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Today's News

  • Heath Spring to replace its computers, financial software

     HEATH SPRINGS – Technologically speaking, the town of Heath Springs is moving on up.

    At the Oct. 15 town council meeting, the council reviewed quotes to replace the town’s current computer system, which Town Administrator Tony Starnes said has become a vital necessity.

    “Our financial software no longer has technical support,” he said. 

    “Emails take so long to open that sometimes you aren’t sure they’re going to open at all. 

  • Burned out headlight ends with drug arrest

    A burned-out headlight and a compliant attitude led to drug charges against a Lancaster man on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office incident report, sheriff’s deputy Matthew Boyd pulled 25-year-old Antuana Demarcus Anthony over in the 1900 block of Springdale extension after noticing the car Anthony was driving had a headlight out.

  • School board dislikes proposal

     Lancaster County school board members, expressed nearly unanimous displeasure for a County Council proposal that would reduce potential school district revenue from “Project Vino” in favor of funding future economic development projects.

    The reaction came during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Oct. 15, where district officials touted increased student participation in AP courses and issued a report on the district’s move toward Common Core Standards.

  • Burning their plows

    KERSHAW – For Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church, there is no going back. 

    If you look for cars in the parking lot of the Kershaw Camden Highway Church on Wednesday evenings, there will be none. Those cars are parked in a small lot near East Fourth Street on the edge of Kershaw’s once-thriving mill village.

    The church lights won’t be burning on Wednesday, either. 

  • Water leak plagues Main St.

    A Main Street water leak  that closed one business this week has city officials waiting out what to do with more than 30,000 gallons of contaminated water.

    Lancaster County Administrator Helen Sowell said the city’s public work’s department learned of the leak Tuesday, Oct. 15 after Craig Mathis of CB’s Limited, 207 S. Main St., found the store basement flooded by 15 feet of water.

  • Parker-Zani Wedding

    Magan Rebecca Parker and Sabino Zani Jr., M.D., were married July 13, 2013, at Duke University Chapel in Durham, N.C.
    The bride is the daughter of Becky and Gerald Parker of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dixon and the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald Parker. She is a 1999 graduate of Lancaster High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2003 and a master’s degree in nursing from Duke University in 2013. She is a nurse anesthetist at Duke University Medical Center.

  • Steranka-Applewhite Wedding

    Kristen Danielle Steranka and Charles Eric Applewhite, both of Columbia, were married March 9, 2013, at 701 Whaley in Columbia by the Rev. Mark McMinn.
    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Joni Steranka of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Thomas and Ruby Bailey of Lancaster and of Charlotte Steranka of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the late John Steranka. She is a 2006 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2011 graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She is a commercial designer at Miller’s Inc., in Columbia.

  • Skinner-Bowman Wedding

    Amy Michelle Skinner and Jonathan David Bowman were married at 1 p.m. Aug. 17, 2013, at St. Mary’s Chapel in Charlotte by the Rev. M. Scott Davis.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wick Skinner of Fairhope, Ala. She is the granddaughter of Anna Lindsay and the late Malcolm Lindsay and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wickliffe Skinner Jr. She is a graduate of Campbell University and received a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of South Carolina.

  • Burdette-Cauthen Engagement

    Tom and Donna Burdette announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Marie Burdette, to Kevin Day Cauthen Jr., all of Lancaster.
    The wedding was planned for 3 p.m. Oct. 12, 2013, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cauthen Sr.
    Miss Burdette is the granddaughter of Frances Steele and the late Benjamin Steele and of Lois Burdette and the late Harold Burdette. She is a 2001 graduate of Lancaster High School and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Winthrop University in 2005. She is an eighth-grade teacher at Buford Middle School.

  • Robinson-Truesdell Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Mark Robinson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Robinson, all of Kershaw, to Jeremy Truesdell of Westville.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Dec. 7, 2013, in Westville.
    Miss Robinson is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Hightower of Kershaw and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hartsell Robinson. She is a 2010 graduate of North Central High School and will earn a degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2014.