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Today's News

  • The gang's all here

    Amanda Harris

    For The Lancaster News

    Never before have Franklin Armstrong, Shirley and Peppermint Patty been together with Charlie Brown and the gang to celebrate the Christmas season. 

  • Coming Events

     Week Ahead

    Resolute Reindeer 5K run/walk

    The Resolute Reindeer 5K run/walk for Habitat for Humanity is 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. Check-in is 8 to 8:30 a.m. 

    The cost is $25 per person. Register online at www.habitatlancastersc.org or contact (803) 416-7787 or pamelagiardiello@yahoo.com. 

    Van Wyck Christmas Parade

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    40 years of service celebration

    First Kershaw Missionary Baptist Church, 401 N. Hampton St., Kershaw, will continue honoring the Rev. Waldo Robinson and First Lady Jean L. Robinson for 40 years of service with a banquet at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at AJ Recreation Center, 6354 N. Matson St., Kershaw. Admission is $10 per person, and guest speaker is the Rev. William Coleman of Bright Light Missionary Baptist Church in Heath Springs.

  • Knights celebrate 50 years

    Gerald and Joyce Knight celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 6, 2016.

    A reception party was given in their honor by their children at the couple’s home.

    The couple was married Nov. 6, 1966, in Kershaw.

    The Knights have two children, Carrie and her husband, Danny, and Bobbie Faulkenberry and her husband, Chad; and and five grandchildren.

    Both Gerald and Joyce are retired.

  • Harrison – Pikos Engagement

    Phillip and Catherine Harrison of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Anne Harrison, to Anthony Michael Pikos of Palm Harbor, Fla.

    The wedding is planned for October 2017 in Charleston.

    Miss Harrison is the granddaughter of Jocelyn Harrison and the late Robert Harrison of Inman, and the late Curtis and Eleanor Cochrane of Seminole, Fla. 

  • McManus – Brown Engagement

    Nathan and Janie McManus announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie McManus, all of Lancaster, to Austin Brown of Blythewood.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. June 3, 2017, at The Watershed Pavilion in Edgemoor.

    Miss McManus is the granddaughter of Myrtis McManus and the late E.J. McManus Jr. of Lancaster and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward McLaurin Jr. of Dillon. 

  • Workman – Stevens Wedding

    Chery Elise Workman and Corey David Stevens were married Oct. 8, 2016, at Danyels Farm in Pendleton, S.C., by officiant Tim Danyels.

    The bride is the daughter of Tony and Denise Workman of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Myrtis McManus and the late EJ McManus, Jr. of Lancaster and the late Azilee and Richard Workman of Lancaster. 

  • Column: Swamps need draining in D.C. and S.C.

    Since Donald Trump was elected, the phase “drain the swamp” has become media/political shorthand for all the changes that he is going to bring to politics as usual in D.C.
    Although I didn’t vote for him, I do absolutely believe that there needs to be a lot of swamp draining in D.C. – and this got me to thinking about swamp draining in S.C. as well.

  • Warriors drop two at Nation Ford

    FORT MILL –  A short bus ride to nearby Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill proved to be a long night for the visiting Indian Land Warriors.
    The host Falcons soared to a pair of non-region basketball wins over the ILHS teams Tuesday night.
    The Lady Falcons notched a 38-24 win and the NFHS boys rolled to a 71-48 victory over the Warriors, who dipped to 2-5 on the season.
    The Falcons, in the nightcap, bolted to a 16-0 lead on the Warriors and stayed in control for the 23-point win.

  • Ern earned his 2016 Picks win

    A year ago, veteran Pigskin Picks panelist Ernie “Big E” Rowell got off to a slow start and never fully recovered.
    The 2016 season is different and that’s why Ern, known as the “Big E,” is bound for the fabled Taxahaw Inn for a winner’s weekend wingding.
    The Picks “Big E” is the champion for the 2016 season, holding off a hard charge from third-year picker Lori Sistare “Bright.”