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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets down Cheraw

    The Buford High School softball team opened Region IV-AA play, taking a 5-0 win over Cheraw High School on Friday.

    BHS senior ace Sydney Sullivan hurled the win, notching 12 strikeouts and a walk.

    Hunter Allen, Emily Taylor and Hannah Boone each had two hits to lead the Buford attack.

    Lexie Sullivan, Morgan Deese, Tiffani Patterson and Kaylee Shelby each had a hit for the BHS girls.

  • Big Thursday brings in $40K for scholarships

    The Big Thursday Scholarship of Lancaster Inc. said Wednesday it raised $40,000 in this year’s scholarship drive, bringing the total amount raised in 17 years to $544,600.
    The money goes to Lancaster County students who attend Clemson University or USC Lancaster. The scholarships are split between the universities, with $20,000 going to each school this year.

  • Rich Hill couple think man was living under their home

    A Rich Hill couple whose home was burglarized last week found evidence suggesting the suspect had been living underneath the structure for some time.
    Sonya and Crystal Brazzell reported the burglary March 8 after discovering hand tools missing from a toolbox inside their home at 1976 Beacon Road, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Jackie’s Place gets park next door

    Most days more than 100 kids stop by Jackie’s Place, a tiny storefront on Brooklyn Avenue where they can get a snack and hang out safely before or after school.
    In the space next door, where a collapsed building was cleared away last year, those kids will now have a park to play in, thanks to the leaders of Lancaster Pride Promise Neighborhood, the Clinton Elementary attendance zone revitalization project.
    Plans have been drawn to build a community park in the empty space between Jackie’s Place and the remaining strip building at 82 Brooklyn Ave.

  • Bidding farewell to another vintage Main St. building

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    Firefighters trudged up smoke-filled stairways and dodged debris for hours Wednesday morning in the original Robinson-Cloud Department Store building on Main Street.
    They stomped around office supplies, light fixtures, chunks of drywall and other things left behind when the building was vacated.

  • Column: The conflicts of interest just keep coming in our Capitol

    Last week, as the state Senate discussed the so-called pension reform bill, Sen. Sandy Senn stood up to ask a few very specific questions about a proposed amendment and how it would affect law enforcement officers.
    In looking into why the Charleston Republican had a very narrow interest about what the bill would do for police, I found that she was an attorney who has worked for the S.C. Sheriffs Association, based on her Statement of Economic Interest.

  • Column: Sunshine on government is for the people, not the press

    It is Sunshine Week in South Carolina.
    The week is an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community.
    But every week in our state, newspapers are stepping up to see that the public has access to government meetings and records.
    You might not know about these efforts, but if you read on you will learn of some of the outstanding ones entered this year into the S.C. Press Association’s Freedom of Information contests.          

  • Walmart workers wash feet, give kids new shoes, socks

    North Elementary students smiled Tuesday morning as they skipped to wash stations, where employees from the Walmart Distribution Center were waiting to wash their feet and give them new shoes and socks.

    Samaritan’s Feet, a nonprofit that has provided shoes to more than 6.5 million children around the world, brought its Shoes of Hope event to North’s gym Tuesday. The event was sponsored by Walmart Distribution of Pageland.

  • Bruins top Vols, 8-4

    Lancaster improved its regular-season baseball record to 2-1 with an 8-4 win over host Andrew Jackson High School on Saturday at the Volunteers’ field.

    The Bruins used 11 hits to key their eight runs in the four-run win over the Vols.

    C.J. Brown led the LHS offense with three hits, including two doubles and a home run. He drove in four runs and scored twice.

    Sergio Vasquez supplied two singles and a RBI. Logan Phillips produced two hits and scored twice.

  • Buford girls 4-0 on soccer season

    The Buford High girls soccer team upped its record to 4-0, blanking visiting Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro, 9-0 on Thursday night.

    Isabella Jones and Alexa Blackmon led the BHS scoring with two goals each.

    Victoria Hinson, Payton Howell, Emma Larson, Kaylee Ghent and Cassie Bailey each scored one goal.

    Senior keeper Tory Knight recorded her fourth shutout of the season.