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Florence County woman turns 103 years old on Valentine's Day

Florence, SC (WPDE) — Floria Eaddy celebrated her 103rd birthday on Valentine's Day. She was born on February 14, 1916 in the Claussen community of Florence County. The house she grew up in is still standing to this day. Eaddy lives nearby alone, but surrounded by her family. She said she's just tha


Police: Man who claimed 'black cat-like' attack said he cut his own clothing

New details have been released about the man investigators say claimed to be attacked by a large black wild animal resembling a cat. In an arrest warrant released Friday, investigators say Rickey Lynch, 33, of Hemingway, admitted he had lied about the attack and “cut his own clothing to give the app


Lake City Police Department starts zero-tolerance program

LAKE CITY, S.C. – The Lake City Police Department started a "zero-tolerance program" last week following a recent homicide at the Coker Mobile Home Trailer Park. Police Chief Kipp Coker said he responded to a call after a young man was shot and lost his life at the trailer park. And at that point, h


Florence police seek help identifying man in Walmart theft

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Police seek help identifying a man wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident at Walmart. The incident happened on Nov. 29 at the Walmart on Sourth Irby Street, however the police department sent the request for assistance on Friday.


Salley, South Carolina Police Chief throws hat in the ring to be next Aiken County Sheriff

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) - An Aiken County, South Carolina native and current police chief of Salley Jarrod Goldman is throwing his hat in the ring for sheriff of Aiken County.


Wade Hampton (H) boys at Lake City

Lake City hosted Wade Hampton (H) in Tuesday's first round of the Class 3A state playoffs. The Panthers lost 65-58. Scott covers prep sports, takes action photos and produces videos. An APSE award winner, he played college tennis on scholarship and earned degrees from Young Harris College (Ga.) and


Fatal wreck reported on Hwy 501 near Tanger Outlets

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Someone has died Friday following a wreck on Highway 501 near Tanger Outlets at Waccama Pines, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Our crew on scene said it appeared that a pedestrian was hit and the northbound lanes of 501 were blocked off.


Three hospitalized after crash at busy intersection in Florence County

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WBTW) - Three people were injured in a crash Wednesday morning in Florence County. The crash happened around 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of North Irby Street and East McIver Road, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. That's the location of an Exxon gas station.


Inmate escaped from South Carolina prison work site, officials say

A South Carolina inmate escaped from a work site late Thursday night, according to Tweets from the S.C. Department of Corrections. Cortney James Smith, 27, walked away from his job in Dilion at about 11:20 p.m., according to the Tweets.


South Carolina man wanted after cat thrown into a hot ashes

MULLINS, SC (WPDE) — A 55-year-old man is wanted after he threw a cat into hot ashes from a pile of burning trash. The incident happened at a home at the corner of McDaniels and Gold Street in Mullins, according to Mullins city animal control officer Eddie Edwards.


McMaster pushes plan for budget surplus in speech at Florence County Legislative Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Henry McMaster called on Florence leaders Wednesday to help spread the message to legislators about his plans for using the budget surplus, including improving education.


These orange alligators are raising eyebrows in South Carolina

(CNN)Two alligators with leathery orange skin are raising eyebrows in a community in South Carolina. CNN affiliate WJCL reported that a man discovered the reptiles at a pond in Bluffton. Maybe an overzealous Clemson Tigers fan slathered them with the team colors? Or they ate Flamin' Hot Cheetos? Or


South Carolina family suing Kanye West for copyright infringement

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A family from Fairfield County is suing Kanye West for copyright infringement. That suit was filed in a Charleston Federal Court. It’s over Kanye’s song “Ultralight Beam.”


Kamala Harris introduces herself to South Carolina with BBQ and a town hall

Kamala Harris made three commitments to Charleston voters Friday as she began her two-day swing through the early presidential primary state of South Carolina. She said she would stay relevant, declared she would win in 2020 and promised she would be back soon.


Students escape injury in Effingham school bus crash

FLORENCE, S.C. -- A bus load of students Thursday afternoon escaped injury when their bus ran a wheel into a ditch at the corner of Poor Farm and Bannockburn Roads in Effingham.


SC Highway Patrol responds to deadly crash near Carolina Forest

CAROLINA FOREST AREA, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is responding to a deadly crash near Carolina Forest. According to SCHP's website, the deadly crash happened around 7:25 p.m. on Waccamaw Pines Dr. at Hwy 501.


Mayor, council member resign in Hemingway

Hemingway Mayor Grady Richardson announced Thursday, through letters to each council member and to the press, that effective as of Feb. 14 he has retired. Richardson’s wife, Jenny, hand-delivered envelopes with the letters at the beginning of the Feb. 14 council meeting. She promptly left the meetin


Man cut from car, seriously injured in Timmonsville wreck

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (WPDE) — A man is in serious condition after he had to be extricated from his car following a wreck Friday morning on Warren Street in Timmonsville, according to an official on scene.


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Governor removes entire Richland County Elections Board. Unclaimed $1.5B prize: South Carolina could be big loser too. Bus driver shortage leaves some students chronically late.


Florence group aims to help women after they get out of prison

FLORENCE, S.C. – Tenacious Grace, a nonprofit women’s ministry in Florence, is getting new office space on Evans Street to continue its ministry to incarcerated women at the Florence Detention Center once they are released.