Today's News

  • County trio in all-star volleyball matches

    Lancaster County will have solid representation in the annual North/South All-Star prep volleyball matches at Erskine College in Due West this weekend.
    A trio of Lancaster County senior prep volleyball stars is set to compete on the court with the state’s elite.
    Players reported Thursday, with the opening matches slated to be played today at 6:30 p.m.
    Indian Land High School’s Kaylah Cranor and Emily Alanis along with Buford High School’s Hunter Allen will play for the Class A-AA-AAA North all-star team.

  • Rascal, Ern still deadlocked at the top

    The late-season Pigskin Picks are still tied, but getting a tad tighter.
    Ernie “Big E” Rowell and Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals,” are still in a gridiron deadlock at the top, with Ern’s brother, Eric “The Red” Rowell fast on their heels.
    “It’s going to be a fight to the finish,” Eric said. “Those two veteran fatheads, uh, I mean, heavyweights are duking it out and I’m going to sneak in with a surprise and steal the prize and show. Don’t sleep on it.”

  • James relishes role with Jackets

    Robert Howey
    Buford High School senior football player David James, the Jackets’ backup quarterback and cornerback, has been a part of the BHS football program for a long time.
    Two seasons as a junior varsity player and the last two years on the BHS varsity, but it goes beyond that.
    You could say James, a 5-7, 135-pounder who for his size is tough as a lighter knot, has earned his maroon and gold stripes.

  • Percival Clemson baseball-bound

    KERSHAW – The colors won’t change much for Andrew Jackson High School ace right-hander Brett Percival as he goes to the next level.
    His AJ Volunteer orange will be similar to the Clemson Tigers’ burnt orange he will don as a CU freshman next fall.
    Percival, a three-year player for the AJ Vols, is headed to the elite of college baseball after signing with the Atlantic Coast Conference Tigers on Wednesday afternoon in the Lancaster County Class AA school’s media center.

  • Column: How you can participate in Kershaw Heart & Soul

    Everyone has a story, and we want to hear yours.
    We are Kershaw Heart & Soul, an effort to identify what matters most to the Kershaw community and empower local voices to shape the town’s future. This process is designed to bring all voices to the table, so you are Kershaw Heart & Soul.
    A year ago, the town was awarded a $100,000 Community Heart & Soul grant from the Vermont-based Orton Family Foundation and its local partner, the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

  • Column: Saluting Stan Lee, who gave me super-women to emulate as a kid

    Who were your heroes when you were a kid? Mine weren’t just powerful women. They were superpowered women like Jean Grey, Storm, Rogue, Jubilee and Kitty Pryde, all members of Marvel’s X-Men.
    Like most young girls, I had Barbies lying around, but they were just waiting to be saved by X-Men action figures.
    A little later in life, I learned who the man behind the heroes and heroines was – Stan Lee. Marvel fans across the world mourned Monday as they heard of his death. He was 95.

  • Executives sample Discovery Education

    More than 100 Lancaster County business owners and executives gathered at Second Baptist Church on Thursday to explore the Lancaster County School District’s newest partnership – Discovery Education.
    “We’re letting the community know our vision and goals for education,” said Superintendent Jonathan Phipps. “We want to have better partnerships with the community, seeing schools ready for kids to get going to work.
    “Part of the things we need to ask is, are we teaching kids what they need to know in the workforce?”

  • Palmetto State 50 set Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting the Palmetto State 50 Saturday night.
    The headline race on the night will be the Southern All-Stars Super Late Model Series $10,000-to-win main event.
    Saturday has a Black Sunshine forecast as the driver some consider the G.O.A.T. will be here, Scott Bloomquist.
    Bloomquist will invade The big half-mile dirt oval.

  • Falcons soar to playoff win over Bruins

    COLUMBIA – A.C. Flora’s high-flying Falcons once in flight Friday night, soared to a 44-21 Class AAAA Upper State football playoff win over Lancaster High School at Memorial Stadium in Columbia.
    The Falcons, who have won nine straight after an 0-2 start, were winged early, but were able to surge in the Midlands cool air.
    The key sequence came late in the second period with the game tied at 14-all.
    A Buddy Howard interception at the Flora eight appeared to put the visiting Bruins in prime position for points before the half ended.

  • Buford swarms Hornets in 40-6 playoff win

    The Buford High School Yellow Jackets added to their stellar season Friday night, crushing C.A. Johnson High School of Columbia, 40-6 in the foggy opening round of the state high school football playoffs.
    The win was BHS Coach Tripp Watts’ first playoff victory and Buford’s first postseason win since 2001.
    Buford, on a fast start, took control early and easily punched their ticket to a second round home playoff game against Saluda High School.