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Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 00:09:18

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

Hartsville Rotary Club feeds first responders on 9/11

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Hartsville Rotary Club held is first 9/11 first responder event. The club decided to honor first responders by providing them pizza at lunchtime on Sept. 11. Club members visited the Hartsville Police Department and the Hartsville F

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 07:30:00

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

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

art - willow drive provided

PHOTO PROVIDED Sumter School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Debbie Hamm, center, recently visited the Eagle's Nest at Willow Drive Elementary School. As part of her visit, she toured the school's campus and met many scholars and staff while ... This item is available in full to subscribers PHOT

ITEM - 2017-09-17 13:29:26

Concern grows for missing man last seen at Sumter hospital

SUMTER COUNTY, SC Michael J. Thomson went missing after being treated at the Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter on September 10. The 55-year-old Sumter man was last seem wearing blue scrubs pants, a green t-shirt and brown flip-flops The Sumter County Sheriff's Department alert stated. Thoms

THE STATE - 2017-09-19 22:38:00

Sumter Deputies Concerns Grow Over Missing Man

Sumter County, SC (WOLO) - The Sumter County Sheriff's office says they're growing more concerned over the disappearance of a man they say has been missing since September 10th, 2017. Authorities say the last time he was seen was at the Palmetto Tuomey Hospital the same day he was being treated ther

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-09-19 14:16:33

USC Sumter sees 20 percent more students enroll than in fall 2016

Increases in dually enrolled high school students and new freshmen on campus have led to a sizable uptick in enrollment at University of South Carolina Sumter this fall, according to college officials. USC Sumter Enrollment Manager Joe Mews provided the trend statistics recently. Mews conservatively

ITEM - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

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

Log Truck Accident Block Highway 601 at I-20

Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) - An accident involving a log truck is blocking Highway 601 near Interstate 20. Chief Dennis Ray with the Lugoff Fire Department said on Twitter that all lanes on 601 are blocked. The collision involves two vehicles, one of which is the log truck. We're told the logs have

WLTX.COM - 2017-09-19 19:25:49

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: All lanes blocked on US 601 at I-20 following 2-vehicle collision

A 2-vehicle crash that's forced logs on the roadway has all lanes blocked at US 601 at I-20 in Lugoff. First responders are on the scene to attend to reported injuries and to clear the roadway. Travelers are urged to avoid the area and find an alternate route. Major MVC involving 2 commercial vehi

WIS-TV - 2017-09-19 19:14:07

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

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