Today's News

  • Chester County loses Carlisle Roddey at 79

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    Carlisle Roddey, who served as the elected Chester County supervisor for three decades and spent 47 seasons as the radio voice of Chester High School football, died Monday after a long illness. He was 79.
    Archie Lucas, a county councilman who served with Roddey for 25 years, said his work has benefitted Chester County greatly and will continue to do so for years to come.

  • Driver dies in one-car crash

    An autopsy will be performed on a Kershaw woman to determine if some type of medical episode led to her death Tuesday in a one-car crash on Beacon Road in Rich Hill.
    The victim – 69-year-old Ethel Taylor Hicks of Kershaw – died at the scene, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome. Hicks will undergo an autopsy Thursday.    

  • Big prep for little snow

    After a 2- to 5-inch snowfall prediction, Lancaster County was left with mostly sheets of ice last weekend.

    Flurries began around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and continued until about 11 a.m.

    Snow and freezing rain caused 34 power outages Saturday in the county, said Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s vice president for community relations.

  • Bruins drop pair to RNE Cavaliers

    Lancaster High School dropped a pair of Region III-AAAA basketball losses to host Richland Northeast High School on Tuesday night in Columbia.
    The Lady Cavaliers edge the LHS girls, 54-45 and the Bruins fell to the RNE boys, 69-43.
    The girls game was close, with the seventh-ranked Lady Cavs able to get the lead in the second quarter and hold the advantage for the nine-point win over the Lady Bruins.

  • Lady Warriors roll by Cycs to earn split with Chester

    The Indian Land High girls continued their  strong Region IV-AAA play, taking a 56-24 road win over Chester on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Warriors, 5-7, 2-1, started strong to cruise to the 32-point victory over the Lady Cyclones.
    IL bolted to a 16-5 lead and held a 35-8 edge at the break after outscoring CHS, 19-3 in the second period.
    “We got off to a good start and built on that lead,” Indian Land High girls coach Natasha Rogers said.
    Nia Pressley paced the Lady Warriors with 20, 12 in the first half.

  • Vols take two from Jackets

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers battled rival Buford High School in a Region IV-AA twin bill on Tuesday night when the Volunteers posted the sweep,  but in different fashion.
    The AJ girls won in overtime, taking a tough 39-30 win.
    The No. 7 AJ boys dominated the Buford  squad with an 83-60 victory.
    The Lady Vols started off evenly matched with the Lady Jackets, leading by two during the first quarter, 8-6. The play between the two teams was balanced by the half when AJ held a narrow 15-14 edge.

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  • IL wrestlers second in Kings tourney

    The Indian Land High School varsity wrestling team placed in a tie for second at the King of Kings wrestling tournament at Waddell Language Academy in Charlotte on Saturday.
    The Warriors and Hopewell of Charlotte tied for second with 133.5 points each.
    Northwest Cabarrus, with 143 points, topped the 16-team field.
    The Warriors were led by Austin Ross and Chad Milasauskas, who each placed first in their weight class.
    Indian Land had three wrestlers who finished second, including Juan Alejandro, Kyle Daley and Wesley Johnson.

  • Lady Warriors rebound, deck Lady Bulldogs

    Indian Land, in a region road trip to Camden, had mixed results in its varsity twin bill.
    Indian Land’s girls evened their region mark at 1-1 with a solid 62-44 win over Camden, while the IL boys dropped a 67-37 loss.
    The Lady Warriors, 4-7, took charge in the second period to build an 32-22 edge at halftime and stayed on top for the 18-point win.
    “We played a complete game of basketball tonight,” Natasha Rogers said. “The second quarter was the difference for us.”

  • AJ girls net win over LC

    BISHOPVILLE –  The Andrew Jackson Volunteers split wins with the Lee Central Stallions on Friday night.
    The eighth-ranked Lady Vols won 28-22, but the second-rated AJ boys lost 69-54 in the Region IV-AA split at Lee Central High School in Bishopville.
    The Lady Vols, 10-5, 5-0, got off to a slow start and posted six points in the first quarter to the Lee Central girls’ three.
    The score remained low at the half with Lady Vols holding a 15-10 halftime lead.