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Coroner: Body found in South Carolina pond showed no trauma
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A coroner says an autopsy on a body pulled from a pond at a city park found no signs of trauma. News outlets report Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release that the cause of death is "pending further studies." He identified the dead person as 29-year-old Jerry
SC forest industry margins chopped by rising transportation costs
Log Creek Timber, a family-owned timber harvesting business in Johnston, has changed over the last year. The Edgefield County company more than doubled the number of log trucks it owns. It had 20 and then doubled down, buying 20 more. Another five are on the way. The business hired new drivers for e
Aiken Department of Public Safety looking to offload surplus guns
The city of Aiken, via its public safety department, wants to sell dozens of surplus guns to the highest bidder. Public Safety is looking to dispense of 43 guns spanning good, fair, and poor condition as well as various calibers, according to a request for proposals. The city is looking for federall
'It's Aiken': Annual Hoofbeats and Christmas Carols parade evokes holiday spirit
It's hard to say what the biggest hit was: Was it the horses? Or the costumed dogs? The candy, caroling or Christmas spirit?. On Saturday afternoon, the 10th annual Hoofbeats and Christmas Carols parade meandered its way through downtown Aiken, making pit stops at Trinity on Laurens and The Willcox
Missing 89-year-old Gainesville man found safe in South Carolina
Police say they've found an 89-year-old man who was reported missing. Alfred Wheeler Ringer of Gainesville, Georgia, had not been seen since Saturday morning around 10 a.m. At that time, he was in a gray 2002 Buick Park Avenue.
Crime blotter for Dec. 15
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:. An employee with an Aiken gas station on Robert M. Bell Parkway called police Thursday after three unknown black males stole multiple items from the store. The employee told deputies one suspect distracted her, questioning her by t
Santa Claus arrives for the Augusta Boys & Girls Club
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - You might find him in a mall, in a sleigh, or even a car but recently the jolly man, Santa Claus could be seen in a helicopter. "That's just not something kids get to see every day," said Henry Stevens IV.
Hundreds gather in Aiken County to memorialize veterans
GRANITEVILLE — Hundreds of veterans, active-duty servicemen, Junior ROTC participants and other neighbors were part of a gathering Saturday afternoon at Sunset Memorial Gardens, for Aiken County's largest Wreaths Across America program.
SC inmate says religion entitles him to smoke pot in prison
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against the state prisons department, accusing the agency of violating his religious freedoms by not allowing him to smoke marijuana or keep his hair in dreadlocks.
Beloved South Carolina Grandmother Celebrates Her 105th Birthday
Bethune, SC - (WLTX) Today there was a celebration of life in Bethune as a great grandmother of 5 celebrated her 105th birthday. Tambourines were played and songs were sang as friends and family came from all over to celebrate Lula Mae Dyers remarkable birthday milestone at the Sandy Level Baptist C
South Carolina man with alleged nefarious intent found hiding under rig
Cocke County authorities Thursday morning arrested a South Carolina man who allegedly planned to rob the driver and then steal his tractor-trailer rig from a location off Zanzabar Road.
2019 Johnston Community Calendars now on sale
The Johnston Development Corporation’s annual Community Calendar is now on sale. The 2019 calendar features birthdays, wedding anniversaries, community meetings and more. Calendars are $6 each, and can be purchased from DJ’s Corner Cuts, 416 Lee St. A, Johnston.
Warrenville man charged with abandoning puppy in Aiken hotel room
A Warrenville man was charged Thursday in connection with an incident in March, where a puppy was abandoned with no food or water in an Aiken hotel room. Richard John Hickox, 54, of the 200 block of Chalk Bed Road, is charged with animal cruelty/abandonment of an animal, according to jail records.
North Carolina, South Carolina battle to a draw in Shrine Bowl
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Guess the border battle between North and South Carolina will have to wait a year before finally being settled. The 82nd meeting between the top gridiron standouts from North and South Carolina finished in a 10-all tie at Wofford College’s Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg. It is only
Greenwood man faces drug, gun charges
Chadarius Rashad Leverette, 26, of 337 N. Emerald Road, Greenwood was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, simple possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a pistol.
This Massive Gift Shop In South Carolina Is Like No Other In The World
Most people who’ve traveled through Marion, South Carolina are at least familiar with the most unusual country store ever. It’s located on Highway 501 and is one third of the way between Interstate 95 and Myrtle Beach. For everyone else, if this isn’t a regular route you travel, then you’ve been mis
What Others Say: On SC being sickest state
South Carolina was recently deemed the sickest state in the country with 4.3 percent of the population (about 176,300 people) experiencing flu-like symptoms, according to Kinsa, a company tracking where flu-like illness is spreading in real time with the help of its smart thermometers.
SC attorney general applauds ruling on health care overhaul
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top prosecutor is applauding a federal judge's ruling that President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Attorney General Alan tells The Associated Press that he has always believed the health care overhaul to be flawed. He says the legal ch
Piecemeal changes have made South Carolina's school funding less stable, less equitable
South Carolina set out four decades ago to pay for its schools more fairly by lifting its poorest communities and divvying up money based on what it actually cost to teach a child.
A Visit To This South Carolina Animal Sanctuary Is Perfect For Your Next Outing
Much of the Palmetto State is considered farm country. In fact, according to the Farm Bureau, in 2015, more than 25,000 farms (large and small) were located in South Carolina. But, there’s only one Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary. It’s a working farm dedicated solely to farm animals that needed