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  • What would make this a better place?

    Long ago, there was a famous tale of a magical spring called the Fountain of Youth, which bestowed youthful energy on those who sipped or bathed in its water. Accounts go back to the fifth century BC, but the legend gained popularity in the 16th century with the journeys of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon.
    As it turns out, the fountain of youth is actually not a myth. In fact, we all have access to this energy right here in our own community: it is found in our young adults.

  • Free college application day

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land high school seniors had the opportunity to apply to S.C. colleges for free this week during school hours.
    Students could apply to 32 colleges, which included two- and four-year schools. Colleges offer students application fee waivers during the fall through SCCANGO, a campaign to promote a college-going culture.

  • Faile - Threatt Engagement

    Buddy and Donna Faile announce the engagement of their daughter, Bailey Adair Faile, to Joseph Samuel Threatt, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for June 10, 2017, at First Baptist Church.
    Miss Faile is the granddaughter of Williford and Peggy Faile and William and Judy Roberts, all of Lancaster. She is a 2011 graduate of Lancaster High School, and a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She is a first grade teacher at Harrisburg Elementary School.

  • McGriff - Harris Engagement

    Shudell and Lillie McGriff of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Teresa Lydell McGriff, to Ricky Alex Harris, both of Columbia.
    An October wedding is planned.
    Miss McGriff is the granddaughter of the late A.B. and Hattie Lathan and Betty W. McGriff and the late Selvin McGriff. She is a graduate of Lancaster High School, and earned an associate degree in health science from South University in Columbia. She is office manager for Children & Adult Dental Group in Columbia.

  • Harrell - Croxten Wedding

    Julie LeAnn Harrell and Jerry Anthony Croxton renewed their wedding vows for their five-year anniversary on June 25, 2016, at The Home Place.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Harrell of Lancaster. She is a 2001 graduate of Buford High School.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry N. Croxton of Lancaster. He is a 1984 graduate of Lancaster High School.
    The bride’s parents gave her in marriage.
    The wedding official was Ernest Croxton.
    Maid of honor was Caroline Harrell of Lancaster, daughter of the bride.

  • Warriors garner national soccer honors

    INDIAN LAND – The 2016 Indian Land High School soccer season, which produced a fifth straight Class AA Upper State title and bid to the AA state title match, has been history for five months, but the honors keep coming for the ILHS booters.
    Indian Land High School veteran soccer coach Adam Cole said his team was honored last week with two awards from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America  (NSCAA).
    The Warriors were honored with a national award for the 2016 season, earning the National High School Team Academic Award.

  • NGA Red Rose City Classic set Saturday

    Staff Reports
    The second annual Natural Bodybuilding Show – the NGA Red Rose City Classic – is Oct. 15 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Building.
    Former Lancaster High School athlete Kennett Washington, a fitness expert, natural pro bodybuilder and owner of Healing Strength Personal Training in Charlotte, hosts the show.
    Doors open for the general public for prejudging at 10 a.m., with doors to open for the evening show at 5 p.m.

  • Jackets charge by Rams

    CHESTERFIELD – A happy Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts sounded somewhat prophetic as he addressed his elated Jackets on Thursday night after BHS decked the host Chesterfield Rams, 35-25.
    “How many points did I say we needed to score to win this game?” said Watts. “We said 35 and that’s what we did.

  • Lancaster drivers gearing up for KOC race

    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers are preparing their cars for the fourth annual King Of The Carolinas race at Carolina Speedway in Gastiona, N.C.
    Lancaster drivers have held their own throughout the years at the KOC races and will be seeking to do the same this year. The Carolinas’ best dirt track drives will come to the track known as “The Action Track,” Oct. 13-15.

  • AJ keeps pace in region volleyball

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers improved to 9-1 in Region IV-AA volleyball play with a 3-0 win over Chesterfield on Tuesday.
    The Lay Vols prevailed over the Lady Rams, 25-16, 25-13 and 25-20.
    AJ coach John Verdugo saluted a host of AJ players for their effort in the seep win.
    Verdugo said AJ had big performances offensively from Kinsley Adams, Cassidy McKittrick and Makaylen Crosby who combined for 25 kills.
    He also lauded the defensive effort from Ansley Lucas, Kaitlyn Holden, and Raegen Brewer with 27 good digs.