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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

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-12-16 18:16:14

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

THE POST AND COURIER - 2018-12-16 17:00:00

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

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-12-15 21:28:00

'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

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-12-16 01:48:00

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.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-12-16 05:30:00

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

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-12-14 18:47:00

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.

WJBF.COM - 2018-12-16 01:46:00

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.

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-12-16 03:10:00

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.

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-12-16 14:52:12

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

WLTX.COM - 2018-12-16 04:39:00

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.

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-12-16 04:45:00

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.

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-12-15 18:53:00

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.

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-12-14 19:30:00

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

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-12-16 03:21:00

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.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 21:05:00

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

ONLYINYOURSTATE - 2018-12-16 07:00:00

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.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-16 08:00:00

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

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-12-15 13:54:27

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.

THE POST AND COURIER - 2018-12-15 20:30:00

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

ONLYINYOURSTATE - 2018-12-15 07:00:00