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Today's Features

  • Danny and Evie Christopher announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Christopher, to Jonathan Phillips, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. May 10, 2014, at Temple Baptist Church in Lancaster.
    Miss Christopher is a 2009 graduate of Lancaster High School and received a degree in dental assisting in 2013. She works as an orthodontist assistant.

  • Thomas and Betty Todd Arant celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 22, 2014, with a luncheon at Jomars given by Wanda Wells and Jessie Hoffman.
    They were married Feb. 20, 1954, at First A.R.P. Church in Lancaster.
    The couple has two children, Wanda Wells and her husband, David, and Jessie Hoffman and her husband, T.R. They have four grandchildren, Brook Biery, Katie Montgomery, Garrett Hoffman and Grant Hoffman.
    Tom and Betty both retired from Grace Bleachery.

  • Kaisha Young

    For The Lancaster News

    One girl is popular and comes from an affluent family. One girl is reserved and comes from a middle class family.

    Both give no indications that anything’s wrong, even though they are both harboring heinous secrets.

    Both are victims of teen dating violence.

    School district youth/peer counselors Deborah Boulware and Sarah Woodring know this tale all too well after hearing it time and time again.

  • Kaisha Young

    For The Lancaster News

    One girl is popular and comes from an affluent family. One girl is reserved and comes from a middle class family.

    Both give no indications that anything’s wrong, even though they are both harboring heinous secrets.

    Both are victims of teen dating violence.

    School district youth/peer counselors Deborah Boulware and Sarah Woodring know this tale all too well after hearing it time and time again.

  • Lockey Boyd Powers and Adam Michael Plyler were married at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Columbia by the Rev. John Fletcher Montgomery.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hendricks Powers of Columbia. She is a graduate of Presbyterian College with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She works for Richland County School District 1.

  • Rebecca Diane Ussery and Paul Everette Cagle were married Nov. 2, 2013, at T&S Farm in Leesville.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Ussery of Kershaw. She is the granddaughter of the late Thurston and Mary Ussery and of the late Waddell and Sara Cauthen. She is a 1997 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of South Carolina in 2005. She works at Carolina Springs Middle School in Lexington.

  • Robby and Dena Criminger announce the engagement of their daughter, Audrey Criminger, to Devin Allman, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. April 12, 2014, at Rosewood on Country Club.
    Miss Criminger is the granddaughter of Ken and Pat Crisp of Great Falls, Walter Criminger of Heath Springs and Geraldine Lowery of Orlando, Fla. She is a 2007 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of South Carolina. She works for Lancaster County School District.

  • Preston and Lisa Frey of Manakin Sabot, Va., and Mark and Barbara Ringhausen of Glen Allen, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Marie Ringhausen, to Andrew Timothy Stroud, both of Columbia.
    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. April 12, 2014, at The Big Apple in Columbia.

  • Thomas Charlie Mosier and Imogene Williams Mosier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14, 2014. They were married Feb. 14, 1964, at Grace United Methodist Church in Lancaster.
    The couple has two daughters, Ann Crews of Folkston, Ga., and Amy Rayburn of Fostoria, Ohio; and two grandsons, Marshall Crews of Folkston and Grant Rayburn of Fostoria.
    Charlie joined the U.S. Navy in 1959 and retired in 1980. After that he worked in Civil Service at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla., and retired in 2010.

  • Monica Mary Gibson and Joshua Heath Gates, both of Lake Wylie, announce their engagement.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. May 24, 2014, at Rosewood Country Club.