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Faces and Places

  • Meet your Neighbor – Mindy Martin

    Name: Mindy Martin

    Age: 30

    Address: Buford community

    Family: Husband, Gary, 33, and a son, Nathan, 7

    Pets: Jagger, a lhasa apso, and Foxy, a Himalayan cat

    Job: Master colorist, stylist and eyelash extension specialist and Mane Street Hair Designers

    Church: Crestview Baptist Church

  • Caring for one another

    The room was abuzz with laughter and friendly chatter as women from across the area gathered for the Christian Women’s Connection birthday luncheon on Tuesday.

    But this sort of camaraderie isn’t unusual. It’s like this every time these  women of faith gather to encourage one another as they enjoy a meal together.

  • Learning by doing

    On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, students who pass by Room 412 at Lancaster High School Career Center can count on one thing – a chorus of blow dryers will be singing out.

    The 20 members of Jan Williamson’s senior cosmetology class won’t be talking to each other much and Williamson won’t be lecturing them from an adjacent classroom.

  • Standing in the gap

    Most days, a labor and delivery nurse goes home smiling.

    “We get to share in the happiest days of people’s lives,” said Cathy Montgomery, who is the nurse manager for labor and delivery and newborn nursery at Springs Memorial Hospital.

    But there is a flip side to that happiness coin, when things go wrong and pure joy turns to unspeakable sorrow.

     Those are the days when infants are stillborn or die.

    “I always say we have the best job in the world or the worst,” Montgomery said.

  • Passing through one last time

    On occasion, I’m a little jealous of W.B. Evans. This is one of those times.

    When it comes to looking back, “Mr. Bill,” as we call him in the newsroom  doesn’t have to pick and choose when looking for what stands out. Choosing the top features stories of the year is hard.

    I went through 157 issues making a few notes and was stunned to recall the people, places, events and organizations that make a difference. 

    To cull the list to 10 was almost impossible.    

  • As we break bread – Christmas 2001 in the New Normal: Part 2

    Editor’s note: Author Cole Waddell is a Lancaster resident who was living in New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. He moved back here in 2005. This is the second part of a three-part series about Southerners who shared Christmas dinner there each year.

    Part 2

    We are well aware that things have changed. With airline security now ramped up, this year’s Christmas dinner will be different.  

    There will be no jars of Duke’s Mayonnaise or pickled okra.  

  • As we break bread – Christmas 2001 in the New Normal

    Editor’s note: Author Cole Waddell is a Lancaster resident who was living in New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. He moved back here in 2005. This is the first part of a three-part series about Southerners who shared Christmas dinner there each year.

     

    Of the nation’s regions,

    the South is the most possessive of her issue.

    Whatever their age, wherever they reside, they remain hers.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Jacquelyn Nesbit

    Name: Jacquelyn Nesbit

    Age: 55

    Address: McIlwain Road

    Family: Husband, the late Mitchell J. Nesbit; one son, Mario Nesbit, 24, and a daughter, Dionka Nesbit, 23

    Job: Front counter cashier, McDonalds 

    Church: Mount Sinai Glorious Church of God

    Hobbies: Cooking, singing, doing hair, sewing and making other people happy

  • Lost & Found

    When Beverly Dozier’s family went around the table to say what they were thankful for during Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal she didn’t hesitate.

    Dozier is thankful for her gently-used brown corduroy coat and how it’s taken on a new meaning in her life.

    Andrew Garris may not have been at the Columbia home of Dozier’s brother to hear her sentiments Thursday, but he is just as thankful for that coat.

  • Patient inspires doctor's walk of faith

    Most of the time, the doctor does the talking and the patient does the listening. Some physicians are even apprehensive about dropping their guard to pray with patients.

    However, that’s not the case for cancer specialist Dr. Kashyap Patel of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care, or at least not anymore. 

    Now, Patel, the vice chief of staff for Springs Memorial Hospital, does both.