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Today's News

  • Column: Thank God for the good in Lancaster

    In the spring of 2004, living in Charlotte, I found myself in a serious mid-life crisis. I prayed for change, a new walk, with new friends that loved and cared about God.
    While I hoped that my prayers were heard, my father offered an invitation for me to move to Lancaster, attend his church and start afresh.
    I thought: Lancaster, South Carolina? Not on your life.
    But, after more praying and another few weeks of hell, I decided to take him up on his offer. You see, I’d told God that whatever offer he had for me, I would accept it no matter where it was.

  • Column: VTIL ignored Van Wyck’s viewpoint on incorporation

    In order to establish an area for incorporation, S.C. law states that there must be a density of 300 people per square mile before incorporation can even be proposed.
    When you have subdivisions such as Sun City, Walnut Creek and Treetops, you can expand the area you are trying to incorporate much farther south because of the density in those neighborhoods.

  • Junior Vols top Jackets, 63-37

    Andrew Jackson took control early on the way to a 63-37 win over theBuford Junior Jackets basketball team on Friday night at AJHS.

    The Junior Vols took a 17-8 lead in the opening period.

    AJ continued to control the game at the half.

    In the third quarter, the Junior Vols kept the pressure on Buford totake a 47-30 lead going into the final period.

    AJ pulled away in the closing quarter for the 26-point win.

    The Vols were led by Tez Black’s 17 points.

    Tyson Miller hit 12 points to lead Buford.

  • Lancers fall in opener, 7-3

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers baseball team opened the 2018 season, dropping a 7-3 loss to Southeastern Community College of Whiteville, N.C., on Friday afternoon.

    The teams were slated to play two games, but the second game was called due to darkness because Southeastern doesn’t have lights.

    Jonny Watts led the Lancers with two hits and two walks. Josh Evans had two hits and a RBI.

    Josh Tucker drilled a double.

    Jacob Morrison, who worked two-thirds of an inning, took the loss. He allowed a walk and two hits.

  • LHS mat trio in Class AAAA Upstate field

    A trio of Lancaster High School wrestlers, led by Bruins sophomore heavyweight Immanuel Bush, have qualified for the Class AAAA Upper State individual tournament.

    The LHS wrestlers qualified during the Region III-AAAA tournament at Westwood High School earlier this month.

    Bush, unbeaten on the season at 17-0 with 17 pins, is the Region III-AAAA heavyweight champion and ranked sixth in the Class AAAA state individual heavyweight class, according to SCMAT, the South Carolina high school wrestling website.

  • Mingo Day set Saturday

    Local boxing legend Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo, a Lancaster native who became a world boxing champion in the 1990s, will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Lancaster on Saturday in honor of Cedric Mingo Day – a declaration made 28  years ago by late Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw as Feb. 17 as “Cedric Mean Man Mingo Day.”

    Mingo will be giving away doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. All are welcome.

    Wal-Mart is located at 805 Highway 9 West Bypass.

  • IL’s Jake Locklear signs to play at PC

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Warriors’ senior lineman Jake Locklear recalls attending a football camp nearly three years ago, which has made a recent impact.

    “It was at the end of my ninth grade year and I was at a camp at Clemson,” Locklear said. “I remember Coach Caldwell (Robbie, Tigers’ offensive line coach) told me at the camp, if I kept working hard, I would have a chance to play in college.”

  • South Pointe spoils Bruins senior hoops night

    Lancaster High School basketball senior night was a double downer in the packed LHS gym on Friday night.

    The Bruins dropped both ends of their regular-season home finale, falling to visiting South Pointe High School of Rock Hill in the Region III-AAAA twin bill.

    SPHS rallied for a pair of wins as the Lady Stallions took a 69-66 victory and the Stallions prevailed 67-62 to earn a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.

    The SPHS boys, 11-13, 4-6, capped the sweep, holding off the Bruins’ late hard charge.

  • Lady Vols win region title

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers captured the Region IV-AA girls’ basketball championship with a tough 47-40 win over the rival Buford Lady Jackets on Friday night at AJ High.

    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols took the seven-point win to cap regular-season play with their 10th straight win.

    In the boys game, Buford gained a measure of revenge with an overtime win to earn a Class AA playoff bid.

  • Warriors post win, look to playoffs

    The Indian Land Warriors, fine-tuning their focus for what’s next, treated their regular-season basketball finale as a playoff game Thursday night at Fairfield Central.

    The approach worked as the Warriors won 69-57 over Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro for a Region IV-AAA hoops split.

    “We felt the game had a playoff atmosphere and we needed to have a complete game, four quarters of solid basketball,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.