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Today's News

  • Sending STEM students to college

    If you don’t apply to a college, you will never know if it might have accepted you. That’s the mindset of retired educator Dr. Carolyn Powell as she works to send high school students to college.
    Powell has been involved in education consulting for nearly 30 years and has a special interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students.
    Since retiring in 2014, Powell has volunteered her time and expertise to students who want college advice.

  • Hurricane preparedness includes animals, too

    When a hurricane is headed your way, you can decide your best course of action. Your animals can’t. They depend on you to make the decisions for them.
    Planning for an emergency can be tough enough just for family members. It’s even more complex when you consider the safety and well-being of pets and farm animals.

  • Hyde Park golf wins

    The team of Hubert Brown, Caleb Brown, Jerry Pardue and Randy Young topped the 11-team field at the ninth annual Sport’s Ministry of Hyde Park Baptist Church golf tournament on Aug. 27 at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The winning team received $700 for its victory.
    “We had great participation with 11 teams,” said Kathy Mosteller, a tournament organizer.
    Tourney proceeds help sponsor mission opportunities for all ages of Hyde Park Baptist Church.

  • BHS litter-free game

    The Buford High School Jr. Civitans Club is teaming with PalmettoPride to help turn its campus into a litter-free zone. On Friday, Sept. 16, when BHS faces Lee Central, fans representing each school will be challenged to keep the stands litter free.
     Students will hand out personal-size litter bags to each fan entering the stadium to use for disposing trash.

  • Warriors’ rally falls short in 28-21 loss to Centurions

    INDIAN LAND – The roller coaster ride of emotion for Indian Land High School at home continued Friday night.
    Two weeks ago, the Warriors lost a 22-point lead before winning in overtime, 41-35 over rival Buford.
    Indian Land fell behind 21-0 to Class AAA foe Broome High School this week, rallied to tie the game, and ultimately their struggles to stop the Centurions running game was the difference in the Warriors’ 28-21 loss.

  • Turnovers foil Jackets in 42-21 loss

    BUFORD – Only four games into the young 2016 football season and the Buford High School Yellow Jackets are facing a recurring theme, to the tune of turnovers.
    Friday night was no exception, as the Jackets turned over the ball seven times to the Parkwood High School Rebels from Monroe N.C., and the unbeaten Rebels cruised to a 42-21 road win.
    PHS, 4-0, won its second game in five days after taking a 27-17 home win over Union County, N.C., rival Piedmont High in a contest which was reset after a rainout Sept. 2.

  • Vols top Cavs in 14-13 win

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers pushed through for a tough 14-13 home win over Franklin Christian High School of Rock Hill on Friday night.
    AJ senior Heath Gandy sparked the Vols’ victory as he scored two touchdowns on short runs.
    The Volunteers were coming off a 25-8 road win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Aug. 26.
    AJ was slated to play at home last week, but the game was canceled due to weather from Hurricane Hermine.

  • Cycs’ FG stuns Bruins

    CHESTER – This time, the kick was like a boot to the gut.
    A week ago, Lancaster got the winning kick on Jacob Cato’s clutch field goal with 12 ticks to go in a 16-14 home win over Fort Mill.
    This week, a similar kick – a game-winning field goal with 12 seconds left – had an agony of defeat sting in a 24-21 road loss to Class AAA foe Chester High School.
    Cyclones’ junior all-purpose player John Erby drilled a 28-yard field goal to lift 3-1 Chester to the three-point win over the sixth-ranked Bruins.

  • Rush-hour agony on S.C. 160

    It’s 8 a.m. Friday, full-on rush hour in Indian Land as thousands of drivers head out to work or school.
    Cars stack up at stoplights in the usual hot spots on U.S. 521 around Indian Land’s schools and points north. But at least the mass of vehicles is moving.
    That is not the case along S.C. 160.
    Atop the hill near Lowe’s, where the highway turns to meet 521, it’s bumper-to-bumper vehicles for the better part of a mile. Nearly every brake light is shining. Cars move forward a few feet, then stop again.

  • DSS chief Chapman will retire Sept. 30

    Janice Chapman, director of the Lancaster County Department of Social Services, will retire at the end of this month after 30 years at the agency.
    "I have given it all I have had. I leave with peace," Chapman said Thursday in her small, tidy office in the DSS building on Pageland Highway.
    "I feel like I have done what I was supposed to do. It's like my purpose here has been fulfilled."