Allendale County, SC

Allendale County man arrested on burglary, gun charges

Lexington, SC 0617/2022. – Lexington County deputies recently arrested an Allendale man accused of breaking into multiple businesses. Quavian Brooker Bing, 33, is charged with four counts of second-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree burglary and one count of unlawful carry of a pistol, according to arrest warrants. “Property...
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Man accused of breaking into multiple businesses

Lexington, S.C. (WACH) — An Allendale County man has been arrested and accused of breaking into multiple business and unlawful carrying of a gun, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Deputies said Quavian Brooker Bing, 33, allegedly broke into businesses along Airport Boulevard, Bush River, and St. Andrews...
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One vote separates top candidates in Allendale race

Allendale, S.C. (WJBF)- The South Carolina Primary Election resulted in several runoff races, including the race for Allendale County Sheriff. But one county council race was very close. The Allendale County District 3 Democrat race between incumbent, Rick Gooding, and challengers, Willa Jennings and Jannie Preacher, ended in a runoff between Gooding and Jennings- were […]
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Community event, gospel show headed to Allendale County

FAIRFAX, S.C. (WJBF) — A free community event is happening in Allendale County on Saturday, June 11. Praise & Shop at the Gabezo will be held at the gazebo in downtown Fairfax from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. A gospel event will start at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Whitney Stephens at 803-260-5190. Stephens […]

State leaders discuss long-term goals with millions from SRS deal

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Aiken, Barnwell, and Allendale counties will get a $343 million investment from the SRS plutonium settlement. The big question is how the money will be split. Our state leaders tell us they are thinking long-term with this amount of money heading our way. Here’s a look...

Suspect’s name revealed in Allendale shooting last week

ALLENDALE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have charged Savion Jabbar Riddle, 19, of Allendale, with attempted murder in connection with a shooting last week. SLED’s assistance was requested by Allendale Police Chief Lawrence Wiggins in the investigation of Wednesday night’s shooting. Riddle...

Supply drive held for Allendale tornado victims

AUGUSTA/ALLENDALE, S.C. (WJBF) – For the past month, WJBF and our Giving Your Best Partners have teamed up with The SmartBox, a local food kitchen, in Allendale County to collect essential supplies – like food, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and more. These supplies will go to help those affected by the tornadoes in Allendale, S.C. […]

Allendale County man charged with animal fighting

ALLENDALE, SC (WJBF) – Agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged 43-year-old Dwayne Loadholt with Animal Fighting or Baiting and Ill Treatment of Animals. According to warrants obtained from SLED, a pitbull with scarring on the face, ears and legs was found on Loadholt’s property. A search warrant was obtained and inside the […]
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Letters: Who’s watching our state, local finances?

The repetitive day-in, day-out steps for handling money and its representation in the accounting system reports should not have drama and surprise. The representation starts with the basic transaction, say grantor to a grantee. The accumulation of the values of the single transactions is shown in the summed-up financial report to the owners.

SRNS Youth Apprenticeship Program Gains Momentum

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) is working closely with the Allendale County School System to develop a paid youth apprenticeship pilot program at the Savannah River Site (SRS). According to Dorian Newton, SRNS Apprenticeship and Pipeline Training, a successful apprenticeship program is already in place to develop and grow the talents of area high school-age students currently enrolled at nearby technical colleges offering occupational certificates and two-year degrees.

Firefighters train monthly to prepare for hurricane season

With the start of hurricane season just around the corner, South Carolina Task Force-4 (SCTF-4) recently took to the water to practice and perfect water-rescue techniques. “We’re knocking the dust off, getting our PPE (personal protective equipment) out and getting acclimated to it while refreshing our skills,” said Lt. Steve Arnold of the Bluffton Township Fire Department (BFTD).

Allendale County gets new industrial building

PRESS RELEASE. SouthernCarolina Alliance is partnering with Allendale County, Agracel, and the South Carolina Department of Commerce to construct a 50,000 square-foot expandable spec building within the Pointe Salkehatchie Industrial Park, located on Hwy 278 at 2987 Allendale-Fairfax Highway in Fairfax. “Being ready for prospective industry is key to sustained...