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After South Carolina riot, 48 'problematic' inmates shipped to private Mississippi prison
Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C., where seven inmates were killed and 17 other seriously injured in fights between prisoners. Sean Rayford/APSean Rayford
Deputies interrupt burglary in Darlington County
At approximately 1 a.m. Thursday, patrol deputies checking the Dollar General at the corner of Timmonsville Highway and Hoffmeyer Road located a person sitting in a vehicle outside of the store, and the front glass door to the business was broken, Sheriff Tony Chavis said.
1 arrested, another wanted after burglary at Darlington Dollar General
A press release from the Darlington County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Kristyn Ashley Feaster, of Florence, is charged with second degree burglary and 33-year-old John Lawrence Barfield, also of Florence, is wanted for second degree burglary.
Armed Suspect Robbed Family Dollar with Several Customers, Kids Inside, Deputies Say
The robber, described as being medium height with a stocky build wearing a gray hoodie, a light blue call cap, khaki pants, light-colored sneakers and dark gloves, was last seen running near the Elgin Fire Department. Witnesses say the hat appeared to be a Carolina Panthers one.
Two Darlington County Sheriff's deputies promoted
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Two Darlington County Sheriff's deputies have been promoted.Lt. Kaynnera Capers was promoted to captain while Cpl. Valerie Freeman has been promoted to lieutenant.“These two deputies have served the people of Darlington County extremely well,” said Sheriff Tony Chavis. “I look fo
Suspect wanted after burglary at church in Darlington
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Woman charged with murder after victim found dead in car
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Church break-in under investigation in Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. – According to Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis, deputies are investigating an overnight burglary at Round O Missionary Baptist on Society Hill Road.
As good as dead is not the same as dead
When my oldest daughter turned 8, she wanted a dog. We bought her a beagle, named Jewel, who wouldn't stay home. Jewel had a romantic encounter with a Labrador retriever, and before we knew it, puppies were on the way. I put my foot down and said we could not keep any puppies. My children whined and
Inmates families question why some state prisons still on lockdown following deadly riot
Taillon said, " Most SCDC facilities have air conditioning; some facilities were built without air conditioning. The facilities without air conditioning have other methods to control the temperature (fans, etc.)."
Two Arrests Made in String of Gun-Related Incidents in Sumter
Quintez Latroy Ford, 21, is charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and pointing and presenting a firearm after he fired shots in the air at a home on the 200 block of Cedar Avenue on May 4. Asiatic Jamal Samuel, 19, is charged with pointing and presenting a firearm at a man near a Reed Roman Roa
Deputies arrest man wanted for attempted murder in Timmonsville
Timmonsville, S.C. (WPDE) —The Florence County Sheriff's Office SWAT team arrested a man who was wanted for attempted murder out of Timmonsville, according to Chief Deputy Glen Kirby.The arrested happened on Wednesday near an apartment complex on Ervin Street. Kirby said the shooting happened earlie
Protest successful in Florence City Council election
The Board of State Canvassers of Municipal Elections, a seven-member board appointed by the executive committee of the state Democratic Party that consists of a member from each of South Carolina’s seven Congressional districts, ruled Thursday afternoon that another election would be needed for one
Darlington man charged in Tuesday Jamestown Avenue shooting
Frederick Deon Alford, 41, 501 Journeys End Road, is charged in connection with the 2 p.m. incident on Jamestown Avenue which happened following an argument between a man and his girlfriend's son, according to information from the Darlington County Sheriff's Office.
Pepsi Carolina Classic moving from West Florence to Florence Center
FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Pepsi Carolina Classic, previously a four-day event, is moving from West Florence High School to the Florence Center, and this year’s field will have eight teams instead of 12 for Dec. 27 through Dec. 29.
'Neptune's Island' water park opens in Hartsville
The park’s ribbon cutting was held Monday morning. Dozens of people braved the heat to participate in the grand opening ceremony and to be one of the first people in the park. The water park features water slides, a lazy river, a splash pad, and snack bars. City of Hartsville employees say the water
People in line at Florence Chick-fil-A for free food for a year
Why are they so excited about Thursday's grand opening? As one of the first 100 guests, these campers are promised free Chick-fil-A for an entire year.
Argument results in shooting in Darlington County
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an argument between a man and his girlfriend’s son that ended with one being shot.The incident took place at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday at a residence on Jamestown Avenue, according to Lt. Robby Kilgo with the Darlington Cou
Man gets 15 years in high-speed DUI crash that killed Florence woman
In court on Tuesday, Jonathan D. Brown was sentenced to 15 and one-half years for his role in the death of Challissah L-Ecole J Mills 8-months-ago. Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 6:29 p.m., Oct. 9, 2017, on SC-57.
Florence man to spend 4 years in jail, pay $1.2M for wire fraud
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Florence man was sentenced to more than four years in prison after defrauding people for nearly a decade, according to United States Attorney Sherri Lydon.