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Today's News

  • DeVenny falls for Father Frost

    Father Frost has a special place on the DeVenny mantle.

    The wooden figurine, carved from birch, reminds Susan DeVenny of her trip to Russia at the end of summer.

    The Santa-like carving holds a miniature pine tree, and his robe is painted with a sledding scene with two children.

    That reminds DeVenny of winters in Connecticut, sledding with her sister.

    DeVenny, director of S.C. First Steps, bought her Father Frost in Uglich, Russia, a place famous for its clock and watch making.

  • Warriors fall to Bearcats on mat

    The Indian Land Warriors fell to Class AAAA power Rock Hill in prep wrestling on Tuesday as the Bearcats rolled to a 65-12 win.

    The Warriors' wins came at 189 and heavyweight.

    Brian Gunter notched a pin and heavyweight Josh Gray also had a pin for the Warriors.

    "We knew going into the match that Rock Hill has a strong wrestling program, but that's how we're going to improve as a team," IL coach Mike Kersey said. "We have worked against some quality programs, like Lugoff-Elgin and Chesterfield, in December in order to get better.

  • Bruins rally to down Cougars

    Joe Craig continues to shine for the Lancaster High School wrestling team.

    Craig, the recently named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Taco Bell Invitational at Spring Valley High School, came up big again for the Bruins.

    Craig, 13-2, notched a match-deciding pin to lift LHS to a 42-36 win over the host Cougars on Tuesday night in region action.

    "Joe has been coming up big for us and he did again," LHS coach Sam Robinson said. "Joe didn't surprise me because he has been a clutch wrestler for us.

  • Vols drawing 'quality' field

    KERSHAW - The ninth head coach in the history of Andrew Jackson High School football will come from a field of 50 applicants.

    "Right now, we have about 50 applicants for the job," said Volunteers' athletic director Dale Reeves, who also doubles as the Lancaster County Class AA school's boys basketball coach.

    "We will continue to accept applications through the first of the year and we may get in a few more, but right now it's in the area of 50."

    Reeves said he's impressed with the quantity and quality of the applications.

  • A child made me ponder

    Earlier this month while attending the 60th annual North-South All-Star football game at Coastal Carolina University, a casual conversation blossomed into a special moment.

    Jackson, my 11-year-old son, and I bumped into a newspaper friend from another town at the game that Saturday.

    He kidded Jackson, now standing 5-6, he ought to be playing for the Lancaster High basketball team. We laughed and I told him Jackson was playing for the IBC this season, Immanuel Baptist Church.

  • The colonel's fruit lasted longer than the tricycle

    Most folks picture Christmas in many ways.

    Families gather around a roaring fire with a glittering Christmas tree shining in the background and brightly colored packages scattered around it.

    I remember a lot of Christmas celebrations just like that.

    But there was a very special one that was as pretty to me as a Norman Rockwell painting, thanks to the generosity of a man on a Christmas Eve long ago.

    During those lean years of the Depression, Christmas was sad for folks who couldn't afford to give the smallest of presents to their children.

  • House move causes headaches

    A house became a headache for many drivers on U.S. 521 early Thursday morning.

    David and Ashley Chiluck bought the Montgomery home on Charlotte Highway a couple of months ago and planned to move the home to Niven Road.

    The first part of the couple's plan went OK. But moving a house is a much more difficult task than David Chiluck imagined.

  • Blackwell Holiday Hoops scores big

    The sixth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Holiday Hoops Classic, featuring 35 teams, capped play Saturday night, as champions were crowned in seven different divisions.

    The week-long tournament involves teams who participate in the Moriah Baptist Association league, from first graders to high school seniors.

    The tournament also includes a college division.

    Games were played during the week at several church gyms with all championship games being played Saturday at Lancaster High School.

  • City, county to study joint trash disposal

    Lancaster City Council will study whether transferring garbage to a landfill for Lancaster County will be beneficial to both the city and county.

    City Council unanimously voted Dec. 11 to pay half the cost of an engineering study to see if it's workable for the city to collect county trash at its Lynwood Drive transfer station and then haul to a Lee County landfill. The county will pay half of the cost of the $15,000 study.

  • McCarter guns Lady Jackets to first win

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets gave BHS coach Michelle Vestal a reason to smile after the BHS girls notched their first win Thursday in the Sonic Classic at Cheraw High School.

    The Lady Jackets ignited in the final period behind Buford High ace Brittany McCarter, who tallied 29 points.

    McCarter netted 21 second-half points to power the Lady Jackets to a 35-26 win over Lamar in the opening day of the holiday tournament.

    McCarter hit 16 of her 21 points in the final eight minutes, with six coming at the foul line.