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Ridgeland woman accused of embezzling nearly $275,000 from Jasper County

Denise Smith, 56, was arrested Thursday by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and was charged with Embezzlement of Public Funds of $10,000 or more.

WJCL - 2018-08-17 15:19:00

Authorities investigate homicide in Hampton County

BRUNSON, S.C. (WSAV) - Hampton County authorities are investigating a homicide that occurred Monday morning.According to the sheriff’s office, a 30-year-old woman was killed at 101 Dogwood Drive.They say a person of interest is in custody.This investigation is ongoing. The South Carolina Law Enforce


Church’s Chicken Manager Believes Robbery Was Inside Job

UPDATE: manager says Dorchester Rd@ChurchsChickenwill still open today after early-morning break-in.He said at least $2,200 was stolen from the restaurant’s safe, which was opened with the combination.pic.twitter.com/5eOo2VBt0W— Brodie Hart (@BrodieHart)August 17, 2018

FOXCHARLESTON.COM - 2018-08-17 13:55:00

BREAKING: Two-year-old shot in Jasper County, police say

Jasper County, S.C. (WSAV) - A two-year-old has been shot in the unincorporated area near Ridgeland, according to Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

WSAV-TV - 2018-08-17 03:29:52

Authorities seek to ID possible witnesses in Family Dollar fire

Both individuals are black females with short hair. One was seen wearing a pink dress and a tan purse with a white strap. The other was wearing glasses, black athletic capris, a blue tank top and a lanyard around her neck.

WSAV-TV - 2018-08-16 18:45:26

How's this for a #BackToSchool surprise? Orangeburg teacher wins Caribbean cruise

During this timeframe, the company has donated more than 23,000 books to schools across South Carolina.

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2018-08-16 17:08:59

Teen accused of felony DUI in Ehrhardt crash that killed 1, injured 2

Struggling to get around on a walker due to an apparent leg injury, a Barnwell teenager appeared in court Monday to face allegations that his actions killed one friend and injured two others in Ehrhardt.Brian Michael Gibson, 17, of 144 North Clemson Drive, is charged with one count of felony driving


Aiken police need help identifying Dollar General burglary suspect caught on camera

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help identifying a man caught on surveillance cameras robbing the Dollar General store on Richland Avenue earlier this month.On Aug. 9, the suspect approached the rear of the Dollar General after the store was closed, discovered survei

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-08-17 13:30:00

When Beyoncé and Jay-Z leave, Gamecocks might have to replace Williams-Brice field

South Carolina officials are prepared to replace the entire playing field at Williams-Brice Stadium a week before the Gamecocks football team’s season opener if damage causedby next week’s concert requires it.Husband and wife music superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z will hold a concert in the stadium Tues

THE STATE - 2018-08-16 16:57:00

Branchville, Bethune-Bowman hope to move up in Region 5-A

2018 looks primed to be a season of transition for the Bethune-Bowman football team.First, there is change at the top. Veteran head coach Glynn Darby, who led the Mohawks from 2005-2012, is back at the helm of the program after coaching stops at Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Lake Marion, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-17 02:15:00

Crime blotter for Aug. 17

Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:An Aiken man reported Wednesdaysomeone stole the license platefrom his car while it was parked on Ridgecrest Road.Deputies charged a homeless man Wednesday withsecond-degree burglary and possession of a controlled su

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-08-16 22:55:00

Orangeburg man accused of breaking into home, biting woman

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s OfficeAn Orangeburg man allegedly broke into a woman’s home Tuesday night and attacked her, leaving teeth marks in her back, according to an incident report.Desmond Johnson, 24, of 328 Fair Street, is facing charges of kidnapping and two counts each of first-degree burgla

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-16 20:00:00

"There's blood everywhere;" 911 call describes aftermath of armed robbery at Family Dollar

The report says when deputies got to the scene they found a woman on the ground behind the counter with gunshot wounds. A man wearing all black with a bandana over his face held the female employee at gunpoint, demanded money, and then shot her multiple times when she could not open the register.

WJBF.COM - 2018-08-15 22:40:47

Search Underway for Missing Cottageville Woman

“Somebody called me yesterday and said ‘send the law to Bama Road’. They said ‘I don’t wanna be the bearer of bad news, I don’t wanna be in the middle of it. I can’t promise you that it’s true and I can’t promise you that it isn’t bad,” she said.


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TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-16 07:00:00

City of Walterboro says “Tarp it or Ticket” - The Colletonian

The City of Walterboro is moving forward with a new push to help stop litter bugs in a new program called “Tarp it, or Ticket.” The program has been implemented and successful in other parts of the state such as Greenville. Dana Cheney, Chairman of the City of Walterboro’s Appearance Board, recent

THECOLLETONIAN.COM - 2018-08-16 12:54:32

International teachers come to Colleton classrooms - The Colletonian

Walterboro Mayor Bill Young was among those who attended the 4-day-long event. Additionally, dignitaries with both the city, Colleton County and the Colleton County School District were on hand to welcome new teachers and district staff. The event was also coordinated by the Walterboro-Colleton Cham


Colleton Center features new name, new line-up for big events - The Colletonian

The area non-profit organization consist of the physical space that is formerly the county’s elementary school, and is located along Hampton Street near Walterboro. For the last several years, the Colleton Center has operated as a rental facility and community event space. This week, the center’s Bo


Police asking for help locating women wanted for fraud

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help locating an Aiken woman wanted on charges of fraud.Denea Latoya Burts, 29, has outstanding warrants for financial transaction fraud, according to a release provided by Aiken Public Safety.


Crime blotter for Aug. 16

Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:Deputies charged a Grovetown woman Wednesday morning withproviding false information to policeafter she gave deputies multiple wrong names when asked to identify herself during a traffic stop on Abear Street in Grani