• Immanuel Baptist helping Alabama city

    Jesef Williams
     A Sunday school class from Lancaster’s Immanuel Baptist Church is giving up a planned leisure trip to help those affected by the recent deadly tornadoes in Alabama.
    But to accomplish its goal, the group is asking the community to help by donating supplies.
    Lori Small, who’s part of that class, said the group was preparing to head to Savannah, Ga., for a fun weekend trip. However, the news of the devastating storms led them to alter those plans.

  • Police blotter

    According to
    Lancaster  County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    u Several air conditioning units were reported stolen from a Lancaster dentist office April 8. An employee of Meeting Street Dentistry, at 1440 Meeting St., told deputies she noticed all three of the business’s air conditioning units were missing when she arrived at work April 8. She said someone took the units between 4:30 p.m. April 7 and 7:35 a.m. April 8, a report said. Estimated value of the units is $3,000.

  • Heath Springs woman dies in car crash

    Christopher Sardelli

    A Heath Springs woman was killed during a three-vehicle crash in Horry County early Saturday morning.
    Deanna Lynn Plyler, 41, died from blunt force trauma due to a motor vehicle accident, said Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick. Plyler was killed when a pickup truck veered into her lane on U.S. 501 and crashed into the SUV she was driving, according to reports from the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    Hendrick said Plyler was reportedly not wearing a seat belt during the crash.

  • A perfect spot

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs resident Donna Hotham realizes there’s now another good way to honor her late husband, Horace, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

    Since Horace Hotham’s death three years ago, she’s proudly displayed the American flag and has made sure to keep his military belongings in good condition. 

  • History comes alive

    It’s been an hour since her demonstration, but Kitty Wilson-Evans still feels the urge to break out into song and perform a monolog capturing the spirit of American slaves nearly 200 years ago. 

    Kindergartners from Buford Elementary School loaded the buses and left Andrew Jackson State Park a long time ago. However, Evans remained there to talk about what it means to her to perform slave re-enactments throughout the Southeast. 

  • Battle rages between parent companies of hospitals

    A battle between the parent companies that own Lancaster’s Springs Memorial Hospital (SMH) and Rock Hill’s Piedmont Medical Center (PMC) is heating up in Texas with a federal lawsuit alleging Medicare fraud.

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp., which owns Piedmont Medical Center (PMC), filed the lawsuit in federal court in North Texas last month against Community Health Systems (CHS) of Franklin, Tenn., the parent company of Lancaster’s Springs Memorial Hospital. 

  • Police still probing home invastion

    Jesef Williams 


    Police are still looking to make an arrest in a home invasion that took place late last month. 

    Officers with the Lancaster Police Department came to a Miller Street apartment home at about 11:45 p.m. April 24 after receiving a call about a home invasion. 

    The resident said he was awakened by someone knocking at his back door, according to a police department incident report. 

  • County Council to consider arming animal control officers

    Lancaster County Council will consider a resolution to arm animal control officers when it meets Monday night. 

  • USCL holds ladies night out Thursday

    With the weather warming toward summer, ladies, do you find yourself wondering what you wore this time last year? Maybe it’s time to check out the latest fashion trends to see what’s popular.

    You are in luck. The second annual Ladies Night Out is just around the corner. On May 12, the Bradley Arts and Sciences building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus will be transformed into a glamorous fashion boutique complete with a New York style runway. 

  • Join us in battle against cancer

    One of the most emotional moments we’ve ever experienced is observing the Survivors’ Walk at the Relay for Life event each year. Those participating in the walk are cancer survivors. It’s hard for spectators to contain their emotions.
    Among those spectators are family and friends of the cancer survivors. They’ve seen what their loved ones have endured to battle the horrible disease that is no respecter of persons. Its victims include all ages and races.