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Today's News

  • Johnson-Bailey Wedding

    Jaime-Leigh Johnson and Austin Jerel Bailey were married at 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 2013, at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Lancaster by the Rev. Cliff Henson.
    The bride is the daughter of Rex and Lori Johnson of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Dalton and Mary Miller, and Eloise Johnson, all of Lancaster, and the late Henry Johnson. She is the great-granddaughter of Mary T. Miller of Lancaster.

  • Mahoney-Boyer Wedding

    Elizabeth Bree Land Mahoney and Lt.j.g. David George Boyer were married March 15, 2014, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Mahoney of Aiken. She is the granddaughter of Mary Jo Wilson and Jean Mahoney, both of Aiken. She is a 2009 graduate of Aiken High School and a graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College with a degree in public relations. She works for the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce.

  • Jaillette-Couch Engagement

    Roy and Robyn B. Small and W. Keith and Jennifer O. Jaillette announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Carol Jaillette, to Brandon Neil Couch, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. April 12, 2014, at First United Methodist Church.

  • Grier-Henderson

    Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Grier of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Grier, to James. W. “Ren” Henderson III, both of Prosperity.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
    Miss Grier is the granddaughter of the late T.R. and Helen Grier, and the late James and Janis Eaton.

  • Brecht-Miles Engagement

    Lynn and Vickie Brecht announce the engagement of their daughter, Misty Lynn Brecht, to Stephen Bart Miles, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. April 5, 2014, at HomePlace Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster.
    Miss Brecht is the granddaughter of Dianne Catoe and the late Roy Charles Catoe, Susan Boyd and Nada Funderburk, all of Lancaster.
    She is a 2008 graduate of New Covenant Christian School and a 2013 graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She works as an interior designer.

  • Riggs-Ebanks Engagement

    Robert and Cheryl Riggs of Lancaster and Michell and Rob Gay of Greensboro, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Nicole Riggs, to Caleb Harrison Ebanks, both of Heath Springs.
    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. June 28, 2014, at Coker Ranch.
    Miss Riggs is the granddaughter of Robert and Terry Riggs of Lancaster, and Jane Rosen of Beaufort, N.C. She is a 2012 graduate of Lancaster High School and is studying business management and graphic arts at the University of South Carolina. She works at Taco Bell.

  • Christopher-Phillips Engagement

    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.

  • Arants celebrate 60 years

    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.

  • Cane Mill Road home explodes in fireball

    Just before midnight Friday, March 21, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder received a text message from Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Patrick Helms.

  • What I love and hate about proms

    I loved some things about prom when I was a principal early in my career.

    I loved seeing how hard juniors and their teacher sponsors worked to transform a plain banquet hall into a magical, glittering place.

    I loved watching the limos pull up, full of students so excited about a night they’d been looking forward to for years.

    I loved seeing the boys decked out in their tuxes and the girls in fairy-tale gowns.