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Orangeburg bank robbed, suspect found in nearby yard Man on probation for ‘malicious intent to burn’

S.C. State Credit Union was robbed Thursday. The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety had a suspect in custody moments later. John Albert Green, 32, of 1430 Beason Road, was taken into custody within one-quarter mile of the Boulevard Street bank, according to ODPS Inv. A. Black.


2 more Orangeburg homes hit with gunfire; officials unsure if shooting incidents related

Two more Orangeburg homes have been damaged by gunfire. Armstrong Terrace and Whittaker Parkway residents reported gunfire on Thursday morning. Earlier this week, two Coleman Avenue residents were hit by gunfire after someone shot into their home. A Magnolia Street home was also hit with gunfire on


Orangeburg Couple Accused of Child Abuse For Not Seeking Medical Attention After Their 16-Month-Old Was Severally Burned By Iron

ORANGEBURG, SC (WTAT-TV) – The Organgeburg Sheriff’s Department arrested Arthur Shingler, Jr., 50, and Tara Thompson, 40, charging them with unlawful conduct toward a child.


Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office seeks suspects in burglaries

Orangeburg County investigators are seeking suspects in several break-ins and burglaries in the eastern part of the county, Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced Wednesday. “These individuals are breaking into homes and vehicles across this area,” he said. “We’re working with surrounding counties as thes


Mom, dad charged after toddler suffered second and third-degree burns, Orangeburg deputies say

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — An Orangeburg County couple is behind bars after their 16-month-old boy was transferred to the Burn Center in Augusta with second and third-degree burns.


Orangeburg County residents lose thousands in scams

Two Orangeburg County residents have been scammed out of thousands of dollars, according to sheriff’s office incident reports. A 62-year-old Holly Hill man reported Tuesday afternoon that someone called him claiming to represent SCE&G on Saturday morning.


Orangeburg man arrested for criminal sexual conduct involving children

ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - A Holly Hill man has been arrested on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct, with some cases involving children. “This individual is a registered sex offender who assaulted these innocent victims,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “These are despicable acts by this individual


QM group expanding new jobs to Orangeburg County

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WOLO) – New jobs on their way to a local county in the state. Today, the Governor’s Office announced quality model or QM is expanding its plastic injection molding operations in Orangeburg.


South Carolina mother outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as “game”

ROCK HILL, S.C. – A South Carolina mother said her 10-year-old son and his classmates were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song during a class field trip. WJZY reported that cellphone video shows fifth-grade students from Ebenezer Avenue Elementary in Rock Hill picking cotton.


Orangeburg apartment burglarized, electronics stolen

A Hampchase Circle resident called officers at 11:50 p.m. Monday to report a burglary, according to an ODPS incident report. The responding officer noted that a window on the right side of the apartment was broken and the blinds were pushed into the room.


Gospel play explores consequences, forgiveness

Orangeburg native Shirley Davis will be directing a stage play at Stevenson Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. “It’s Your Thing, But You Can’t Do What You Want to Do,” is the name of the play, Davis said.


Dr. Tim Autry, former AD at S.C. State and Claflin, dies at 81

Dr. Tim Autry of Orangeburg left an indelible mark on athletics at South Carolina State University, Claflin University and beyond. Autry, who retired as Claflin’s AD in 2012, guided the programs at both universities, and will be remembered also as a coach on the collegiate and high school levels. Au


T&D REGION SPORTS: OP baseball falls to Cardinal Newman in home opener

Orangeburg Prep lost 5-0 to Cardinal Newman on Wednesday evening in the Indians' home opener. Trace Furtick took the loss, striking out five batters and walking three, while giving up one hit. Wesley Wells pitched a scoreless fourth inning.


South Carolina mom, boyfriend allegedly tortured kids, 5 and 7, with hot sauce and peppers

A South Carolina mother and her live-in boyfriend were arrested Wednesday, accused of subjecting the woman's children to “horrific” abuse with hot sauce and peppers, authorities said.


South Carolina is the 7th worst state for break-ins in the US, study says

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A purse stolen from a car; a TV taken from a home; a business robbed. These cases may seem unlikely but, with a "Top Ten" ranking for most break-ins, South Carolina residents may be wary.


Suspects sought in series of burglaries that span three SC counties

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Deputies in Orangeburg County are asking for the public's help to identify suspects in several burglaries around the area. Beginning last week, residents have reported that several homes and vehicles were burglarized with electronics and other items stolen. Reports were mad


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Report: Hate groups on the rise in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new report released Wednesday says the number of hate groups in the Palmetto state has grown in each of the past three years. The Southern Poverty Law Center released its “Year In Hate and Extremism” report on Wednesday, which detailed the rise.


SC school official convicted of stealing has ‘Other People’s Money’ addiction, judge says

A man who was convicted of taking bribes and stealing more than $1 million from a South Carolina school district was admonished by the judge who delivered his prison sentence Wednesday.


'The Nutcracker' returns to Orangeburg

Photos from a rehearsal of the Orangeburg Civic Ballet's upcoming production of "The Nutcracker" on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at South Carolina State University's Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium.