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Today's News

  • After 30 years of barbecues, VFD expands

    After saving for 30 years, the McDonald Green Volunteer Fire Department finally raised enough money to add on three new bays, and it moved into the space this month.
    The $150,000 construction project began in May, said Fire Chief Butch Ghent, who has been with the station for 36 years.
    “We are all so excited,” Ghent said Tuesday. “We have struggled for room and space the last 20 years…. Now that we’ve got it, we feel like we’ve opened up a new world.”

  • Biden stumps for ex-aide Fran Person

    Democratic congressional candidate Fran Person got heavyweight campaign help Monday as his former boss, Vice President Joe Biden, came to the 5th District for a fundraiser and a public event at a civil rights landmark.
    Person, 33, of Tega Cay, is running against three-term incumbent Rep. Mick Mulvaney, an Indian Land Republican.
    Speaking to reporters at Rock Hill’s downtown Five & Dine restaurant, Biden said Congress is gridlocked, and it will take people like Person to reach across the aisle and get it moving again.

  • Column: Can-kicking on S.C.’s 3 biggest problems

    The true test of political leadership is making the hard, long-term and right decision instead of the easy, short term and wrong decision.
    Said differently, do our political leaders genuinely work to solve problems or do they just kick the can down the road?
    Unfortunately for our state, kicking the can down the road has been the unofficial sport of the State House crowd for nearly a generation. Can-kicking results from politicians who refuse to look down the road farther than the next election. For too many, making tough decisions is just not in their nature.

  • John and Anne McCulloch Anniversary

    John and Anne McCulloch of Lancaster will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14, 2016.
    The couple was married Sept. 14, 1956, in Atlanta, Ga.
    The McCullochs have two children, Becky Taylor and her husband, Darren, of Irmo and Russell McCulloch and his wife, Joni, of Alpharetta, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Jenna, Michael and Thomas.

  • Reynolds - Knight Engagement

    Robert and Libby Threatt and Jeff and Patti Reynolds announce the engagement of their daughter, Jesse Elizabeth Reynolds, all of Lancaster, to Bradley Knight of Kershaw.
    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Nov. 5, 2016, at Harmony Oak Farms.

  • Adams - Cooper Engagement

    Joseph and Beverly Adams and Sandra and Seth Rodgers announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Brooke Adams, to Michael Christopher Cooper, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Oct. 23, 2016, in Monroe, N.C.
    Miss Adams is the granddaughter of Betty Catoe, the late Curtis Catoe, Linda Adams, the late David Adams, Donna Sellers and the late Delbert Sellers, all of Lancaster. She is a 2008 graduate of Lancaster High School, and a 2012 college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in nursing science. She is a nurse.

  • Brumfield - Butts Wedding

    Paige Brumfield Butts and Ryan James Butts were married April 9, 2016, at Brakefield at Riverwalk in Rock Hill.
    The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Michelle Brumfield of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Donald and Diana Mortensen of Lancaster and Jewell and Evelyn Brumfield of Bogalusa, La.
    She is a 2008 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in exercise science, and a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a doctorate in physical therapy. She works as a physical therapist.

  • Sending STEM students to college

    If you don’t apply to a college, you will never know if it might have accepted you. That’s the mindset of retired educator Dr. Carolyn Powell as she works to send high school students to college.
    Powell has been involved in education consulting for nearly 30 years and has a special interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students.
    Since retiring in 2014, Powell has volunteered her time and expertise to students who want college advice.

  • Hurricane preparedness includes animals, too

    When a hurricane is headed your way, you can decide your best course of action. Your animals can’t. They depend on you to make the decisions for them.
    Planning for an emergency can be tough enough just for family members. It’s even more complex when you consider the safety and well-being of pets and farm animals.

  • Hyde Park golf wins

    The team of Hubert Brown, Caleb Brown, Jerry Pardue and Randy Young topped the 11-team field at the ninth annual Sport’s Ministry of Hyde Park Baptist Church golf tournament on Aug. 27 at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The winning team received $700 for its victory.
    “We had great participation with 11 teams,” said Kathy Mosteller, a tournament organizer.
    Tourney proceeds help sponsor mission opportunities for all ages of Hyde Park Baptist Church.