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Hearing cancelled for Florence man charged in shooting that left man essentially lifeless

A hearing set for Thursday regarding Joshua Eaddy, 20, in the shooting of Malik McCollum, 20, who was shot in June of 2016 while riding in a car on Hoffmeyer Road in Florence has been cancelled, according to officials with the S.C. Attorney General's Office.

WPDE.COM - 2018-05-24 22:17:14

Hundreds turn out for Florence grocery store grand opening

Lidl, a German supermarket chain, began construction for a Florence location more than a year ago and officially opened the store with a ribbon cutting. The Florence store is the chain’s 12th location in South Carolina.

SCNOW - 2018-05-24 18:41:00

Proposed Behavioral Health Program would cut positions in Florence School District 1

During the nearly five hour meeting, Behavioral Health Counselor Supervisors, Lisa Spears, gave a presentation on a proposed program that would add the counselors into the general fund.

WBTW.COM - 2018-05-25 04:29:40

Fourth man arrested for armed robbery of Florence pawn shop

Tomarcas Donnell Swift, Jr., will face armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, conspiracy, and assault and battery in the 1st degree charges, according to a news release.


42 new jobs coming to Florence County

Sunstrand, LLC has announced it is locating a new biomaterial manufacturing operation in Florence County, with an $8.4 million of capital investment that will create 42 new jobs, according to a news release.

WPDE.COM - 2018-05-23 13:05:27

Florence Family Medicine aims for personal touch

Florence Family Medicine, at 315 N. Beltline Drive, Suite E, provides primary care services including sports physicals, sick visits, preventive medicine, routine health maintenance, management of chronic medical illnesses and more.

SCNOW - 2018-05-24 23:18:00

Diver recovers body after drowning at Hartsville lake

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WBTW.COM - 2018-05-24 21:39:15

Turning point led to Latta baseball's second state crown in four years

Remember Hartsville? Or, as Latta coach Don Cribb would joke, “You mean, 0-for-Hartsville?”

SCNOW - 2018-05-25 01:19:00

Nine South Florence seniors return to elementary school for 'Graduate Walk'

Nine prospective graduates from South Florence participated Wednesday morning in a “graduate walk” through the hallways of their former grade school, Dewey L. Carter, in front of hundreds of elementary students.

SCNOW - 2018-05-24 01:46:00

Florence County deputies search for this suspected thief

According to investigators, on or about May 1, deputies responded to a larceny call on Cypress Road in Florence. Surveillance video captured the images of a person of interest and a vehicle in connection to the crime.

WBTW.COM - 2018-05-23 19:44:27

Fourth suspect arrested in Florence pawn shop armed robbery; some guns recovered

"Tomarcas Donnell Swift, Jr., will face armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, conspiracy and assault and battery in the first degree charges stemming from this incident," said Lt. Mike Brandt, Florence Police Department, in a release on the arrest.


Smith campaign confirms it considered Florence's Williams-Blake for ticket

According to a source close to Williams-Blake, she was approached by the Smith campaign about the role of lieutenant governor and agreed to go through the vetting process. After the vetting process, the source said, Williams-Blake was one of three finalists for the position.

SCNOW - 2018-05-24 02:04:00

Lidl holding its grand opening Thursday in Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. — Lidl, a German grocery store chain, will celebrate the grand opening of its Florence location beginning at 7:40 a.m. Thursday.

SCNOW - 2018-05-24 02:22:00

Holiday Band to perform at Florence After Five

The Holiday Band is scheduled to perform originals and covers of Carolina beach music. The band has recorded eight studio albums and has performed at 150 concert venues since its formation in 1991. The band features seven musicians: Mike Taylor, lead singer; Bob Martin on saxophone; Tim Taylor, sing

SCNOW - 2018-05-24 02:24:00

NAACP leader claims two Timmonsville officers involved in traffic stop

TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – In mid-April Reverend Jerrod Moultrie, president of the Timmonsville NAACP branch, claimed he was racially profiled by a Timmonsville police officer. The police department released body cam video that contradicted Moultrie’s claim, and now the NAACP says there may be more t

WBTW.COM - 2018-05-23 15:30:47

Florence home damaged by Tuesday afternoon fire

FLORENCE, S.C. -- A Florence home was damaged by a kitchen fire Tuesday afternoon.Florence firefighters responded at 12:51 p.m. to 654 Freeman Street and arrived to find smoke coming from the home, according to a release from Florence Fire Marshal Chris Johnson.Firefighters entered the home and foun


South Florence senior receives national recognition

FLORENCE, S.C. — With dreams of becoming a professional angler, South Florence High School senior James Gibbons is making big waves in the fishing world already.


A towel on fire, strangulation and shots fired: Man charged with attempted murder

A man threatened to burn down a home — while holding a gas tank and trying to light a towel on fire — before shooting at two victims, police allege in an arrest report.Horry County Police charged Frederico Najee' Page, 24, of Conway, with two counts of attempted murder in connection to a Sunday inci


Woman arrested for disorderly conduct after people panic, run out of Dillon movie theater

Dillon, S.C. (WPDE) —Several people panicked and ran out of the Dillon Cinema on Radford Boulevard after a woman stood up inside the theater and yell, according to an incident report.One woman told us she badly bruised her leg running out of the theater and her mother got hurt so bad that she had to


Police body camera footage tells a different story from So. Carolina NAACP chapter president’s claims

reported, “The Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, whose Facebook page says he is still the chapter’s president, posted on April 13 that he was racially profiled by a Timmonsville officer because he was ‘driving a Mercedes Benz and going home in a nice neighborhood.’ It is unclear what Timmonsville neighborhood