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MUSC to build new hospital for Lake City, Kingstree; close current facilities
LAKE CITY, S.C. -- Lake City and Kingstree will both lose their hospitals under a plan announced Friday by the Medical University of South Carolina which will build a new facility somewhere between the two communities.
Multi-county car chase ends in arrest
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A car chase that began at a bank in Florence county ended in Sumter county. Lake City police chief Kip Coker said that his officers were responding to a call about men in a car brandishing a gun. When his officers went to talk to the suspects in the parking lot of the TD Bank they t
New hospital for Williamsburg County
MUSC Health has signed a letter of intent with Williamsburg Regional Hospital and Lake City Community Hospital that authorizes MUSC to construct, own and operate a new $50 million replacement hospital.
South Carolina drug dealers arrested
NEWPORT—A pair of South Carolina residents were taken into custody this week in Newport after having active warrants for dealing drugs in their home state. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Newport police officers were dispatched to CVS in reference to an altercation between a male and female. Upon arrival, Patr
Man charged with hit and run death of a Kingstree woman
A South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper, conducting a routine traffic stop in Williamsburg County, has led to a suspect charged with the death of a Kingstree woman. Robert Richardson, Jr., 50, of Andrews is charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash involving Death. Richardson is currently serving a
Students at South Carolina school told to pick cotton, sing ‘slave song’ on field trip, report says
A South Carolina mother was outraged after her 10-year-old son was told to pick cotton and sing a “slave song” while on an elementary school field trip -- but the school reportedly defended the activity, saying it was about the "Great Depression."
Kingstree women charged with counterfeiting
Two Kingstree women have been arrested and charged with counterfeiting. According to Andrews Police Chief Tyrone York, on February 12, officers arrested Imesha Serelia Ragins, 25, and charged her with Counterfeit Money and Forgery. Ashley Michelle Woods, 33, was charged with Breach of Trust with Fra
More public land acquired in upper South Carolina
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with The Conservation Fund, has acquired 1,752 acres near Cleveland in northern Greenville County. The land, referred to as “Tall Pines,” includes about a mile of South Saluda River frontage and will be used to enhance fish and wildl
Missing 22-Year-Old Man Found Dead In His Truck Behind Target Store In S.C.
The body of 22-year-old Robert Clark Jr., who’s been missing from Hilton Head Island, S.C. since Monday, was found behind the Target store off of U.S. 278 in Bluffton, S.C., on Thursday.
$50 million MUSC hospital to replace 2 Pee Dee hospitals
CHARLESTON, SC (WMBF) – A brand new hospital will be coming to the Pee Dee. MUSC Health, the clinical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina, signed a letter of intent with the Lake City Community Hospital and Williamsburg Regional Hospital that authorizes MUSC to construct, own and
New South Carolina legislation taking aim at coyotes
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina state lawmakers have introduced new legislation that could earn you money. The Coyote Bounty Program is for the lawfully capture or killing of adult coyotes.
ABC15 News tip to police leads to arrest in threats against the Florence Center
FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — An ABC 15 News tip to Florence police led to an arrest of a man in connection with threats against the civic center, now called the Florence Center, according to Lt. Mike Brandt with Florence police.
Former Rep. Robert Smalls dies in South Carolina, Feb. 22, 1915
An escaped slave and Civil War hero, Robert Smalls, who served four terms as a representative from South Carolina’s southeastern corner, died in his hometown of Beaufort on this day in 1915 at age 75.
Lake City hopes to add roundabout to Main Street
LAKE CITY, SC (WBTW) - Businesses around Main Street in Lake City will soon see change as city officials look at adding a roundabout at the intersection of Church and Main Streets.
Miss Williamsburg County to compete in state pageant
KINGSTREE, S.C. —Adrianna Lorraine Johnson, Miss Williamsburg County Teen 2019, is set to compete for the title of Miss South Carolina Teen in June. A junior at Manning High School in Manning, Johnson’s platform focuses on changing society’s standards of what a beautiful woman is by integrating more
South Carolina is the 7th worst state for break-ins in the US, study says
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A purse stolen from a car; a TV taken from a home; a business robbed. These cases may seem unlikely but, with a "Top Ten" ranking for most break-ins, South Carolina residents may be wary.
Settlement reached in federal lawsuit alleging Florence school district knew of former SRO’s ‘inappropriate conduct’ with students
FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit filed by a former Florence County student who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former school resource officer who the district knew had a history of misconduct.
HCPD: No shots fired, no charges after barricaded person situation at CampusWalk Apartments
CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Horry County police say no shots were fired and no charges have been filed in Thursday's barricaded person situation at the CampusWalk Apartments near Coastal Carolina University.
Looking ahead to South Carolina presidential primaries
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA (WTOC) - We’re about one year away from the South Carolina presidential primaries. The state has already seen its fair share of potential presidential candidates.
Lake City post office dedicates new name to Frazier B. Baker
LAKE CITY, SC (WBTW) - Lake City held a ceremony exactly 121 years after a mob killed a postmaster and his two-year-old daughter in the 1800s. Frazier Baker and his daughter died back in 1898 and on Friday, the Lake City post office, elected officials and the Baker family honored their lives in a sp