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Today's News

  • Kershaw council axes Matson Street oaks

    The fate of the giant oaks at the intersection of East Matson and North Marion streets in Kershaw was sealed Monday after town council finally accepted an S.C. Department of Transportation safety recommendation to remove them.
    Monday night’s council action followed an update by interim Town Administrator Mitch Lucas, who’d been directed last month to approach the department to appeal a 2014 decision not to install a stoplight at the dangerous intersection.

  • Deputy keeps woman alive using CPR – 'That's my job'

    A  Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy likely saved a woman’s life with CPR on Aug. 4 while responding to a call about a possible heroin overdose.
    Deputy Tammy Wolf arrived before EMS at the residence on Lancaster’s 13th Street and found the woman lying on the bathroom floor. She was not breathing, had no pulse, and her lips had turned blue, according to Wolf’s report.

  • The wide-eyed joy of a teen princess

    A hush fell over the Fort Lawn Community Center this past Saturday as a princess entered the gala hall with her parents.
    “Isn’t She Lovely” began playing, and all eyes were on the featured guest, Teressa Amanda Mackey, whose studded crown was out-sparkled only by her eyes as she took in the adoring crowd amidst the pink and white decorations.

  • Schools back in full swing

    The hallways of Lancaster County’s schools came to life this week as nearly 13,000 students showed up to begin the 2016-17 academic year.
    Superintendent Gene Moore made his annual rounds to all of the schools on Monday for the 11th year in a row and said the county had a great first day.
    “The first day went very smoothly, and our year is off to a great start,” Moore said.

  • Remember When: Getting stuff done early on a steamy summer day

    Editor’s note: When Bill Evans passed away in July, we had a few of his recent columns stockpiled, waiting to run. With his family’s permission, we will continue to publish them from time to time until we run out, in his honor.

    Didn’t seem like the sun was up yet and Mama was shaking the cover and rousting me out of bed. It was a Tuesday, and either Aunt Bess or Mama had one of those afternoon ladies’ meetings.

  • 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.