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Today's News

  • Whetstone-Bagwell Engagement

    Terry and Jenny Whetstone announce the engagement of their daughter, Olivia Paige Whetstone, all of Kershaw, to Joshua Alexander Bagwell of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. June 22, 2013, at Rosewood on Country Club.
    Miss Whetstone is the granddaughter of Fred and Joyce Brazell of Kershaw.
    She is a 2009 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and earned a degree in expanded duty dental assisting from York Technical College in 2012. She works as a dental assistant at Kids First Dental.

  • Crolley-Craig Engagement

    Greg and Yoli Crolley of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Doren Marnae Crolley of St. Augustine, Fla., to Joshua David Craig of Sumter.
    The wedding is planned for 3:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2013, at Bethel Baptist Church in Sumter.

  • Dobbs-Funderburk Wedding

    Kayla Lindsay Dobbs and Michael Scott Funderburk were married May 26, 2012, at Smithwood Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., by Pastor Chad Scarbro.
    The bride is the daughter of Kelley Dobbs and Anita Suzette Perry, both of Knoxville.
    She is the granddaughter of John and Carolyn Dobbs and of Sandra Perry, all of Knoxville.
    She is a graduate of Powell High School, attended Roane State Community College and works for Trinity Medical Associates.
    The groom is the son of Chris and Renee Funderburk of Lancaster.
    He is the grandson of Joann G.

  • Truesdale-Adams Wedding

    Kayla Marjorie Truesdale and Josh Daniel Adams were married March 30, 2013, at Rosewood on Country Club.
    The bride is the daughter of Michael and Sandra Truesdale of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Marjorie Outlaw of Lancaster and the late Ben and Polly Truesdale. She is a 2006 graduate of Lancaster High School and received a degree in medical laboratory technology from York Technical College in 2009. She works at Springs Memorial Hospital as a medical laboratory technician.

  • We must update main library

    I’d like to give an affirmative nod to Ken Bell’s May 31 column, “Library needs to keep up.”
    When I, my husband and three children moved to Lancaster from Virginia we inquired about the most important things a county must provide its residents. For instance, the sheriff’s office gave tips on safe areas to rent a house. At that time it was North Catawba Street, with an excellent school nearby, as well as doctors, churches and grocery stores.

  • Area sports notes

    Buford High cheer camp
    The Buford High School varsity cheerleaders will hold a cheerleading camp for girls, ages 3 and up, July 22-25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. July 22 and awards and performances are at 7 p.m. July 25.
    Doors open for parents at 6:45 p.m.
    Snacks and T-shirts will be provided. Cost is $50. For more information, call (803) 286-7968.

  • BMS honors athletic award winners

    Buford Middle School honored its athletic award winners at the end of the 2012-13 school term.

    “Being a student-athlete requires tons of dedication on the field and the hardwood, but most importantly it requires dedication in the classroom,” BMS teacher and coach Garrett Hammond said. “We’re proud of all of our students for making education their most important priority while participating in various sports. Buford Middle would like to thank all of the parents, volunteers, and students for making this year such a success.”

  • Makos swimmers defeat Camden

    The Lancaster Makos upped their record to 3-2 after a 244-234 home win over Camden on Thursday, June 20.

    The Makos were led by Landon Digh who had four wins. Coulter Jackson, Wesley Montgomery, Maraya Hinton and Grace Scott each had three wins.

    Makenzy Mills, Emmie Grace Johnson, Tamra Tipton, Jaycie Smith and Brooks Digh had two wins each. Hunter Mills, Heath Hunter and Will Jones each notched a win for the Makos. The Makos’ relay won eight firsts in 12 relays.

  • Brooklyn Avenue gets new community park

    “Years ago, the Brooklyn Avenue-area was a place full of families and children. In recent years it’s changed, and hopefully this park will help to reverse that and give the kids here something to do,” said County Adminstrator Steve Willis at the dedication of Stafford Belk Park on Friday, June 21, in the historic Brooklyn Avenue neighborhood.
    Willis said the new park is just one part of the county’s plans to revitalize the area.

  • The kitchen is closed

    CHESTER –The City of Chester’s loss could prove to be Lancaster County's financial gain.
    Plans for a commercial kitchen that was supposed to locate in Chester’s new farmer’s and artisan’s market and serve as the centerpiece of an economic incubator in downtown have been scrapped.
    The plan apparently fell apart last week at a City of Chester finance committee meeting.