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Faces and Places

  • Ira B. Jones III: A hero who proudly served

    My family moved to 307 White St., when I was about 2 years old. 

    We moved next door to the Joneses – Big Ira, Minnie Craig, Sis, Ira B. III (Sonny) and Susan. Only a gravel driveway separated our houses.

    Immediately, the Jones family became my family, too.

  • Seeing pink twice

    For Jan Hicks, the pink ribbon on her Springs Memorial Hospital employee badge isn’t a reminder that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    As a registered nurse and case manager, Hicks doesn’t need a decal on her name tag to remember that. 

    Right now, many in the medical field are supporting men and women who have survived, or are battling breast cancer. 

    That comes with the territory for Hicks and her colleagues. 

  • Tori Roberts unique birthday wish comes true

     

    KERSHAW – Before Tuesday’s volleyball game between Andrew Jackson High School and Central of Pageland is over, there is a chance that the Lady Vols’ Tori Roberts may be called on to serve. 

    It may be her 17th birthday, but she won’t let that cause a distraction. 

    Tori has the determination to succeed at everything she does. Just ask Pastor Pablo Tayupanda and his wife, Marcella. 

  • Still here

    The jet-setting lifestyle came easy for J.T. Franklin. It’s no wonder he was smiling.

    His grin came from helping estimate, design and oversee the electrical components of facilities like the $143 million Mecklenburg County Courthouse with its 39 courtrooms, the $27 million Billy Graham Library and 44 hospitals from coast to coast.

  • Tying the threads together

    American diarist and suffragette Ellen Birdseye Wheaton one wrote, “All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle.”

    Van Wyck seamstress Janie Straight knows that truth first hand.

    A self-professed former hippie in 1970s California who has worked as a waitress, journalist, typesetter and sign painter (to name a few), Straight, 56, left the chaotic world of Los Angeles and settled in South Carolina with husband, Dennis, 16 years ago.

  • Vision in her eyes

    “I wear my sunglasses at night

    so I can, so I can

    Watch you weave, then breathe your story lines.”

    Samantha Rollings found the look by wearing “Sunglasses at Night.”

  • I found a friend in the swing man

    – Editor’s note: Mr. Evans is taking a well-deserved break this week. Due to reader response, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the July 26, 2009, edition of The Lancaster News. It is especially timely with the Lancaster County Fair opening Tuesday.

     

    They called it a carnival. For me, it was more or less a county fair wannabe.

    This small outfit popped into town during the lull of my summer vacation.

  • Shoes & Smiles: Shoe ministry unites county churches

    A new pair of shoes for a child may last a school year, but a smile, a few words of encouragement and the words, “Jesus loves you,” may just last a lifetime. 

    That is exactly why volunteers from Renew Church, Covenant Baptist Church and Team Church Kershaw joined hands and hearts to distribute shoes to local children in need.

  • Left behind

    HEATH SPRINGS – There’s a little piece of Lancaster in Tena, Ecuador, right now.

    If you don’t believe it, just ask someone from Flint Ridge Baptist Church.  That piece is there, all right – on the edge of the Amazon rain forest, and it’s there to stay.

    That little piece of Lancaster?

    It’s their hearts. They were left behind in a Bible that Peter Wing left with a 10-year-old boy named Jimmy after the two became friends.

  • Sign-up for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts is Thursday

    A new school year means many new things to consider and choices to make for your child. 

    One of these choices is what extracurricular activities to sign your child up for. 

    Scouting is something that may spark and interest in both you and your child and may be just what you are looking for.

    Scouting is an affordable activity for most families, with the cost to sign up being just $12 for Girl Scouts and $15 for Boy Scouts.