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SCHSL Basketball Lower State Finals, Florence, Feb. 22

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - Here are the latest scores, highlights, and video from the SCHSL boys and girls basketball lower state finals from the Florence Center. The winners of these games will advance to play in the state finals next weekend (Mar 1-2) in Columbia at Colonial Life Arena.


South Carolina man surprised to find woman and her children moved into his home, report says

A South Carolina man was surprised to find some unwanted house guests when he returned home last week -- a woman and her children had made themselves at home. Kent Foster told FOX Carolina he went to his home in Union, South Carolina, after work to find that the furniture had been moved and someone


Marion Veterans of Foreign Wars Post opens new facility

MARION, S.C. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10319 in Marion held a grand opening for its new facility at 1767 Senator Gasque Road last week. The group was established in 2006 under former VFW Commander Duncan Godbolt and has a 65.5 percent membership. The building was constructed thanks to $250


South Carolina woman dies after ‘brutal attack’ by her dogs

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A South Carolina woman died after deputies said she was attacked by her two dogs. WYFF reported that Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke, 52, was wrestling with her dogs in the front yard of her Greenville home on Thursday when they suddenly became aggressive.


South Carolina’s role in setting the field for presidential elections

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Potential presidential candidates from across the country continue to visit the Palmetto State ahead of next year’s primaries. They’re here speaking to voters, eating our barbeque, Dr. Todd Shaw, the Chair for the Department of Political Science at the University of South Caroli


Former Myrtle Beach standout sinks game winner for Francis Marion

YOUNG HARRIS, GA – Sophomore forward Kiana Adderton canned a 15-foot jumper with two seconds remaining to give Francis Marion University a 51-50 come-from-behind victory over Young Harris College in Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball action on Monday evening (Feb. 18).


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


SLED agent fired following an arrest in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Callie Frances Alexander has been fired as a special agent with the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) following her arrest back in December on a DUI charge in Marion County, according to SLED Spokesperson Thom Berry.


MUSC to construct new hospital to serve Florence and Williamsburg Counties

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - MUSC has reached an agreement with the Lake City Community Hospital and Williamsburg Regional Hospital to allow them to build, own and operate a new replacement hospital.


MUSC plans to build a $50 million hospital, replacing two closing SC rural hospitals

The Medical University of South Carolina is planning even more expansion into rural South Carolina with the construction of a $50 million hospital, they announced Friday. It signals even more rapid growth for South Carolina's state-backed hospital system.


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.


FMU's YGB Choir to perform at library

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University’s Young Gifted and Blessed Choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library. The choir gathers students of various musical experience, ethnic backgrounds and ages to celebrate music and spirituality through the rich trad


FMU scholarship honors Speech Language Pathology program founder

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Francis Marion University has created a new scholarship honoring the founder of University’s new Speech Language Pathology Program. FMU President Dr. Fred Carter announced the new scholarship, named for the late Dr. Freda Campbell-Wilson, at the FMU African American Faculty & Staff


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.


One person shot, killed Saturday at Timmonsville night club

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. -- One person was shot and killed early Saturday morning at a Timmonsville night club. Florence County Sheriff's deputies responded at 2:21 a.m. to "multiple 911 calls" reporting a shooting at Mike's Warehouse on East Smith Street, according to a release from the Florence County S


Attorney seeking justice for man accusing to Florence County deputies excessive force

Attorney Cheveron T. Scott said he’s representing Tyler Fleming who said two Florence County deputies used excessive force against him earlier this week during an arrest outside a gas station on East Palmetto Street in Florence.


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


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


Griffin: Road repairs a problem for city of Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. – There are no good answers to road repairs in the city, according to Florence City Manager Drew Griffin. Griffin was speaking at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast and was asked by Chamber President Michael Miller to address the issue of road repairs.


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.