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Faces and Places

  • 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.

  • Bundy wanted to help those in need

    I      was working on tugboats on the Intracoastal Waterway when we heard a call over the radio from the boat in front of us.
    “Tug Royal engineer, my husband has fallen behind the wheel and is unconscious. I don’t know what to do.”
    We pulled over to the boat and performed CPR on the man until the Coast Guard and Marine Corps helicopter arrived.

  • I want to be able to save lives

    There is a 1-year-old child choking; what would you do to help? There is a 34-year-old man who collapses while walking; would you know what to do? These types of events can happen to anyone at any time. Do you know how to handle a situation of that kind?
    I am a 26-year-old Hispanic man who loves to help anyone, no matter where they are from or who they are. When someone is in need of help, I want to be the one who can make a difference or even save his or her life.