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Today's News

  • Top grads ‘exemplify Christian character’

    Justin Howell and Matthew Hartberger will graduate from Carolina Christian Academy this year with only a fraction of difference in their GPAs. They are very much alike in their love of God and commitment to excellence.

    Howell, with a GPA of 4.816, is the valedictorian. Hartberger, the salutatorian, is just 0.066 points behind with a GPA of 4.75.

    “Both are fine young men,” said CCA Principal Trina Coley. “They have been excellent examples for the student body to follow.

  • Cancer diagnosis no roadblock for grad

    Ashley Lowrimore 

    For The Lancaster News

    Those passing by the spirit rock in front of Indian Land High School this spring may have noticed the message painted especially for senior Natalie Moore: “No one fights alone.”

  • Love of sports drives Knight, despite concussions

    Don’t be alarmed if after first meeting Tory Knight, she happens to forget your name. 

    “It will be like meeting you again for the first time,” she said.

    Knight, 18, is a senior at Buford High School and has played sports since she was 3 or 4 years old. Throughout her athletic career, she has suffered several concussions, resulting in some short-term memory loss.

  • 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.