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Today's News

  • Brasington-Snodgrass engagement

    Greg and Nancy Brasington of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Caroline Brasington, to Steven Andrew Snodgrass, both of Lake Wylie. 

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Sept. 22 in Fort Mill. 

    Miss Brasington is the granddaughter of Buck and Doris Brasington and John and Mary Martin.  

    Mr. Snodgrass is the son of Cheryl Snodgrass and the late George Snodgrass of Steele Creek. He is the grandson of Reuben and Clara Chapman and Deloris and Cary Elliott. 

  • Faile-Duncan engagement

    Bryan and Karen Faile of Kershaw announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordyn West Faile, to Austin Rutledge Duncan, both of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Baker Conference Center in Kershaw.  

  • Johnson-Houghtaling engagement

    Chuck and Vickie Abernethy of Midland, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Johnson, to Rodney Houghtaling, both of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Lancaster.

    Mr. Houghtaling is the son of Steve Houghtaling of Lancaster and Steve and Rhonda Ebersole of Heath Springs. 

  • Moree wedding

    Donna McManus Langley of Lancaster and David Alexander Moree of Kershaw were married at 4 p.m. June 2, 2018, at the Andrew Jackson State Park Chapel by the Rev. Randy Mellichamp.

    The bride is the daughter of Phil and Joyce Forbis and Vernon and Martha McManus, all of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of the late Ira and Margaret McManus and the late Donald and Lillian Branner. She works for the town of Heath Springs.

  • Petelo wedding

    Hello everyone! My name is Allister and I want everyone to congratulate my mom, Kanesha Haile, on marrying the coolest, most incredible dad in the world, Vaitui Petelo! 

    Kanesha is the daughter of Melvenia Miles and Roy Haile of Lancaster. She is a graduate of Lancaster High School and is currently a mental health technician at Palmetto Summerville Behavioral Health in Charleston. 

    Vaitui is the son of Saipeti and Tenisio Petelo of Honolulu, Hawaii. He is currently the head chef at ICE Services, Inc., in Alaska. 

  • Column: Free Press, Free People

    Donald J. Trump is a bully and a thug.  I could tell you he is a liar, but you and everyone else in America – even his Republican minions in Congress, know that already.
    Trump’s political career began on the lie that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. On the second day of his presidency, he sent his press secretary, a public employee, out to lie about the size of the crowd at his inauguration. The lies have become more frequent and more indefensible in the months that have followed.

  • Column: Not ‘veering left,’ just away from the cliff

    While I find it encouraging that the Democratic Party is finally starting to ease back to the left of the Republicans (Google the 1956 Republican platform), my goal is to revitalize the party of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. That is, the Democratic Party that lifted our nation from the economic ashes of the Great Depression that the excesses and corruption of the Republican Party created (sound familiar?), helped win World War II against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, and assisted both Allies and the defeated to rebuild from the destruction.

  • Cruising memory lane

    Hit the road Saturday and head for the downtown Kershaw Cruise-In hosted by the Haile Gold Mine Cruisers.
    The free cruise-in will run from 5 to 8 p.m. on North Hampton Street between East Church and East Richland streets, concluding with the participants “cutting town” in their prized automobiles at 7 p.m.
    The Haile Gold Mine Cruisers meet every second Saturday from May through October to talk cars and enjoy socializing.

  • Heath Springs Council to tackle business fees

    HEATH SPRINGS – It’s no secret that some of the town’s codes and ordinances haven’t kept up with the times.
    Take Heath Springs’ annual business license fees, for instance. The fee has been $20 a year since the mid-1980s.
    Town Councilwoman Iva Drakeford said she discussed the fee with a Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) staff member last month at the annual meeting in Hilton Head.

  • Lightning hits home, starts fire

    A Shiloh Unity home suffered significant damage after lightning struck its roof Wednesday night.
    The fire started about 9:30 p.m. while three people were inside the 4,700-square-foot house.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said there were no injuries, but the house has $100,000 in estimated damages to its attic and roof.
    Tradesville, Unity and Buford volunteer fire departments were able to salvage items and minimize damage. The three departments cleared the scene shortly after midnight.