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Marcus Rivera elected mayor of Barnwell

The new mayor of the City of Barnwell is ready to get to work to help his hometown. Marcus Rivera was sworn in as mayor on Monday, March 18 after being elected during a special March 12 election to serve out the remainder of former Mayor Edward Lemon’s term. Rivera received 497 of the 892 votes whil


Fugitive 18-year-old woman caught, to be charged with killing Orangeburg man, 68, in February

A teenager accused of murdering a 68-year-old Orangeburg man on Feb. 10 is now in custody. On Friday afternoon, Orangeburg Department of Public Safety announced that Tyekiva Harvin, 18, of Myrtle Beach, was taken into custody with the assistance of the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.


Two Barnwell natives prosper as family court judges

Two Barnwell County natives recently celebrated their one-year anniversaries of serving as family court judges in South Carolina. Huntley S. Crouch and Angela W. Abstance have something in common. They both are from Barnwell County and were influenced by the small community that led them where they


Death of a young South Carolina bike rider

WJBF - The Aiken County Coroner's office reported the death if seven-year-old Bryson Mikell of Warrenville. Bryson and his brother were riding bicycles on Ralph Green Dr. when he was struck by a car as he attempted to cross the street around 6:35 pm. Bryson was pronounced dead at the scene.


7-year-old killed in Aiken County crash

AIKEN COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA (WFXG) - A 7-year-old child in Langley, South Carolina was hit by a car while riding his bike. It happened around 7 p.m. on Dunbar Street at Ralph Green Drive.


Barnwell County Soil & Water Conservation District commissioners sworn in

Brenda H. Nettles and Dr. Michael J. Sullivan took the oath of office as Commissioners of the Barnwell Soil and Water Conservation District on March 5, 2019 during an award luncheon held at the Edisto Research & Education Center in Blackville.


3 shooting incidents under investigation in Johnston, South Carolina

JOHNSTON, S.C. (WJBF) — The Johnston Police Department is investigating several shooting incidents within the last week. One man has already been arrested in connection with one of the cases.


Bamberg-Barnwell Emergency Medical Center to open in April; ribbon cutting scheduled

BAMBERG COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) -- The new Bamberg-Barnwell Emergency Medical Center will open in April and officials are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. The ceremony will take place on Monday, April 1, at 11 a.m.


SC man charged with attempted murder after shootout with wife's male friend

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — A man trying to confront his wife about a possible affair ended up with a gunshot wound and criminal charges. Marcus Glover, 31, initially told Orangeburg County deputies that he was just driving along "minding his own business" when he heard gunfire and noticed he was shot


Court hearing on animal attack cancelled; suspect dogs to be adopted out of state

Three dogs that may have been involved in an animal attack at a local farm will be sent out of state for adoption, according to Aiken County officials. The dogs — three pit bull mixes — were surrendered by their owners earlier this month during a court hearing that followed an attack at a Vintage Va


2 dead after shooting in Hampton County

HAMPTON CO., S.C. (WTOC) - The Estill Police Department has confirmed to WTOC that two men were found dead from gunshot wounds on Frankie Bennett Circle early Saturday morning.


Child dies after being hit by car in Warrenville

A seven-year-old has died after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday afternoon in Warrenville. Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables says Bryson Mikell, 7, of Warrenville was riding his bicycle with his brother on Ralph Greene Drive just after 6:30 p.m.. When Bryson tried to cross Chaffee Street, he wa


School bus slams into South Carolina home

SUMTER, S.C. — A Sumter school bus crashed into a home, causing severe damage to the house but no serious injuries to the students. The collision happened Friday afternoon McCray's Mill Road, which is near Sumter High School.


Man admits taking handgun to S.C. State

A 20-year-old West Columbia man admitted that he took a handgun on the campus of S.C. State University without authorization of school officials. Charlie Titus Graham Jr., of 303 Lloydwood Drive, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun on March 5.


Coroner IDs child killed by hit-and-run driver

ORANGEBURG, SC (T&D) - The Orangeburg child killed Friday by a hit-and-run driver on Berry Street has been identified. Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall on Saturday said Kyshawn Rasheen Gallishaw, 5, of 815 Horger St., was killed when struck by a vehicle.


Aiken woman charged with domestic violence of 'high and aggravated nature'

An Aiken woman has been charged with domestic violence of a "high and aggravated nature" following an alleged knife fight at her residence. Yuvonda Pope was taken into custody and booked on multiple charges, including driving under suspension and providing false information to deputies.


Child dies after being struck in Orangeburg

ORANGEBURG, SC (T&D) - A 4-year-old boy died Friday after being struck by a vehicle on Berry Street in Orangeburg. The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m., Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Capt. Victor Cordon said.


Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has zero tolerance for DUI and disorderly conduct at Steeplechase

AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA (WFXG) - More than 30,000 people filled Bruce’s Field Saturday for the 53rd Running of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase. The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and other security agencies worked to protect and control the crowd. The biggest issue is drinking - and there’s an increase i


Goody's to close Bamberg store in November

BAMBERG -- A clothing department store is closing in November. Goody's Family Clothing Store, which is owned by Stage Stores Inc., announced it is closing its store at 3577 Main Highway. An exact date in November has not been determined.


Energy Secretary Rick Perry talks SRS, pit production following Plant Vogtle event

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry firmly believes the Savannah River Site is the right place to recurrently produce a large tranche of plutonium pits. Speaking to reporters on Friday after an event at Plant Vogtle in Georgia, Perry said he thinks SRS can "absolutely" take on a 50-pits-per-year mis