Pineville, SCIsland Packet Online

Pineville police shot man who put down gun and ‘did what I was told to do,’ lawsuit says

After shooting Timothy Caraway multiple times last year, Pineville police rushed to the bleeding and temporarily paralyzed suspect and ordered him to raise his hands. Caraway, according to bodycam video from one of the officers, told them he couldn’t comply because he couldn’t feel anything. Then he repeatedly asked the officers the same question: Why was he shot?
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Florence County,

Suspect charged after shooting victim during argument in Florence Co.

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A Lake City man has been charged with attempted murder in connection to a shooting in the Effingham area of Florence County. Zachary William Full, 27, was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly shot a victim multiple times with a rifle, resulting in the victim sustaining two gunshot wounds, according to investigators.

North Carolina Woman Charged With Kidnapping Her Own Child

A North Carolina woman was charged with kidnapping her own child in the city of Florence. The Florence Police Department said 43 year old Samantha Veney was visiting her 6 year old child on Wednesday during a supervised visit with the Department of Social Services. At some point during that visit she got upset, grabbed the child and ran away across David McLeod Boulevard. The two were located about an hour and a half later on Woody Jones Boulevard. Officers say Veney was reportedly violent towards officers during her arrest and head-butted one in the face. She was charged with kidnapping as well as assault and battery of an officer. Veney is behind bars at the Florence County Detention Center and has been denied bond.
Williamsburg County,

Williamsburg County Music Festival returns Saturday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The folks in Williamsburg County are getting ready for a fun-filled weekend. The annual Williamsburg County Music Festival returns Saturday. It kicks off with a run/walk at 8 a.m. At 3 p.m., there’s a classic car show and vendors will open their booths. Then from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., there’s a business expo. People can enjoy music from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Florence County,

Citizen complaints lead to drug bust, arrest in Florence County

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — One person has been arrested and now faces drug-related charges following citizen complaints. Based on an investigation following citizen complaints, on Thursday, July 29, Florence County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Investigators, assisted by the FCSO SWAT team, said they executed a narcotics search warrant at Bay Lane in Coward.
Summerton, SCPosted by
Summerton (SC) Weather Channel

Summerton Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Summerton: Friday, July 30: Mostly sunny during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, July 31: Mostly sunny then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms

Coward man arrested after citizens reported drug dealing in home

COWARD, S.C. (WBTW) — Florence deputies arrested a 34-year-old man from Coward on Thursday after a search warrant found drugs in his residence. Christopher Dekota Smith has been charged with distribution of cocaine base, possession of cocaine base with the intent to distribute it and possession of cocaine. The search...
Manning, SCItem

Second Chance Shelter in Manning wants you to meet Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is a 10-month-old tortoiseshell, female domestic shorthair kitten. She is spunky and full of energy. Sweet Pea is current on all of her age-appropriate shots, has been spayed and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and AIDs. She had an eye issue when she was a young kitten, but it was treated, and it has not slowed her down at all. Her eye remains cloudy, but the vet is confident that she has vision in both eyes. Sweet Pea gets along with other cats and would love to find a family of her own.
Manning, SCItem

Manning installs its 1st digital billboard

Students, residents and visitors heading down Paxville Highway may stop in awe at a brand-new digital billboard that went online Thursday in Manning. Adams Outdoor Advertising, a Florence-based marketing company, worked with Clarendon School …
Sumter County, SCItem

2 die in head-on wreck in Sumter County

A driver and passenger died in a two-vehicle wreck on Lynches River Road in Lynchburg on Wednesday afternoon. Cameron Alexis Ard, 22, of Lake City, was the restrained driver of the vehicle that crossed left of center striking another vehicle head-on, Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker said. He was pronounced dead on scene.
Darlington County,

Third detention officer arrested by SLED

For the third time in eight days, a detention officer in Darlington County has been arrested on charges of misconduct. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division on July 22 arrested Jessica Graham, 30, of Timmonsville, a now-dismissed officer at the county detention center. SLED said in a statement that Graham is accused of providing money to, and engaging “in an inappropriate relationship” with, an inmate at the county jail. She is charged with misconduct in office. SLED investigated the case at the request of the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office. On July 14, SLED arrested another detention center officer for allegedly using a Taser on a handcuffed inmate; she was charged with assault and misconduct. On the same day, SLED arrested an officer at the Darlington County Prison Camp; he is accused of bringing an inmate a cellphone and accepting money from inmates’ families. The prison camp is separate from the county jail. It’s a facility where state Department of Corrections inmates are held while they are prepared to re-enter society.