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Today's News

  • Column: What does an average Medicare enrollee pay?

    Many people have a misconception that Medicare is free healthcare coverage for when they reach age 65.

    That is far from the truth.

    This column spells out some of the common costs that are associated with Medicare, to show future Medicare recipients what they might expect when they enroll. For a more detailed explanation of each of these parts of the program, visit Medicare.gov.

  • Muscles and Mascara LLC

    For 29-year-old personal trainer Jenny Starnes, fitness training isn’t all about big muscles and flexing. It’s about building women’s self-confidence while living a healthy lifestyle.

    Starnes began Muscles and Mascara, a personal-training business, six months ago and currently trains 25 clients out of T.J.’s Fitness in Kershaw and Big Wayne’s Gym in Lancaster and Rock Hill. She charges $30 each one-hour, one-on-one training session for women.

  • Marco’s Pizza opens 2nd IL restaurant

    The father-son duo that opened Marco’s Pizza in Six Mile Commons near Walmart last year opened a second Indian Land location last week.

    Mike and Andy Hunter’s new store at 8348 Charlotte Highway is also boosting the local economy by adding up to 30 jobs. The new restaurant, which opened Aug. 8, is run by general manager Sean Hagan, who helped open the Hunters’ first store here.

  • Column: Listen as Clinton parses words on Comey’s e-mail testimony

    At a hearing in early July, members of Congress asked FBI Director James Comey why he had not recommended indicting Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information in her e-mails.
    Comey said he didn’t believe Clinton’s reckless, negligent handling of e-mails – his description – rose to the level of lawbreaking. He was asked if Clinton had lied to the FBI during its investigation, which would have been a federal crime in itself. No, he said.

  • Green - Montgomery Engagement

    Nathalia Nicole Green, daughter of the late Pinckney and Susie Green, announces her engagement to William Louis Montgomery, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Aug. 20, 2016, at St. Paul AME Church in Lancaster.
    Miss Green is a 1975 graduate of Lancaster High School. She is a former employee of Duracell.
    Mr. Montgomery is the son of the late Clarence Alexander of Rock Hill and the late Annie Lou Elder of Lancaster.

  • Neal - Taylor Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Neal announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beth Neal, to Reece Taylor, all of Kershaw.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 22, 2016, at Salem United Methodist Church in Heath Springs.

  • Workman - Stevens Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Tony Workman of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Chery Workman, to Corey Stevens of Aynor.
    The wedding is planned for Oct. 8, 2016, in Pendleton, S.C.
    Miss Workman is the granddaughter of Myrtis McManus and the late E.J. McManus Jr. of Lancaster and the late Azilee and Richard Workman of Lancaster. She is a 2011 graduate of Lancaster High School, and a 2015 graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry. She is the Family Life Minister at Hyde Park Baptist Church.

  • Plyler - Poulos Engagement

    Ronald and Cheryl Plyler announce the engagement of their daughter, Drewid Dyneane Plyler, all of Lancaster, to Spiro Gus Poulos of Chester.
    The wedding is planned for April 22, 2017, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte.
    Miss Plyler is the granddaughter of the late Pinkney Andrew Plyler and the late Earlene Caskey Plyler and the late Nathan Rayvon Hall and the late Bette Lewis Wright Hall.

  • Bowen - Hance Wedding

    Cris Bowen and Furman Hance were married June 25, 2016, at Faith Assembly of God in Rock Hill by Pastor Brian Keith.
    The bride is originally of Colonial Beach, Va., and the groom is of Lancaster.
    Following the ceremony, the bride and groom hosted a seated reception in the Faith Café.
    After a short honeymoon, Cris and Furman will reside in Rock Hill.

  • Hunter education courses set

    Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge will offer two hunter education course sessions.
    The course is offered Aug. 27 (class 1) and Sept. 24 (Class 2) at the refuge office (23734 Hwy 1, three miles north of McBee.
    The course begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m.
    Pre-register on-line http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html (search by zip code 29101)
    Bring lunch, or money for lunch offsite. Attendees must know their social security number.
    Children, ages 12 and under, must be accompanied by a parent-guardian.