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Lowcountry banker convicted on fraud charges seeks new trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The former Lowcountry bank CEO who was convicted in November on six counts relating to financial fraud is asking for a new trial. Russell Laffitte, the former chief executive officer of Palmetto State Bank, was convicted on Nov. 22 on one count each of conspiracy to commit wire or bank fraud, bank fraud and aiding and abetting bank fraud, and wire fraud and aiding and abetting wire fraud; and three counts of misapplication of bank funds and aiding and abetting misapplication of bank funds. Prosecutors accused him of conspiring with accused former Lowcountry attorney Alex Murdaugh in the fraud cases.
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Judge sentences teen in 2020 fatal shooting of Summerville student

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A judge has sentenced an 18-year-old man to nearly three decades in prison for the 2020 shooting that killed a 16-year-old Summerville High School student. Davieon’ta Tisdale, 18, was originally charged as a juvenile by the Dorchester Sheriff’s Office because he was 15 years old at...

Police investigating fire at Summerville High School as ‘criminal act’

UPDATE: Students were dismissed early from Summerville High School following the Wednesday morning fire. The school said students and staff members are not allowed to enter the building to retrieve items. — SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The Summerville Police Department is investigating a Wednesday morning fire at Summerville High School as a ‘criminal act.’ The […]

Pony Rides with Santa – Saturday, December 10, 2022 (Moncks Corner)

You must either pre-book online at ☝🏽-OR- TEXT “Santa pony rides” to 843-567-1805 to secure your booking. Adults and children can ride. Charleston Daily is a concept in community. Its mission is to promote, assist, and celebrate in everything Charleston, South Carolina. By partnering with businesses, community leaders, volunteers and events, we are spreading the love that is Charleston. As this city continues to grow and prosper, we want to help spread the message to all about how wonderful this community is. Charleston is about the people, community, water, land, history, heritage and the true southern warmth it brings with each and every day.

FIRST ALERT: Berkeley County school bus involved in crash

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is responding to a crash involving a Berkeley County school bus. The crash was reported at 3:23 p.m. on College Park Road near Gailmoor Drive, troopers say. District spokesperson Katie Tanner was working to determine the number of students on...

Dominion Energy continues 4-decade tradition of helping families through the holidays

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — For 40 years, one of the area's biggest energy providers has fulfilled a special mission- aiding its customers struggling with financial hardships during the holiday season. The Good Neighbor Fund Christmas Project- a project undertaken by Dominion Energy's Lowcountry employees- works to put together gifts...

Frampton Construction wraps up work on four-building industrial campus

Charleston, S.C. - Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has completed the construction of TradePark East industrial campus in North Charleston, S.C. Developed by Trinity Capital Advisors, the 837,000-square-foot park features four Class-A industrial buildings located on Weber Boulevard...

All in the Family

The family-owned tree farm has been in business for more than 40 years, and visiting the farm has been a tradition for many Lowcountry families over the decades. “People want the experience of cutting down a tree with their family,” owner Anne Doe said. “People come to me and say, ‘I used to come out here with my parents, and now I’m here with my children.’”

Berkeley County School District names new deputy superintendent

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - The Berkeley County School Board has named a 40-year veteran of education in the county as its deputy superintendent. Dr. Karen Whitley, a College of Charleston graduate, began her career as a first-grade teacher at Berkeley Elementary School in Moncks Corner, the district’s website states.

N. Charleston man accused of stabbing boyfriend during argument

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A 52-year-old North Charleston man was arrested after authorities said an argument escalated to a stabbing. Roosevelt Poarch was charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, jail records show. The North Charleston Police Department said they responded just before 10 p.m. Saturday...

Combatting chronic absenteeism

It should go without saying, but students need to come to school. There are certainly times when it is necessary to stay home, but parents are encouraged to remain vigilant when it comes to making sure their children head to school. “Chronic absenteeism” applies to students who frequently miss multiple...

FOUND: CCSO searching for missing blind man

UPDATE: The man has been located and is safe. CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is searching for a missing blind man last seen Monday morning. According to CCSO, Leroy Parnell was caught on surveillance camera around 11:00 a.m. Monday leaving a family home in Ladson. He was later seen at […]

Dozens of Lowcountry customers claim pool company didn’t fulfill contract

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A Lowcountry pool company is responding to a class-action lawsuit filed by several of its customers. The suit was filed after customers accused Indigo Pools of turning the investment and dream of owning a pool into a nightmare. Indigo Pools, founded by Josh and Ashley Ingram in 2020, has served customers from Mount Pleasant to Okatie over the last two years. In January 2022, Indigo Pools made the switch to franchise with River Pools, a national pool company.