• Police charge two in Relay for Life fight

    Two girls were arrested for fighting last weekend at an event meant to raise money and awareness for cancer research. 

    As local residents gathered Friday night for the annual Relay for Life event at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on May 6, several Lancaster police officers responded to a fight behind Medford Library. 

    The fight involved two young girls – ages 12 and 14 – according to a police department incident report. 

  • Landfill debated again at council meeting

    In the ongoing saga regarding a proposed sanitary landfill off S.C. 903, several county residents renewed their opposition at Lancaster County Council’s Monday meeting. 

    The discussion came during resident comments about an hour before council unanimously approved second reading of an ordinance to move landfill buffer zones back to 1 mile. The residents who spoke were reacting to comments by county staff about documents released as part of a Freedom of Information Act request by the Lancaster County Action Council. 

  • Invincibles flag returns to county

    A small piece of history was returned to Lancaster County last month.

    With a tug of a sheet, Pat Willis unveiled the newest addition to the new county museum – a battle flag from the Lancaster Invincible militia, which fought during the American Civil War. 

  • Heath Springs woman dies in car crash

    Christopher Sardelli and Greg Summers
    The Lancaster News
    CONWAY- The last few days have been a nightmare for Billy Ray and Linda Plyler.
    Their daughter, DeAnna Lynn Plyler, 41, of Heath Springs, died early Saturday morning after she was involved in a three-vehicle crash in Horry County.
    “I wouldn’t wish this on anybody,” Billy Ray said. “You don’t like things being the way they are, but you can’t change them.”

  • IL teen killed in wreck

    Reece Murphy
    Indian Land area students are in mourning after losing one of their own in a weekend automobile accident.
    The N.C. Highway Patrol reported Derik Miller, 18, died about 9 p.m. Saturday, in a single-vehicle accident on W.M. Griffin Road, southeast of Monroe.
    Trooper Mark Helms said the 17-year-old driver of the SUV, a friend of Miller’s named Nicole Daughtry of Monroe, was traveling about 80 mph in a 55 mph-zone when she lost control of the vehicle on a curve.

  • Council shoots down rezoning

    Christopher Sardelli
    Jane Tanner worries her community could one day resemble Charlotte’s infamous Independence Boulevard, a stretch of road known for its abundance of strip malls.

  • Updates expected at farmer’s market

    Christopher Sardelli
    Residents can expect several changes at the county farmer’s market this season.
    Elgin resident Robert Lee Steele, chairman of the county’s Farmer’s Market Commission, spoke to Lancaster County Council recently about sweeping changes the commission is making at the market. Located off Pageland Highway near the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the market held its annual grand opening on May 7.

  • 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.