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Today's News

  • Evangelizing around world

    Twenty-year-old Buford resident Samual Purser is a man on a mission, traveling around the world spreading the Gospel to pockets of people who have never heard of it.
    He went to Anchorage, Alaska, last June with two of his friends from Spring Hill Baptist Church in Buford, Trey Macy and Zachary Smith. They planned on a one-month mission trip, but Purser ended up staying all summer, leading Bible study with a group of 12- to 15-year-olds every day.

  • Snipes-Steele Wedding

    Haley Anne Snipes and Samuel Edgar Steele were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in the garden of the Magnolia Room in Rock Hill, by the groom’s father, the Rev. John Dale Steele.

    The bride is the daughter of William Thomas Snipes and Sharon Harper Snipes of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Jacqueline Snipes and Charles Edward Snipes and the late Sally Ann Harper and late Bart Harper, all of Lancaster. 

  • Burnside-Riggins Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bethea Burnside announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Catherine Burnside to Jeffrey Wilton “Wil” Riggins Jr., all of Columbia.

    The wedding is planned for July, 2018 in Columbia.

  • Davis-Bayne Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Ricky D. Horton of Heath Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Chris V. Davis of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Alice Davis of Lancaster to Christopher Ryan Bayne of Lugoff.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Second Baptist Church.

  • Watts working to get LMS surface ready

    Randy Watts and Scottie Watts have been working during the Lancaster Motor Speedway offseason, nearly every evening at the race track, to get it ready for the upcoming 2018 racing season at LMS.

    Randy and Scottie worked at Lancaster Motor Speedway for years and provided the racers with some of the best racing surfaces possible.

    When the Watts was working at LMS, it was well known in the Carolinas racing scene that LMS has one, if not the smoothest racing surface around.

  • Column: Let’s pause and honor our devoted law officers

    We celebrated National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Jan. 9. The annual observance aims to remind us of the constant dangers facing our police, deputies and other public-safety officers.
    A much more sobering reminder came just one week later, on Jan. 16 when a York County sheriff’s detective was slain while pursuing an armed domestic-violence suspect. Mike Doty, 37, was laid to rest the following Monday. Three other officers were wounded by gunfire during the pursuit but are recovering.

  • Column: Not all details can be released quickly in homicides

    Editor’s note: This is the chief’s response to reporter Hannah Strong’s column in Friday’s paper complaining about how long it took police to release information about the killing of 3-year-old Lilly Schroeder.

    “Hey, have you read the paper this morning?” “No, not yet,” I respond.
    It had been a busy night/morning. I pull my phone out and hit the bookmark. Well, there it is.... I read the column. I don’t know whether to laugh or cuss, so I do both.

  • County coaches have mixed views picking Super Bowl winner tonight

    Lancaster County high school football coaches are split on picking a winner in Super Bowl LII tonight.

    Two county coaches are calling for the reigning champion New England Patriots to win, while two others say they see the Philadelphia Eagles emerging with their first Super Bowl title.

    The Patriots, the AFC champions, are seeking their sixth Super Bowl title, while the Eagles, the NFC champions, are looking to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the first time as a Super Bowl champion.

    Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Volunteers, Jackets wrestlers garner all-region accolades

    Region IV-AA wrestling champion Andrew Jackson along with Buford each had five wrestlers named to the all-region team for the 2017-18 season.

    AJ, the region champion with a 7-1 mark, was led by Matthew Kirk (113), Hunter Haven (152) and Kalab Haven (170).

    The region coaches also voted six wrestlers honored as at-large selections from the 14 weight classes, which included the Volunteers’ Dalton Mackey (120) and Tyleik Elder (145).

  • IL Warrior wrestlers win seven region titles

    The Region IV-AAA wrestling champion Indian Land High School had seven Warriors earn individual region weight class championships at the tournament Wednesday night in Camden.

    The Warriors, fresh off winning the region dual team championship with four wins, including two shutouts last Saturday afternoon, placed 11 wrestlers in the region individual tournament finals at CHS.