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Today's News

  • Cheerleaders have fond memories of Blue Devils’ state title season

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    To get the cheerleaders’ perspective of the 1967 Heath Springs High School Class C state championship football season, I interviewed Helen Truesdale Hayes, the Blue Devils’ head cheerleader selected by the student body.

    Helen was more than a cheerleader for all the athletic teams. She was a cheerleader in everything she did at HSHS.

  • Jackets 5 earn all-region

    Region IV-AA has honored five members of the Buford High School football team as all-region selections for the 2017 season.

    Buford High, under fourth-year head coach Tripp Watts, went 7-3, 3-3 in region play, to earn a bid to the Class AA state playoffs.

    Senior quarterback Ryan Moore leads the Jackets ace quintet.

    Moore ran for 466 yards on 132 attempts and scored six touchdowns. He also threw for 1,322 yards, hitting 92-168 passes and 17 touchdowns.

  • Plyler took life’s lemons and made lemonade

    You surely heard the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

    Over the last week in reflecting on Richard Plyler’s life and special memories of him following his death, that line has come to mind.

    Most people know Richard was a member of the 1959 Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes football team, which won the Class AA state crown to cap an 11-1-1 season under legendary coach Wade Corn.

  • Heath Springs, Kershaw going to polls Tuesday

    Voters in Heath Springs and Kershaw will head to the polls Tuesday to have their say on council terms that start in January 2018.
    Both elections are nonpartisan, which means candidates don’t have to register with political parties. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Heath Springs
    Heath Springs Town Council has five members – four at-large council seats and the mayor. Terms for two council seats and the mayor expire in January.

  • Press 1 button and lock down a whole school

    Locking down a school to protect it from outside intrusion took nearly 10 minutes using the Lancaster County School District’s old technology.
    Someone had to run to each exterior door and manually click an electronic key fob.
    Now, a whole-school lockdown takes only a split second. One-button systems are part of $1.7 million in safety-lock upgrades that will be completed throughout the district by next fall. They’re among the $199 million in construction and technology projects funded by last year’s bond vote.

  • Opening soon! We’re nearly certain, says Fancy Pokket

    The owner of Canadian bakery Fancy Pokket said Friday that the company’s long-delayed Lancaster County manufacturing operation should be up and running in January.
    Mike Timani made the announcement during a conference call from Canada to the company’s gleaming new plant in Lancaster’s Air and Rail Industrial Park on S.C. 9 West.
    The January estimate is the latest of many start-up projections for a company plagued by delays almost from the start. As of late last year, it was to have begun producing gluten-free baked goods this past March.

  • Fish camp’s Bobby Edwards dies at 88

    Talk about an endorsement.
    At one time, if you were talking to an out-of-towner and mentioned Lancaster, you would often get back: “Lancaster? That’s where the fish camp is.”

  • ‘I’ve had a great life, and I’m still having it’

    The Lancaster Rotary Club gathered this week to honor S.R. “Buddy” Hungerford III, who has given 70 years of his life to the service organization – and counting.
    Nearly 50 Rotarians filled the Carole Dowling Center at USC Lancaster on Thursday to celebrate his dedication.
    One of the state’s top Rotary leaders, District Gov. Ed Irick, drove down from Greenville to present Hungerford with a wooden plaque engraved with words of gratitude and merit.

  • Trojans hold off Jackets

     

    BEAUFORT – Buford’s last-ditch drive to deliver a stirring comeback win fell short at Whale Branch on Friday night.

    The Jackets, who held an early 21-3 lead, came up short in a tough 30-27 loss to the host WBHS Trojans in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs in Beaufort.

    BHS, down three, mounted a game-ending drive which ended at the Trojans’ 24 as senior quarterback Ryan Moore’s pass to the end zone fell incomplete on the game’s final play.

  • Vikings rush by Warriors, 48-23

     

    GREENWOOD – Coaches have often said that the way to win games is to run

    the ball and stop the run. It was mission accomplished for the Emerald

    Vikings on Friday night as they held Indian Land to -12 yards net rushing,

    had 49-484 rushing themselves, and between their two best backs,

    Keshawn Settles and Treshawn Chamberlain, averaged 12.4 yards a carry, and had six touchdowns.