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16 face federal meth charges in Pee Dee drug investigation

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Sixteen people are facing charges in a joint investigation in the Pee Dee involving federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Florence. All of the suspects have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent […]
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South Carolina’s first Buc-ee’s draws thousands for grand opening

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Florence County’s Buc-ee’s location is finally open after first breaking ground in November 2020. According to employees, shoppers started lining up at 3 a.m. to be among the first to enter the Texas-sized travel center. The location is the first Buc-ee’s location in South Carolina and features 120 gas pumps. […]
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Teenager charged in robbery at Florence check-cashing business

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — A teenager is being held without bond in Florence County for allegedly robbing a check-cashing business in March, police said. Devonte Baiely-Streeter, 17, of Union, South Carolina, is charged with armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and conspiracy, according to Florence police and online records at the […]
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City Of Florence Calls For Cease Fire Movement

On Monday, May 9th, 2022 citizens and representatives of various organizations, and churches gathered to call for more immediate action on the escalating gun violence in the city and county of Florence. Several months ago, New Alpha Community Development Corporation and several partnering organizations made a recommendation to the City...
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An Open Letter To the Florence County Delegation Members:

I am in receipt of your map. In my opinion it was a better and fairer map that did not place two elected officials who happen to be African-American males in the same district, while at the same time not placing any of the 6 white board members in the same district.
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Former Florence County deputy sent obscene media to minor on Snapchat, SLED says

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A former Florence County deputy was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Jonathon Christopher Bessenger, 24, of Florence, was arrested and charged with three counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was fired the day before, according to documents obtained by News13, which site the reason as “any action which reflects unfavorably on Florence County” and “immoral, unlawful or improper conduct or indecency, either on or off the job, which would tend to affect the employee’s relationship to his or her job, fellow workers, supervisor, reputation or goodwill in the community.”
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