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Today's News

  • Volunteers defense delivers victory over Jackets

    BUFORD – Andrew Jackson High boys basketball coach Danny Wright expected a tough night, and got it and also got a win.
    The seventh-ranked Volunteers, with their share of tough defense, proved too strong in taking a 53-42 win over the scrappy Buford Yellow Jackets on Friday night.
    “I was happy to get this rivalry win,” Wright said. “I was proud of my guys for playing hard because we knew that is what it would take.”

  • Column: More money alone won’t solve state’s road problem

    Two weeks ago, the S.C. Senate passed a bill that would lay the groundwork for the governor to appoint the state superintendent of education — making the Department of Education a cabinet agency and fully accountable to the governor. The bill has yet to pass the House, but a similar bill passed the House last session.

  • Column: My work is done on VW plan

    Last winter, the Committee to Incorporate Van Wyck, which I chaired, began advocating for the incorporation of Van Wyck as a defense against the involuntary annexation of Van Wyck by the proposed Town of Indian Land.

  • Column: Peculiar thing called ‘the South Carolina mind’

    In 1929, Gaffney native W.J. Cash wrote his seminal book “The Mind of the South.”
    Every subsequent attempt to understand the mind (and soul) of the South necessarily starts with this book. It has been so since it was written and will probably continue to be so for generations to come. It is that good.
    The premise of Cash’s book is that there is a distinctive Southern mind, and I believe there is also a “sub-species” native to the Palmetto State that we could call the South Carolina mind.

  • Barrett resigns as Red Devils coach

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – For the second time in a year, Great Falls High School is looking for a football coach.

    Red Devils Athletics Director Jimmy Duncan said John Barrett, hired to replace long-time coach Ken Schofield last April, is stepping down for personal and family reasons.

  • Former Knights star Drakeford returns to NCHS as head coach

    Former  North Central High Knights football star Tyronne Drakeford is returning to his prep roots as the new NCHS head football coach and athletics director.

    Drakeford, 45, is a 1989 North Central graduate, who also played one season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.

  • WCU’s Hough honored

    CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s basketball junior guard Kyia Hough is the College Sports Madness Southern Conference Player of the Week.

  • Edgewater awash with more honors

    Edgewater Golf Club continues to score high in elite golf course ratings.

    Edgewater Golf Club, located in southern Lancaster County on Catawba Ridge Boulevard, is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Bruce Brodsky.

    The par-72 course opened in 2008.

    A year ago, Edgewater earned two notable accolades from Golf Advisor, which rates and ranks golf courses across the United States.

  • Warriors fall to Griffins Thursday night

    The Indian Land Warriors had a tough night on the hardwood at Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro on Thursday night.

    The Warriors dropped both ends of the Region IV-AAA hoops doubleheader with the Griffins.

    The games were originally scheduled for Tuesday, but moved to Thursday after Fairfield Central High School officials asked the games to be reset due to illness on the team.

    The Griffins, in the boys game, took a 79-55 win over the Warriors.

  • AJ girls complete unbeaten season

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Middle School girls basketball team capped a perfect season for the conference championship with a resounding win Thursday night at North Central Middle School in Boonetown.

    The AJMS Lady Vols, 14-0, used a fast start to key a 42-6 win over NCMS.

    AJ Middle wasted no time in getting started, bolting to a 13-0 lead after a quarter of play.