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Today's News

  • White-Jordan Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. White of Auburn, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ann White, to Jayson Randall Jordan, both of Lexington.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 13, 2013 at The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn in Hilton Head Island.

  • Branham-Adams Engagement

    Scotty and Sherry Branham of Heath Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Nicole Branham, to Quinton Troy Adams.
    The wedding is planned for Sept. 7, 2013, at Flint Ridge Baptist Church in Heath Springs.
    Miss Branham is the granddaughter of David and Evon Branham of Heath Springs and of the late Jerome and Norma Baker.
    She is a 2009 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and is a self-employed hair stylist.
    Mr. Adams is the son of Kaywood Adams of Kershaw and Penny Bowers of Lancaster.

  • Waldrop-Williams Engagement

    Angie Waldrop and Steve and Faynette Waldrop announce the engagement of their daughter, Devin Waldrop, to Joey Williams, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 12, 2013 at Whip-Poor-Will Hill in Waxhaw.
    Miss Waldrop is the granddaughter of Roy and Jean Harris of Burnsville, N.C., Pamela McManus of Lancaster, Betty Waldrop of Hickory, N.C., and the late William Waldrop Sr.
    She is a 2010 graduate of Lancaster High School and works for Founders Federal Credit Union.

  • Baker-Bradley Wedding

    Crystal Vincent Baker and Jonathan Earl Bradley were married at 2 p.m. June 19, 2013 in Huntington Beach by the Rev. Benjy Simmons.
    The bride is the daughter of Dr. Rebecca Vincent and of Dennis Vincent. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education. She is a first grade teacher at McDonald Green Elementary School.

  • Estes-Yarborough Wedding

    Kathleen Paige Estes and Troy Lee Yarborough Jr. were married July 20, 2013 at Legare Waring House in Charleston.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Slaughter and of Frank Estes III, all of Orangeburg. She is the granddaughter of Lucille Keegan of Orangeburg. She is a 2004 graduate of Orangeburg Preparatory School and a 2008 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is a marketing and practice specialist for Charlotte Radiology.

  • Balanced budget would solve problems

    Whenever we read an editorial letter we are tempted to look for the author’s bias and this may determine whether we will continue reading.
    We are loyal to our own bias and often this closes our mind to consider the accuracy of the opinion or information. Having said this, I have been looking at the events in Washington and around the country. There seems to be a clear right and wrong that is either not being reported vigorously enough, or is being subjected to political spin to justify behavior, which I cannot believe is acceptable to the average citizen.

  • Flexibility works for local school districts in the state

    During my time as state superintendent, I’ve visited more than 220 schools, in every county in South Carolina.
    One thing our education leaders repeatedly tell me, is “If we had the same flexibility as public charter schools, we could be more effective.” I totally agree.
    I support flexibility for schools and districts so they can make decisions that are best for their diverse communities.
    I do not advocate increasing class sizes as The Lancaster News story, “Zais’ proposal worries educators,” said in the Oct. 11 edition.

  • Become an advocate for the elderly

    October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month. It is a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many long-term care (LTC) residents have made to better our community and to call attention to the rights of residents in long-term care facilities.
    This year’s theme, “Speak Out Against Elder Abuse,” was selected to call attention to the fact that elder abuse is an issue that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
    The abuse of long-term care residents is an occurrence that not many people like to acknowledge or report.

  • Piano string quartet to play at Cultural Center

    Sunday, Oct. 20, will simultaneously mark two firsts for Lancaster – the first piano-string trio performance since the Vivian Major Robinson Concert series began more than 10 years ago, and the first ever piano-string performance at the Cultural Arts Center.

    Three talented musicians from different parts of the globe form the Sekino-Kim-Gruber trio. 

  • Rockwell’s hammock idea immortalizes Leo Maguire in 1945

    In local circles, the late Leo Maguire was known as a business and civic leader and philanthropist.