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Today's Features

  • Getting plants in the ground is easy. Watering, weeding, feeding – well, these activities take a little time, but they’re easy, too. 

    Knowing when to harvest your bounty is tricky, because it’s not always obvious. 

    After all, how can you check on your potatoes without digging them up? 

    Here are some quick tips to keep in mind for picking some of the more popular garden vegetables. 

  • An inviting front porch and yard filled with an assortment of blooms and foliage at the home of Tony and Nancy Snipes caught the attention of Sara Phillips, Leaf & Petal Garden Club member. She selected their home, at 1970 Robert H. Kirk Road, as the August Yard of the Month.

    “From the white crepe myrtles that frame the driveway to the front plantings highlighting the front porch, this yard is well kept and full of color,” Phillips said.

  •  I’ve said it before and I will say it again; I love tomatoes. 

    When they are ripe and juicy, you can eat them as a snack (I may be known to do this from time to time). On their own, tomatoes are great. But once you start cooking with them, the taste factor goes to a whole new level.

  • The Dream Team Foundation in Lancaster is seeking for participants as it kicks off the sixth year of providing sports opportunities for special needs children in Lancaster County.

  •  Staff reports

    The Pregnancy Care Center will hold its annual banquet featuring guest speaker Pam Tebow at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at City of Light in Indian Land.

    Tebow is the mother of NFL star Tim Tebow.

    The Tebows lived for a number of years in the Phillipines, where Pam’s husband, Bob Tebow, continues to have an ongoing ministry – the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association (BTEA).

  •  I’ve always loved summer. As a child, my perfect afternoon was swimming with friends and playing tag with neighborhood kids. 

    Now that I’m older, my summer afternoons have slowed down a bit.

    It’s about enjoying a glass of sweet tea and taking in the beauty surrounding the deck in my backyard. 

  • Trayce Griffin isn’t looking for fame and fortune. As a hair stylist of 18 years, she says she likes using her talents to help her clients feel good about themselves.  Joining the staff of At Salon Dimensions when it opened some 10 years ago, she has a lot of loyal clients, evidence she’s doing her job right, and that’s satisfying for her. 

  • Ms. Jeanette Sellers Byrdic and Mr. Marty Odet Starnes announce their engagement.
    The wedding is planned for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 on the beach in Garden City, S.C., at sunset.
    Although there will be no formal invitations sent, the bride and groom would like to invite all of our family and friends to join us as we begin our new life together.
    Ms. Byrdic is the daughter of the late William Joel Sellers and the late Lucille Sellers Bailey and is employed with Safran Turbomeca Manufacturing in Monroe, N.C.

  • Several local teachers recently took a nine-day trip to Panama City, Panama. The teachers included Bo Sylvia, a former Lancaster High School teacher and soccer coach, his wife Carol, retired math teacher at Buford High School; former BHS teacher Jeffery Moyer and his wife, Vicky, an artist and literacy instructor at the University of South Carolina Lancaster and Dr. Robert Hinson, a Lancaster High School English teacher, and his wife, Linda, retired from Charlotte Mecklenburg schools.

  • For bass singer Richard Sterban, the decision to leave J.D. Sumner and the Stamps in the early 1970s was a no-brainer.

    “A lot of people who knew me questioned it, but it was an easy decision at the time,” said Sterban, a member of the Oak Ridge Boys, who will perform at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Sept. 6  as part of the 2013-14 See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series.