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Today's News

  • Junior Jackets drop loss to Parkwood, 54-47

    The Buford Junior Jackets dropped a 54-47 junior varsity basketball loss to Parkwood on Monday night.

    Parkwood opened a 14-4 first quarter lead, but Buford rallied to make it 27-21 at the half.

    Brayden Phillips hit seven points to lead BHS at the half.

    The Junior Rebels held a 38-32 edge after three periods.

    Buford battled back before dropping the seven-point loss.

    Tyson Miller led Buford with 19 points.

    E. Jackson and B. Batson each had 12 points to lead Parkwood to the win.

  • Former Bruins star Brunson earns honor

    GREENVILLE – Sha'Ron Brunson was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins women's basketball team Nov. 18.

    Brunson had 14 points and six rebounds as the team fell to Huntingdon College 73-57.

    Brunson is a senior journalism and mass communication major from Lancaster.

    Brunson, a 2013 Lancaster High School graduate, was a key contributor for the Lady Bruins, who earned Class AAAA Upper State playoff berths in her final two seasons.

  • Column: S.C. lawmakers shouldn’t gripe about counties’ spending habits

    In a recent House Ways and Means subcommittee meeting, state lawmakers expressed great concern about the responsibility of county spending practices.
    Let’s be clear: County spending habits are technically no concern of the state, from a jurisdictional perspective. However, the law requires the General Assembly to set aside 4.5 percent of last year’s general fund revenue for the local government fund (LGF) to cover state mandates on counties and municipalities.

  • Column: Tributes to an S.C. pioneer, Chief Justice Ernest Finney

    Ernest Finney, former chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court, died Sunday at his home in Columbia. He was 86.
    Finney, a Virginia native, was a hero in the state’s judicial community, a well-known legislator and accomplished civil-rights attorney. He broke racial barriers throughout his life, becoming a Supreme Court justice in 1985 and chief justice in 1994, the first African-American to hold those positions since Reconstruction.

  • 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.