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Man with medical condition missing in Allendale, South Carolina

ALLENDALE, S.C. (WJBF) - The Allendale Police Department is searching for an endangered person. Authorities say Bentrice Lorenzo Earley was last seen on Friday, January 4. He has not made contact with his family or friends since.


South Carolina man surprised to find woman and her children moved into his home, report says

A South Carolina man was surprised to find some unwanted house guests when he returned home last week -- a woman and her children had made themselves at home. Kent Foster told FOX Carolina he went to his home in Union, South Carolina, after work to find that the furniture had been moved and someone


Barnwell and Allendale school administrators learn about career opportunities at SRS

Sixteen school administrators from Barnwell and Allendale counties recently took a tour of the Savannah River Site (SRS), reinforcing the career opportunities offered on site. Various superintendents, principals, career specialists, guidance counselors and the career center director for both Barnwel


Crews on scene of plane crash in Jasper County

RIDGELAND, S.C. (WSAV) - Crews are responding to a plane crash at the airport in Jasper County. According to the Ridgeland Fire Department, no one was injured in the crash. Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport is owned by the county and often used for flight instruction classes and clubs.


South Carolina’s role in setting the field for presidential elections

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Potential presidential candidates from across the country continue to visit the Palmetto State ahead of next year’s primaries. They’re here speaking to voters, eating our barbeque, Dr. Todd Shaw, the Chair for the Department of Political Science at the University of South Caroli


South Carolina drug dealers arrested

NEWPORT—A pair of South Carolina residents were taken into custody this week in Newport after having active warrants for dealing drugs in their home state. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Newport police officers were dispatched to CVS in reference to an altercation between a male and female. Upon arrival, Patr


South Carolina woman dies after ‘brutal attack’ by her dogs

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A South Carolina woman died after deputies said she was attacked by her two dogs. WYFF reported that Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke, 52, was wrestling with her dogs in the front yard of her Greenville home on Thursday when they suddenly became aggressive.


More public land acquired in upper South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with The Conservation Fund, has acquired 1,752 acres near Cleveland in northern Greenville County. The land, referred to as “Tall Pines,” includes about a mile of South Saluda River frontage and will be used to enhance fish and wildl


SC school official convicted of stealing has ‘Other People’s Money’ addiction, judge says

A man who was convicted of taking bribes and stealing more than $1 million from a South Carolina school district was admonished by the judge who delivered his prison sentence Wednesday.


SC Area Trade School/Denmark Tech trains area students to help build a lasting legacy

DENMARK, S.C. (WJBF) - It was called an unusual experiment in education, a school training African-American students in mechanical and trade skills to convert common labor into skilled ones.


Rural counties trail behind metro areas in education, healthcare, and jobs

COLUMBIA, SC - There has been more than $8 billion dollars invested in South Carolina in the past few years creating thousands of jobs. But not everyone is feeling the progress.


The Beaufort Fund expands its efforts

The Beaufort Fund enters its third decade with a growth spurt. The Beaufort Fund, managed by Coastal Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization serving coastal South Carolina, announced that 89 organizations across Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties received grants from the fund


Looking ahead to South Carolina presidential primaries

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA (WTOC) - We’re about one year away from the South Carolina presidential primaries. The state has already seen its fair share of potential presidential candidates.


Blackville’s code enforcement is changing, being enforced

Blackville Code Enforcement Officer Joe Tubbs called a meeting on Feb. 11 to address the public about the town’s concerns of beautification and to inform the public on how these regulations will be enforced.


Blackville church gives back to seniors through food, fun and fellowship

While many people enjoyed a day off for President’s Day, a Blackville church continued its ministry of giving back to local senior citizens. Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church hosted its annual Senior Citizen Luncheon on Monday, Feb. 18 at the Blackville Community Center. Nearly 200 people enjoy


Farm, landowner workshop to be March 5

The public is invited to attend the Farm and Landowner Workshop being held on Tuesday March 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bull Durham Center, 300 Railroad Ave. N., (off Hwy. 321), Estill. There is no cost to attend and dinner will be provided. Space is limited. You must register by calling 843-579-98


'The Nutcracker' returns to Orangeburg

Photos from a rehearsal of the Orangeburg Civic Ballet's upcoming production of "The Nutcracker" on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at South Carolina State University's Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium.


Williston Town Council approves audit, annual Heritage Parade

After Williston’s annual retreat to discuss goals, the council reconvened on Feb. 11 to approve those goals, as well as the financial audit and annual African-American Heritage Parade.


Linda Alsept grateful for 25 years of drama and memories

The recent production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” marked the end of an era at Williston-Elko High School. Linda Alsept has helped Williston District 29’s students tell stories through drama for the past 25 years. However, the long-time Williston science teacher and drama director has retired he


County officials discuss vision of 'coordinated efforts' with city

Four county officials visited Barnwell City Council Feb. 4 to provide updates. County Councilman Ben Kinlaw said he wants to see a “coordination of our efforts” between the county and municipalities to overcome challenges and move the whole county forward.