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Today's News

  • Students meet the soldier they've sent care packages

    There appeared to be a strong connection between U.S. Army Spc. Gene Welch and the group of students he visited last Wednesday.

    As the Buford native spoke with a first-grade class at Clinton Elementary School, they listened intently.

    For them, it was good to finally see the person they had helped when he was a half a world away.

    Months ago, the class collected supplies to send to Welch, who served near Baghdad from last September to January. He was part of a platoon that cleared land and buildings, making sure they were safe for other soldiers to occupy.

  • Rape wins in SMC debut

    Former Lancaster High Bruins’ baseball standout Marc Rape hurled a shutout in his Spartanburg Methodist pitching debut on Tuesday.Rape, in a doubleheader with the Limestone junior varsity team, went six innings for his first win. The right-hander hurled a two-hitter in the 4-0 win.The win was the first half of a Pioneers’ sweep.Rape, who also played Legion baseball for Lancaster Post 31, was the Class A-AAAA MVP in the annual North-South All-Star baseball game at Myrtle Beach.LHS went 18-11 and earned a No.

  • Red Cross merges Lancaster with York, Chester chapter

    The Lancaster County Chapter of the American Red Cross has merged with the York and Chester county chapters to form the Upper Palmetto Chapter.

    Teresa Ackerman, executive director of the local chapter, acknowledged that the local chapter has struggled financially in recent years. Being part of a larger chapter will help meet national headquarters' fundraising expectations, she said.

    The goal for a local chapter is always to be self-sufficient, she said Friday after the merger was announced.

  • Cole to seek District 3 seat on County Council

    Buford native and resident Cotton Cole announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat on Lancaster County Council on Thursday, promising to be a "voice for the district."

    "I'm told we need a voice for the District 3, someone who will speak up," said Cole, 52, who will run as a Democrat.

    He said he'll represent the district's interests first and those of Lancaster County second. Wesley Grier, a Republican, now holds the seat.

  • Rucker, South swap revenge wins

    Roundball revenge highlighted play in the packed Lancaster High School gym on Thursday night when middle school rivals A.R.

  • Teams launch playoff hopes

    Lancaster County high school basketball teams open the playoffs this week.A trio of county girls teams launch play Tuesday night.Indian Land, the defending Class A Upstate champ, opens defense of its title as it treks to Calhoun County for an opening round clash. IL is the third seed out of Conference III-A, while Calhoun County is the runner-up in Conference IV-A. The IL vs. Calhoun County winner advances to face the Calhoun Falls vs.

  • Students show they care

    All of the cans that Clinton Elementary School first-graders brought in produced a total that made their teachers proud.

    The school's first grade classes collected canned goods as part of a nationwide food drive called the "Souper" Bowl of Caring. The drive started about two weeks ago and wrapped up Feb 11.

    The cans will be donated to HOPE of Lancaster Inc.

    HOPE, which stands for Helping Other People Effectively, is a nonprofit agency that assists people with food and other expenses.

  • Lions - Foster signs with Coffeyville

    RICHBURG – Lewisville High School’s Dion Foster hopes to play football for Clemson or South Carolina one day. If he does, he’ll have taken the long road to one of his home-state universities.Foster signed Wednesday with Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. At one point, Foster was going to be placed in the school by Auburn, but decided against the move.“That lets me weigh by options,” Foster said. “I want to be able to look at Clemson or USC.

  • Defense keys Bruins' sweep

    FORT MILL - Lancaster, sparked by tough defense, capped Region III-AAAA regular-season basketball play with a sweep of Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill on Friday night.

    Defense played a key role in the Bruins' league wins.

    The playoff-bound Lady Bruins used sticky defense to deliver a 51-41 win in the varsity opener. The LHS boys, in the nightcap, made key defensive stops in downing the scrappy Falcons in a 68-62 overtime win to complete the varsity broom job.

    The boys' game was tight throughout and went to OT deadlocked at 55-all.

  • Group considering three sites for children's park

    KERSHAW - Three sites are now being considered by a group in Kershaw who hope to create a first-rate children's park.

    Beverly Timmons, who heads the Kershaw Community Park Council, said organizers are looking at two publicly owned properties and a private piece of land in the downtown area.

    One site is a baseball field on Matson Street, now owned by Lancaster County. Another is part of the Leroy Springs Recreation Center, owned by the town of Kershaw. The final property being considered is a piece of land owned by Norfolk Southern near downtown.