Rodgers joins Star staff

Scott Rodgers now has joined the reporting staff at The Star.

Rodgers is a graduate of Alvernia University, where he received a bachelor's degree in communications and English.

He previously worked at the Aiken Standard and has experience in covering news and sports, and pursuing a master's degree from Drexel University.

He is a native of Ridge Spring and graduated from Batesburg-Leesville High School. He is the son of Stephen and Joyce Rodgers of Ridge Spring.

Rodgers joins veteran reporter Bill Bengtson, who has worked at The Star for a decade.

Haley Hughes is now serving as the news editor for The Star, and Melissa Hanna is the executive editor. Both serve the same roles for the Aiken Standard newspaper, which owns The Star.

"I'm very pleased to have Scott join The Star," Hanna, a North Augusta native, said. "Scott has the drive to do the job well, and he has great news instincts. He is a wonderful addition to the staff."

Rodgers can be reached at or by phone at 279-2793.

Hughes can be reached at or by phone at 644-2382, and Hanna can be reached at or by phone at 644-2364.