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Man allegedly hired in Alex Murdaugh's suicide plot is arrested again

A South Carolina man accused of assisting lawyer Alex Murdaugh with a failed suicide ploy to collect a $10 million life insurance policy was arrested again, authorities said. Curtis Edwards Smith, 61, was taken into custody Friday, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The charges include four counts of money laundering, three counts of forgery, and criminal conspiracy, NBC affiliate WCBD-TV of Charleston reported. It's unclear if the new charges are connected to the Murdaugh case.
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Alleged Alex Murdaugh hitman Curtis Smith arrested again in South Carolina

“Cousin Eddie” is back behind bars in South Carolina — but no one’s saying why. Curtis “Eddie” Smith, who was accused of trying to shoot the now-infamous former attorney Alex Murdaugh on a rural road in Hampton County last September in a convoluted insurance fraud/suicide-for-hire scam, was arrested late Friday by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED). A Colleton County Sheriff’s deputy at the County Detention Center in Walterboro, where Smith is being held, said there was no information available on new charges against Smith. “He’s being held for SLED, that’s all it says,” the officer told The Post Saturday. Smith, 61, was previously...
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‘I never thought I would be here today;’ students in public housing beat odds by graduating from school; one valedictorian of class

BLACKVILLE, S.C. (WJBF) — Thursday, June 23 the Blackville community honored three of their own, including one young woman named valedictorian. The celebration was held at the Blackville Community Center, but the story starts about a mile away at Beaver Dam Apartments. “I never thought I would be here today,” Tanasia Goodwin told NewsChannel 6’s […]
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Filing Notices - Round O Social Club

Notice of Application Notice is hereby given that Round O Social Club intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license and/or permit that will allow the sale and on premises consumption of beer, wine, and liquor at 8150 Suite A Round O Road, Round O, SC 29474. To object to the issuance of this license and/or permit, you must submit Form ABL-20, postmarked no July 10, 2022. Mail protests to: SCDOR, ABL Section, PO Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907 or email to AD# 2008609.

Meet the Watermelon Festival Parade Committee, and find out who's in Saturday's parade

Putting on a normal parade is no easy task. The Hampton County Watermelon Festival is no normal parade. The crown jewel of H.C. Watermelon Festival events, this massive parade spans two towns - roughly 2.2 miles - and includes more than a hundred entries each year and thousands of spectators. This year's parade is set to begin in Varnville at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday and conclude in the town of Hampton.

Reading Carnival thrills children

For children, going to the library is always fun, but it is even more delightful when a child can win prizes. That’s the main focus of the Summer Reading Program at Colleton County Memorial Library. The reading program offers prizes throughout the summer to children who read and participate...

Man facing murder charge following shooting in Barnwell

BARNWELL, S.C. (WJBF) – A shooting is under investigation in Barnwell County. Authorities say on Saturday, June 18, officers responded to the 200 block of Bomba Street in response to a shooting. A man, later identified as Trevor Sumpter, 25, of Barnwell, was found with several gunshot wounds. He has transported to a local hospital, where he later died.