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Today's News

  • Column: Becoming a county delegate to the state GOP convention

    One of the most important benefits of the Republican Party in Lancaster County is with our county’s delegate slots for the upcoming S.C. Republican Party Convention.
    The size of our county’s delegate block is a great reflection of our county’s growing importance in South Carolina elections and a wonderful reward to the voters of the county for supporting Republican candidates in record numbers.

  • Goody’s closing Lancaster Square store

    The Goody’s department store in Lancaster Square Shopping Center will close up shop in October, so until then it’s sales galore.
    The retail chain is owned by Stage Stores, a department store company based in Houston that also owns Bealls, Palais Royal and Peebles. Stage Stores bought Goody’s in 2009 after the retail chain filed for bankruptcy.
    “As is common practice in the retail industry, Stage Stores reviews its store fleet on a regular basis and exits underperforming locations,” Stage Stores representative Kristen Whitman said.

  • Bank of America builds IL branch

    Bank of America is building its first branch in Lancaster County, opening in July just north of Carolina Commons shopping center along U.S. 521 in Indian Land.
    The Indian Land location was selected in response to the exponential growth of the area, said Jennifer Darwin with corporate communications for the Charlotte-based financial giant.

  • Brown dominates Late Model action in two-day LMS show

    “Downtown” Michael Brown, a hometown driver from the Buford area, finally captured a Super Late Model win at Lancaster Motor Speedway after coming close time and time again. Brown also won both of the SECA Crate Late Model races over the two-day show in the 2019 LMS opener.
    In the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series main event, the front row had Brett Hamm and Dustin Mitchell, and the second row was Chris Madden and Brandon Overton.

  • Clark leads Warriors basketball honors

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School junior guard Destin Clark, with little surprise, led the Warriors hoops honors.
    Clark, who averaged 30.1 points a game, was the lone ILHS player to earn All-Region IV-AAA honors this season.
    Clark also earned the team’s Offensive Award. In addition to his 30.1 scoring average, Clark grabbed 3.2 rebounds a game this season for the 4-15 Warriors, who went 1-7 in region play.

  • Jackets sting Bruins for 7-2 win

    Buford built a 4-0 lead on the way to a 7-2 win over county rival Lancaster High School on Monday night at Doomsday Corner.
    LHS rallied to make it 4-1 after five innings, but the Jackets answered with a pivotal three-run sixth inning to seal the five-run win.
    Jonathan Belk, in five innings of work, was the winner, yielding two hits, three walks and a run. He struck out five LHS batters.
    Logan Deese went two-thirds of an inning and yielded a hit, run and two walks. He fanned two.

  • Jackets' Bufford to play at Newberry

    The Buford High School conference room was crowded with a positive buzz for a Yellow Jackets football ace Friday afternoon.
    There was good reason as BHS star receiver-defensive back Dwayne Bufford, also a stellar student, set his future as family, friends, coaches and school administrators watched with interest.
    Most donned red Newberry College T-shirts in support of Bufford’s choice of the Wolves.

  • Spotlight on Brooklyn Springs' Jacobs

    A Lancaster County teacher was recognized this week for her work as a DonorsChoose ambassador, helping other educators raise funds for their classrooms.
    Stephanie Jacobs, instructional technology coach at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School, was interviewed Tuesday for a project to be featured on the DonorsChoose website and social media. It includes female STEM teachers from different school districts across the country.
    Jacobs was the only teacher interviewed in South Carolina.

  • LHS netters blank Blazers

    Lancaster High School Bruins boys tennis blanked Region III-AAAA opponent Ridge View High School, 7-0 on Thursday.
    The win over the Blazers kept the LHS boys unbeaten on the 2019 tennis season.
    Singles
    • Isaac Thomas (L) defeated Kaleb Phelps (RV), 6-0, 6-0
    • Brevon McKinney (L) defeated Riley Snell (RV), 6-0, 6-1
    • Connor Parman (L) defeated Hari Kumar (RV), 6-0, 6-0
    • Jakob Sapp (L) defeated Ethan Lewis (RV), 6-0, 6-0

  • Faile earns diamond honor

    North Greenville University's John Michael Faile was recently honored as the Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week.