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Today's News

  • Area sports notes

    Buford High cheer camp
    The Buford High School varsity cheerleaders will hold a cheerleading camp for girls, ages 3 and up, July 22-25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. July 22 and awards and performances are at 7 p.m. July 25.
    Doors open for parents at 6:45 p.m.
    Snacks and T-shirts will be provided. Cost is $50. For more information, call (803) 286-7968.

  • BMS honors athletic award winners

    Buford Middle School honored its athletic award winners at the end of the 2012-13 school term.

    “Being a student-athlete requires tons of dedication on the field and the hardwood, but most importantly it requires dedication in the classroom,” BMS teacher and coach Garrett Hammond said. “We’re proud of all of our students for making education their most important priority while participating in various sports. Buford Middle would like to thank all of the parents, volunteers, and students for making this year such a success.”

  • Makos swimmers defeat Camden

    The Lancaster Makos upped their record to 3-2 after a 244-234 home win over Camden on Thursday, June 20.

    The Makos were led by Landon Digh who had four wins. Coulter Jackson, Wesley Montgomery, Maraya Hinton and Grace Scott each had three wins.

    Makenzy Mills, Emmie Grace Johnson, Tamra Tipton, Jaycie Smith and Brooks Digh had two wins each. Hunter Mills, Heath Hunter and Will Jones each notched a win for the Makos. The Makos’ relay won eight firsts in 12 relays.

  • Brooklyn Avenue gets new community park

    “Years ago, the Brooklyn Avenue-area was a place full of families and children. In recent years it’s changed, and hopefully this park will help to reverse that and give the kids here something to do,” said County Adminstrator Steve Willis at the dedication of Stafford Belk Park on Friday, June 21, in the historic Brooklyn Avenue neighborhood.
    Willis said the new park is just one part of the county’s plans to revitalize the area.

  • The kitchen is closed

    CHESTER –The City of Chester’s loss could prove to be Lancaster County's financial gain.
    Plans for a commercial kitchen that was supposed to locate in Chester’s new farmer’s and artisan’s market and serve as the centerpiece of an economic incubator in downtown have been scrapped.
    The plan apparently fell apart last week at a City of Chester finance committee meeting.

  • ‘Project Gamecock’ revealed as DLS Tire

    Plans for a new company to invest several million dollars and create 50 new jobs, once dubbed only as “Project Gamecock,” were revealed during Lancaster County Council’s meeting June 10.
    During the meeting, council approved a resolution to enter into a fee-in-lieu-of-tax (FILOT) agreement with DLS Tire Centers Inc. by a vote of 6-0. Councilman Larry Honeycutt left the meeting early and was absent from the vote.

  • Makin' Hay At The Airport

    Farmers are known for their patience, but Elvin D. “Donnie” Wright Jr., takes it to the extreme.
    Wright, recently named the 2013 Conservation Farmer of the Year by the Lancaster County Soil and Water Conservation District, grinned as he brushed his hand through the waist-high grass along the sloping hill behind Lancaster County Airport.
    “I just enjoy farming,” Wright said as he watched a small plane touch down on the airport runway. “Don’t get me wrong – it’s a lot of work, but I like it.”

  • Man charged with stealing almost $510K

    A thick stack of warrants detailing more than a half-million dollars in misappropriated funds from three area agencies were served on a Lancaster man Friday, June 21.
    S.C. Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirmed Friday afternoon that “a handful of warrants” had been served on Ezra Brown Crenshaw Jr., 41, 2176 Country Club Drive.
    “Crenshaw surrendered this afternoon at the Lancaster County Detention Center and has been charged with multiple counts,” Berry said.

  • Legion falls in League V play

    Thursday, June 20 wasn’t a good night for the Lancaster Post 31 baseball program.

    For the first time In the 2013 Legion baseball season, both teams dropped games in League V play on the same night.

    The Lancaster P-31 juniors, playing at home, dropped a 21-4 loss to Clover Post 38.

    At the same time in Rock Hill, the Lancaster senior squad fell to Rock Hill Post 34, 4-1.

    The Lancaster senior team was locked in a 1-all draw with Rock Hill until the sixth inning when Post 34 ignited for three runs on the way to the three-run loss.

  • Six repeat winners for junior golfers

    Six junior golfers repeated as winners in their respective age group during the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association’s second tournament at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland on Monday, June 17.

    The repeat winners included Logan Sowell, Brady Hinkle, Samantha Melton, Emily Cox, Haley Thurmond and David Oliver.