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Today's News

  • Howell leads Lady Jackets hoops honors

    Senior guard Payton Howell headed the Buford High School Lady Yellow Jackets’ basketball awards for the 2017-18 season.

    Howell, who averaged 11.2 points and 6.5 rebounds a game for the BHS girls, was named the team’s MVP. 

    Howell also averaged 4.3 assists and 3.3 steals per game for the 12-11 Lady Jackets. Buford, 6-6 in region play, earned a Class AA Upper State playoff bid.

    She was selected to play in the annual North-South All-Star game in Lexington. Howell was a Class AA all-state pick and named to the all-region team.

  • Clips’ Thornwell aims to improve aim

    LAS VEGAS – In his rookie NBA campaign, Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell was counted on as a defensive stopper for the Los Angeles Clippers, guarding the likes of LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Paul George.

    But he’s now aiming to improve his shooting aim through a second year of NBA Summer League play. And so far, it seems to be working.

  • Gulledge wins big in Knight Memorial

    Jason Gulledge separated himself from the field Saturday night to win the Super Stock Division feature at Lancaster Speedway during the Huey Knight Memorial.

    When the green flag dropped Gulledge, who started on the second row, veered past Dennis Knight, Andy Blackwood and Brandy Baker coming off the second turn to grab the lead.

    Meanwhile, Knight, Blackwood and Baker dueled for second place as the laps wound down, with Gulledge pulling away by five car lengths. 

    Baker got by Blackwood and then by Knight, setting his sights on Gulledge.

  • Column: U.S. Supreme Court should rule by judgment, not will

    On this Independence Day, I think of our Founding Fathers, who created a movement based on ideas that were argued by men for many weeks on their pros and cons. These ideas created the most free and prosperous nation in the history of the world, and this prosperity helped more people than any other nation. Our Founding Fathers were in fact God-fearing descendants of the Puritans, Presbyterians and a Catholic. They believed that government should serve the people, so they gave us a republic.

  • Clinton eliminates O-Zone in state play

    UNION – The Lancaster Dixie Baseball O-Zone 12U stars fell to Clinton 22-4 on Monday in the elimination round of state tournament play at Timken Athletic Park.

    Clinton put six runs on the board in the first inning and never looked back.

    The Lancaster stars plated one run in the bottom of the first, but didn’t tally again until the fourth, adding three more runs.

    Clinton pounded out 16 hits in the game, which was called after the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Pelham pitches his way to 2nd all-star game

    Former Lancaster High School and American Legion Post 31 baseball star C.D. Pelham has pitched his way into his second all-star game of 2018.

    Pelham, now a member of the AA Frisco [Texas] Roughriders, has been selected to play in the 2018 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.

    “I’m honored and blessed to be a part of something like this. It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Pelham said before Monday’s road game against the AA Tulsa, Okla., Drillers.

  • Column: Defense budget contains key provisions to up readiness

    As a South Carolinian, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and someone with loved ones who served in the military, I believe that supporting our nation’s troops should be our highest priority.
    I was proud to advocate for and support the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal 2019. The NDAA funds critical military readiness initiatives and construction projects in South Carolina and across the country.

  • Fort Lawn crowd hears details of Heart & Soul

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    Mick Harrington, one of Fort Lawn’s Heart & Soul Committee members, channeled the late President John F. Kennedy at the project’s first community-input meeting last week.
    Ask not what ZIP code 29714 can do for you, Harrington told the small crowd that attended, ask what you can do for 29714.
    Harrington and other committee members spoke at the first Heart & Soul public event June 30, held at the new Fort Lawn Fire Department El Bethel substation.

  • Wallet stolen amid aborted moment of bliss in a truck

    Admitting to one crime while reporting another one is never a good idea.
    A 71-year-old truck driver has been charged with first-offense soliciting for prostitution after calling 911 to report that a woman had stolen his wallet in Kershaw.
    Jerry A. Hall of Cassatt, northeast of Camden, reported the theft on June 24, telling the responding deputy that the wallet contained two credit cards and $700 in cash, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Push-ups in the parking lot lead to man’s arrest

    Push-ups in the parking lot were the first sign of something amiss about a Fort Mill man who was arrested June 17 on disorderly conduct and drug charges.
    Robert Kimbrell Kerber, 28, was charged with public disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-offense possession of a controlled substance.