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Florence woman's death ruled homicide following autopsy results

Police in Florence discovered the body of Qatar Ramadan, 66, of Florence, in her apartment at 154 North Franklin Drive around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 4. Police were at the residence for a welfare check, according to Lt. Mike Brandt of the Florence Police Department.

WBTW.COM - 2018-08-15 15:20:29

Red Apple Passes available for Darlington County residents

This year, Red Apple Pass registration events will also be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lamar Library on Aug. 23, the Hartsville Library on Aug. 28, and the Society Hill Library on Aug. 30.

SCNOW - 2018-08-15 08:30:00

Two men dead after Bennettsville shooting

BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - Two men are dead after a shooting in Bennettsville early Wednesday morning.According to Bennettsville Police Chief Kevin Miller, the shooting happened on Crossland Street around 1:18 a.m. Wednesday morning.Two men are confirmed dead, but Chief Miller was unable to say if t

WBTW.COM - 2018-08-15 10:34:11

Darlington looking for quick start to season

“Senior wise, we have a better group," he said. "We’re still going to start a bunch of young guys. We don’t start a senior on the offensive line. We start one senior on the defensive line.”

SCNOW - 2018-08-14 21:00:00

Florence Police searching for Pee Dee 'bubble bandit'

Florence, S.C. (WPDE) —Florence Police officers are looking for the public's help in catchingthe now notorious "bubble bandit."They say the suspect was seen driving a red Ford Expedition and is wanted for questioning in the vandalism of the fountain at 200 West Evans Street on Aug. 12.Five fountains

WPDE.COM - 2018-08-14 16:17:57

Marlboro County teen dies in single-vehicle crash

The 6:55 p.m. crash happened when her south-bound Honda Accord ran off the right side of Salem Road and into some trees, said Cpl. Sonny Collins, South Carolina Highway Patrol.

SCNOW - 2018-08-15 17:02:00

Darlington County school board Oks $18.3M bid for new school

The unanimous vote to approve the bid of $18,273,810 came during the board’s regular meeting.

SCNOW - 2018-08-14 01:26:00

Florence-Darlington Technical College enrolls 5,439 undergrads

At Florence-Darlington Technical College, 70 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 64 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Asbestos removed from Florence elementary school

Crosby sent us the district’s application for asbestos abatement showing asbestos was remove 8,200 square feet of flooring and 9,000 square feet of mastic in the 400 wing of the school.

WPDE.COM - 2018-08-14 14:55:11

Darlington Middle School hosts teacher tech conference

"Teachers, instructional assistants, as well as administrators and school level staff [were] here just to find out ways that they can engage students and change what they're doing enhance what they're doing in their classrooms," Carla Jefferson, instructional technology coordinator for the school di

WBTW.COM - 2018-08-14 15:42:31

SC Highway Patrol investigating early morning crash

Darlington, S.C. (WPDE) —South Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating an early morning accident in Darlington with injuries.It happened just after 1:00 a.m. on South Charleston Street near the intersection of Shadeland Circle.Troopers haven't said how many people were hurt, or how seriou

WPDE.COM - 2018-08-14 06:25:54

Timmonsville police looking for missing man

Timmonsville, S.C. (WPDE) —Timmonsville police need your help to find Delonte Rouse.He's 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds.He was last seen on Aug. 4 at a party on Davenport Drive in Timmonsville around 11:30 p.m.He was wearing a blue T-shirt and blue jeans with white shoes.Anyone wi


Foster families needed in Darlington County

“When a child comes into foster care, everything about their home life changes,” Darlington County Department of Social Services Director Ron Krein said. “If we can keep them in the same county, we have a possibility of keeping them in the same school, church, ball team or scout troop. That gives th


Man charged after shooting gun at Darlington County store

Darlington, S.C. (WPDE) —A man has been charged after he fired a shot Friday night outside the Dollar General on Highway 52 in Darlington County, according to Lt. Robby Kilgo.Kilgo released the following statement:“An individual negligently discharged a firearm into the air. Deputies were in the are


Darlington County Sheriff's Department's National Night Out

Darlington County Sheriff’s Department celebrated National Night Out, an annual community-building event promoting a positive relationship between law enforcement and the community, on Tuesday night with an outdoor event at Darlington Middle Schools. Hundreds came out to enjoy food, games, entertain


Possible injury at Sunday’s Smackdown Live house show

There’s been a possible injury at tonight’s SDLive house show in Florence, SC involving Tye Dillinger.Tye Dillinger was in a match against Shelton Benjamin but it ended in a countout finish early after the referee put up the “X” gesture with his arms to signal to the back that Dillinger was legitima


Florence woman battling cancer starts jewlery line

"I was getting chemo and I was sitting there thinking about stuff and I just like ‘you know what,’ what if I did something fun...and what if I could inspire people," Dubose said.


WWE Superstar apparently injured at live event | Wrestling News

We don’t have many details but we got reports from fans at the WWE live event in Florence, SC about a possible injury to Tye Dillinger.Dillinger was in a match against Shelton Benjamin but they went to a countout finish early after the referee did the “X” gesture with his arms to signal to the back


Cars struck by bullets outside Florence apartment complex

Florence, S.C. —Some cars were struck by bullets just after 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon at an apartment complex on Willow Trace Drive off of South Cashua Drive in Florence, according to officials with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.Official said thankfully no one was hurt.Some neighbors in th


Nine-day Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair opens on Friday

FLORENCE, S.C. – The 68th annual Eastern Carolina Agriculture Fair is scheduled to begin Friday, and it will run through Saturday, Aug. 25.