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Today's News

  • BHS softball bids to stay alive in field

    Buford, seeking to stay alive in the Class AA Upper State softball playoffs, hit the road Tuesday night to face Pendleton in an elimination game.
    The Lady Jackets were slated to face Pendleton on Monday, but heavy rain washed out the game and it was reset for Tuesday.
    Pendleton fell to Crescent, 12-3 in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Saturday, May 4.
    Crescent then defeated Chesterfield, 10-0 in five innings on Monday, May 6.
    Chesterfield will host the winner of the Buford vs. Pendleton game on Wednesday, May 8.

  • Lady Warriors, Vols post opening-round victories

    County foes Indian Land and Andrew Jackson will battle in the second round of the girls Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs tonight at IL’s Reservation.
    Indian Land and Andrew Jackson each posted solid shutout wins in opening round play Monday, May 6.
    Andrew Jackson, 15-3, blanked Mid Carolina of Prosperity, 2-0 at home, and host Indian Land rolled to an 8-0 victory over the Governors School.
    Taylor Blackmon scored both the Lady Vols’ goals, the first coming in the opening half on a direct kick.

  • Brunson signs with Bob Jones

    Sha’Ron Brunson is taking her game to the next level, but she will still be playing for the Bruins.
    Brunson, a three-year starter for the Lancaster High Lady Bruins, is taking her game to Bob Jones University in Greenville, which is also known as the Bruins.
    “That’s pretty cool,” Brunson said. “We get to keep the same name.”
    But Brunson’s decision to join the BJU Bruins was more than a name.

  • Vols to battle Rams again

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson will be battling a familiar foe in its hopes of staying in the race for the Class AA Upper State championship series.
    The 17-12 Volunteers, after a tough 5-4 loss to Chesnee, will be at home Wednesday, May 8 to face Chesterfield High School in an elimination game at 6 p.m.
    The Vols, who split a pair of regular-season region games with the CHS Rams, will face Chesterfield, which fell to AJ, 2-0 in the opening game of the double-elimination Class AA Upstate championship series.

  • Lancers down Fire Ants in Region X tournament

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers stayed alive in the Region X baseball tournament, taking a 7-1 win over the USC Sumter Fire Ants on Tuesday, May 7 in Burlington, N.C.
    Wade Arduini was the winning hurler, working 8.1 innings, allowing seven hits and three walks. He fanned five and allowed a run.
    Logan Segee worked two-thirds of an inning in scoreless relief.

  • Police find missing woman

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police have found a missing Lancaster woman unharmed, days after she reportedly made a disturbing phone call.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said officers located Clydie Snipes Putnam, 55, on Thursday, May 9. Putnam was last heard from on Tuesday after making a phone call stating she was going to take her life, Grant said.
    In a police department press release sent Thursday afternoon, Grant said Putnam had been found “alive and well.”

  • Man dies in Camp Creek Road crash

    Yellow crime scene tape crisscrossed a crumpled Honda and a white pickup truck missing a tire Tuesday, May 7, hours after the two-vehicle wreck left a Monroe, N.C., man dead along Camp Creek Road. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into the events leading up to the death of Jeffrey Whitener, 26, in the crash, according to a sheriff’s office press release. 

    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said the Monroe man was killed after he was ejected from a car he was driving just before 6 a.m.

  • ‘Stoney’ may get second chance

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – Two years ago, a piece of history was uncovered in Great Falls.
    “Stoney Lonesome,” the old town jail, was unearthed. But now the brick building sits abandoned with weeds and bushes growing up around it.
    Great Falls Mayor Don Camp says he has not abandoned the historical project. He said the weather has prevented plans to spruce up the area and make the piece of history a place people would want to visit.

  • Jacobus leaving impressive legacy

    When the 2012-13 school year ends at Indian Land High School, it will mark the end of an era.
    For the last 20 years, well over the span of a school career for a student from kindergarten to graduation, Tamara Jacobus has been teaching and coaching at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.
    When the ILHS doors close at the end of the month, Jacobus will be leaving for the final time.

  • Wellness is essential to leading productive life

    Pathways to Wellness – this year’s theme for May is Mental Health Month – calls attention to strategies and approaches that help all Americans achieve wellness and good mental and overall health.
    Wellness is essential to living a full and productive life. However, we may have different ideas about what wellness means. Hopefully, one will agree it involves a set of skills and strategies to prevent the onset or shorten the duration of illness and promote recovery and well-being.