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Today's Features

  • Jeff and Lisa Witmore announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Witmore, all of Monroe, N.C., to Kevin Knight of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. April 18, 2015 at Homeplace Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster.
    Miss Witmore is the granddaughter of Clyde and Delores Rogers and Jesse and Shelia Witmore, all of Indian Trail, N.C. She is a 2008 graduate of Sun Valley High School. She is a preschool teacher at Image Church in Matthews, N.C.

  • Hugh William Close and Barbara Aldridge Close announce the engagement of their daughter, Cara Augusta Close, all of Fort Mill, to Andrew Todd Cook of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. April 25, 2015, at the White Homestead in Fort Mill.

  • Michael and Angela Estridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlyn Alexandrea Estridge, all of Lancaster, to Darren Michael Macy of Fort Bragg, N.C.
    The wedding is planned for 2:30 p.m. May 9, 2015, at the home of the groom’s grandparents.

  • Carl L. and Donna A. Ivey announce the engagement of their daughter, Martina Elizabeth Arias, all of Kershaw, to Grant Thomas Hoffman of Aiken.
    The wedding is planned for July 11, 2015 at New Life Freewill Baptist Church in Lancaster.
    Miss Arias is the granddaughter of Rachel Hatfield of Lancaster and the late Ralph Hatfield and Iris Arias of Alto, Ga. She is a 2009 graduate of Accelerated Christian Education through the Palmetto Homeschoolers Association. She is a student at Aiken Technical College and works for Buford Child Care Development.

  • Amanda Rene McCorkle and Quincy Jerome Peagler Jr. were married July 12, 2014 at Carnes Lake by the Rev. Brian Humphries.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie McCorkle of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Fanny and Carl McCorkle of Charlotte. She is a 1997 graduate of West Mecklenberg High School and received a degree from York Technical College. She is a CNA at Lancaster Convalescent Center.

  • Rolly G. and Betty Elkins Dawkins of Lancaster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows on Feb. 7, 2015, at Mount Calvary AME Zion Church. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Dr. Robert E. Christian Sr. and Rev. Roosevelt Alexander.
    The couple was married Feb. 5, 1965, in Newberry. They have three daughters and four grandchildren. Betty is a retired cafeteria worker and Rolly is a Vietnam veteran and pastor of Mount Calvary AME Zion Church.

  • Judy Jane Pietrangeli and David Anthony Saltrelli will be married at 1 p.m. May 3, 2015, at Bon Appetite in Dunedin, Fla.
    The bride is the daughter of Lt. Col. James D. and Margaret Ann Pietrangeli of Ocala, Fla. She is the mother of James Pietrangeli Burbee and his wife Kristy of Mount Holly, N.C., and Sara Burbee Bowers and her husband Mike of Indian Land. She is a grandmother to Ayla and Henry Bridges of Indian Land. She is the former president and CEO of The Burbee Place Child Development Centers in Fort Mill and Lancaster. She is now a semi-retired jewelry designer.

  • Tim and Michelle Bowers announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Nicole Bowers, all of Heath Springs, to Jeffery Norris Sullivan of Kershaw.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. April 4, 2015, at New Hope Baptist Church in Lancaster.
    Miss Bowers is the granddaughter of Gerald and Genie Bowers of Lancaster and the late Jesse and Imogene Catoe. She is a 2013 graduate of Bowers Homeschool Academy and earned a degree from the Therapeutic Massage Training Institute in 2015. She works at Black Stone Massage Studio.

  • Adrienna Smith of Lancaster announces the engagement of her daughter, Amber Smith of Ladson, to Earl Phillips of Charleston.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Sept. 19, 2015, at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia.
    Miss Smith is the daughter of the late Moses Smith Jr. She is the granddaughter of the late Moses Sr. and Earlene Smith and the late Herbert and Willie M. Harper. She is a 2003 graduate of Lancaster High School and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Carolina Upstate in 2008. She is a histotechnologist.

  • Holly Davis Hammond and Matthew Mark Whitley were married Oct. 18, 2014, at the Dairy Barn in Fort Mill by the Rev. Donnie Tillman.
    The bride is the daughter of Maxy and Jennifer Hammond of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of the late Jerry and Doris Starnes and the late Mr. and Mrs. Maxy Hammond Sr. She is the goddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hammond. She is a 2004 graduate of Lancaster High School. She works at Barnett Family Practice and Carolinas Healthcare System in Indian Land.