Today's News

  • Millers celebrate 65 years

    Calvin Pierce and Mickey Sharpton Miller of Lancaster celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on March 10, 2013.
    They were honored by Covenant Baptist Church where Pastor Bert Welch proclaimed that day as “Mickey and Calvin Miller Day” and presented them with a plaque in recognition of their leadership and support of the church since its founding in 1994.
    The JOY Sunday School class hosted a luncheon after the worship service in their honor.

  • DeWitt-McArdle Engagement

    Harold and Terry DeWitt of Estill announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Claire DeWitt, to John Joseph McArdle.
    The wedding is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 18, 2013, at Rutledge Chapel at the University of South Carolina.

  • Deas-Wilson Engagement

    Mike and Gina Deas announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Hope Deas, all of Lancaster, to John David Wilson Jr. of Great Falls.
    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. May 4, 2013, at Union Baptist Church.

  • Wilson-Phillips Wedding

    Amanda Jean Wilson and James David Phillips were married March 2, 2013, at Salem United Methodist Church in Heath Springs by William H. McCowen III.
    The bride is the daughter of Debbie Gillig of White Pine, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Betty Mizell of Harleyville.
    The groom is the son of Becky Phillips of Lancaster.
    The bride was given in marriage by her son, Bailey, and her daughter, Genna.
    Music was provided by Jeff Catoe.
    A reception was held at Charley’s Café in Lancaster.

  • Morgan-Smith Wedding

    Alicia Amanda Morgan and Jeffrey Joseph Smith Jr. were married Nov. 17, 2012, by Terrence Neil Gordon at Secrets Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
    The bride is the daughter of Sue Morgan of Heath Springs and the late Keith Morgan. She is the granddaughter of Smith Morgan and Mary Morgan, both of Kershaw, and the late Stanley and Peggy Marshall. She is a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and of the University of South Carolina. She is the marketing/communications coordinator for the Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Coming Events

    Rabies clinic
    Faulkner Animal Hospital will host a rabies clinic at several locations from 6 to 8 p.m. The clinic will offer rabies shots ($5), distemper/parvo shot ($16), bordetella or kennel cough ($16) each for dogs, and 4-way feline distemper ($16), FIV-feline ($16) and FELV-feline ($16) each for cats. For details, call (803) 286-8131.

  • Fatal motocycle accident on S.C. Highway 903

    A fatal motorcycle accident happened at 12:48 p.m. on S.C. 903 located in front of U.S. Textiles, according to the Lancaster County Coroner office. Check back with the The Lancaster News for further details.

  • News Briefs 4/14/13

    LEAP to meet Monday
    The Lancaster Educational Assistance Program (LEAP) meets at noon Monday, April 15, at 106 E. Meeting St. For details, call (803) 285-9455.

    HOPE board of directors to meet Tuesday
    The HOPE in Lancaster board of directors meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the HOPE in Lancaster office, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster.
    For details, call (803) 286-4673.

  • Upgrades under way on website

    Transparency has become just another buzzword to some in government these days.
    A few years ago, before it ever became a government buzzword, I launched a project to make the details of how government spends money readily available and transparent to citizens in South Carolina.
    As the state’s comptroller general – more commonly described as its chief financial officer – it seemed only natural to me that South Carolinians ought to be able to see the full picture of how government officials are spending the public’s hard-earned tax dollars.

  • Writer concerned about smart meter installation

    I live in a large development in Indian Land, and have York Electric Cooperative as my distribution provider.
    On Saturday, March 9, York Electric made a number of computer-generated calls to multiple customers here to inform us that they would be coming around this neighborhood soon to install “smart” meters. As it turned out after making a call to their office, “soon” meant Wednesday or Thursday of the upcoming week.