Today's News

  • ILHS hosts Arbor Day celebration

    INDIAN LAND – When spring arrives, buds will begin to form on the branches and not long afterward, bright-red leaves will dominate the landscape at Indian Land High School.
    That visual will come courtesy of a red maple tree, which was planted outside the school Friday afternoon. The planting ceremony was part of the annual Arbor Day celebration held by the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District.

  • Chamber seeking nominees for two honors

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce
    Volunteers in Lancaster County have a positive impact on the community.
    In a program begun more than 20 years ago, the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to calling attention to all local volunteers by honoring one special volunteer at its annual meeting.
    The two most recent recipients were Polly Jackson, who received the honor earlier this year, and Richard Patterson, who received the honor in 2009.
    The chamber is now taking nominations for 2011 Volunteer of the Year.

  • Yellow Jackets take three from Knights



    The Buford Yellow Jackets made the most of a road trip to Boonetown, notching a tripleheader sweep of the host Knights on Friday night.

  • North stars rally, win pee wee title

    BUFORD – The North rose again and this time claimed a championship.

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission North pee wee stars rallied for a pair of final period goals to take a 3-2 comeback win over the South all-stars to capture the best-of-three county crown Thursday night.

  • Rucker girls unbeaten with home win

    The A.R. Rucker girls improved to 2-0 on the basketball season with  24-22 win over Great Falls.

    Mia Flowers, who hit seven points, scored the winning bucket on an assist from Alexis Williams.

  • Bigger reservoir a no-brainer

    Water is something we often take for granted. That’s easy to do because it appears we have plenty on our planet. The Earth is more than 70 percent water. But only about 1 to 3 percent of the Earth’s water is suitable for consumption.
    When we experience droughts like those of the past decade, we realize just how valuable water is to our lives. We’ve become accustomed to water restrictions as drought stages progress. No watering lawns, washing cars or buildings.

  • Private schools are good for the public

    Public education and public schools are not one and the same. Public education is an educated public. It is a public commitment to education, the public support of education and the public benefits derived from education.
    Public schools were created to achieve those goals; some do, others don’t. But any school that successfully pursues those aims and equips young people with the social, economic and civic tools they need for success is serving a primarily public purpose.

  • Time to pull up the covers

    Well sir, sometimes, one has to eat his own words, or at the least take a bite out of ’em.
    That’s what I’ve been doing this week, thanks to the plunging thermometer.
    Now, I gotta admit this “Remember when” stuff is a rehash of days long gone by.
    You remember? We were young. Life wasn't so complicated and folks didn’t jump off the deep end over things of little or no consequence.
    Bless Pete, when the weather got cold, I slipped on flannel pajamas and crawled down beneath that double wool blanket to stay warm.

  • Weddington spoils opener

    Weddington played the spoiler as the Warriors took two wins over the Jackets in the Buford home basketball opener Tuesday night.

    The Lady Warriors rolled to a 68-28 win in the opener and the WHS boys completed the sweep with a 69-51 victory.

  • Council critical of job center

    County Councilwoman Charlene McGriff leaned forward in her seat and raised her voice Tuesday as she searched for answers about the Lancaster OneStop center.
    With her hands in constant motion, McGriff vented some of her frustrations about the local S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce office, specifically about concerns she’s heard from constituents who haven’t been able to get jobs through the center.