baker, Benji Knight, Bill Knight, Pebo Johnson, Hank Taylor, Travis Mosley, Brent Hodges, Andy Hodges, Kyle Norwood and Rocky Phillips.