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Today's News

  • On Faith: Don’t let hectic season distract you from peace that God offers

    Once again we are in the throes of the hectic pace of the Christmas season.
    Festive lights and decorations. Selecting the perfect gift for the perfect (or imperfect) person. The sights and sounds of the season. All these things and much more make the season what it is.
    Or do they? Is this really what the season is all about? Is it really about the lights, the decorations, the presents, the family get-togethers and all the other happenings?

  • Third-period runs spur Bruins in sweep of Vols

    Lancaster launched its 2017-18 home basketball schedule, scoring a pair of wins over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night.

    The Bruins teams, in front of a packed house, used third-period surges to post their wins over the Volunteers.

    The Lady Bruins, 2-2, notched a 63-38 win and the boys completed the sweep with a 72-62 victory.

    The LHS boys, 3-2, were in a battle with the scrappy Vols, but gained the upper hand with a strong third-period finish.

  • Vols roll to mat win over Bruins

    Andrew Jackson bolted to a 34-0 start on the way to a 58-12 win over rival Lancaster High School in prep wrestling Monday night in the LHS gym.

    The Volunteers, 6-2, rolled to the 46-point win on the strength of seven pins.

    AJ pin winners included Daniel Barfield (113), Gabe Rollings (138), Nick Burgess (145), Ty Elder (152), Hunter Haven (160), Kalab Haven (170) and Eli Mackey (220).

    Kyle Lesso had a major decision at 132 and AJ forfeit winners were Dalton Mackey and Patrick Burgess.

  • Area Clemson fans say Tigers peaking at the right time

    Lancaster area Clemson Tiger fans said they feel the Tigers are peaking as they open defense of their national championship in the College Football Playoff.

    The No. 1 Tigers, fresh off a resounding 38-3 win over Miami for their third straight Atlantic Coast Conference crown, face Alabama in the national semifinals at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on New Year’s Day. Kickoff is at 8:45 p.m.

    Lancaster County Clemson Club president Rodney Thomas witnessed the Tigers’ rout of Miami on Saturday night in Charlotte.

  • Jackets rally to down Rebels

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford rallied in the second half to take a 77-69 win over Parkwood High School on Monday night to give the Jackets a split at the Union County, N.C., school.

    In the opener, the Buford girls dropped a 62-23 loss.

    In the nightcap, Buford, down 41-37 at the half, rallied to take a 54-53 lead after three periods.

    The 3-5 Jackets then used a 23-16 run in the final period to post the eight-point win over the Rebels.

  • Warriors drop two at Marvin Ridge

    Indian Land had a tough night Monday as the Warriors lost two games at Marvin Ridge High School in Union County, N.C.

    The Warriors, in the nightcap, dropped a 71-25 loss to the Mavericks.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a 49-9 in the opener.

    In the boys game, MRHS held a 49-13 lead at the half on the way to the lopsided win.

  • Column: Government isn’t meant to tax away income inequality

    In his Friday opinion column, Bobby Collins made an impassioned argument concerning income inequality, a common Democratic talking point.
    The Declaration of Independence asserts that certain rights are unalienable, and “that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution asserts that you will be happy or that you will achieve your desires.

  • Column: George Washington got it right: Religion, morality indispensable

    American morality is crashing down around us today in our government officials, entertainment moguls and media stars. Why is that?
    George Washington was a very wise man. To understand his wisdom and its source, read his farewell address of 1796. He said in part, “…of all dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports…. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be managed without religion.”
    Washington knew why things went wrong over 200 years ago.

  • Giti plant impresses Sen. Scott

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    “Breathtaking” is not a word normally applied to tire manufacturing, but that’s what U.S. Sen. Tim Scott called the Giti Tire plant outside Richburg on Monday.

    Scott, a Republican from Charleston, got a firsthand look at the economic progress in Chester County as he toured the facility, which plans to employ 1,700 over the next few years, and spoke to some of the workers and officials there.

  • Man robs Dollar General in Buford

    A man robbed the Dollar General store in Buford Sunday night, and authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect from surveillance video.

    The crime happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. at the store on Pageland Highway, said Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. The suspect was recorded by a camera at the nearby Buford Express store minutes before the robbery occurred. He was seen leaving the scene in a dark four-door sedan, believed to be a Honda.