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Florence man to spend nearly 4 years in jail for gun charge

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Florence man will spend the next few years in jail after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a handgun. According to a press release from the office of United States Attorney Beth Drake, 26-year-old Bobby Eric Spates, of Florence, pleaded guilty in federal court

WBTW.COM - 2018-03-19 19:27:14

Parents want answers from Florence School District 1 after West Florence resignations

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - News13 has continued to ask Florence School District One officials for more information on the resignations, administrative leave, and firing of five West Florence High School employees. Softball coach Kevin Jones, basketball coach Pete Ellis, and long-time principal Pam Quick,

WBTW.COM - 2018-03-21 04:31:36

Deputies increase patrols, investigate graffiti threats at Darlington Co. schools

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC - Extra deputies are helping to increase security at some Darlington County schools, after the sheriff's office says its noticed an increase in threatening graffiti incidents. Lt. Robert Kilgo, spokesman for the Darlington County Sheriff's Office, says school resource officers

WBTW.COM - 2018-03-19 21:09:52

Weather service: 'Storms will start firing up' mid-afternoon

The National Weather Service says storms are expected Tuesday as a warm front pushes north. "As it does that, it'll bring some juicier air for storms to develop," said NWS Forecaster Doug Hoehler. "As the afternoon goes on, they may get stronger and reach severe." Storms are expected from east of Fl

MYRTLEBEACHONLINE.COM - 2018-03-20 14:57:00

Man wanted for questioning after shooting on W. Lucas Street injures one

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The Florence Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a person wanted for questioning in regards to a shooting on March 16 in the 200 block of West Lucas Street, according to a press release from Florence PD. During the shooting, one person was injured a

WMBF - 2018-03-19 14:58:45

Lake City working to alleviate flooding

LAKE CITY, S.C. - Lake City Mayor Lovith Anderson Jr. said the city is working on plans to help alleviate flooding in some areas of the city. He said Lake City is low lying, and there have been problems of flooding when there are substantial amounts of rain. Anderson, along with other city officials

SCNOW - 2018-03-20 01:35:00

Horry County police plan to cut 24 patrol officer jobs after losing school officer contract

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - While Horry County continues to grow, the proposed county budget cuts 24 patrol officer jobs from the police department. County council will talk about the budget and give direction to staff at its retreat on Thursday and Friday. The next budget calls for 107 patrol officer posi

WBTW.COM - 2018-03-20 14:58:37

Georgetown steel mill accepting applications through S.C. Works

The Georgetown steel mill is hiring. Liberty House Group, the new owner of the mill, has job listings for the mill through the state's employment network, SC Works. The jobs include electrical and mechanical maintenance technicians and operating technicians. Hourly pay ranges from $14 to $21 an hou

SOUTHSTRANDNEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 15:15:00

West Florence High School principal signed a fill-in-the-blank resignation letter

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - In a resignation letter with blank spaces for information like the person's name and the date, West Florence High School principal Pam Quick said she was resigning for 'personal reasons.' News13 obtained the letter through a Freedom of Information Act request. Copyright 2018 N

WBTW.COM - 2018-03-19 20:47:26

Lake City Hippie Fest 2018

LAKE CITY, SC (WBTW) - Hippie Fest is one groovy festival featuring artists and vendors, as well as live music. 2018's Lake City Hippie Fest was sold out for vendors maxing out at 100 of them. They featured handmade goods, local goods and bohemian shopping. Also at the festival were cirque performe


Deputies investigate shooting in Hartsville; no one injured

HARSTVILLE, SC - The Darlington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in Hartsville, Sunday evening. According to Lt. Robert Kilgo with the Darlington County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened around 6 p.m., in front of a home on McKeithans St. Deputies met with the victim who sai


Parents charged after teething baby thrown from unstrapped car seat lands on head

CONWAY, S.C. - Two South Carolina parents face child neglect charges after a teething baby was allegedly thrown from his unstrapped car seat by his father. According to The State, 22-year-old Jacob Lowman became "angry" on March 10 when his son started to cry, so he threw the baby's car seat in the

FOX5SANDIEGO.COM - 2018-03-19 22:57:04

Florence Co. man pleads guilty to animal cruelty after 28 dogs recovered

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A Florence County man pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty after 28 dogs, including eight puppies, were rescued from his care, according to officials. Randy Riner, of Scranton, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, first and second offense, on March 14, according t

WMBF - 2018-03-19 19:45:18

One hurt, cars damaged in Florence shooting

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - One person was hurt and several vehicles were damaged in an overnight shooting in Florence Saturday. According to Lt. Mike Brandt with the Florence Police Department, just after 10 Saturday night officers responded to the area of Gaillard St. and Kershaw St. after hearing guns


Town hall meeting planned for Lake City students

LAKE CITY, S.C. - Lake City Mayor Lovith Anderson Jr. said he wants to give high school students an opportunity to meet their elected officials at their level, ask questions and learn about their lines of responsibility. That is why the Lake City and the Florence District Three School Foundation hav


Fatal crash reported in Florence County

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WBTW) - A fatal crash has been reported in Florence County on I-20 near mile marker 140 on the eastbound side, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. News13 has reached out to SCHP for more for information. Right now we don't know the number of fatalities or any additi


Driver dies in early Sunday morning Interstate 20 crash

FLORENCE, S.C. -- The driver of an east-bound car on Interstate 20 died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash. Lance Cpl. David Jones said that about 2 a.m. an east-bound KIA Optima ran off the left side of the Interstate and into the median before the driver over corrected and then ran off


Two hurt in early morning Marion shooting

MARION, SC (WBTW) - Two people were injured during a shooting early Sunday morning in Marion. According to the Marion Police Department, at approximately 4 in the morning, a vehicle pulled up next to another in the 2300 block of Hwy. 76 in Marion and started shooting. Two people were injured in th


Conway parents arrested after baby boy thrown from car seat, landing on head

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Conway parents were arrested for unlawful neglect of a child after their baby was allegedly thrown from his car seat, according to a police report from Horry County Police. 20-year-old Juliana Biggerstaff and 22-year-old Jacob Lowman were arrested on Thursday after a complainant


East Florence County refuse pile burns

FLORENCE, S.C. -- A refuse handling facility by Florence Regional Airport caught fire Saturday morning and is expected to keep firefighters tied up for at least the early afternoon. Windy Hill and Florence firefighters responded about 11:10 a.m. to Waste Management's Florence Transfer Station on St.