Today's News

  • Volunteers sweep Warriors

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened their 2018-19 regular-season basketball campaign in impressive fashion Tuesday night.
    The host Lady Vols rolled by Indian Land, 47-25 and the Vols notched an 84-56 win.
    The Lady Vols, of coach Olivia Gaines, opened with a 9-3 lead after one quarter. AJ was on top, 20-17 at the half.
    The Lady Vols pushed their lead to 32-19 at the end of the third quarter before taking the 22-point win.

  • Sports Talk: Ern elated with winning weekend

    It was quite a weekend for Ernie “Big E” Rowell.
    Ern’s beloved Clemson Tigers captured their fifth straight state title with a 56-35 win over the USC Gamecocks in CU’s Death Valley.
    The Tigers’ triumph was just part of Ern’s good news weekend, as he won the Picks title by a mere game.
    Ern, in a gridiron twist of irony, called Union County’s one-point win over Chapman to give the UCHS Yellow Jackets a bid against Chester in the Class AAA Upper State title game.

  • Column: Government’s 3 branches set up for a reason

    This is in response to Sonny Jim Doyle’s recent guest column. Apparently, Mr. Doyle thinks that the president is charged with “running the country.” Fortunately, that is not the case.
    The U.S. government is a separation of powers form of government, and it consists of three individual branches: the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch. Each branch is assigned its own tasks and responsibilities. This is to prevent an individual ruler from having the power to control every aspect of government.

  • Column: Growing county needs to protect its archaeological, historical sites

    November is National Native American Heritage Month. As I reflect on this, I see a cause for concern.
    The upswing in the economy and the related growth in the Panhandle of Lancaster County signal vibrant growth. My fear is that we are losing a tremendous number of archaeological and historical sites in this path, as once-open land is logged, graded and paved. Beaufort County experienced a similar phenomenon decades ago.

  • Three Yellow Jackets go unbeaten in mat tourney

    Five Buford High School wrestlers posted solid showings, including three Yellow Jackets who went unbeaten in a prep wrestling tournament Saturday at Parkwood High School in Union County, N.C.
    The BHS Jackets mat trio of Blake Bailey, Max Robinson and Tucker Sellers each posted a 4-0 mark in the field.
    Robinson wrestled at 132, while Bailey worked between 145-152 during the one-day tournament.
    Sellers, a sophomore, was at heavyweight in the field.
    Devin Jenkins, who wrestled at 132, went 3-1, while Matthew Wallace was 3-1 at the 170-pound class.

  • Warriors fall twice in hoops

    WAXHAW, N.C. – The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors lost two games last week in the Battle of the Border basketball tournament held at Marvin Ridge High School.
    The ILHS girls opened play on Nov. 20, falling 28-16 to Marvin Ridge.
    On Nov. 21, the Lady Warriors fell to Cuthbertson High School, 56-7.
    Lady Warriors first-year head coach Paul Richardson said he was encouraged by his team’s play in the first game.
    “It was a decent game until the end when Marvin Ridge pulled away,” Richardson said.

  • SAC honors former Warriors star

    NEWBERRY – Former Indian Land High School football star kicker Shea Rodgers is one of six Newberry College Wolves players selected to the South Atlantic Conference’s all-conference teams, including four first-team honorees, by the league’s coaches.
    Rodgers, a first-team selection at punter, won back-to-back SAC Player of the Week honors in September. He was also named a National Special Teams Player of the Week award from D2Football.com, and was a weapon for the Wolves all season.

  • AJ girls lone county team ranked in preseason poll

    Back-to-back Region IV-AA girls basketball champion Andrew Jackson High School is the lone county team ranked in the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association preseason basketball poll.
    The poll, released earlier this month, has the Lady Volunteers of first-year coach Olivia Gaines rated ninth in the Class AA girls state rankings.
    Sha’Ron Robertson guided the AJ girls the last two seasons before moving to Northwestern High School in Rock Hill last spring.

  • Sports Talk: Tigers roar for five straight in win over USC

    The Palmetto Bowl – the annual rivalry game between Clemson University and the University of South Carolina – has taken on a distinct orange look over the last five seasons.
    That would be a burnt orange streak with the Tigers’ 56-35 win over USC on what was billed as “Solid Orange Day” on Saturday night.

  • Kershaw moves toward costlier business licenses

    KERSHAW – For the first time in more than a quarter century, the town of Kershaw will increase its business license fees.
    “There’s been a lot of change since 1992, and the business license fees have not,” said Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.
    On Nov. 19, town council unanimously approved first reading of an eight-tiered rate-classification system that sets minimum fees based on business type, as well as a rate based on gross income.