Lexington County, SCWIS-TV

Crash has Lake Murray Dam shut down in both directions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A crash has closed the Lake Murray Dam to traffic in both directions, Lexington County officials said Friday afternoon. As of 2:15 p.m., traffic is blocked on North Lake Drive at the dam. Emergency personnel are on the scene and drivers should avoid the area. No...
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Fairfield County, SCWIS-TV

One killed in single-vehicle collision in Fairfield County

WINNSBORO, S.C. (WIS) - One person is dead after a crash in Fairfield County, officials say. Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill says Jeffrey Harrison, 62, of Winnsboro, was found dead on Old River Road near Interstate 77 on July 22. Harrison had been reported missing to Winnsboro Public Safety on July 14.
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Sumter, SCWIS-TV

Sumter man arrested for criminal solicitation of a minor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A Sumter man was arrested on two charges connected to the attempted criminal solicitation of a minor. 20-year-old Kaleb Michael Lopez was arrested by Internet Crimes Against Children and investigators with the Cayce Department of Public Safety on Wednesday. Investigators say Lopez solicited and traveled to...
Columbia, SCwach.com

Several teens are hired for jobs after weeks of training

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - Over a dozen teenagers are now able to call themselves employees for Publix. On Friday, students in the Columbia Urban League’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program were able to be interviewed and hired on the spot by the grocery store. A partnership with Publix allowed them to go through...
Columbia, SCabcnews4.com

McMaster advises vaccine-reluctant to talk to doctors, friends

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s governor said while getting the COVID-19 vaccine was the right decision for him, other people reluctant to get the shot need to talk to friends, pastors and doctors and decide if it is best for them. McMaster’s comments Thursday came as statistics show both...
Columbia, SCWWAY NewsChannel 3

Trial underway for man accused of kidnapping and killing USC student

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – An investigator has shown jurors the suspected murder weapon at the trial of a South Carolina man accused of killing a woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride. Nathaniel Rowland is facing kidnapping and murder charges in the 2019 death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson...
Gaston, SCPosted by
Gaston (SC) Weather Channel

Gaston is in for a sunny Friday — jump on it!

(GASTON, SC) The forecast is calling for sun today in Gaston. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: With COVID-19 restrictions lingering around the country, this beloved pastime has taken on new relevance. Meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks and a blanket can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
Columbia, SCwspa.com

UofSC officials release ‘return to campus’ plan for fall semester

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) — With the Delta variant spreading across the country and state, officials at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) shared their ‘return to campus’ plans. Classes begin August 19 at UofSC. School officials said they are anticipating a surge in active COVID-19 cases among students in the...
Elgin, SCchronicle-independent.com

Elgin Crime Report - July 23, 2021

A man who reportedly fled from an Elgin Police Department (EPD) officer on the morning of July 12 could face charges of trafficking heroin, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, malicious injury to property, hit and run with property damage, and the unlawful carrying of a pistol. Attempted murder...
Newberry, SCPosted by
Newberry Observer

SC7 Expedition brings Gov. McMaster & Lt. Gov. Evette to Newberry

NEWBERRY — Last week, Governor Henry McMaster and Lt. Governor Pamela Evette stopped by Newberry to join Tom Mullikin and the South Carolina Seven expedition. The South Carolina Seven expedition is held to showcase the unique natural beauty of South Carolina, and raise greater awareness of environmental threats. The month-long expedition includes not only hiking, but also rafting, kayaking, and SCUBA diving. Here in Newberry, the expedition hiked the Newberry Passage of the Palmetto Trail and had the Green Carpet Premiere of the documentary “Higher Ground.”
Columbia, SCabccolumbia.com

Local author to hold book signing to raise money for Rett Syndrome research

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A local author is holding a book signing this weekend to raise money for Rett Syndrome research in honor of her late daughter. Stephanie Gives-Winckler, author and illustrator of “Mommy & Me Under the Magnolia Tree” will have her event this Sunday at Robert Mills House & Gardens on 1616 Blanding Street, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.