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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Nathalia Nicole Green, daughter of the late Pinckney and Susie Green, announces her engagement to William Louis Montgomery, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Aug. 20, 2016, at St. Paul AME Church in Lancaster.
    Miss Green is a 1975 graduate of Lancaster High School. She is a former employee of Duracell.
    Mr. Montgomery is the son of the late Clarence Alexander of Rock Hill and the late Annie Lou Elder of Lancaster.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Neal announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beth Neal, to Reece Taylor, all of Kershaw.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 22, 2016, at Salem United Methodist Church in Heath Springs.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Tony Workman of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Chery Workman, to Corey Stevens of Aynor.
    The wedding is planned for Oct. 8, 2016, in Pendleton, S.C.
    Miss Workman is the granddaughter of Myrtis McManus and the late E.J. McManus Jr. of Lancaster and the late Azilee and Richard Workman of Lancaster. She is a 2011 graduate of Lancaster High School, and a 2015 graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry. She is the Family Life Minister at Hyde Park Baptist Church.

  • Ronald and Cheryl Plyler announce the engagement of their daughter, Drewid Dyneane Plyler, all of Lancaster, to Spiro Gus Poulos of Chester.
    The wedding is planned for April 22, 2017, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte.
    Miss Plyler is the granddaughter of the late Pinkney Andrew Plyler and the late Earlene Caskey Plyler and the late Nathan Rayvon Hall and the late Bette Lewis Wright Hall.

  • Cris Bowen and Furman Hance were married June 25, 2016, at Faith Assembly of God in Rock Hill by Pastor Brian Keith.
    The bride is originally of Colonial Beach, Va., and the groom is of Lancaster.
    Following the ceremony, the bride and groom hosted a seated reception in the Faith Café.
    After a short honeymoon, Cris and Furman will reside in Rock Hill.