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Today's Features

  • Week Ahead

    Area blood drives

    Oneblood

    - May 22, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Akzo Nobel, 1872 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster. 

    - May 27, 1-7 p.m., RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive, Indian Land. 

    American Red Cross

    - June 6, 1-5:30 p.m., Bojangles, 516 Hampton St., Kershaw. 

    - June 14, 2-6:30 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 1005 University Drive, Lancaster. 

  • Week Ahead

    Rainbow Tea at Barr Street Community Center May 24

    Centennial AME Zion Church will host a Rainbow Tea at 6 p.m. May 24 at the Barr Street Community Center, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. For details, call (704) 458-6136. 

    St. Paul Baptist Church musical workshop

  • Republican party and SCGOP press conference

    The Lancaster County Republican Party and the SCGOP will hold a joint press conference at 11 a.m. May 23 at the Historic Courthouse, 104 N. Main St., Lancaster. The event is open to the public. 

    The LCGOP will host an executive committee meeting, also open to the public, at 7 p.m. at Mike William’s Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Refreshments will be served. 

    City, county holiday closures

  • Kershaw Spring-a-thon May 11
    The Kershaw Spring-a-thon is May 11 in downtown Kershaw. Saturday will kick off with a parade at 10 a.m. and will feature vendors, entertainment and activities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Gold Mine Cruisers Cruise-in from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Whits End performing at 11:30 a.m. and Triple Play Band performing at 2 p.m. 
    Horseplay Farms Music Fest
  • Camille Doloughty
    Carolina News & Reporter
    Clad in band T-shirts from Metallica, Queen and Prince, music enthusiasts and collectors sifted through crates of records and listened to live music at the Vinyl Revival Tour record show this month in hopes of finding their perfect record.
    Vinyl, long-playing records known as LPs, was introduced as a music listening medium in the late 1940s. This once-dated form has undergone a resurgence because of events like the recent gathering at the Social Grill in Irmo.

  • Denyse Clark
    For The Lancaster News
    The Indian Land community now has an official Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chapter. 
    Pastor Michael Davis, Indian Land FCA staff member and a special education teacher at Indian Land Elementary School, said the FCA gets students together to develop leadership skills and also help them to go out and get disciples for Christ.
    Despite its name, the organization is not just limited to student athletes. All students are welcome to join the group.

  • Preston Robertson and Ruth Ann Gainey Robertson celebrate their 50th anniversary today. Preston and Ann were married Sept. 21, 1968. 

    The Robertsons have two sons, Jeff Stewart and his wife, Bobbie Jo, of Pawley’s Island, and Scott Robertson and his wife, Sherry, of Lancaster; two grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher; one great-grandchild, Carson; and another one due in November. 

    They still love each other just as much as they did when they said, “I do,” and are so proud of their children and grandchildren. 

  • Jackie and Kay Hinson Vincent celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 10, 2018. 

    They were married Aug. 10, 1968, in Kershaw. 

    A party was given in their honor by their sons and family members, and they celebrated with their family and siblings for a week at Edisto Beach. 

    The Vincents have two sons, Daniel Vincent and his wife, Kendra, of Westminster, and Patrick Vincent and his wife, Jana, of Kershaw; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Thorne announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaylen Nicole Thorne, to Gabriel Neal Glover, all of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 13, 2018, at The Bottle Factory in Monroe, N.C.

    Miss Thorne is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Baxley of Lancaster and Ms. Betty Thorne of Great Falls. She is a 2013 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2018 graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor of science in nursing. She is a registered nurse at Lexington Medical Center.

  • Jill Elizabeth Hammond of Rock Hill and Benjamin Paul Davenport of Charlotte were married July 17, 2018, in Rock Hill.

    The bride is the daughter of Paul and Doris Hammond of Lancaster. 

    The groom is the son of Alison McCall of Greenville, and Neal and Cheri Davenport of Charlotte.