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Today's News

  • Mom’s cancer challenges Erik Hammond

    You don’t have to be above average in school to be an outstanding student.

    Graduating Andrew Jackson High School senior Erik Hammond is a good example of the paradox.

    By his own admission never more than an “average” student grade-wise, Hammond spent the last part of his junior year and first half of his senior year stumbling through school stressed out, tired and distracted, his graduation status in peril from tanking grades and absences. 

  • Caps, gowns and the community’s cheers

    Lancaster County seniors and adult education students will celebrate completing their secondary educations on May 24 and 26.

    If you plan to attend commencement exercises around the county, here are graduation schedules for Lancaster County School District high schools and adult education and Carolina Christian Academy.

    Adult education

  • Roberts-Hinson Engagement

    Ronnie Lee and Shannon Roberts announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Lee Roberts, all of Kershaw, to Austin Nicholas Hinson of Heath Springs.

    The wedding is planned for 3:30 p.m. June 3 at Mepkin Abbey Garden in Moncks Corner.

  • Scott-May Engagement

    Dennis and Donna White Bailey announce the engagement of their daughter, Gloria “Gigi” Scott, all of Lancaster, to Rudolph “Rudy” May, of Charlotte.

    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. June 3 at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Lancaster.

    Miss Scott is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd L. White II of Lancaster. She is a 2001 graduate of Lancaster High School and received her masters of education degree in school counseling in 2016. She is an educator.

  • Dadisman-Ferguson Engagement

    Jack and Mary Pat Dadisman of McDonough, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Ryan Dadisman, to Nicholas John Ferguson, both of Columbia.

    The wedding is planned for July 28 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

  • McClellan-Possee Wedding

    Hannah Marie McClellan and Brian Walter Possee were married April 22, at S.C. Botanical Garden in Clemson by the Rev. Dan Batson.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug McClellan of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Sam Sain and the late Margaret Sain and the late Robert and Betty McClellan, all of Monroe, N.C. 

  • AJ honors Volunteers stars

    KERSHAW – The “Big Orange Country” spotlight was on a host of Andrew Jackson High School sports stars at the annual AJ All-Sports banquet in the school’s auditorium Tuesday night.

    Volunteers’ senior stalwart Dalton “Tex” Haven led a parade of ace honorees during the evening.

  • Perry retiring as LHS softball coach

    Kim Perry, a solid constant with the Lancaster High School girls softball program, is hanging up her signature visor as the Lady Bruins’ coach.

    Perry, with the 2016-17 LHS season which saw the Lady Bruins win the Region III-AAAA championship, capture the Class AAAA District III crown and compete for the Class AAAA Upper State title, is retiring from coaching.

  • Baker, Knight seeking to extend LSS streaks

    Track streaks will be on the line Saturday night when Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing with an action-packed night.

    The night will be highlighted as Andrew Baker, in the Renegade Division, will be shooting for five wins in a row.

    LSS announcer Doug Hawkins has started calling Baker the “Nature Boy” because as pro wrestling legend Ric Flair once said, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”

  • Column: Legislative session ends with progress on safer highways

    The busy legislative session is wrapping up. We’ve gotten a lot done but still have to meet once more in general session to pass a budget, consider gubernatorial vetoes and complete other end-of-year tasks.
    Once that work is done, I will provide you a comprehensive report about the highlights of the session, as well as issues that are of special importance to District 45 residents.