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Today's News

  • Buford honors Jackets' elite

    BUFORD – Buford High School’s athletic best took top billing as the Jackets held their annual athletic awards night in the BHS gym on Thursday night.A host of athletes were honored, with senior baseball star Christian Dickson among the elite.Dickson, the Jackets MVP, was named the Conference VIII-AA Player of the Year.

  • After 25 years, Heath Springs double murder remains unsolved

    Every day, there are countless people and objects that make Terry Thompson remember his slain sister.Some memories are pleasant, others are bad. But what is a constant is the emptiness that results from not knowing what happened to her. It’s a pain that never goes away.It's been 25 years since Lisa Ann Thompson was found dead inside a car near U.S. 521 in Heath Springs. She had been out riding the night of May 14, 1983, with Russell Anthony.Thompson, who was riding in the passenger seat, had been shot with a .38-caliber handgun.

  • Clues few in Arch Street murder

    Yvonne Harris said her family doesn’t have a clue who would want to murder her godson, Harry Frazier Jr.

  • Bruins' defense delivers

    The 2008 Lancaster High School spring football game had a mixed message for Bruins’ third-year head coach Bennie McMurray.The Lancaster defense was stellar in posting a 73-24 win over the LHS offense, which had its struggles over the better part of the afternoon session.“The defense outshined us today. They did a great job,” said McMurray after the 90-minute scrimmage which pitted the offense against the defense.

  • ILES students watch chicks break out of their shells

    Students in Brittany Crimminger’s second grade class at Indian Land Elementary School didn’t get much done May 7.The students were too busy watching chicken eggs shake, rattle and roll in incubators as part of a project through Lancaster County 4-H.

  • Professional join together, tackle youth substance abuse

    Organizers of the second annual Lancaster County Rural Youth Substance Abuse Conference at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster said Friday it was a success, drawing the same number of attendants as last year with some new faces showing up.

  • ILHS senior rises above tough childhood in foster homes

    INDIAN LAND – Travis Anderson was walking to school with his brother, Danny, in Laurens when the two brothers were picked up by a police officer.

  • Executing small ball vital in junior team's hopes

    The ability to play small ball will play a major role in the success of the 2008 Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, according to second-year coach Michael Anderson.“We have to execute the little things in each game,” said Anderson who guided the junior team to a runner-up finish in League V and a postseason bid last season.The Lancaster junior program is in its fourth campaign.“It’s important for us to be sharp on the fundamentals of the game,” he said.

  • Blackmon returns home to lead Bruins

    Brett Blackmon’s “dream job” is now a diamond reality.

  • Banks AA state medalist

    Buford High School golfer Trevor Banks cashed in on his opportunity to capture the Class AA golf individual state championship.Banks, a BHS junior, shot a four-over 148 to post the Class AA state medalist at the two-day tournament at the Village Green Golf Course in Inman on Tuesday.Banks shot 75-73 over two days to notch the state title by a shot over Broome’s Tyler Comer and Zach Grossman of Bishop England as each shot 149.Banks’ first day saw him post a 75 on the windy course.