Colleton County, SCFOX Carolina

Prosecutor dies just days after 2 relatives are found dead

ISLANDTON, S.C. (AP) — A longtime prosecutor in South Carolina has died just days after his grandson and daughter-in-law were found dead on the family’s land in Colleton County. The announcement of Randolph Murdaugh III’s death came from his law firm. The firm didn’t give a cause of death, but Democratic state Sen. Margie Bright Matthews of Colleton County said Murdaugh was in intensive care when she asked for prayers for the family Tuesday on the Senate floor. State investigators have released almost no information about the killings of Murdaugh's s 22-year-old grandson Paul Murdaugh and Paul’s mother, 52-year-old Maggie Murdaugh on Monday night.
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One order of diploma? Nah, make mine a double!

VARNVILLE, SC - When Fatimah J. Rivers thought about receiving a diploma this year, she thought twice and said, make mine a double. Rivers is the only senior from Wade Hampton High School to earn both a high school diploma and a college Associates Degree from the University of South Carolina in Salkehatchie—all in the same year.
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Orangeburg, SCTimes and Democrat

STORIES OF HONOR: Hubbards have legacy of honorable service

It all began one fall while young Jerry Hubbard stood with his family watching the processions of homecoming parade participants pass by. In fact, when his eyes beheld those neatly-pressed military uniforms and his ears heard the cadence and the marching boots of the South Carolina State College ROTC cadets, a spark was ignited in him.
Orangeburg, SCWIS-TV

Orangeburg woman missing since February, investigators say

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - An Orangeburg woman was announced missing by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office. Danielle Douglas, 36, was last seen on February 25 on Edisto Drive where she frequently shopped at a local grocery store, deputies said. She lived off highway 4 near Neeses. “We were given notice...

The Palms closes as city cites motel for being a “nuisance”

The Palms Inn is closing its doors for good. The Inn has been denied a license renewal by the city and has been shut down. The property, located at 1145 Sniders Highway, known as the Palms Inn & Suites, has been declared by the City of Walterboro as a ‘Nuisance Offending Public Decency, Peace, and Order’, as well as a ‘Nuisance Offending Public Economy.’

Drunk driver charged in man’s death

A Walterboro man is charged with Felony DUI after a passenger in his vehicle died during a car crash. Roland Owens, 47, of Walterboro, is charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence Resulting in a Death. On June 3rd at about 9:56 p.m., Owens was driving a minivan along Sniders Highway (S.C. Highway 61) when he went through the intersection of S.C. Highway 45 and Highway 61 and then crashed into a tree, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper First Class Nick Pye. This was a one-car collision.

WFD honors “Murph”

While a lot of families were enjoying Memorial Day barbecues and picnics, members of the Walterboro Fire Department were participating in their second annual WFD Memorial Day “Murph” challenge. A challenge that started last year with just three people - Craig Stivender, Jared Jarvis and Marshall Morehead - grew this...
Orangeburg, SCPosted by

UNSUNG HEROES: Orangeburg non-profit steps up with food during pandemic

For many throughout The T&D Region, access to healthy foods is a challenge. The challenge was heightened during the coronavirus pandemic. "During the lockdowns, access to food became an issue," said Jim Johnson, president of ACE Basin Growers (ABG). "Many at-risk people had issues traveling to grocery stores and accessing healthy food."
Hampton County, SCThe Post and Courier

Questions abound in SC Murdaugh killing. Among them: Should prosecutor step aside?

Several days after two members of a prominent Hampton County family were fatally shot, questions about what happened still vastly outnumber answers. Police have said almost nothing about their investigation into the killings of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh. They have stressed that the public is not at risk, an assertion they have not explained even as no arrests have been made.