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Today's Features

  • Debbie Benson of Kershaw announces the engagement of her daughter, Marquittia Benson, to Jermaine Patterson of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. May 24, 2014, at Lancaster County Historical Courthouse.
    Miss Benson is the granddaughter of the late Geneva and Jerry Benson. She is a 2006 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and received an associate’s degree in business in 2008. She is a customer service representative.

  • Mr. and Mrs. C. Andrew Harrell announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Leslie Harrell, all of Lancaster, to Michael Dean Hilton of Kershaw.
    The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. June 1, 2014, in North Myrtle Beach.
    Miss Harrell is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Harrell of Lancaster, Mrs. Louise Lane of Dayton, Ohio, and the late Robert Lane. She is a 2004 graduate of Lancaster High School and works for Founders Federal Credit Union as a training specialist.

  • Cherry Doster

    For The Lancaster News

    Owning a small business is not a venture for the weak at heart. It takes daily commitment, long hours, a passion to succeed and a huge amount of sweat equity. Small businesses contribute to local economies by bringing growth and innovation to the community and government figures show that small businesses create 75 percent of new jobs. See Lancaster assists local businesses by contributing to conditions that enhance livability and tourism through support and creation of cultural events, promotion and business resources.

  • Kaisha Young

    For The Lancaster News

    Beverly Cialone was sitting in her cubicle at her work study job at York Tech in 2002 when her office manager stopped by and casually asked Cialone what her career plans were.

    “I’m going to be an author,” Cialone said.

    “Don’t you think it’s time to put away childish dreams?” the manager asked, with a smirk on her face.

    In her early 30s, Cialone had never considered her dreams “childish.”

  • Alison Maree Plyler and Michael Jay Hinson were married Dec. 14, 2013, at Unity ARP Church in Lancaster by the Rev. Charles Hammond.

  • Albrey Leigh Pittman and Braeden Patrick Evans were married Aug. 3, 2013, at The Ivy Place by the Rev. Wayne Dickson.
    The bride is the daughter of Dell Pittman and Steve and Crystal Hinson, all of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Joey and Sherry Hensley and of Wayne and Karen Craig, all of Lancaster. She is a 2009 graduate of Lancaster High School and works for Advance America as a customer service representative.

  • Jack and Jackie Starnes of Kershaw announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Starnes, to Jordan Adams, both of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. April 26, 2014, at Old McCaskills Farm in Rembert.
    Miss Starnes is the granddaughter of Mary Starnes and the late James F. Starnes and of the late Jack and Lois Driggers. She is a 2006 graduate of Pensacola Christian School and a 2008 graduate of LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology. She works as a cosmetologist.

  • Sheila and Dale Starnes and Russell and Jennifer Ferguson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Ferguson, to Travis Cory Payne, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. June 6, 2014.
    Miss Ferguson is the granddaughter of Rex and Bobbie Faile and of Barbara Ferguson and the late Wendell Ferguson. She is a 2006 graduate of Buford High School and works at Faulkner Animal Hospital.

  • Marla Lynette Caskey and Steven Andrew Musselwhite were married at 2 p.m. June 15, 2013, at First ARP Church in Lancaster by the Rev. Ken Hughes.
    The bride is the daughter of Mark and Lynda Caskey of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Clyde and Faye Caskey of Lancaster, and Gene and Helen Jordan of Edgemoor. She is a 2013 graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She works as a registered nurse at Roper St. Francis Hospital in Charleston.

  • Alison Marie Mielke and David Lawrence Laroche were married Sept. 14, 2013, at First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill by Pastor Philip Bunch.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arnold Mielke of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Juanita Mielke of Lancaster and the late Arnold Mielke, and Edna Inez McCorkle of Lancaster and the late Cleatus McCorkle.
    She is a 1999 graduate of Lancaster High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in 2003. She works for Travelers Insurance.