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Fairfield Co. man wanted for outstanding warrant arrested in Florida

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - A Fairfield County man wanted for an outstanding warrant has been arrested in Florida. Tommy Gene Tolbert, 49, was wanted for failing to appear in court on drug charges in 2018. Court records show he faces multiple charges including trafficking meth, heroin, fentanyl and cocaine.
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Fairfield County students develop, present solutions to community issues

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - Fairfield Central High School students shared possible solutions to community challenges with local decision-makers Tuesday. It is part of a collaboration with ALL4SC, a University of South Carolina initiative to transform education in South Carolina, and Student Voice, a national student-led nonprofit, to identify Fairfield County assets and create solutions for issues facing the community.
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One dead, one injured in I-77 collision, troopers say

WINNSBORO, S.C. (WIS) - A Fairfield County collision left one man dead and injured one early Sunday morning, officials say. According to the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office, Marlon Black, Jr., 21, was pronounced deceased on the scene and the passenger inside his vehicle was transported to an area hospital by EMS for treatment.
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3rd person charged with murder of Fairfield Co. teen

RIDGEWAY, S.C. (WIS) - A third person now faces charges in the murder of a Fairfield County teen. Charlie Cason III, who was just 18 years old, was found shot to death at his Ridgeway home on March 24. Friday, deputies arrested 20-year-old Malik Butler. He’s charged with murder, burglary...
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Benedict College football player dies after car crash on I-77

Benedict College football player Marlon Black, 21, died after a car crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 77. “The Benedict College family is heartbroken about the untimely death of Mr. Marlon Black,” said Kymm Hunter, a spokesperson for the college in Columbia, in a news release. Black was driving southbound...
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Two charged in connection with murder of teen in Fairfield County

WINNSBORO, S.C. (WIS) - Deputies have arrested and charged two people in connection with the murder of an 18-year-old in Fairfield County, officials say. According to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, investigators arrested and charged a 17-year-old from Winnsboro with murder, as-well-as burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Officials say they also arrested and charged Talib Akil Willingham, 20, of Winnsboro with accessory after the fact of murder.
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17-year-old charged with killing Fairfield County teen

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — Two suspects have been charged in connection with the killing pf a Fairfield County teen. Fairfield County deputies announced Monday they'd arrested a 17-year-old juvenile in the killing of Charlie Cason III. The juvenile is charged with murder as well as burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Investigators also say they charged a 20-year-old man with accessory after the fact in the crime.
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Fairfield deputies: Two arrested in connection with March murder investigation

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office says a juvenile and an adult have both been arrested and charged in connection with a murder investigation. Officials say the 17-year-old was charged with murder, burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, while 20-year-old Talib Akil Willingham has been charged with accessory after the fact of murder.
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Fairfield Sheriff makes arrests in murder investigation

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC (WACH) — Fairfield County Sheriff's Department announces the arrest of two people in connection to the murder investigation of Charlie Cason III. The individuals are a 17-year-old juvenile and Talib Akil Willingham, pictured below. According to officials, the juvenile is charged with murder, burglary, and possession of...
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2 arrested in shooting death of Midlands teen

Two people have been arrested in the shooting death of an 18-year-old in Ridgeway, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. A 17-year-old from Winnsboro is charged with murder in the March 24 killing of Charlie Cason III, who was found dead in his Ridgeway home with multiple gunshot wounds.
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Ex-Westinghouse official to plead guilty in South Carolina's VC Summer investigation

COLUMBIA — A former Westinghouse official is pleading guilty in the multi-year criminal investigation of South Carolina’s $9 billion nuclear fiasco. Carl Churchman, who oversaw the end of the failed expansion of the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in Fairfield County, has admitted to lying to federal investigators as part of a plea deal that was filed late last week.
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Two Columbia high schools make coaching hires for football teams

Two Columbia city schools announced new coaches to lead their football programs Tuesday night. Fairfield County assistant coach Scotty Dean will be the new coach at C.A. Johnson, and West Ashley assistant coach Shaquille Hilton is going to be Eau Claire’s new coach. Dean replaces Walt Wilson, who left to...