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Exhibition of art by Manning Williams at Florence County Museum

FLORENCE, S.C. – Works by South Carolina artist Manning Williams are being exhibited at the Florence County Museum through Sept. 22. Williams (1939-2012) was a Charleston native who began his career as a realist artist. He attended College of Charleston and undertook graduate studies at the Pennsylv


Fifth-grader severely injured in fight at South Carolina school

WALTERBORO, S.C. - A South Carolina school says one of its fifth-graders was wounded in a fight and has since been hospitalized. The State reports the Colleton County School District says the Forest Hills Elementary School student was airlifted to medical center for treatment after the Monday fight.


Motorist dies in single-vehicle collision on I-95 South in Clarendon Co.

CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - One person has died after a vehicle crashed Friday morning on I-95. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around shortly around 10:40 a.m. The driver of a 2011 GMC SUV was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road


South Carolina and the unbearable whiteness of being Beto O'Rourke

Beto O’Rourke traveled Friday and Saturday to South Carolina, where the job of any primary contender is to secure the support of the nearly two thirds of Democratic primary voters there who are black.


Moving Panthers HQ to South Carolina could mean light rail extension

COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – Leaders across South Carolina are talking about ways to bring North and South Carolina together as the Panthers eye a possible move to the Palmetto State.


Former Manning police chief back in federal court Thursday

MANNING, SC (WIS) - Former Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer will be back in federal court in Charleston on Thursday. A pretrial conference is scheduled for 10 a.m., as the former officer faces charges of theft of federal funds and money laundering after serving as police chief for more than two de


Man convicted of killing South Carolina man on porch

LANCASTER, S.C. - A South Carolina man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after he was convicted of murder in the shooting death of a police officer's brother in 2017.


United States Daughters of 1812 chapter organized

MANNING, S.C. — The Captain Elisha Bethea Chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812 was chartered on Jan. 20 at the Presbyterian Church in Manning. The chapter was organized a year ago with 11 members and has grown to 37 members.


South Carolina lawmakers may give $96 million back to taxpayers

ROCK HILL, S.C. - If you live in South Carolina, you could be getting a little gift from the state. It could be enough cash for a date night or to fill up your tank at the gas station.


'Like a bomb going off': New details in school bus crash that damaged a Sumter home, shed with students on-board

SUMTER, S.C. — New details about a school bus that crashed into a Sumter home while carrying five elementary school students on Friday. Authorities say the driver was looking into his rear-view mirror when he hit a curb and lost control of the bus causing severe damage to one home and a neighboring


Vance man accused of trying to kill rival

A Vance man accused of shooting at a rival has been taken into custody in Dorchester County. “This individual was apparently angered at his former girlfriend having found another,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “These two had already had a verbal confrontation about this matter a we


Lawmakers to discuss selling and managing Santee Cooper

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Discussions over what’s next for Santee Cooper continue at the State House Tuesday morning. Two committees in the House of Representatives will discuss proposals that could help to shape the future of the state utility.


Florence Police searching for two accused of attempted murder

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Police are searching for a pair of suspects Sunday after a victim was found with life threatening injuries. Florence Police say they received a shots fired call at Coit street in Sumter to find one person with life threatening gunshot wounds.


Stage play about bullying prepares for Sumter debut

SUMTER, S.C. — Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions.


Free smoke detectors available in Holly Hill

HOLLY HILL -- Free smoke detectors - complete with installation - are available to anyone who has a Holly Hill address. Holly Hill Fire Chief J.R. Bunch said that anyone who would like to have a smoke detector installed in their home needs to contact the fire department by Thursday, March 28. Caller


PREP ROUNDUP: Goodale helps Cheraw baseball top Dillon 7-5

CHERAW — McKenny Goodale went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBI to lead Cheraw to a 7-5 win over Dillon in baseball on Monday. Jonathan Gordon, Tegan Griggs and Cooper Thurman each had two hits for the Braves.


Big fish on big weekend at Santee

The third weekend in March was a big one for Santee with two major fishing events on the lakes and a festival in the Town of Santee. Crappie anglers from five states traveled to Lakes Marion and Moultrie to participate in a Crappie USA Super Event presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s. Local and trav


Prisma Health asks Sumterites to participate in assessment

Prisma Health is encouraging residents of Sumter, Richland, Lexington, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee and Pickens counties to participate in the 2019 community health needs assessment survey designed to help improve the overall health and wellness of communities by identifying community needs, the use


BARNYARD BRIEFS: Ashlee Hutto completes farm management program

Ashlee Hutto of Lee Newman Farms in Sumter completed the Executive Farm Management program. Participants focus on all aspects of management needed to successfully manage today’s large, commercial, family-owned farms across the Southeast. The 12-day program is delivered over six weeks in three locati


Porter-Gaud's Josiah James, Goose Creek's Shayla Nelson lead All-Lowcountry basketball

Porter-Gaud’s Josiah James and Goose Creek’s Shayla Nelson, The Post and Courier's All-Lowcountry high school basketball players of the year, do their work on the hardwood in dramatically different ways.