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Today's News

  • County duo reaps Tri-County honors

    FORT MILL – Two Lancaster County high school football players reaped top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting at Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    Lancaster High School offensive lineman Fred Reid and Indian Land High’s Alex Murphy led the county honorees for week three play.

    Reid, in the Bruins’ home loss to Chester, graded 93 percent with two pancake blocks and no sacks allowed to earn the Class AAAAA-AAAA offensive lineman of the week.

  • Buford High Lady Jackets volleyball going strong

    The Buford High Lady Jackets are on a roll, holding an unbeaten record on the season to date.

    BHS, under the leadership of fourth-year head coach Taylor Roberts, was 9-0 at midweek, with a 5-0 Region IV-AA mark.

    “The key to our season so far has been playing smart, but also aggressive,” Roberts said.

    Buford, which went 17-5 last season and finished third in the region, is led by senior captains Kristin Wemes and Bailey Dingler.

    Wemes, as a junior, reaped all-region honors and was named the Lady Jackets MVP.

  • Brown Vols vocal leader

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior linebacker Hunter Brown relishes his role as the Volunteers’ vocal leader.

    “Hunter is the spirit of the team,” AJ coach Todd Shigley said. “He likes to get the guys fired up.”

    Brown, a four-year starter in the AJ defense, takes his role seriously.

    “I like talking a little bit,” he said.

    More than a little bit, Brown has taken on another speaking role.

  • Lancers soccer team defeats Oxford

    The University of South Carolina Lancers soccer team defeated Oxford College of Emory 6-1 in Oxford, Ga., on Sept. 8.

    Maximiliano Ruiz scored two goals in the Lancers’ win, with a Pedro Loredo assist on one goal and an assist from Benji Amezcua-Reyes on the second goal.

    Loredo also assisted on goals to Elmer Cortez and Cody Stone.

    Fernando Gonzalez, assisted by Roberto Palomino-Mendoza, opened the scoring for the Lancers, who led 3-0 at the half.

    Scott Enders tallied off an assist from Gonzalez.

  • LHS boys fifth, girls seventh in Invitational swim meet

    The Lancaster High School boys swim team placed fifth and the LHS girls were seventh in the 15-team Invitational Meet held Saturday in Rock Hill.

    Points were awarded for the top eight finishers in the event.

    200 IM – 5. Makenzy Mills

    50 freestyle – 6. Alaina Houghtaling; 4. Samuel Page

    100 butterfly – 6. Taylor Teague

    100 backstroke – 3. Makenzy Mills; 2. Samuel Page

    100 breaststroke – 8. Alaina Houghtaling

  • West Meeting power outage closes two county offices for the day

    A Wednesday morning power outage in the Meeting Street corridor has prompted Lancaster County to close two offices and curtail activities at a third for the day.

    The outages - impacting 7,800 customers - were fixed within three hours, said Rick Jiran, Duke Energy's vice president of community affairs.

    Jiran said the outages were due to a transformer problem.

    The Lancaster County Economic Department and Lancaster County Veteran Affairs offices, both in the 1000 block of West Meeting Street, are closed.

  • Growers focus on buzz-iness

    Kelly Morrissette

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association toured Dixie Bee Supply and Country Store last month to shop, get the buzz on bees, taste locally made raw honey, sample naturally-made skin lotions and observe how to use a manual honey extractor.  

    The association is a group of 25 gardeners and small-scale commercial farmers interested in learning about gardening, farming and farm-related businesses. 

  • Column: Pastor responds to a personal wrong

    In order to protect myself from becoming overly cynical and critical of the human family, I choose to believe that most people are honest and decent.

    We certainly see this in times of tragedy and devastation as we have seen with the outpouring of love and compassion in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and will see after Hurricane Irma.

  • Column: Why spend tax money to assess eclipse impact?

    The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) is spending money to find out how much the state made off the eclipse.

    According to PRT’s newsletter, museums, state parks, etc. were sold out or nearly sold out due to this “rare celestial event.” It goes on to say: “Because this type of anecdotal evidence is so strong all across South Carolina, we’re excited about seeing the final picture. We hope it informs us of the true economic impact of such an historic event.”

  • Cycs ignite to bury Bruins

    Chester High football coach Victor Floyd said it was a matter of the Cyclones finding their rhythm, and when they did, they rolled.

    The 3-1 Cycs ignited for 36 second-half points on the way to a 43-22 win over Lancaster in the 50th anniversary home opener at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    The Bruins, 1-2, rallied from a 7-0 halftime deficit to tie the game on quarterback Kemarkio Cloud’s 12-yard scoring dash with 10:38 to play in the third period.

    Cloud, for the night, ran for 116 yards on 12 carries.