• 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.

  • Mulvaney explains role of taxes in budget debate

    If you read last month’s column or made it out to one of our recent town hall meetings, then you know that I’ve been spending a lot of time talking about debts, deficits and our national economy.
    Instead of talking about trillions or hundreds of billions of dollars, however, I’ve been breaking things down like this: Imagine that we are a family that made $43,000 last year, but we spent $69,000, and we have a credit card balance of $284,000. Believe it or not, that’s where we are as a country.

  • Parents can see students’ grades online

    I am writing this letter to let readers know about Power School, Lancaster County School District’s newest form of communication with parents. Parents can now see the students’ grades online. I feel that this is a good tool to use for the parents, but makes it challenging for the students.

    Jonah Page