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Today's News

  • Dixie Baseball sets meeting Aug. 21

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball will hold a general meeting at 6:30 Aug. 21 at the Lancaster Shrine Club, 1449 Plantation Road.

    The meeting will feature a question-and-answer session.

    Lancaster Dixie Youth Baseball officials welcome parents, coaches –past, present and future, along with community members to attend the meeting.

    “We want to get input from the community on what has been beneficial and what areas need improvement,” LDB chairman Dale Laney said.

  • Gurley confident about Gamecocks

    Tori Gurley is confident about the 2018 University of South Carolina Gamecocks’ season.

    How confident?

    The former USC receiver, the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Gamecock Club fall kickoff at the Lancaster Moose Lodge on Monday night, guaranteed a USC win over Southeastern Conference East Division rival Georgia.

    The Gamecocks, who face state foe Coastal to open the season at home Sept. 1, host Georgia, the national runner-up to Alabama, on Sept. 8.

  • Games set for Brawl

    The order of play for the seventh annual Bear Hug Brawl is set.

    Play in the junior varsity football jamboree is scheduled to begin just after the opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. Thursday.

    Buford faces Lancaster in the opening game, followed by Indian Land against Andrew Jackson.

    Following the IL vs. AJ clash, the halftime festivities will begin, highlighted by the annual kicking contest.

    Gamecocks mascot Cocky and the Clemson Tiger are each scheduled to attend and perform.

  • Column: Tuition, fees used to pay off skyrocketing university IOUs

    If you’re a parent of a student attending a South Carolina public college or university, you probably haven’t been told how a good chunk of rising tuition and fees is being spent.
    Under state law, tuition and other student fees can be used by schools to pay off certain bonds that typically are issued for construction projects. Over the past 10 years at four-year schools, tuition and required fees for undergraduates jumped by about 40 percent on average, state records show.

  • Column: Schmidt’s ideas about Democrats off-base

    I take issue with many of the points in Rudy Schmidt’s Aug. 5 guest column, particularly when he tries to tell readers what Democrats think.
    I wonder if he knows any Democrats or has taken the time to talk to any. Usually when he uses the words “Democrats think,” “Democrats want” or “Democrats believe,” he couldn’t be further from the truth.

  • 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.