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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets top Andrew Jackson girls

    Buford High School captured a seesaw Region IV-AA volleyball match, which went to five games, with a 15-7 home win over county rival Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday night.
    Andrew Jackson, coming off a tough five-set home loss to region foe North Central High School on Tuesday, opened with a 25-15 win over the Lady Jackets.
    The BHS girls answered with a 25-15 victory in the second game.
    AJ, taking a 2-1 edge, won the third set, 25-16.
    In game four, Buford bounced back to notch a 25-22 win.

  • DeBruhl’s AJ difference maker

    KERSHAW – Plenty of eyes are on Andrew Jackson High School senior southpaw quarterback Chas DeBruhl these days.
    DeBruhl, an all-county football selection last season, will be the first to say that the Volunteers, off to a 2-0 start and ranked No. 9 in Class AA football, have their share of weapons.
    At the same time, the Vols’ potent attack starts with the 6-1, 180-pounder.
    All one has to do is harken back to last season.

  • Read and stretch!

    Jumpin Jax will host a new special event for kids on Fridays, put on by the Lancaster County Library.
    The free event, called Stories and Stretches, will be at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays through the first two weeks of December, then will pick up again after New Year’s. Children’s librarian Amanda Antonacci will read stories to kids at the fun center, located at 2650 Charlotte Highway, during the program, which incorporates yoga as well.
    Antonacci said the program is fun for children of all ages and their parents.

  • USCL holds Back to School Blast
  • Work starts on walkways, stone walls at Buford site

    Upgrades to make the Buford Massacre site on Rocky River Road more tourist-friendly are in full swing.
    “There’s a lot to be done. We’re getting there slowly, but surely,” said Ken Obriot, leader of the nonprofit Friends of the Buford Massacre Battlefield group.
    The improvements started the last week of August. They include completion of a retaining wall near the monuments to reduce erosion, and installation of a brick-paver walkway and an irrigation system, along with some additional landscaping. Kiosks will also be repositioned.

  • Habitat eyes 2 new projects, needs helpers of all varieties

    Habitat for Humanity, which has built 16 Lancaster County homes in the past three decades, is gearing up for two new projects, and it’s seeking construction volunteers and prospective homeowners.
    The projects, in Country Club Heights and on North Market Street, will be the first new homes the nonprofit has built since 2016. That gap has depleted Habitat’s corps of volunteer workers, and it’s time to replenish it.
    “We used to have 40 in 2014. Now we have 15,” said Nita Brown, executive director of the local Habitat affiliate.

  • Dorian moves on, leaves S.C. without catastrophic damage

    CONWAY – Hurricane Dorian is out of here and “the coast is clear,” said Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday.
    The state was spared major devastation, but Dorian left a mess in its wake.
    “Yesterday morning, we had a Category 3 storm headed straight at us…. I’m just so thankful the storm gave us a glancing blow and the damage was limited,” said U.S. Rep. Tom Rice during a Friday press conference at the Horry County Emergency Operations Center.

  • Rescuing 17 dogs from Dorian’s path

    As Hurricane Dorian churned up the coast Wednesday morning, two Lancaster County employees set out for Myrtle Beach, on a mission to save as many animals as they could.
    Lancaster shelter assistant manager Carissa Valenti and veterinary technician Brittani Howington were on the road for about 12 hours. They picked up 17 dogs from the Grand Strand Humane Society, which was in danger of flooding in the oncoming storm.

  • Southside teacher is attacked in classroom

    A parent is under investigation after a preschool teacher at Southside Early Childhood Development Center told police she was attacked in her classroom Thursday.
    According to Bryan Vaughn, safety and transportation director for the Lancaster County School District, the parent was dropping off her child in the classroom, which is allowed under school policy, when she confronted the child’s teacher.

  • Culvert rusts out, IL road crumbles

    INDIAN LAND – Old Bailes Road, which connects U.S. 160 to Possum Hollow Road in Indian Land and cuts through the massive Bailes Ridge Corporate Park, is literally falling apart due to erosion.
    The root of the problem is an undersized and rusted culvert that runs under the road, said Lancaster County Engineer Scott Edgar.
    “The culvert inlet conditions are significantly compromised,” Edgar said, noting that the upstream end of the 8-foot-diameter corrugated metal pipe is rusted and its sides are bent inwards.