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Today's Features

  • Week Ahead

    Art competition

    The Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition is open to any resident of Lancaster County high school age or older. Paintings may be delivered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today through Sept. 2 at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay St.  Cash prizes are awarded to 9 winners, including the People’s Choice Award.

  • Week Ahead

    New Hope Missionary Baptist revival

    New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2393 New Hope Road, Heath Springs, will conclude revival services at 7 p.m. today. Guest speaker is the Rev. Reginald Byrden of Grace Fellowship in Columbia.

    Zion Pilgrim Baptist revival

    Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1829 Beacon Road, will conclude revival services at 7 p.m. today.

    First Baptist Church of North Hampton Street revival

  • Workshops canceled

    The regular scheduled Planning Commission work sessions for Sept. 1 and Oct. 6 have been canceled.

    Crime watch meeting

    The Douglas community crime watch meeting is 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Douglas Presbyterian Church, 2325 Sunday Place.

    County Fire Commission meets

    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meeting is 7 p.m. Sept. 1 in Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place.

    County offices to close for Labor Day

  • Sarah Elizabeth Kelly of Tega Cay and Steven “Ryan” Capps of Rock Hill were married June 25, 2016, at The Dairy Barn in Fort Mill by the Rev. Joel McMakin.
    The bride is the daughter of Steve and Leslie Kelly of Tega Cay. She is the granddaughter of Hazel Bolton of Leesburg, Ga., and the late Robert Bolton Sr., the late Helen Kelly and the late Earl Kelly.

  • Jane Gorley Alford of Fort Mill and Ken Taylor Herron of Waxhaw, N.C., were married June 12, 2016, at Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster County.
    The bride is the daughter of Marlene Gorley of Lubbock, Texas, and the late Thomas Gorley. She is the granddaughter of the late Lucille and Richard Miller and the late Doris and Frances Gorley. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1980 and Winthrop University in 2001. She is the editor of Carolina Gateway newspaper and special publications editor for The Lancaster News.

  • Lynn and Vickie Brecht announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Annette Brecht, all of Lancaster, to James Robert Jackson of Waxhaw, N.C.
    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 2016, at HomePlace Bed and Breakfast.
    Miss Brecht is the granddaughter of Dianne and the late Roy Charles Catoe, Susan Boyd, Nada Funderburk, all of Lancaster, and the late Lynn Brecht Sr. of Charlotte. She is a graduate of South Pointe Christian School in Pageland, and a graduate of Newberry College. She is a client accountant at American Forestry Management.

  • Dean and Betty West of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Jane West, to Dionis A. Smith, both of Charlotte.
    The beach wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Sept. 17, 2016, in Charleston.
    Miss West is a graduate of Charles D’Amico High School in Albion, N.Y., and earned an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from SUNY Herkimer in New York. She is a practice assistant/paralegal for McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte.

  • For the past seven years, farming has been a passion for Rachel Hovis. Her work and dedication to farming led her to receive the 2016 American FFA Degree, along with 18 others in the state.
    “It’s the highest honor an FFA member can get,” Hovis said.
    The Future Farmers of America Degree is awarded to students based on their leadership abilities, their participation in at least 50 hours of community service with three different organizations, their supervised agricultural experience and their time and cost investments.

  • As summer fades into fall, it’s time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead.

    Keep mowing your lawn as long as it continues to grow. Grow cool-season grasses like bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass, and you want it 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches tall. Warm-season grasses like Bermuda, carpetgrass, centipede and zoysia should be grown at 1 to 2 inches tall while St. Augustine should a bit higher, 2 to 3 inches, for best results.

  • Catawba Nation potter Keith Brown is coming to the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center for four-month artist-in-residence program sponsored by the S.C. Arts Commission.

    Brown will be at the center in downtown Lancaster from Aug. 25 through Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and every other Saturday.

    Brown will provide visitors with demonstrations, share how Catawba pottery is made and explain the history of the tradition.