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Today's News

  • Jackets split in Hartsville mat tourney

    The Buford Yellow Jackets’ wrestling team went 2-2 in the Red Fox Invitational at Hartsville High School on Saturday, Jan. 12.

    The Jackets posted wins over Marion, 60-22, and Marlboro County, 54-18. BHS fell to Socastee, 46-30 and Carolina Forest, 48-30.

  • Vols charge by Rams for sweep

     

       

    KERSHAW – Home was sweet for the Andrew Jackson Volunteers on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

    The Vols, with strong second-half showings, took a pair of Region IV-AA wins over Chesterfield.

  • Warriors spear Eagles

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – Tuesday night, Jan. 15 was about scoring for the Indian Land High School boys’ basketball team.

  • Armed robber holds up Dollar General at Buford Crossroads

    Authorities are on the hunt for a man who robbed a store clerk at gunpoint late Wednesday night, Jan. 16.

    The armed robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. at the Dollar General, at 4472 Pageland Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. The store is located at Buford Crossroads.

    Deputies responded a few minutes later and spoke with a female clerk. 

    The clerk reported that an unknown black man entered the store with a handgun while she was closing the store.  

  • Eckstrom column: Payroll tax hike symptom of runaway federal spending

    Most of us will be seeing our 2013 paychecks shrink. But don’t blame the boss. Your take-home pay is shrinking because of a federal tax hike on your earnings.
    It’s a hike in Social Security taxes that was part of a recent late-night fix in Washington supposedly to protect us from plunging off the “fiscal cliff.” People shouldn’t feel much protected by Washington’s “fix” to raise taxes on the wealthy.

  • Why I voted against the fiscal cliff deal

    Recently, Congress approved the so-called “fiscal cliff” agreement. I voted against the final version of the deal. The reason is pretty simple: the agreement raised spending.
    Again. Indeed, its passage seems to reaffirm a disturbing truth about today’s Washington: compromises always lead to more spending, more debt, and too often, more taxes.
    Last week we added $330 billion to the national debt with new spending programs. At best, we have no plan for ever repaying that money; at worst, we have no intention to ever pay it back.

  • The delicious mystery of buttermilk

    Have you ever thought of buttermilk as being mysterious? Does its mere mention make you shake in your oven mitts, the James Bond theme song playing in your head? 

    Oh wait, maybe it’s just me.

    For years, this humble ingredient has had me stumped.

    What do you do with it? Is it for baking or am I supposed to put it in savory dishes?

    The answer, it turns out, is a simple “yes.”

  • Carolina's Biggest Baby Shower

    A Charlotte radio station is joining with a local care center to provide relief for mothers in need.

    New Life 91.9, a Christian radio station based in Charlotte,  will host their annual Carolina’s Biggest Baby Shower at the Pregnancy Care Center in Lancaster, 718 S. Main St., from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23.

    The shower is a drop-in event, and people are welcome to bring a gift, tour the center and meet staff from both the care center and New Life 91.9.

  • Council votes to accept $1M for firefighters

    A packed house of firefighters waited anxiously Monday night, Jan. 14, moments before Lancaster County Council accepted a federal grant to boost manpower in the county’s fire service.

    Council chambers was packed before the vote with row after row of volunteer firefighters, fire chiefs and fire service members, many with their respective fire department logos emblazoned on their shirts.

  • Growth removes wildlife buffer

    INDIAN LAND – Blessed with an abundance of streams and rivers crisscrossing miles of rolling forests and rich farmland, Indian Land was once prized by the Catawba Indians and early settlers for its natural resources, including its wildlife.

    Though it’s easy to forget with all the suburban growth of the past decade, those rich forests off Indian Land’s main corridors are still home to an amazing range of wild game – including some species you might not expect to see so close to home.