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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...
HAMPTON COUNTY, SC
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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.
CHARLESTON, SC

Elderly woman drowns at Splash the Boro waterpark

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) — An elderly woman drowned in the Splash the Boro waterpark on Thursday. Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said the 70-year-old woman had a heart attack and fell into the park’s lazy river around 12:30 p.m. Pauline Harden of Springfield, Georgia was pulled from the water and a local first responder attempted […]
BULLOCH COUNTY, GA
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Adult has died at Splash in the Boro in Statesboro

The popular Splash in the Boro Water Park in Statesboro has closed for the day after a death in the park. Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch has identified the deceased lady as Pauline Harden, 70, from Springfield, Georgia. Coroner Futch determined that Mrs. Harden died as a result of drowning...
STATESBORO, GA
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Polaris Tech names acting director after school's leader resigns

Polaris Tech Charter School will have new leadership for the upcoming school year. The Ridgeland school said executive director Fred Hunter submitted his resignation effective June 15, stating he wanted to pursue other professional opportunities. Kim Statler will lead Polaris Tech into the 2022-23 school year as acting executive director,...
RIDGELAND, SC
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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.
HAMPTON COUNTY, SC
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