Today's News

  • BHS students remember ‘Coach Mo’

    With the recent passing of Buford coach Jeff “Coach Mo” Moyer, several BHS students who played under Moyer wanted to write about their late coach.

    A memorial service for Coach Moyer, who died March 6, will be held Sunday in the BHS gym at 3 p.m.


    “Mo was an all-around great man. He always knew how to cheer me up when I was down, and he always knew how to make me laugh. I am glad God put him in my life. He was a great coach and I will miss him dearly.”

    – Sophie Ribelin

  • Bruins sweep track meet

    The Lancaster Bruins track teams captured a five-way meet at the Buford High School track on March 5, with LHS topping the field in the boys and girls meets.

    The Lady Bruins tallied 125 points to win the girls meet, followed by Buford 108, Central 46, Great Falls 24 and McBee 17.

    In the boys meet LHS racked up 132 points, followed by Central 94, McBee 62, Buford 29 and Great Falls 10.

    LHS girls results:

    • 4 x 100 – 1. GaQuanie Simmons, Tierra Belk, Mahongany Perry, Rekia Polk, 52:24

  • Bruins edge Ridge View, 12-11

    Lancaster opened its home schedule, winning a high-scoring game with a 12-11 win over Ridge View on Friday night at Doomsday Corner.

    The Bruins’ hustling Gavin Hanna scored on a passed ball to lift Lancaster to the one-run win.

    LHS bolted to an 8-0 lead in the second inning before the Blazers rallied to tie the game at 11-all and the Bruins rallied for the win.

    Logan Phillips, who worked an inning in relief, was the winner. He struck out three and walked none.

    Phillips aided the winning cause with two hits, a RBI and scored a run.

  • Jackets booters down Demons, 2-0

    The Buford men’s varsity soccer team wrapped up a successful week, taking a 2-0 win over Class AAAA foe Lugoff-Elgin at Jackets Stadium on Friday.

    The match marked the final time the teams played in the young season.

    The Jackets previously defeated the Demons 5-2 in the Capital City Cup in February, but dropped a 3-1 loss at Lugoff-Elgin in the regular season opener.

  • 2 injured in fire on Country Club Drive

    A Lancaster man and woman suffered burns during a fire at their home on Country Club Drive early Sunday morning.
    Murray Montgomery was transported by Lancaster County EMS to Springs Memorial Hospital and treated for burns and smoke inhalation.
    The woman, whose name had not been released Tuesday, was first flown to Palmetto Richland Hospital, then sent to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., where she was treated for severe injuries.

  • Hand-made beauty

    From release

    The kickoff of Native American Studies Week will bring crowds to downtown Lancaster this Saturday to shop for beadwork, baskets, Catawba pottery, quilts and more one-of-a-kind artwork at the Native American Arts and Crafts Festival.
    The festival is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St. in downtown Lancaster.

  • Joe Ghent Jr. wins state award for leadership in conservation

    From release

    Joe Ghent Jr., a third-generation leader in Lancaster County’s conservation community, has been named Outstanding Commissioner of the Year by the S.C. Association of Conservation Districts.

    Ghent has been a Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District commissioner for 16 years and currently serves as chairman. He received the state award Feb. 27 during the 2018 Conservation Partnership Conference in Columbia.

  • Clinking glasses: Renovation wraps up at ‘Best Craft Beer Bar in S.C.’

    The Craft Stand celebrated its post-renovation grand reopening this month with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a room packed with patrons and, of course, good beer.

    “Thank you, guys. We wouldn’t be here without you,” said Brandy Geraghty, co-owner of the Lancaster business along with husband Don. “You keep my lights on and my kids fed, so I don’t have to look for a real job.”

    The Main Street watering hole has also been named the 2018 Best Craft Beer Bar in South Carolina by the website CraftBeer.com. 

  • 2 local men pitch their plan to combat school shootings

    In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting that killed 17 people, the Rev. Ricky Cope and Joe St. John have had enough of the status quo.
    “Something needs to be done. Our schools are under siege,” said St. John, who lives in Indian Land and works as a Republican political consultant. “I don’t know how long it will take to protect our kids.
    “It will cost money, but it won’t be as much as those $4 million football fields we’re building at these schools,” he added.
    Cope echoed that sentiment.

  • No walkouts expected at local schools

    Lancaster County students today will mark the one-month anniversary of the Florida school massacre, but school officials here do not expect the “walkout” planned at many campuses across the country.
    Plans have been announced for specific in-school commemorations at Lancaster, Indian Land, Buford and Andrew Jackson high schools.