Today's News

  • Plyler-Hinson Wedding

    Alison Maree Plyler and Michael Jay Hinson were married Dec. 14, 2013, at Unity ARP Church in Lancaster.

  • Pittman-Evans Wedding

    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.

  • Starnes-Adams Engagement

    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.

  • Ferguson-Payne Engagement

    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.

  • Transparency a key to quality government

    Each year, the week that includes March 16 is designated as “Sunshine Week.”

    It’s a time to remind government officials about the laws that govern them, laws that require meetings to be held in the open and public records to be made available to citizens. Sunshine Week aims to advance the idea that government works best when the sun is permitted to shine in.

  • Doing right thing hard in S.C.

    We in South Carolina love our history. As William Faulkner said of the South, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

    Lately I have been reading a wonderful book about our state’s past – and clearly there are lessons to be learned.

    The book is Deliver Us from Evil, by Dr. Lacy K. Ford, and it’s about how the South, especially South Carolina, dealt with the issue of slavery from the time of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution until the days prior to the Civil War.

  • Still no charges in two homicides

    It’s been more than a month since Lancaster County authorities responded to two homicides within days of each other, though few developments have been released about either case. 

  • Future road map

    Perusing the large Lancaster County map in front of him, Gregory Powell quickly found his Indian Land neighborhood, peeled off a small smiley face sticker and placed it over his home. 

  • Fersner steps down March 31 as pastor of Kershaw First Baptist Church

    KERSHAW – The Rev. Bryant Fersner has faithfully served as senior pastor of Kershaw First Baptist Church since November 1987, but Monday, March 31, that will change.

  • Council approves attorney, planner positions

    County officials have begun searching for people to fill two new roles, an in-house attorney and a county planner, days after the positions were approved by Lancaster County Council.