Today's Features

  • Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    Some kids have green thumbs, and other are all thumbs, but Lancaster County 4-H has a program that can teach any of them to garden.
    The 4-H small garden project sets them up with seeds and plenty of help in getting them well on the way to successful gardening.
    By growing gardens of their own, youth involved in the 2016 4-H small garden project experienced first-hand what it means to grow their own food.

  • Spring is in the air and pruners are in hand.
    Your crape myrtles might look a bit scraggly from last year’s growth, but before you commit what one local landscaper calls “crape murder,” please proceed with caution.
    Crape myrtles, a landscaping staple across the South, were introduced to the Palmetto State in the late 1700s by the French botanist Andre’ Michaux. The multi-trunked trees have smooth bark and produce a canopy of crepe-like petals in pink, white or purple. They have a long summer blooming period.

  •  J.B. “Bill” and Martha Outen Knight celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 25, 2017.

    They were married Feb. 25, 1967, in Lancaster.

    The Knight’s have one daughter, Cyndi Knight Hudson; one son, Russell M. Knight; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Sokel Knight; and four grandchildren.

    Bill and Martha are both retired from Springs Inc.

  • Tim Cox of Monroe, N.C. and Teby Tapley of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Taryn Cox, to Justin Davis, both of Monroe.

    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. April 8 at the Henry Hall Wilson House in Monroe.

    Miss Cox is the granddaughter of Frances Loyd of Lancaster and JoAnn Cox of Monroe. She is a 2007 graduate of Parkwood High School, and has a degree in medical office administration. She is employed by Southern Select Pool, Inc. in Monroe.

  • John and Amy Pacana of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Pacana, to Evan Byrd, both of Rock Hill.

    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. April 22, 2017, in Lancaster.

  • Sheneek Lloyette Haggins and Willie Bryan Jackson, both of Lancaster, were married Aug. 13, 2016, at First Washington Baptist Church in Lancaster.

    The bride is the daughter of Willie Lloyd Haggins and Gussenia D. Haggins, both of Lancaster.  She is the granddaughter of William and Rena Mae Thompson of Washington, D.C., the late Gussie and Geneva McIlwain and the late Jim Howard “Shorty” Gaither. 

  • Dennis and Susan Nichols of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Leslie Nichols, to Rickele Reshard Gennie, both of Columbia.

    The wedding is planned for April 29, 2017, at the Lace House in Columbia.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard DuBose Watson announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Leigh Watson of Kershaw, to Joshua Cain West of Lancaster. 

    The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m. June 17th, 2017, at the home of John and Sharon Summerall in Okatie.

  • Nathan Reid and Cherryie Truesdale announce the engagement of their daughter, Shericka Truesdale, to Jequavius Jackson of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. July 22, 2017 at The Gateway Conference Center in Richburg.

    Miss Truesdale is a 2002 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2006 graduate of Benedict College. She is a customer service representative.

  • Kevin Cauthen
    Special to The Lancaster News

    Editor's note: Kevin Cauthen sent us this evocative remembrance of his mother, Barbara Day Cauthen of Heath Springs, who passed away Dec. 31 at age 87.  

    Mom was not one to go out and socialize a lot. The people she was closest to were her family and her many church friends. She loved people and was patient, giving, caring and kind to all.