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Faces and Places

  • Old friends are best friends

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster High School Class of 1962 held its 50th reunion April 27 and 28.
    The event began with a drop-in at Craig Farm House on April 27. The catered event was hosted by Eddie Craig and Johannes Tromp. Music was provided by The Don Murray Blue Grass Players.
    Saturday morning there was a brunch at Covenant Baptist Church and that evening a dinner at Sun City Carolina Lakes. The class enjoyed recorded music from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a stellar shag demonstration by classmate Ned McAteer and his wife, Anna.

  • Daddy smarter than I gave him credit for being

    One summer evening, right after we finished supper, we were sitting around the kitchen table, sorta unwinding, so to speak.
    That’s when Mama uttered her current wish and this one wouldn’t wait until Christmas.
    Her heart wasn’t longing for a new dress or set of fine china. I could tell by the look on Daddy’s face he knew that Mama meant business.
    “I need a work table under the big mulberry tree between the back porch and the garden gate,” she said.

  • Hurricane season is here: Are you ready?

    Major P. May
    George H. McKinney
    From release
    Even before the June 1 official start of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Alberto reminded us recently that now is the time to get ready for hurricane season.

  • The worst kind of crooks

    There’s crooks and then there’s the worst kind of crooks.  Back in 1943, the war was going full blast and us folks back here on the home front had to do our best to keep our fighting men and women with plenty of stuff to throw at the enemy.
    Now up in Washington, Mr.Roosevelt figured out that Americans had bunches of old scrap materials which could be made into bullets, tanks, ships and airplanes.

  • Flippin’ the Script Aug. 4-5 at USCL

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    A good piece of advice is to never let your past dictate your future, and Lancaster native Patience Montgomery is coming to town in August with a message of hope for anyone stuck in a rut due to past mistakes.
    Montgomery, an evangelist who founded the Flippin’ the Script women’s conference based in Houston, Texas, said this will be the fifth anniversary of the conference and she is excited to present her message to those who are feeling pressed down because of past choices that didn’t work out.

  • Chamber’s Speed Networking a success

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce
    The second edition of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s newest event, Speed Networking, is set for 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Zaxby’s Restaurant, 1210 S.C. 9 Bypass, Lancaster.  Speed Networking is a fast-paced meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts to exchange information in a series of brief exchanges. Attendees share their professional backgrounds and business goals, seeking exposure to new markets and/or to expand their pool of vendors.

  • Meet Your Neighbor

    Age: 44
    Address: Hampton Road
    Family: Husband, Greg, and son, Christopher
    Pets: Cocker spaniel Chance
    Job: Business License Specialist for the City of Lancaster
    Church: North Corner A.M.E. Zion
    Hobbies: Singing and spending time with my family
    Favorite books: “Waiting to Exhale”
    Favorite movie: “The Bucket List”
    Favorite food: Steak and salad
    Favorite getaways: Florida

  • Watkins inspired, ecouraged many students

    Charles C. Moore
    Special to The Lancaster News
    Enrollment from when the University of South Carolina Lancaster began classes in fall of 1959 through this semester has grown from 51 to 1900.
    Community leaders, professors, deans, students and their families, have had a hand in this ongoing higher education success story, including many behind the scenes.
    One member of this joint effort was Barbara Croxton Watkins. Watkins was a fixture in the admissions office from 1970 until her retirement in 1995.

  • Passion, love for EMS a career calling

    My mother was very sick during most of my childhood. She had colon cancer. My first experience with EMS was when I was very young and EMS had to come to our home and take my mom to Columbia because she was so ill. I remember watching the medics and thinking how smart they were and how wonderfully they cared for her. At that time I knew I wanted to be a medic.

  • EMS a rewarding experience, career

    My start in EMS began when I joined the Unity Volunteer Fire Department. My chief was Dennis Robinson. Dennis was so cool during the most devastating disasters. He never got excited. He was not only a fire chief, but a hazardous material specialist, rescue-certified in many fields and an EMT basic. When I completed my fire training, I wanted to be like Chief Robinson and learn everything I could about fire and EMS.