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Today's Features

  •  Shhhh, don’t tell the kids, but it’s nearly back to school time again. 

    I can hardly believe it myself. It seems just like yesterday that I finally got all the summer clothes ironed and hung up (Oh dear, I think that was yesterday). 

    Well, no matter - summer wasn’t meant for chores anyway. 

  • I am going to relive a story I brought to you, oh, probably some three years ago about going back to school and how wonderful that time was for me.
    I remember it well and as I worked and shopped over this three day tax-free weekend, I was oh so reminded of it and how hard it must have been for Mama to get everything for Cindy and I.
    But no matter what the sacrifice, she and Daddy always did it and we had everything we needed to start the school year fresh and new. Enjoy the story once again and relive your own memories of those school days.

  • S.C. State Fair
    The 2013 S.C. State Fair opens Oct. 9 and will return of all your favorite rides, concerts, foods, attractions and more.
    General admission tickets and tickets for the Pepsi Grandstand Concert Series, which include admission to the fair, are for sale online at www.scstatefair.org.  
    Admission tickets and ride vouchers are also available at Bi-Lo stores. Starting this year, children 5 and under, active and retired military personnel and military dependents (with proper ID) get free admission to the fair.

  • StatePoint Press Release
    No one likes to think about worst case scenarios, but being prepared for them is crucial to quickly recover in the event they occur.
    But there’s good news – new technologies and tools are making it easier to protect yourself and your loved ones from all kinds of emergency situations.
    Your home
    When is the last time you replaced your home’s windows?

  • From Release
    Glenda Gaither Davis, a native of Great Falls and the daughter of the late Walter and Fannie Gaither, has written and published a book that was released on July 24.
    Davis lives in Atlanta, Ga., and is a retired educator.  
    She graduated from Elizabeth Heights High School, Claflin University, Atlanta University and studied at Georgia State University.
    Davis was a member of the 1961 Freedom Riders and is often seen on film on local PBS stations.

  •  Matlene Lowery

    Special to The Lancaster News

    Words alone could not describe the atmosphere that surrounded the 16th biennial Lancaster Training School/Barr Street High School class of 1963 reunion, held July 5-7 at the Hilton Hotel in Charlotte Executive Park.

    The LTS/BSHS reunion is held every two years, and this was my first time attending with my sister, who graduated in 1959.

  • Heather Nicole Blackwell and James Wallace Storey were married at 6 p.m. Aug. 3, 2013 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Greenville by pastor Eric Fink.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wallace Blackwell of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earle Bedenbaugh of Prosperity and of Naomi Blackwell Sims of Lancaster and the late Clyde Blackwell. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Clemson University and a doctorate of physical therapy from

  • Breanna Nicole Poston and Roger Dale Hinson Jr. were married March 30, 2013, at The Dooley Farm by Randy Mellichamp.
    The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Lisa Poston Jr. of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Billy Ray and Sarah Jenkins of Lancaster and of the late Erline and Douglas Poston Sr. She is a 2010 graduate of Buford High School and earned a degree in medical assisting in 2012. She works at Meeting Street Dentistry as a receptionist.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sherman of Hahira, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly M. Sherman, to William L. Jackson, both of Seneca.
    The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 21, 2013, at Old Stone Church in Clemson.

  • Joe and Rhonda Humphries announce the engagement of their daughter, McKenzie Humphries, to Justin Medlin, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. August 24, 2013 at Coker Ranch.
    Miss Humphries is the granddaughter of Jesse and Gladys Humphries and Hazel Roberts. She is a 2008 graduate of Lancaster High School and attended the University of South Carolina Lancaster. She is self-employed and owns her own business.