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Man gets 10 years on cruelty to children

One of two people accused of abusing an infant who suffered broken bones and brain damage pleaded guilty this week and received a 10-year prison sentence....

10/28/09 - 12:52pm

Man pleads guilty for burn that became SC wildfire

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A man fined for starting a blaze that state officials say rekindled days later into the most destructive wildfire in South Carolina history pleaded guilty today and will pay $732. Marc Torchi, 39, of Conway, admitted to not notifying officials of a burn and allowing a fire...

10/28/09 - 2:43pm

Campaign mailers cause stir, to be corrected

Wary of an appearance of a gross conflict of interest, Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey has asked two candidates to remove the board's name from campaign postcards being mailed to District 5 voters.

01/20/10 - 11:39pm

Ex-SC lawmaker caught with stripper

COLUMBIA – A former South Carolina legislator has been fired from the state prosecutor's office after authorities say he was discovered in a cemetery with a stripper. Police reports released Wednesday state that 66-year-old Roland Corning was stopped Monday after his car was spotted in an ...

10/28/09 - 2:45pm

Gator case to be heard in Superior Court

One of two men charged with killing an alligator in Richmond County and leaving its carcass in a pond behind Brown Feed & Seed in Evans will have his case heard in Superior Court, rather than Columbia County Probate Court. Luther Godowns, 65, of Columbia County, was charged in Columbia County w...

10/28/09 - 11:57am

Aiken County teacher on administrative leave

An Aiken County teacher accused of having sex with a former student remains on administrative leave with pay. The Aiken County Board of Education met Tuesday night, but did not make a decision on the employment of Tammy Joy Key, said Cecelia Davidson, associate superintendent for administration. T...

01/04/10 - 4:28pm

Woman pleads guilty to accessing celebrity passport information

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A South Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing information on celebrities' passport applications. U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkins said today that 46-year-old Yvette Burrison of Summerville pleaded guilty in Charleston on Tuesday. Ms. Burrison worked at the ...

10/28/09 - 2:44pm

Beat the Pros winner announced

Lynne Holz of Martinez is the winner of the Beat the Pros contest for Week 9. Lynne was one of seven people who correctly picked nine out of 10 high school football games, which tied the best effort by our pros (9-1). Lynne won the drawing and will receive a Beat the Pros T-shirt. To play this week...

10/28/09 - 2:44pm

New Walmart opens near Grovetown

With the purchase of a bag of potato chips this morning, former Grovetown mayor Dennis Trudeau became the first customer of a new Walmart near the city. “I always try to be the first customer of any new business in Grovetown,” said Mr. Trudeau, who retired last year after serving as mayor...

10/28/09 - 8:55am

Fair to reopen at 5 p.m. today

The Western Carolina State Fair will reopen at 5 p.m. today after its opening yesterday was postponed because of inclement weather. As such, the fair will honor the pay-one-price with a Chick-fil-a student coupon for all students. At 7 p.m. tonight, the first round of the Demo Derby in the Arena wi...

10/28/09 - 2:45pm
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