Originally created 09/24/05

Across South Carolina



Jury awards $10,000 in rickshaw accident

CHARLESTON - A Charleston County jury awarded $10,000 in damages to a Chicago woman injured when she was ejected from a rickshaw in Charleston.

Jan Watson was thrown out in 2001 when the rickshaw she was in hit a stopped rickshaw.

Her attorney, Vernon Glenn, said she will use the money for medical bills. He said the incident raises questions about the safety of rickshaws.

Deputy is fired after bigamy investigation

COLUMBIA - A Sumter County sheriff's deputy was fired for being married to two women at the same time, and his second wife was married to another man at the time of their wedding, according to a department investigation.

Jay Follin, 27, was separated but not divorced from his first wife when he married Melissa McLeod on July 20 last year in Georgia, according to an internal investigation by the Sumter County Sheriff's Department.

Real estate agent will run for superintendent

CHARLESTON - A real estate agent from Charleston has entered the race to replace Democrat Inez Tenenbaum as education superintendent.

Elizabeth Moffly, 44, joins Spartanburg public relations executive Karen Floyd in the Republican field. She and her husband own a construction and real estate company, Moffly Construction, and Deer Creek Farm in Charleston County.

Tractor-trailer rolls over man, killing him

PICKENS - A Pickens man has died after he was crushed by the rear wheels of a tractor-trailer, the coroner said.

James W. McJunkin, 58, was delivering mulch Wednesday when he noticed a problem with the brakes, Pickens County Coroner James Mahanes said.

He apparently stepped from the truck to check on the brakes when he was pinned under the wheels when the truck started moving, Mr. Mahanes said.

- Edited from wire reports