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Today's Features

  •  Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    For almost four years, Sally Deese had an unused gift from her neighbor in the backyard of her Four Oaks farm in the Buford community.

    At one time it was a bale of hay just sitting there.

    But now, the bale of hay in wrapped in vines producing round, ripe and great-tasting watermelons.

  • Jacqueline Marie Hunt and NaBarrett Cherard Smith were married Sept. 8, 2012, at Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, N.C.
    The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Carolyn Quenga of Raeford, N.C. She is the granddaughter of Unellear Rogers of Raeford, N.C., and the late Gene Rogers. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentration in health care from Methodist University.

  •  From release

    Danielle Amanda Miller, a 2013 Lancaster High School graduate, is a foster child. 

    Each year, a ceremony for all graduating foster children in South Carolina is held in Columbia. This 2013 event was June 14 at the Columbia Conference Center. 

    Part of the program includes an essay contest for the “My Guiding Light Award.” 

  •  Sherry Archie

    For The Lancaster News

    Two and a half years ago when Debbie and Wayne Dickson married, they began finding ways to blend the belongings each had accumulated over the years. Both having been married previously and lost their spouses after many years of marriage, they each had a house filled with furniture as well as yards full of plants that had special meanings. Debbie’s house was in Chesterfield and Wayne’s home was in Lancaster.

  •  Age: 66

    Family: Husband of 50 years, John; three children, Randy Rabon, Patsy Hawkins and Greg Rabon; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

    Job: Retired from Springs Global after 41 years

    Church: Canaan Freewill Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Spending time with grandchildren, gardening and church activities

    Favorite book: The Bible

  •  While walking to the mailbox one sunny morning, I saw odd-looking spheres hanging from one of the young white oaks. 

    About the size of golf balls, they were white with a few brown spots and fuzzy.

    Several days later I saw more on another tree. Having no idea what they were, I made a note to ask our S.C. Forestry Commission Project Forester Roy Boyd to take a look on his upcoming visit.

  •  A new animal rescue group is forming in Lancaster in the hopes of lessening the number of animals that pass through the doors of Lancaster County Animal Control.

     Lancaster resident Diana Knight said she’s been fostering animals for a few years and finally decided that Lancaster needed some help in terms its homeless animal population as well as the number of animals that are put to sleep at the shelter each year.

  • Cherry Doster
    Special to The Lancaster News

    The reports coming in from the sites who participated in the Ag+ArtTour of Lancaster County show the event was a great success both for the participants and for visitors, many whom toured the sites for the first time.

  • Tracey Alicia Mobley and Brent Jackson Chavous were married at 3:30 p.m. May 25, 2013, at Saint Paul A.M.E. Church by the Rev. Kenny Rose of Untied Bibleway Church of Lancaster and Minister Cory Mobley Sr. of True Vision Church in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Phil and Donna McManus announce the engagement of their daughter, Bre McManus, to Sean Stroud, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for Sept. 7, 2013 at Rosewood on Country Club.
    Miss McManus is the granddaughter of Don and Nancy Alford, Elvia Dorsey, all of Lancaster, and the late Jack McManus. She is a 2009 graduate of Buford High School and received a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of South Carolina Lancaster in 2013. She works for First Palmetto Bank as a teller.