Lake City, SC

This Month in SC History: October 21, 1950, Astronaut Ronald McNair Born in Lake City

Brought to you by the South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) Ronald Erwin McNair grew up in Lake City, the second son of Carl and Pearl McNair. His father was a mechanic and his mother worked as a teacher. In addition to his talents in technology, McNair played football, basketball, and was in the band at Carver High School. After graduating as valedictorian of his class, he won a scholarship to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. During college, McNair played saxophone in a jazz band. In 1971, he was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship and attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a Ph.D. in physics.
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Charge dropped for person allegedly involved in deadly Florence hit-and-run; charges added for another

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A charge has been dropped for one person allegedly involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Florence last month, according to the Florence Police Department. Zae’Kwon Lataveon Washington was initially charged with hit-and-run involving death, but the charge was dismissed due to new information learned by police. Washington is charged with […]
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Lake City to hold Masquerade Ball and Silent Auction

LAKE CITY, S.C. (WPDE) — Lake City will be holding a silent auction Saturday October 8, at the ROB. The vent begins at 7 p.m. and is part of the inaugural Lake City Masquerade Ball with live music from Flavor Big Band out of Atlanta. There will also be...

ELM Pediatrics Provides Health Care for Children from Birth to Young Adults.

Erin Lewis, FNP, Laura Bulloch, PNP, Monica Holt, FNP are the founders of ELM Pediatrics in Lake City. Their practice provides exceptional, comprehensive, and compassionate health care for children starting at birth up until they’re young adults. You’ll find high quality pediatric services at their location in Lake City! To learn more or book an appointment you can visit

Top Three Things To Do in Georgetown/Williamsburg County This Weekend

Here are the top three things to do in Georgetown County this weekend!Cheapism. Georgetown and Williamsburg County certainly had a lot of great and exciting events over the summer and that trend looks to continue going into the fall and winter! Rather you like good BBQ, live entertainment, boat shows, or festivals, Georgetown and Williamsburg County definitely has an event that you will want to attend! In this article, we will take a look at three of the top things to do in Georgetown and Williamsburg County this weekend!

FIRST ALERT: Nice weekend drop in temperatures

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Our temperatures drop just in time for those weekend plans. If you have plans for any day this weekend, it’s hard to complain or find a bad time to be outside. TODAY. Highs today will be the warmest they’ve been all week with readings...

Downtown Florence Oktoberfest is this SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th, 2022!

PROST, Y’ALL! Downtown Florence rings in the fall season with its annual Downtown Oktoberfest each year on the second Saturday in October. Enjoy German-style food favorites, cold German and Oktoberfest-style beer, and great live entertainment in the 100 block of S. Dargan Street from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The evening’s activities include the crowd pleasing Weenie and Almost a Weenie Dog Races benefiting the Florence Area Humane Society, beer stein and keg rolling races, and more! Admission to the Downtown Oktoberfest is FREE. Beer and food tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth, just look for the giant ticket flag.

Cold front moves through Friday

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – High pressure will remain in control for today and temperatures will nearly be normal for the first week in October. The beaches will be in the mid-70s and Pee Dee will see upper-70s to near 80 degrees. Below-average temperatures will continue tonight. The mid-50s...
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CCTC Students Awarded Central Carolina Scholars Scholarships

SUMTER, SC (09/22/2022)-- Central Carolina Scholars provides the first two years at Central Carolina Technical College tuition-free. These scholarships were awarded to over 300 students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Jackson Baker of Lake City (29560) Laura Driggers of Greeleyville (29056) Katelyn Floyd of Lake City (29560) Britton Mckenzie of...

Man Arrested In Florence County On Multiple Drug Charges

A man who was already wanted for a previous drug charge, was arrested at a local fast food restaurant in Florence County. 49-year-old Kevin Robert Washington is charged with trafficking in heroin, meth, and distribution of meth. When he was arrested, he was in possession of methamphetamine and is now being charged with multiple drug charges. After Washington was taken into custody, investigators gained a search warrant for his home on Warley Street where officials discovered more meth and heroin valued at $68 thousand. Washington is currently being held at the Florence County Detention Center and bond is not an option.

New Installation of Watergoat at Gully Branch in Timrod Park to Aid in Collecting Litter

FLORENCE, SC – On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Timrod Park saw the installation of a new stormwater BMP (best management practice), known as the Watergoat. This project was made possible through a grant awarded to Keep Florence Beautiful from Palmetto Pride in collaboration with the City of Florence. The Watergoat is a floating device that consists of a series of buoys wrapped in netting, which is held down by a chain. This design allows water to flow through it while collecting floating litter that flows in its direction. Since the netting on the device is submerged only about a foot and a half, wildlife such as turtles and fish will still be able to swim underneath it. The positioning of the Watergoat device will trap floating litter and trash that ends up in Gully Branch at Timrod Park.

Lake City Prepares for Hurricane Ian

LAKE CITY, S.C. – Due to Hurricane Ian, the City of Lake City has announced the closure of city administrative offices on Friday, Sept. 30, out of an abundance of caution for residents and staff safety. City offices will reopen on Monday, Oct. 3, and all recreational events are canceled for Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1.

Timmonsville man arrested in North Carolina charged with attempted murder in October 2021 shooting

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — A 33-year-old Timmonsville man is facing attempted murder and other charges after allegedly shooting another person in the face and stealing their pickup truck nearly a year ago. Anthony Wade Lamb was arrested Tuesday with the vehicle in North Carolina, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. He has also been […]
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Attorney Kimberly Hodge figures it out

As the valedictorian of the Class of 2010 at C.E. Murray High School, Kimberly Hodge was smart, but she had trouble figuring some things out. Like where to work part time as a high school student. She wanted to work at S.C. Sen. Ronnie Sabb’s law firm in Kingstree, but she was told there were no part-time openings. She found work at Bi-Lo.

‘Swatting’ calls prompt large police response to schools across Horry County and South Carolina

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating after schools across Horry County and South Carolina were locked down Wednesday morning amid phony calls to numerous districts about reporting an active shooter, authorities said. The so-called swatting calls prompted a large police response to Conway High School, Myrtle Beach High […]