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Victim identified in fatal motorcycle crash on Riverwatch Parkway

UPDATE: The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased as 31-year-old David Belk of Sardis Georgia. AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Traffic Division units are currently out on the lower end of Riverwatch Parkway (westbound) with a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.  According to authorities, the driver was deceased at the […]

1995 South Carolina murder victim identified as Florida woman

YEMASSEE, S.C. (WSAV) — A woman that was found dead in a drainage ditch on May 24, 1995, has now been identified as a missing wife and mother of three. It took more than 27 years to uncover Gonzalez’s identity, but now relatives can work towards closure for surviving family members. “After more than 27 […]

Victim identified in Saturday morning fatal car accident in Aiken County

UPDATE: The Aiken County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 39-year-old Delmer Walton of Blackville, SC. According to the coroner, Walton was pronounced dead on the scene from blunt force injuries. The Coroner’s Office along with Highway Patrol are continuing with the investigation. Toxicology analysis are pending. AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WJBF) – One person […]

Felon’s election win stalls Allendale schools’ return to local control

ALLENDALE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The return of the Allendale County School District to local control is on hold after a felon was illegally elected to the school board and then ousted before he took office. That leaves two seats open on the school board – a situation state Superintendent Molly...

Watch: Murdaugh hearing held ahead of murder trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Former Hampton County lawyer and accused murderer Alex Murdaugh was scheduled to appear in court Friday for a pre-trial status hearing, but waived his right at the last minute. Instead, his defense team and state prosecutors appeared before Judge Clifton Newman. The meeting was to assess how both sides are progressing […]

1 person killed in single-vehicle crash near Salley

SALLEY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - One person is dead after a single-car crash in Aiken County. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday on Surrey Race Road near Kittery Street just southwest of Salley. A 2004 Toyota Highlander sport utility was traveling east...

Allendale man charged in multiple burglaries

An Allendale man is facing charges after allegedly burglarizing multiple homes. Kwayna Nakia Parker Jr., 23, of Allendale, was arrested earlier this month on charges of Burglary 1st Violent, Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime, Breaking into a Motor Vehicle, and Malicious Injury to Real Property, according to a press release from the Allendale Police Department.

Hampton Regional Medical Center earns three more Zero Harm Awards

Hampton Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce winning three 2022 Zero Harm Awards from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) for our commitment to eliminating medical errors and creating a culture of high reliability throughout our facility. By pursuing a standard of Zero Harm, our hospital continues to put patient safety first in our mission to provide world-class care to the patients and communities we serve.

Murdaugh, Laffitte cases add to reputation of bankers in Lowcountry

Even as a member of a prominent Hampton County banking family was found guilty this week on six federal banking charges in the internationally known criminal cases involving disbarred attorney. , locals here know that. Hampton. has a history of famous and unorthodox bankers. was found guilty. Nov. 22. of...

Delinquent properties to be auctioned Dec. 5th

Hundreds of delinquent properties will be up for bids next week. The annual delinquent tax sales for Barnwell and Allendale counties will be held on Monday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. The Allendale sale is held at the James Brandt Building (298 Barnwell Highway, Allendale) while the Barnwell sale is held at the Barnwell County Courthouse (141 Main Street, Barnwell). Up for sale will be properties that have unpaid taxes from last year.

Barnwell County Arrest Reports: November 30, 2022

Arrest reports listed below are public record and have been provided by local law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent until their cases are determined in a court of law. Joshua Donnell Daniels, 20, of 11922 Highway 64, Lot 13, Barnwell, was arrested on November 8, 2022 by...

Allendale Co. Historical Society to host S.C. 250 meeting

Allendale County Historical Society (ACHS) hosted an introductory meeting of SC 250 to members of the ACHS on November 9 at the James Brandt Building in Allendale. Bill Davies, vice-chair of the American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission, attended and gave the group and overview of the plans for the celebration of SC 250 for South Carolina. Another informational meeting will be held on Monday, December 5, at 12 noon at the Carolina Theatre for those unable to attend the first meeting. All interested are invited to attend - Barnwell and Allendale county citizens in particular.

Allendale County celebrates America Recycles Day

Each year during the month of November, thousands of communities across the country come together to participate in America Recycles Day, a national trademark initiative established by Keep America Beautiful in 1997. It is the only nationally established recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. This year, Allendale County took part in the initiative by hosting several events in celebration of America Recycles Day.

Kilstofte’s a cappella compositions earn vocal acclaim

Two compositions by Mark Kilstofte, composer in residence in Furman’s Department of Music, are receiving recognition in concert and on the festival circuit. His a cappella choral piece “Enfold Us” will be performed during two holiday concerts by Bel Canto, a vocal chamber ensemble in Napa Valley, California. “Enfold Us” was originally commissioned for a 2021 performance to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Petri Sångare, a vocal choir in Malmö, Sweden. Due to the pandemic, the piece had its world premiere from a commercial parking garage in Malmö, and the performance is still available to watch online.