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Today's News

  • AJ Volunteers roll in sweep of Braves

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson launched the 2017 segment of its Region IV-AA basketball schedule, rolling to a pair of home wins over Cheraw on Tuesday night.
    The AJ teams were coming off title game losses in the Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational last week, but got back on track in a big way.
    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers, 8-2, 3-0, defeated the Cheraw Braves, 3-6, 1-1, in a 20-point victory, 100-80.
    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols, 8-4, 3-0, downed the Cheraw Lady Braves, 5-4, 2-1, in an 18-point margin, 64-46.

  • Bruins fall twice to FM Yellow Jackets

    Lancaster opened the 2017 portion of its basketball schedule and it wasn’t a good start to the second half of the LHS hoops season.
    The Bruins, at home to Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill High School, dropped both ends of the varsity twin bill on Tuesday night.
    The LHS girls took a 40-37 loss and the Bruins followed with a 56-42 loss at the hands of the Yellow Jackets.
    In the boys game, Lancaster zipped to an early 9-2 edge, but the Yellow Jackets rallied back.

  • Column: S.C. should try Oregon’s Vote By Mail

    Oregon’s Vote By Mail system offers a model that for South Carolina would save millions of dollars to buy new voting machines, avoid long lines for voting, and ensure the security of election results.
    It is used for all elections: federal, state and local, whether primary, general or special, and has been in operation for roughly 25 years. One result is increased voter participation by working parents and senior citizens. The system makes voter fraud virtually impossible, and research has shown that the system favors neither party.

  • Column: Democrats, get some new blood, leave the walking dead at home

    Mandy Powers Norrell was reelected to the S.C. House in November. I think she and her husband, Mitch, are the best lawyers in Lancaster.
    And she’s a Democrat! I’m a Republican – yay Trump!
    We need to unite, America. But for that to happen, the Democratic Party needs new blood. People like Mandy can bring smarts to the party.

  • Cadets partner to teach kindergarten classes

    From release

    This fall, Junior Achievement and JROTC from Buford High and Lancaster High schools partnered for a community service project. Buford High cadets taught kindergarten classes at Buford Elementary, and cadets from Lancaster High School taught kindergarten JA classes at North Elementary.  

  • Tiger fans roaring with win

    Lancaster area Clemson football fans are roaring about the latest Tigers’ triumph and what lies ahead as the Tigers prowl for the national championship.
    The 13-1 Tigers earned a second straight shot at the national title after blanking the Ohio State Buckeyes, 31-0 in the Play Station Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., on Saturday night.
    Clemson faces defending national champion Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship in Tampa, Fla., on Monday night.

  • IL second in Rams mat tourney

    The Indian Land Warriors placed second in the Chesterfield High Rams dual wrestling  tournament at CHS on Saturday.
    The Warriors, 13-5 on the season, posted a 4-1 record in the tournament.
    Indian Land wrestlers posted wins over Chesterfield (69-12). Scott’s Branch (84-0), Marlboro County (72-9) and North Central (51-19).
     Indian Land’s lone loss came to Cheraw, which won the tournament. CHS edged the Warriors, 38-36.

  • Jackets fall to Lions to cap York tourney

    YORK – Lewisville held off Buford, 72-62 to capture seventh place in the Cougar Holiday Classic at York Comprehensive High School on Friday afternoon.
    The Lions, who went 1-2 in the three-day tournament, used key runs during the game Friday to take the 10-point win over the Jackets, who dropped three games in the York field.
    Lewisville held a 16-13 lead at the end of the first quarter, and the Lions had a 10-3 surge to build their lead.
    Lewisville forged a 28-16 lead midway the second period and owned a 36-25 lead at the half.

  • Vols fall short in Comporium tourney championship games

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School teams battled, but came up short in their title quests in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational on Friday night in the Volunteers’ gym.
    The AJ boys, facing a talented Lower Richland team, dropped a 64-45 loss to the Diamonds of coach Caleb Gaither, a Lancaster native.
    The Lady Vols made a hard charge only to fall short in the girls’ title game, losing to Cuthbertson of Waxhaw, N.C., 58-48.

  • Founders expands its Columbia reach

    COLUMBIA – Founders Federal Credit Union is looking to increase its presence in the state capital with the opening of a second location there. 

    On Jan. 17, the Lancaster-based credit union will open a 2,900-square-foot branch in the First Base Building adjacent to Spirit Communications Park in The Commons at BullStreet.