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Today's News

  • Jackets wrestlers rip foes

    The Buford Yellow Jackets wrestling team, ranked sixth in the latest Class A-AA state mat poll, rolled to a pair of home wins Tuesday night.

    The BHS grapplers, 10-5, thumped Union Academy of Monroe, N.C., 60-3 and pounded Parkwood of Union County, N.C., 54-24.

    The Jackets were led by Blake Bailey (138) and heavyweight Tucker Sellers who each notched two pins in the two Buford High wins.

    Bailey, a sophomore standout grappler, is No. 1 in his weight class, 138, according to SCMAT, the South Carolina prep wrestling website.

  • Blazers blitz Bruins twice

    Ridge View proved too tough of a hoops mountain for Lancaster to climb in Region III-AAAA play Tuesday night in the Blazers’ gym.

    RVHS took two from the Bruins, who dropped a pair of double-digit losses.

    The Lady Blazers rolled to a 67-46 win and the Ridge View boys posted a 74-56 victory over the Bruins.

    In the opener, a two-point third quarter foiled the Lady Bruins hopes of extending their seven-game win streak.

    The Lady Blazers forged a 20-13 lead after a quarter and took a 43-29 edge at the break.

  • Lady Jackets finish strong for NC split

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    BOONETOWN – Buford High basketball had a mixed bag at the hoop Tuesday night.

    The Jackets teams split in Region IV-AA play, with the girls winning a close game and the BHS boys dropping a tough 60-57 loss at North Central High School.

    The Lady Jackets charged late to net the 52-44 comeback win over the Lady Knights to open the region doubleheader.

    North Central held the lead for the majority of the close contest, but BHS stepped up late.

  • Vols roll in sweep of Rams

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers took both wins against the Chesterfield High School Rams on Tuesday night at Andrew Jackson High.

    The AJ boys scored a 68-45 win, and the Lady Vols took the 22-point victory, 71-49 over the Lady Rams.

    The Volunteers trailed by three at the end of the first quarter, and rebounded to a one point lead at the half 28-27.

  • Rick Wade keynote speaker at MLK scholarship event

    The big parade isn’t the only thing happening this holiday weekend.
    The 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast will be held 8 a.m. Monday at the Covenant Baptist Church Family Life Center, 165 Craig Manor Road in Lancaster.
    This year’s theme is “overcoming the scars.” Lancaster native Rick Wade, a former U.S. Commerce Department official and a senior adviser in both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, is the keynote speaker.

  • City’s biggest MLK parade this Saturday

    The city of Lancaster is hosting its largest-ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade this Saturday.
    “It’s the largest and longest parade we’ve thrown from the past five years,” said Joe Timmons, the city’s events and promotions manager.
    There will be about 90 floats in the parade, with 76 companies, organizations and charities sponsoring entries.
    “It’s a sign that we’re growing, and that’s great,” Timmons said.

  • Hospital places limits on visits because of flu

    Springs Memorial Hospital on Thursday initiated flu-season limitations on its visitation policy because of the high number of flu cases in the area.
    Since the beginning of October, there have been 12 flu admissions to the hospital. On average these patients stayed about two or three days.
    “Usually patients go home to recover after seeing their doctor, but these cases are so bad that these patients required admission to the hospital,” said Ashley Shannon, director of community relations for Springs Memorial.

  • Kershaw man, 79, dies from brush-fire injuries

    A Kershaw man died Wednesday after he was severely injured in a brush fire near his home on Victory Road the day before.
    The man has been identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office as 79-year-old Billy Gene Wallace.
    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, Flat Creek and Kershaw volunteer fire departments, along with full-time employees of Lancaster County Fire Rescue and EMS, responded to the dispatch call at noon, and a landing zone was set up at Flat Creek VFD for the victim to be flown out.

  • Jerrell White’s death ruled ‘tragic accident’

    No charges will be filed in the death of Jerrell White following a six-month investigation, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division announced Thursday.
    White, a 22-year-old college student, disappeared early July 5 after an Independence Day party at a Pleasant Road house in the Primus community. His body was recovered four days later from a nearby pond.
    The case “has been closed and no charges will be brought,” SLED spokesman Thom Berry said Thursday.

  • Capitol abuzz again

    The S.C. House voted Tuesday to overturn Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto that stopped the use of $20.5 million in S.C. Education Lottery money to replace some of the state’s oldest school buses.
    “It seems like a no-brainer,” said Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell of Lancaster, a Democrat from District 44. “Our school buses are dangerous. We have buses that have been on the road since 1995, and the model and age put them at severe risk for catching fire.
    “I have no idea why Gov. McMaster would’ve vetoed it,” she added.