Today's News

  • Schofield steps down as Red Devils’ coach

    The winningest coach in Great Falls High School football history is leaving the program.
    Kenneth Schofield, who has been at the Red Devils’ helm since 2000, has announced his resignation. He informed school administration late last week.
    Schofield won 119 games with the Red Devils, made the playoffs in each of his 16 seasons and guided the team to an Upper State championship in 2007.

  • Jackets wing Eagles twice

    Buford swept Central of Pageland at the Jackets’ gym on Jan. 12.
    The Buford boys, 8-7, 3-2, led from start to finish on the way to the 60-42 win over Central.
    The Jackets owned a 14-11 lead after one period and used a 17-10 second-quarter charge to gain a 31-21 edge at the break.
    Buford continued to surge in the second half to take a 51-33 lead with a period to play on the way to the 60-42 victory.

  • Warriors divide two with Patriots

    Indian Land split a non-region home hoops doubleheader with York Prep on Jan. 13.
    The Lady Warriors opened with a 64-53 win and the IL boys dropped a 76-68 loss to the Patriots in the nightcap.
    The No, 10 Lady Warriors, 8-2, 4-0, built an early lead and stayed in control for the 11-point win.
    IL led 19-9 after one period and held a 35-24 lead at the break.
    The Lady Warriors owned a 50-38 edge after three before posting the 64-53 win.

  • Bruins take region pair from Cycs

    Lancaster continued its solid hoops play in Region III-AAA action with a sweep of Chester High School in the LHS gym Jan. 12.
    The third-ranked Lady Bruins rolled to a 69-50 win and the Bruins posted a 48-41 victory over the Cyclones to cap the home wins.
    The Bruins, 7-5, 2-0, prevailed in a tough hardwood battle with Chester, taking the seven-point win.

  • Vols rally, spear Braves

    KERSHAW – Cheraw visited Andrew Jackson to face the Vols on Jan. 12, and as expected, the boys’ game was a donnybrook.
    The AJ boys are sixth in the latest S.C. Coaches poll, while Cheraw is eighth.
    Fans expected an outstanding, close game and that’s what they got.

  • Column: Remembering a visit from Wayne Rogers

    During coffee at Herchek’s last week, I ran into Al Simpson, who commented that he heard my wife Margaret’s friend Wayne Rogers had died. Some will remember Rogers as Trapper John in the television series “M.A.S.H.” He also appeared as the first police chief in the television miniseries “Chiefs” that was filmed in Chester during the 1980s.

  • Column: WWII WASPs have earned resting place at Arlington

    Growing up in the South, my sisters and I had no shortage of role models. From actresses and celebrities to historical figures to our mother and grandmothers, we had a wealth of strong women to consider as examples of the women we wanted to become.
    Among these women are the WASPs – the ladies of the Women Airforce Service Pilots who served during World War II.

  • Permit allows county to move on IL convenience center projectc

    Lancaster County is set to move forward on construction of the long-awaited new Indian Land convenience center after clearing the project’s last regulatory hurdle.
    County Public Works Director Jeff Catoe said Jan. 11 the county received the project’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control last week.

  • Still no suspect in Kershaw shooting

    The identity of the suspect who shot a man at his home Jan. 3 remains a mystery, a Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman said, even to the victim.
    Deputies were called to 605 E. Marion St. about 10 p.m. the night of the incident, where they found the 29-year-old victim on the front porch bleeding from a single gunshot wound.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said the victim told deputies he’d heard a knock, and when he went to see who it was, someone shot him through the door.  

  • Lancaster man charged in drive-by shooting

    A Lancaster man is facing attempted murder charges in the drive-by shooting of a woman as she sat in a car on Plyler Road with her boyfriend, according to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports.
    And the search for that suspect resulted in the arrest of another Lancaster man for trafficking crack cocaine.