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Today's Features

  • Week Ahead

    Sign up now for summer arts camps

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts 2018 Summer Smarts: Arts and Sciences summer camp dates are:

    - July 9-13, Discovery School, 302 W. Dunlap St., Lancaster.

    - July 16-20, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1841 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster.

    - July 23-27, First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson St., Kershaw.

    - July 30-Aug. 3, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land.

  • Week Ahead

    Father’s Day services

    - God’s Holy Temple Church, 120 E. Gay St., Lancaster, will host a Father’s Day service at 8:30 a.m. June 17. Elder James D. Blair will speak. For details, call (803) 320-3810.

    - Cedar Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 3650 Stoneboro Road, Heath Springs, will host a Father’s Day celebration at 10:45 a.m. June 17. The Rev. Chalmers Champion will speak. For details, call (803) 273-9638.

    Free community meal June 18

  • Council on Aging meets June 18
    The board of directors of the Lancaster County Council on Aging, Inc., will meet at 3:30 p.m. June 18 at Prime Time for Seniors Senior Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
    Planning commission meets
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission’s next meeting is 6 p.m. June 19 in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. The scheduled workshop for this month has been canceled.
  • Flashlights hate me.
    I was reminded of that about 8 p.m. April 15 when I called Duke Energy in an effort to find out what time our power would be restored. Yes, the late afternoon storm socked the Antioch community with a haymaker. We lost the lights about 3:30 p.m. that day.
    “Sir, our utility crews are still assessing damage in your area,” the courteous customer rep said. “That’s all the information I have at this time.”

  • Floyd L. White II and Gloria White are celebrating their 60th anniversary Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

    They were married April 25, 1958, at Fort Rucker in Alabama.

    The Whites have three children, Donna White Bailey and her husband, Dennis, of Lancaster, Floyd White III and his wife, Bonnie, of Laurel, N.J., and Berry White and his wife, Cindy, of Glendale, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

    He is a retired coach and science teacher and she is a retired plant manager.

  • Henry L. Curry announces the engagement of his daughter, Yokoco Douglas, to James Clyburn, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Lancaster.
    Miss Douglas is the daughter of the late Debra D. Douglas and the granddaughter of the late Mary C. and Joe L. Douglas of Great Falls and the late Jessie Curry and Elmer Manning.
  • Joyce and Phil Forbis and Vernon and Martha McManus, all of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna McManus Langley, of Heath Springs to David Alexander Moree of Kershaw.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Chapel at Andrew Jackson State Park.

    Ms. Langley is the granddaughter of the late Ira and Margaret McManus of Lancaster and the late Donald and Lillian Branner of Charlotte. She is a graduate of Lancaster High School. She is the municipal clerk for the Town of Heath Springs.

  • Scott and Teresa Willard of Chester announce the engagement of their daughter, Melia Joye Willard, to Khoury Lynn Hammond, both of Rock Hill.
    The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Dairy Barn in Fort Mill.
    Miss Willard is a 2004 graduate of Chester High School and a 2008 graduate of Lander University with a degree in business administration. She is a project control specialist with Duke Energy.
  • The United Way Community Garden gives entire families a way to grow their own fresh produce.

    The garden is member-only, but is open to all Lancaster County residents and is free to use. Free seeds and plants are provided to those who need them.

    The United Way of Lancaster County writes grants and partners with local businesses to make the garden possible. 

  • Going green, whether for the environment or the green in your wallet, is becoming easier in Lancaster County. More and more homeowners are going solar and cutting their power bills by 25 to 50 percent.

    Nearly half a dozen residents with recently installed glossy black panels on their rooftops talked about their savings last week. Some own and some lease the photovoltaic or solar electric equipment. They all saved a lot of cash.