Today's News

  • Rucker sweeps Great Falls

    The Rucker Rams opened the basketball season with a sweep of Great Falls Middle School on Thursday.
    The Rams took a 55-15 win and the Lady Rams prevailed in a 48-6 victory.
    Rucker, in the boys game, was led by Xavier Graham with 14 points and Colby Small scored 11.
    Ray Grier and Jalen Cauthen each netted seven. Douglas Rucker hit six and Tay Truesdale added four points.
    Keegon Duncan, Grayson Kirk and Jaron Stevenson each had two points.
    In the girls game, Rucker was led by Riley Burton’s 14 points in its 42-point win.

  • 22-year-old shot, leaving few clues

    A man was brought into Springs Memorial Hospital’s emergency room Sunday night with a severe gunshot wound, sparking an investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Doug Barfield, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said deputies were dispatched to the area of Old Lansford and Springdale roads around 6 p.m. in reference to a suspicious person. A few minutes later, the deputies were alerted by Lancaster police that the person had been found and was in the ER with a gunshot wound.

  • Junior Jackets fall to PHS

    Parkwood topped Buford in boys’ junior varsity basketball, taking a 40-27 win over the Junior Jackets on Friday night.
    During the first quarter, the game was evenly matched, tied 6-all after one period of play.
    During the second quarter, Parkwood ignited to take a 17-13 halftime lead.
    Parkwood, coming out of the half, kept the foot on the gas pedal and continued to score at will against the Junior Jackets.
    Parkwood dominated the low post and boards for a 30-20 lead after three periods.

  • Top grades at academy get deputy a 5% raise, new wheels

    Sheriff’s Deputy Austin Fowler finished his Basic Law Enforcement Training with a bang Friday – top in his class and receiving the J.P. Strom Award, along with a pay raise and new patrol car.
    The award goes to the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy graduate with the highest academic average during the 12-week class. Strom, whom the award is named for, was chief of the State Law Enforcement Division from 1956 until his death in 1987.

  • County: $2.75M limit on garage project

    Lancaster County Council has drawn a fiscal line in the sand on how much money it will spend building a new fleet-maintenance garage on Pageland Highway.
    Last week, council narrowly approved a resolution to move forward with a plan to design and build the new county garage at a cost not to exceed $2.75 million.
    Council members Terry Graham, Larry Honeycutt, Charlene McGriff and Billy Mosteller voted in favor, with Brian Carnes, Jack Estridge and council Chair Steve Harper voting against.
    The sticking point was the new facility’s cost.

  • Heavy rain leads to rescheduled races

    Due to heavy rain over the weekend, Antioch Motor Speedway and Sumter Motor Speedway canceled their races.
    Antioch has rescheduled their race for the third straight weekend to Dec. 8. Sumter has rescheduled its race to a later date.
    Antioch Motor Speedway to host Thanksgiving Thunder/Turkey-Santa 155
    Antioch Motor Speedway, located at 2850 Race Track Street  Morganton, N.C., 28655, will be hosting its final race under the promotion of Jason Smoot.

  • Spartans top Bruins wrestlers

    Camden Military built an early edge on the way to a 48-30 wrestling win over host Lancaster in the LHS gym on Monday night.
    Lancaster came back to close the gap, but the Spartans held the lead on the way to the 18-point win.
    Lancaster winners included Nygel Moore, Immanuel Bush and Matthew Duffell-Hoffman on pins and Andrew Duffell-Hoffman on a forfeit.
    “Inexperience among our young wrestlers is hurting us at this point,” LHS coach Russell Brown said. “We got beat on some moves where our inexperience really hurt us.

  • Warriors fall twice to Cavs

    Cuthbertson cruised to a pair on wins over Indian Land on Friday night at CHS.
    Cuthbertson posted a 60-34 win over the Lady Warriors in the varsity opener.
    The Lady Cavaliers led 22-15 at the half, but they picked up the pace in the second half for the 26-point win.
    CHS outscored Indian Land 19-11 in the third period to take a 41-26 edge on the way to the victory. Cuthbertson used a 6-0 run to open the third period to begin to pull away for the win.
    The Lady Cavs capped the game with a 19-8 surge in the final quarter to complete the win.

  • Jackets take pair from Rebels

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    Buford High rallied in the final period to take a 44-42 win over Parkwood High School of Union County, N.C., at the Jackets’ gym on Friday night.
    Buford’s two-point win gave the Jackets a home sweep, their second straight after taking two from the Governor’s School for Science and Math on Thursday.
    The Lady Jackets stayed unbeaten on the season with a 31-20 win over the PHS girls.

  • Vols net sweep of Bruins

    KERSHAW – It was all Vols on Friday night in the packed Andrew Jackson High School gym.
    The host Andrew Jackson teams registered a sweep of the Class AAAA Lancaster Bruins.
    The AJ girls opened the varsity twin bill with a 56-50 win and the comeback-minded Vols rallied for a 73-70 overtime win over the Bruins to cap the hardwood sweep at the Lancaster County Class AA school.
    AJ senior guard Joey Walters scored seven of his 17 points in overtime to spark the Vols to the emotional victory.