Today's News

  • Teams set to return to play

    Lancaster County prep football returns to play in full force Friday with key region games.
    Lancaster is home to face top-rated South Pointe in a key Region III-AAAA clash.
    Buford, off a solid road with over Chesterfield High School, goes on the road to face North Central.
    Andrew Jackson, looking to rebound off an open week, hosts Chesterfield to cap its regular-season home schedule.
    Indian Land, seeking to halt a five-game slide, hopes for a happy homecoming as the Warriors face Columbia High School off an open week.

  • Tri-County coaches honor Jackets

    FORT MILL – Buford High’s stellar play in the Jackets’ Region IV-AA road win over Chesterfield High School earned BHS its share of honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    A trio of Jackets’ players were saluted for their outstanding play in Buford’s 35-25 road win over the Chesterfield Rams.

  • Column: Real enemy of blacks is the progressive left

    If the black community is fighting for black lives, as Malik Mackey writes in your Sept. 23 edition, then where are the mass protests in Chicago, where so many black lives are being taken? I don’t see any regular protests there.
    Instead, the protests are taking place where black men are getting shot by police. What percentage of black homicides are committed by police? Not anywhere close to the 90 to 95 percent of homicides committed by other black men.
    Any unjust shooting by police is unwarranted, but this has been blown way out of proportion.

  • Column: South Carolina faces 3 huge economic changes

    This the second of a three-part series on how demographic, economic and political trends are rapidly changing South Carolina.
    I’m convinced that a New South Carolina is being born, very different from our traditional past. It holds great promise for us and our children for generations to come, if we’re smart enough and bold enough to seize this opportunity. And that’s a big if.

  • Column: I’m disgusted by the choice we must make

    Iam just as disgusted as most Americans when I consider our choices for president.
    Hillary Clinton promises more of the same. If elected, she will continue the same liberal agenda as President Obama. She will continue to grow the national debt. She will continue to murder innocent unborns. She will appoint far-left Supreme Court justices. She will expand the entitlement society. She will undermine the family by legitimizing same-sex marriage.

  • 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.