Today's News

  • Column: Everything in this paper is important to someone

    “Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”
    That has become something of a mantra for me, in recent years.
    Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. We publish photos of grand openings at bakeries, and donations being dropped off at local food pantries.

  • Buford Middle rips Great Falls

    The Buford Middle School Jackets made it five straight wins with a 24-2 victory over host South Middle School at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
    The BMS Jackets didn’t waste time getting on the board in the game.
    Running back Preston Scott, out of the wildcat formation, struck on the opening snap of the game.
    Scott, on a keeper, bolted 65 yards for the touchdown. Kaden Sapp scored on the two-point conversion to give Buford Middle an 8-0 lead on the SMS Mustangs.

  • Trojans lead Tri-County awards

    FORT MILL – Northwestern High School swept four of the five Class AAAAA football awards at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    The Trojans edged host Clover High School, 31-27 to notch NWHS’s first win this season last Friday.
    The Trojans’ winners included Jamario Holley (offensive player), Greg Johnson (defensive player), Hunter Burbanks (offensive lineman) and John Odom (defensive lineman).

  • Gaines brings big-time record to AJ girls hoops

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers lost a coach to the Class AAAAA ranks, but are getting one from a Class AAAAA school.
    Olivia Gaines, a Chester native who formerly coached at Cross and Fort Dorchester high schools in the Palmetto State Lowcountry, is the new Lady Vols basketball coach.
    She replaces Sha’Ron Robertson, who left AJ last spring to become the girls’ basketball coach at Class AAAAA Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.

  • AJ Vols drub Lions

    Andrew Jackson snapped a three-game skid in Region IV-AA football play with a 41-6 win over winless Lewisville.

  • York zaps Bruins, 24-10

    Lancaster dropped its second straight loss, falling to host York, 24-10 on Friday night

  • Warriors rout Keenan

    Indian Land cruises to 57-0 win over Keenan.

  • Buford bops Carolina Christian

    Buford notched its fifth straight win, rolling to a 43-12 win over Carolina Christian for a happy BHS homecoming on Friday night.

  • Column: Lies and lawyer tricks marked Senate’s fight over Kavanaugh

    In response to the Oct. 3 guest column by Christine Taylor, I offer the following rebuttal.
    On her point that Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser has no reason to lie about him, I believe there are several.
    George Soros has offered a substantial reward for the defeat of Judge Kavanaugh. And the political left is desperate to show its base that it is accomplishing something, since President Obama did not accomplish anything positive in eight years.
    President Trump has accomplished more good things in two years than Obama in eight.

  • Column: Lawmakers kill governor’s budget vetoes of pet projects

    Hugh Leatherman, the S.C. Senate’s president pro tem, appeared relaxed and confident before last week’s votes, at one point smiling and giving a thumbs up.
    Leatherman, R-Florence, didn’t make any long speeches in asking his Senate colleagues to override Gov. Henry McMaster’s vetoes of parts of a state budget proviso directing $7.1 million to Francis Marion University.