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Today's News

  • Nelson is full bore for Vols

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior player Lamont Nelson is hailed by Volunteers head coach Todd Shigley as “most dependable.”

    “Whatever we need from Lamont, he’s going to give it to us,” Shigley said. “He’s going to step up and give you his best shot.”

    Nelson, a three-year varsity member, has been a key contributor for the Volunteers this season.

    He’s scored five touchdowns, two a week ago when the Vols blanked Class A foe Great Falls High School, 48-0 at home.

  • Column: Santee Cooper board seems to be sleepwalking at state expense

    Chairman Russell Ott appeared frustrated sitting across from outgoing Santee Cooper CEO Lonnie Carter during last week’s House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee hearing.
    “So you don’t know why the board’s not here?” asked Ott.
    “I didn’t know they were invited. I don’t think they knew they were invited,” replied Carter.
    “I don’t think that’s correct,” said Ott.

  • Column: Trip down sartorial memory lane at Taxahaw Baptist homecoming

    Let me tell you about Taxahaw Baptist Church’s Homecoming Fashion Day two Sundays ago. What an event for the ages!
    It was a trip back in time, when we were young with our families, the good old days. Back when we had no fellowship halls, only long tables outside under big trees.
    Everyone shared lots of memories, as we all dressed in clothes that were worn a long time ago.
    Our preacher, Stephen Sullivan, was dressed in a wine-color check shirt, overalls and brogans. His wife, Jennifer, wore a long print dress, pink flowers and pink bonnet.

  • Founders partners with Clemson as Tigers’ Official Credit Union

    From release

    Founders Federal Credit Union is teaming up with Clemson University on a seven-year partnership that expands Founders’ involvement with the university and its athletics programs. 

    As part of its $6 million commitment, Founders becomes the university’s Official Credit Union Partner. It will have an enhanced presence in the Clemson community, with expanded visibility in athletics and greater integration into campus life. In addition, Founders will offer its members a Clemson-cobranded debit card.  

  • Aldi spending $2.2 million to upgrade Lancaster store

    Aldi is investing $2.2 million to renovate its Lancaster store at 1201 Old Charlotte Road, just north of S.C. 9 Bypass, according to the Lancaster Building and Zoning Department.

    The grocery company is aiming to expand and remodel over 1,300 stores by 2020 through a $1.6 billion nationwide plan. According to Aldi, the Lancaster store is one of 31 stores in the Charlotte area that will be part of the company initiative. The grocery chain has set aside $48 million for remodeling these stores. 

  • Blue Devils won third straight conference title on the way to Class C state crown

    Editor’s note: following is the second part of the story on the 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils’ Class C state championship run. The first part ran Sunday, Oct. 8.


    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    The Heath Springs Blue Devils followed their loss to Kershaw with a 20-0 win over Bethune.

    Nathan Funderburk noted Heath Springs’ win over Bethune.

  • King of the Carolinas race set

    Carolina Speedway in Gastonia will host one of the biggest dirt track races in the Carolinas on Oct. 12-14.

    The action cranks up Thursday, with an open practice for all divisions, 6 p.m. to 10.

    On Friday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., and the grandstands at 5. The driver’s meeting is 5:45 p.m., with hot laps at 6:15.

    A host of Lancaster Super Speedway drivers will be competing in the field.

  • Rams’ late charge decks Yellow Jackets

    BUFORD – The No. 11 Chesterfield Rams out-paced ninth-ranked Buford at Jackets Stadium, handing BHS its second consecutive Region IV-AA loss, 31-14 on Friday night.

    Buford, 5-2, led early, but let the game slip away late in the final period.

    All knotted at 14 to start the final quarter, Chesterfield took the early fourth-quarter lead when Travis Bowen scored on a four-yard run.

    Bowen’s touchdown capped a 79-yard, 14-play drive. Chesterfield’s Will Douglas added the extra point for a 21-14 lead with 11:54 left.

  • Volunteers roll over Red Devils

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers got back on track in a big way Friday night.

    The Vols, 3-4, 1-2, rolled to a 48-0 victory over the winless Great Falls Red Devils at  home.

    The Class A Red Devils are a young team with 12 freshmen.

    The Vols, coming off a road loss to Cheraw, took the opportunity to redouble their execution of plays in the rout at Volunteer Stadium.

  • Strong second half keys Bruins’ win

    Lancaster High School hasn’t had much to smile about at home this season, but the Bruins’ 2017 homecoming was happy.

    Lancaster, capping its regular-season home schedule at Memorial Stadium, held a 21-20 halftime lead and finished it off in the second half for a happy homecoming in a 34-20 Region III-AAAA football win over Richland Northeast on Friday night.

    The Bruins took care of business on both sides of the football in the final two periods, scoring twice and holding the Cavs scoreless for the 14-point win.