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Man on trial for Bennettsville prison murder

Phillip Stackhouse, 35, is on trial this week at the Marlboro County Courthouse for the murder of an inmate last February at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville, according to Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers. Phillip Antonio Stackhouse was an inmate at the prison when deputies said h

WPDE.COM - 2017-09-18 10:26:50

Laurinburg lumber company expansion will add 46 jobs

LAURINBURG - Edwards Wood Products, a Marshville-based company, will open a new sawmill creating 46 jobs in Scotland County. The state commerce department made the announcement in a news release Tuesday afternoon. The jobs will average $42,391, about $8,000 higher than the average Scotland County wa

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 17:32:51

Three enter special election for Carolina Forest's S.C. representative

Three candidates have filed to fill the General Assembly seat left open by former S.C. Rep. Mike Ryhal, R-Horry, who resigned this year. Ryhal said in his resignation letter in August that he was leaving due to family issues. He had served since 2014. Tim McGinnis, Adam Miller and Dwyer Scott will f

MYRTLEBEACHONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 23:57:00

Darlington police gear neighborhood watch toward apartment complexes

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - The Darlington Police Department wants to start neighborhood watch programs targeted to apartment communities in the city. Darlington Police Chief Danny Watson explained the program and benefits in a Facebook video, encouraging people to create watch groups and choose a block

WBTW.COM - 2017-09-19 19:46:41

Darlington man charged for shooting into home, police search for person of interest

Police are still looking for Edward Brown (left). Jacorey Miller was taken into custody this past weekend. DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - Darlington officers say they arrested one person for shooting into a home Saturday afternoon, but they're still searching for a second person of interest in the case.

WBTW.COM - 2017-09-18 17:50:54

Council considers ending rule requiring department heads to live in Darlington County

DARLINGTON, S.C. - The Darlington County Council is considering a move to lift a requirement that county government department heads must reside in Darlington County as a condition of employment. A proposed ordinance was introduced for first reading during a Tuesday council meeting. No action is tak

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 00:49:00

Man charged in 5-year-old boy's death in South Carolina

A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy in South Carolina. Darlington County Sheriff's Lt. Robby Kilgo said in a news release that 29-year-old Rodney Thomas Pittman Jr. of Hartsville was arrested in the shooting death Friday. Pittman is also cha

THE STATE - 2017-09-18 13:55:00

MIZ McKAY: When Steve died

One night last September, around 10:30 p.m., all of my children - Maggie; her husband, Glenn; Edward; Michael and his wife, Sonya; and Wayne - came to see me. I thought, "What in the world!?" They visited a little while, and my daughter Maggie said, "Mama, we got some bad news. Steve died." Steve wa

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 22:47:00

FCSO Traffic Safety Unit reports August statistics

FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Florence County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit conducted enforcement operations throughout Florence County during the month of August 2017. The unit's statistics for the month of August 2017 are as follows: Traffic Violations DUI: 19 Seatbelt: 100 Child Restraint Violatio

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 15:47:00

CITIZEN COLUMNIST: Educate not erase

Much has been written in recent months concerning removal of Confederate statues, flags and renaming of places that might offend some person or group. All must beware; this is a very slippery slope. I fully understand this is a very emotional issue, and there are two sides to every story. I grew up

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 22:52:00

South Carolina woman guilty of lying about marriage

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to lying to federal officials about a previous marriage. U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said in a news release that 41-year-old Herav Hizmi of Surfside Beach lied about a previous marriage to an Israeli citizen. Hizmi faces up to five years i

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 16:26:14

Junior League boosts dream of a downtown children's museum

Officials with eXplore and the Junior League of Florence pose with children and a banner for an upcoming exhinit on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library. JOSHUA LLOYD FLORENCE, S.C. - The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled, and eXplore is trying

SCNOW - 2017-09-18 21:57:00

City of Hartsville to lease proposed children's museum building to EdVenture

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - The city of Hartsville will buy the building at 146 W. Carolina Ave. in downtown Hartsville from EdVenture Inc. for $5 and will lease the building to EdVenture for $1 a year for five years for the establishment of a children's museum in Hartsville. The Hartsville City Council gave

SCNOW - 2017-09-18 23:38:00

Hartsville man charged with involuntary manslaughter

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - A Hartsville man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted violent felon. Bond was set Sunday afternoon at $25,000 or Rodney Thomas Pittman Jr., 29, who remains at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center. Special Victims Unit Investig

SCNOW - 2017-09-17 22:39:00

South Florence vs. West Florence Volleyball

The South Florence Bruins (6-3) volleyball team hosted the West Florence Knights (5-1) in a Tuesday night's local match up. The Knights swept the Bruins 25-10, 25-22, 25-19. Buy Now Avery Webb dishes out a set during the Tuesday night volleyball match between the South Florence Bruins and the West F

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 00:20:00

Scouts show off renovated quarters in Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. - The Boy Scouts of America/Pee Dee Area Council held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday afternoon to show renovations made to the organization's facility at 702 S. Coit St. in Florence. The Pee Dee Area Council spent approximately $50,000 to remodel the 6,000-square-foot building to make be

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 22:42:00

Florence District One music program kicks off with performance from graduates

FLORENCE, S.C. - Florence School District One's Musically Exceptional Program kicked off for the school year with a performance by Speak Easy, a band that includes four District One graduates and a retired band director. The band performed on Tuesday evening at West Florence High School. Laura Green

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 00:52:00

Florence County investigators release video of car burglary suspect

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office released a video Monday showing a man entering a car near South Church Street in Florence. Deputies hope that someone will recognize the man in the footage and reach out to officials. The press release from Major Michael N

WBTW.COM - 2017-09-18 20:51:46

Florence siblings raise money for Harvey victims

FLORENCE, S.C. - The previous time a Category 4 hurricane made landfall on the Texas coast was in 1961 - long before either of the Singh siblings were born. But after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Texas late last month, 16-year-old Simran and 14-year-old Nav Singh knew they wanted to do somethin

SCNOW - 2017-09-17 22:42:00

Chamber announces 2018 Leadership Florence class

FLORENCE, S.C. - The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce has announced the 22 members of its latest Leadership Florence class. Leadership Florence is a comprehensive nine-month program designed to motivate and cultivate leadership for the Florence area. Participants will attend various events durin

SCNOW - 2017-09-17 22:16:00