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Today's News

  • Column: Charlottesville terror demands strong response

    There is nothing “right” about racism and hate. It’s a learned disease, and the best antidote is unity.
    This weekend’s events involving white-supremacist groups are as disturbing and disgusting as they are heartbreaking. The attack was a stark reminder of the darkness of hate. We must come together, as we have before, to confront the issues that chip away at the very foundation of who we are and what we stand for as a country.

  • Man shot in Clinton Avenue home invasion

    A man was shot early Tuesday in a home-invasion robbery at his Clinton Avenue residence, and police are looking for information about three suspects in the case.

    About 4:20 a.m., first responders arrived at a medical call in the 400 block of Clinton Avenue and found that the man had been shot, according to a statement from the Lancaster Police Department.

    The victim, whose identity was not released, is in stable condition at Springs Memorial Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, the statement said.

  • Weekend Recap: August 14, 2017

    More than 1,000 Lancaster County School District teachers and faculty celebrated great teaching Monday morning, Aug. 14, at Buford High School. Troy Helms, an agriculture teacher at Buford High, won the District Great Teaching Award and high school award. A.R. Rucker eighth-grade history teacher Palmer Hudson won the middle school award.

  • Column: Nuke fiasco should cost all decision-makers

    Here’s the issue: SCANA (the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas) and Santee Cooper (the state-owned utility that provides power for 11 local electric co-ops) tried to build two nuclear reactors and failed. They just pulled the plug on the projects, costing $9 billion and 5,000 jobs – so far.
    Here’s the question: Who is going to pay for this disaster?

  • Haile-Hogge Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Dean Haile announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Leigh Haile, all of Lancaster, to William Edward Hogge of Pageland.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Sept. 23, at Rosewood on Country Club in Lancaster.

  • Adams-Harper Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dent Adams Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Miller Adams, all of Kingstree, to Walter Roby Harper of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 4:30 p.m. December 16, 2017, at High Hampton Inn and Country Club in Cashiers, N.C.

  • Kennington-Blackmon Wedding

    Mica Lauren Kennington of Kershaw and Kevin Dean Blackmon of Lancaster were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at The Ivy Place in Lancaster by the Rev. Todd Montgomery.

    The bride is the daughter of Michael and Teresa Kennington of Kershaw. She is the granddaughter of Doris Small of Lancaster and the late Charles Small and Marilyn Kennington of Heath Springs and the late Robert “Sonny” Kennington. 

  • Joseph-Kennington Wedding

    Jordan Joseph and Luke Kennington were married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, by the Rev. Paul Patrick.

    The bride is the daughter of Todd Joseph of Atlanta and Wendy Bergqurst of Auburn, N.Y. She is the granddaughter of Donna and Neal Blade. 

    The groom is the son of Danny and Lisa Kennington of Heath Springs. He is the grandson of Helga and Bob Penegar of Lancaster. 

    Maid of honor was sister of the bride, Jessica Joseph, of Atlanta.

    Best man was friend of the groom, Justin Coy, of Lancaster.

  • Bowers winner in power meet

    HEATH SPRINGS – K.C. Bowers, a powerlifter out of the Pardue Iron Club in Heath Springs, produced a strong showing in the Victory Cup meet at Big Wayne’s Gym in Rock Hill on July 15.

    Bowers, 29, and a former Andrew Jackson High School football player, captured the 220-pound weight class.

    Bowers, in the competition, was required to complete in three events and each time he responded.

    “KC began his training in April and it paid off for him at the meet in July,” said Roger Pardue, the PIC owner and coach.

  • Local Gamecocks crowing

    Patrick McFarland, Executive Director of the University of South Carolina Gamecock Club, opened the Lancaster County Gamecock Club’s fall kickoff meeting with something for the locals to crow about.

    McFarland, one of three speakers at the meeting held at the Lancaster Moose Lodge on Monday night, said the Lancaster County’s annual spring meeting in May, as the USC fight song says, “led the way.”