Last weekend’s snowstorm moved mostly north of Lancaster County, leaving us with a dusting of snow and a bit of ice, followed by bitter cold.
Parts of the Upstate and most of North Carolina got heavy snow, but Lancaster got only flurries that began around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and continued until about 11 a.m. The clouds then cleared, and the sun was shining through ice on the trees by mid-afternoon.
Snow and freezing rain caused just 34 customers in the county to lose power Saturday, said Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s vice president for community relations.
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning on the heels of Clemson dethroning
Alabama for the College Football Playoff National Championship, my thoughts went back to Christmas Eve, 2013.
That day I recall buying a USA Today, which in that holiday edition focused on college football recruiting.
In the issue, I remember reading about a Clemson University football recruit named Deshaun Watson, considered the nation’s top dual threat quarterback.
The bipartisan group of legislators cosponsoring a bill to legalize medical cannabis in the state wasted no time introducing it this week during the session’s opening day.
The S.C. Compassionate Care Act would allow state residents with “debilitating medical conditions and a recommendation from their physician” to use medical cannabis.
Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) said she supports the bill because she’s met people who “have conditions where it can help or have been helped.”
Karen Denise Fischer of Lancaster and Nathan Lee Mackey of Charlotte were united in marriage on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at one o’clock in the afternoon at Sherwood Baptist Church in Lancaster. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Rusty McAlister. Music for the ceremony was provided by pianist Kathy Weiss and organist Bob Hickling.
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.
Indian Land High School opened Region IV-AAA basketball play, posting a split with visiting Columbia High School on Tuesday night.
The 3-10 ILHS Warriors, who snapped a nine-game losing skid, capped the twin bill with a solid 65-54 win over the Capitols.
The IL girls dropped the opener, falling 38-35 to the Lady Caps.
In the nightcap, the Warriors bolted from a 16-all tie in the first period to take charge with a 25-11 spree for a 41-27 halftime edge.
Buford split a Region IV-AA twin bill with North Central High School on Tuesday night in the Jackets’ gym.
The BHS girls built an early lead and steadily pulled away for a solid 72-40 win over North Central at BHS.
In the boys game, North Central earned a measure of hardwood revenge, taking a 72-54 win over the Jackets.
The Lady Jackets took the lead in the first period when senior Morgan Deese sparked the BHS girls, hitting eight of her 14 points to give Buford an 18-8 lead after one period.
CHESTERFIELD – The Andrew Jackson High Volunteers made the most of a Region IV-AA road trip to Chesterfield on Tuesday night.
The sixth-rated Lady Vols topped the CHS Lady Rams, 46-35 and the No. 2 AJ boys rolled to a 64-49 win.
The AJ boys teams had a fast-paced with the CHS boys.
Several fast breaks and full-court runs made the game exciting.
The Volunteers gained the lead in the first quarter, 20-8, and kept the advantage for the rest of the game.
Tal Horton, who has served as the assistant athletics director for the last two years at Indian Land High School, has been promoted as the Warriors’ new AD.
Indian Land High School Principal David Shamble announced Wednesday that Horton is the Class AAA school’s new athletics director.
Horton, who teaches physical education at ILHS and formerly coached volleyball and junior varsity girls soccer, yielded his coaching duties two years ago to work on his administrative degree.
In 2014, Horton was selected as the school’s teacher of the year.