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Today's Features

  • Dr. John Griffin, distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, has written on a variety of topics ranging from college football rivalries to World War II heroes and presidents.
    He even found time to pen a murder mystery.
    But Griffin considers his latest book, which will be released at Lancaster County Library on Thursday, among the most important to date.
    The title is a dead giveaway as why Griffin chose Veterans Day to unveil the work.

  • INDIAN LAND – Jack Shumaker was never one to shirk duty, even when it made little sense.
    The Bluefield, W.Va., native had seen a lot since joining the 26th Infantry division attached to Gen. George S. Patton’s 3rd Army.
    But sweeping off an almost clean air base runway that December day in 1944 made little sense. Still, orders are orders and obeying them is what soldiers do. So that’s what Shumaker and about 300 more soldiers did, to the best of their ability.
    “That booger looked like it was about 2 miles long,” he said.  

  • When it comes to things that go bump in the night, Jane Starr readily admits some of them can’t be explained.
    But they are out there, said Starr, the founder and lead investigator of Purely Paranormal Investigations.
    “If you take everything away that’s extraneous, what you have left is the truth,” Starr said during a paranormal workshop held at the Hot Box on Oct. 23.

  • Address – Pageland Highway
    Age – 65
    Family – Husband, Ray Charles, 67; children, Peggy, 47, Marvin, 45, and Vickie, 42; and nine grandchildren
    Pets – Nativity animals
    Job – Caregiver for my husband and innkeeper at HomePlace Bed and Breakfast
    Church – Spring Hill Baptist Church
    Hobbies – Painting, scrap booking and cooking

  • Childhood memories mean a lot to David and Tammy Funderburk.
    That concept is what the Funderburks focused on when landscaping their yard at 610 W. Shiloh Unity Road.
    They are hoping that vision goes a long way in helping their children, Holly, 28, and Rod, 21, and grandchildren, Gunnar, Drake and Alyson, build some special memories, too.   
    They had no idea their efforts would get them recognized in the local community.
    The Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs selected the Funderburks’ yard as  Yard of the Month for October.

  • White Oak Manor raised $2,896 for the S.C. Alzheimer’s Association during the Cruise-In for Alzheimer’s and Walk-a-thon on Oct. 17.
    Alison Graves, White Oak actiivities director, had made a pact that if supporters could raise $2,000 before 7 p.m., she would allow her head to be shaved.  
    By 6 p.m., supporters had raised a little more than $2,200.
    “So yes, I’m bald,” Graves said..

  • If my daughter, Betty Jo, goes trick-or-treating on Saturday, her first stop will be the homes along Buford Circle, where homeowners like Robert Sistare and Diane Gaskin will greet them with sweet treats of every size and flavor.

  • The Lancaster Chapter of the United Daughters of Confederacy has presented a 12-volume set of “Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-1865 through World War I,” to the Del Webb Library in Indian Land.
    The 12-volume set was compiled by the UDC from diaries, journals, newspaper articles dating as far back as 1896 and personal interviews of South Carolina soldiers and their family members. They were published in 1986 as an educational resource.

  • Age: 93
    Address: Fort Mill Highway
    Family: Children, W.C. McGinn III, 64; Sally McGinn Cooper, 62; and George Banks McGinn, 60
    Job: Retired home economics teacher
    Church: Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
    Hobbies: Sewing, crocheting, fingerwork
    Favorite food: Salad
    Favorite food: The Bible
    Favorite getaway: The mountains

  • Elizabeth Maxon believes the lives of orphans matter.