Marion County, SC


Mullins man accused of practicing law without a license

MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A Mullins man is accused of practicing law without a license in the Pee Dee. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said 35-year-old Jon Edmunds James was recently arrested by deputies. He’s charged with practicing law without a license, identity fraud and obtaining property under...
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Crews respond to overturned vehicle, engine fire in Marion on Hwy 501

MARION, S.C. (WPDE) — Marion Rescue units responded to an overturned vehicle on its side on Highway 501 near Jason Court Friday just after 12 p.m., according to a post from Marion Fire and Rescue. Rescue 10, Engine 16, C101, C103 and volunteers responded along with Marion Rural Fire...

Marion City Council holds special meeting on gun violence

MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Marion City Council held a special meeting Friday to raise awareness of the rise of gun violence in the city. The meeting was called in the aftermath of an incident last week where a man was shot and killed with witnesses telling officers that multiple people were seen shooting guns.
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Editorial: SC Supreme Court crackdown on problem judges should prompt Senate reforms

The S.C. Supreme Court is on a roll, and we hope people are paying attention. We’re not referring to the court’s decision to sidestep the normal, lengthy administrative process to disbar disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh, who by his own admission has violated numerous ethical requirements for lawyers. That’s hardly a difficult call at this point for a court that is appropriately interested in policing the practice of law in South Carolina.

Pee Dee judge publicly scolded by SC Supreme Court

MARION COUNTY, SC (WPDE) — A Marion County judge has been scolded by the S.C. Supreme Court publicly for mishandling conflicts of interest involving the Marion County Sheriff's Department. His wife worked there as a captain. Daniel Barker II didn't properly disqualify himself from cases involving Marion County deputies...

SLED investigating Marion County house fire

MULLINS, S.C. (WPDE) — The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating a house fire early Thursday morning on Laurel Street in Mullins, according to Lt. Mike Hartson with Mullins Police Department. Hardison said SLED is helping to determine what sparked the fire that badly damaged the house. Community...

5 injured in 2-vehicle crash in Marion County, police say

MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Five people are receiving medical care after a two-vehicle crash in Marion County afternoon. Marion Fire and Rescue was called to Main and Liberty Streets just after 2 p.m. after reports of a two-vehicle wreck. Crews from Rescue 10, Engine 15, C101 and other volunteers...

Nichols’ new mural ‘a breath of fresh air’

NICHOLS, S.C. (WBTW) — A newly painted mural in the heart of Nichols is bringing pride and joy to the Marion County community. “Oh, it just, it’s just like a breath of fresh air,” said Bonita Bailey, a member of the town’s Beautification Committee. Mayor Lawson Battle said the mural depicts the town’s history and […]