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Man shot and killed outside night club in Florence

Florence, S.C. (WPDE) —A man has died after he was shot Friday morning near the parking lot of a nightclub on West Lucas Street in Florence, according to Lt. Mike Brandt with Florence police.Brandt said they're working with the Florence County Coroner's Office and more information will be released s

WPDE.COM - 2018-05-25 15:53:11

Florence Police seek public's help to identify pair

Florence Police investigators are asking for the public's assistance to identify people wanted for questioning.Florence Police Department PhotoFLORENCE, S.C. -- Investigators are asking for the public's assistance to identify people wanted for questioning.The two are wanted in connection with a May

SCNOW - 2018-05-25 20:10:00

Shooting at Magic City in Florence kills one

The victim later died from his injuries, according to Lt. Mike Brandt. Officers have learned that the shooting occurred in the parking lot of 155 West Lucas Street, Magic City. The shooting is under investigation and police aren't releasing any other information at this time.

WBTW.COM - 2018-05-25 20:02:47

Wrongful death lawsuit filed for prisoner death's during Lee Correctional riot

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the South Carolina Department of Corrections in connection with the Lee Correctional prison riot that took place on April 15, 2018, according to a press release from Evans Moore, LLC, who, along with Rhoad & Rhoad, and the Law Office of Grover Seaton,

WPDE.COM - 2018-05-24 16:20:29

Florence principle on leave after traffic accident charge

According to a press release from FSD1, Sneed Middle School Principal, Hayley Cagle is on administrative leave after she was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

WBTW.COM - 2018-05-25 23:18:18

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

Sheriff taking threat to Sumter middle school 'very seriously' through threat deemed 'not credible' - ABC Columbia

SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – A threat was made to Hillcrest Middle School Friday morning around the same time of a shooting at a middle school in Indiana.The Sumter County Sheriff said his office and school personnel are taking the threat seriously.This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2018-05-25 15:10:14

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

Lake City Launchpad winners get business boost

The Lake City Launchpad competition started Oct. 1, 2017. Seth Kines, executive director of Visit Lake City SC, said that from Oct. 1 through the end of last year, people could go to and submit their business idea. There were five simple questions people had to answer about their business idea on t


Deputies seize crack, cocaine, marijuana, guns in Kershaw Co.

While deputies served search warrants in Cassatt and Lugoff they charged three men and seized large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, crack and marijuana as well as seven pistols.


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.


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.


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

Lake City council approves comprehensive plan

Levonne Powell, a representative of the Pee Dee Council of Governments, said she worked with the Lake City Planning Commission on updating the plan for more than a year.


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.


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


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


Repeat offender facing drug charges following complaints for the Sumter community

“Despite being on bond, Wells chose to continue his illegal activity,” Chief Russell F. Roark III said.


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