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Today's News

  • Hilton-Jones, 18-year veteran, is LPD Employee of the Year

    Kayla Vaughn
    kvaughn@thelancasternews.com
    Melvenia Hilton-Jones has been a welcoming smile at the Lancaster Police Department for more than 18 years, working as a records clerk.
    She was recognized for her dedication to the job at the office Christmas party when she was named 2018 Police Department Employee of the Year, along with Officer Elizabeth Catoe, who was named Officer of the Year.

  • Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Shootout April 13

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host the annual Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Shootout on April 13.
    The Super Stock Division has been one of the racing mainstays at LMS over the years, with one driver dominating the division.
    That driver is “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker, who has notched numerous wins and championship over the years in the Super Stock Division, but that all changed in 2018.

  • Demons down AJ wrestlers

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers wrestling team is 11-6 on the season after dropping a 73-6 home loss to Class AAAA power Lugoff-Elgin High School, ranked third in Class AAAA, on Monday night.
    The fourth-ranked Vols’ lone win came on a Daniel Barfield pin at 103.
    Barfield is 18-4 on the mat season.
    AJ, on Friday night, rolled to a 51-24 win over Class AAA member Cheraw, a former region member as a Class AA school.
    The Vols, in the 27-point win, were led by Joey Sanders (113) and Dalton Mackey (126) who each had a pin.

  • Volunteers net wins at Central High

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    PAGELAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteer teams notched wins in a pair of road games at Central High School in Pageland on Friday night.
    The AJ boys, ranked ninth in Class AA hoops, won 54-43. The Lady Vols, rated second in Class AA girls, took a 59-23 victory.
    The Vols took a 10-point lead early in the game, ending the first quarter up 17-7. The Eagles fought back, narrowing the gap to three, 28-25, at the half.

  • Raiders roll over Warriors

    COLUMBIA – The Indian Land High School basketball teams had a tough night at Keenan High School in Columbia on Friday night.
    The Lady Raiders opened the KHS hardwood sweep with a 76-22 win, and the Keenan boys followed with a 89-59 victory.
    The Lady Raiders, in their 54-point win, were led by Milaysia Fullwiley with 33 points. Dyani Burke hit 22 for Keenan.
    The Indian Land girls, who fell to 1-15, 1-1, were led by Gabbi Wilson’s seven points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist.

  • Bruins fall twice at Westwood

    Lancaster High School dropped a pair of road losses at Westwood High School of Blythewood on Friday night in Region III-AAAA hoops play.
    The Lady Bruins, in the opener, fell to the Lady Red Hawks, 78-34 and the LHS boys lost 76-52.
    The top-rated WHS boys, 18-0, 3-0, bolted to a 24-9 lead after one period and stayed in control for the 24-point win.
    The Red Hawks, with a 14-13 surge in the second period, held a 38-22 edge at the break.
    Westwood was up 57-39 after three periods before taking the win.

  • Lady Jackets solid in win over LC

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    The Buford High School girls basketball team registered a milestone win Friday night to highlight a Region IV-AA doubleheader with Lee Central High of Bishopville.
    The Lady Jackets, ranked fourth in the latest Class AA girls state poll, notched a 42-36 win over Lee Central for the BHS girls’ first win over the Lady Stallions going back to the 2006-07 season.
    Buford took the early lead and stayed in control for the six-point win over the Lady Stallions.

  • Top spellers compete tonight

    Kierstyn Drayton of New Height Middle School and Raegan Griggs of Plainview Elementary carry a slight advantage into tonight’s Chesterfield County Schools Spelling Bee.
    They were there last year.
    Neither won, that honor went to Jackson Morris, then an eighth-grader at McBee High School, who  correctly spelled “sonata.”
    The district bee begins at 6 p.m. at the Palmetto Learning Center in Chesterfield.

  • Column: Gregory answers road questions aplenty

    The struggle to maintain and expand our state’s roads is akin to the war against the Axis in 1942, six months after Pearl Harbor.
    Our armed forces had been underfunded and neglected for decades, so the ramp up to a sufficient fighting force was slow, but moving forward. Still, it seemed bad news outweighed good at the time.

  • ILHS wrestlers atop the mat heap

    The Indian Land High School wrestling team has reached another milestone – No. 1 in Class AAA wrestling, but ILHS isn’t resting on its mat laurels.
    Indian Land, 15-2, was ranked No. 1 in Class AAA wrestling by SCMAT, the South Carolina high school wrestling website, when its latest poll was released earlier this week.