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Today's News

  • Students, teachers honored at Celebration of Excellence

    Three Lancaster County School District retirees were inducted into the county's Education Hall of Fame and 24 teachers and 301 students were honored during the 20th annual Celebration of Excellence banquets this week.

  • Sara Eddins gets honorary doctorate

    Lancaster City Council member Sara Eddins received an honorary doctor of public service degree from Limestone College at the school’s May 4 graduation ceremony.

    Eddins, an alum and board of trustees member, said the honor was “very much a surprise.”

    “This is probably the best honor I have ever had in my entire life,” Eddins said. “Especially because it comes from my school Limestone that I love with all my heart.

  • 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.

  • Column: Let’s assess governor’s 1st 100 days

    May 4 marked Gov. Henry McMaster’s 100th day in office. Since there was such a flurry of reporting about President Trump’s first 100 days, it seems appropriate to look at what McMaster has achieved in his first 100 days.
    Below is a simple recounting of the facts as reported by the state’s media. I then offer my opinion, and I leave it to you to decide for yourself if McMaster, so far, has succeeded or failed.

  • Column: I’m no fan of the Confederate flag, but I offer this narrow defense of it

    An article in Friday’s paper detailed a minor controversy this week in Lancaster.
    The county removed two small Confederate battle flags from a wreath laid at the Confederate Soldiers’ Monument in front of the historic courthouse. And the people who put the wreath there in honor of Confederate Memorial Day were unhappy about that.