Hartsville, SCcbs17

Police: Man called 911 to report fraud after drug transaction wouldn’t go through

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — Police in South Carolina said a man called 911 to report fraud after a drug transaction he was trying to make through an app wouldn’t go through. Police said the man called to report fraud after trying to buy marijuana through CashApp. Twenty seconds after he called 911, the man called back and said that “he has changed his mind and no longer wants to speak with police,” according to Lt. Mark Blair with the Hartsville Police Department.
Hartsville, SCwbtw.com

‘Drug Terminator’: Hartsville police burn bundles of meth, heroin, crack, opioids, weed seized during arrests

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) – Police destroyed multiple quantities of meth, heroin, crack, opioids and weed in the department’s incinerator on Friday. Hartsville police Sergeant Norton can be seen in a department photo destroying the illicit drugs. “You can see the top of our Drug Terminator glowing red,” the department posted on Facebook. Lieutenants Blair and Rudick also helped burn the bundles of seized drugs.
Hartsville, SCTimes and Democrat

Judy places in Little Miss S.C. Pageant

Harriett Grace Judy, 10, daughter of Tripp and Ashley Judy of Edisto Island, competed in the Little Miss South Carolina Pageant in Hartsville recently. She placed as the first runner-up and won Miss Congeniality. She is the granddaughter of Bud and Angie Judy of Norway and the great-granddaughter of the late DD and Harriett Salley of Orangeburg. She is also the granddaughter of Harriett Salley Kizer and Matthew Kizer of Edisto.
Darlington, SCnewsandpress.net

Public Square fire guts 2 businesses, damages others

Two businesses were destroyed and three other buildings suffered smoke and water damage when a major fire erupted on the Darlington Public Square late Friday night. Crews from at least four fire departments responded to the blaze, which was reported around 11 p.m. No injuries were reported. “A true show of teamwork tonight,” Darlington Mayor Curtis Boyd said on his Facebook page. “ … Job well done.” Destroyed in the blaze were the Jewelers Bench at 60 Public Square, which sold jewelry and repaired watches, and an antiques shop next door at 62 Public Square. The first and second floors of the building housing those shops seem to have been gutted, and the back wall of the Jewelers Bench is gone – it apparently collapsed; you can see through the building. Debris was piled behind the building. Three adjoining buildings suffered varying degrees of smoke and water damage, officials said – the building housing Darlington Office Supply; the James Building, housing Edward Jones Co. and attorneys’ offices; and the former Wells Fargo building, housing county economic-development offices. A line of vehicles from A&I Fire and Water Restoration was parked in front of those buildings Saturday. Agents from the State Law Enforcement Division were on scene Saturday. “SLED will investigate the cause of the fire,” said city spokeswoman Lisa Chalian-Rock. Virtually the entire Darlington Fire Department responded to the blaze, which appears huge in photos taken during the night even though it was concentrated in the building housing Jewelers Bench and the antiques shop. Aiding the DFD were the Darlington County Fire District, the Hartsville Fire Department and the Palmetto Rural Fire Department, officials said. The Windy Hill Fire Department provided assistance at the city fire station.
Laurinburg, NCPosted by
Laurinburg Exchange

Adams gives up seat on IEJ committee

LAURINBURG — City Councilman James Garby will now be sitting on the I. Ellis Johnson Elementary School Restoration Committee after Coincilwoman Mary Jo Adams steps down. The decision came during the Tuesday night meeting after Adams gave her an update on the latest meeting. “I was at the meeting on...
Richmond County, NCPosted by
The Richmond Observer

Richmond County leads state in COVID case rate

ROCKINGHAM — When the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services issued its latest County Alert System figures Thursday, Richmond was the only one of the state’s 100 counties designated as having critical spread of COVID-19. The 14-day case rate per 100,000 (Richmond County has a population of around 45,000) was 283.3, with only a slight hospital impact, according to NCDHHS.
Lamar, SCnewsandpress.net

Man held in Lamar resident’s slaying

An arrest has been made in the slaying of a Lamar resident in June at a gas station near Hartsville, officials say. Deonta Tymaine Jackson was being held by the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office in the death of Madrell Addison, 35, according to reports. On June 19, Addison was shot at the Refuel at 104 West Bobo Newsome Highway, according to reports. Local news media report that the death was gang-related and that Jackson allegedly taunted Addison with rival gang signs. Jail records show that Jackson has been charged with murder and criminal conspiracy in the case.
Hartsville, SCWMBF

Hartsville man wanted in connection to catalytic converter thefts

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WMBF) - Police in the Pee Dee are searching for a man allegedly connected to catalytic converter thefts in the area. The Hartsville Police Department says Bobby Wilson “Will” Rhodes is wanted for grand larceny, tampering with a motor vehicle and driving under suspension. Officials said he may...