Crime & Safetyabccolumbia.com

Officers investigate suspicious death in West Columbia

WEST COLUMBIA (WOLO): A person is dead after a shooting Saturday afternoon. West Columbia Police Officers say they received a call to the 800 Block of Osage Ave around 1:30 p.m. due to a shooting incident. When officers arrived on scene, they found one person deceased. Officials say they have...
Richland County, SCwach.com

Man dead after motorcycle wreck

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WACH) — A man is dead after a motorcycle collision Friday night. On July 30 at around 11:00 p.m. a man attempting to cross US Highway One near Trenholm Road was struck by a 2017 Suzuki Motorcycle. Officers say the man driving the motorcycle was wearing a...
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South Carolina football: is Clemson next to join SEC?

The era of college football expansion is now upon us, with Big XII affiliates Texas and Oklahoma reportedly on the move to the SEC. What domino will fall next?. There’s been speculation of a the Big XII dissolving as a league, having the remaining members join either the ACC, Big Ten, or PAC-12 to create four super conferences. There have been other ideas floated regarding expansion, too.
Bluffton, SCIsland Packet Online

South Carolina’s tax-free weekend returns this August. What shoppers need to know

Anyone looking to save some cash while they shop should mark their calendars for August 6 though 8 as South Carolina’s annual 72-hour Sales Tax Holiday returns. That weekend shoppers won’t have to pay sales tax — state or local — for eligible items in store or online. In past years, shoppers have saved between $2 and $3 million during the tax-free weekend.
Marion, SCWTGS

Memorial park to slain SC Sen. Pinckney opening in Marion

MARION, S.C. (AP) — A park built as a memorial to South Carolina Sen. Clementa Pinckney is celebrating its grand opening. Amazing Grace Park in Marion has a walking trail, a dog park, a playground, and a venue for gatherings. It is beside the Marion County Museum, which has a...
Pickens County, SCWBTV

SC deputies: Man accused of setting fire that killed mom

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 34-year-old South Carolina man is in custody accused of killing his mother by setting her house on fire. Chief Deputy Chad Brooks of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office told WYFF-TV that Eric James Harmon was arrested Friday and charged with murder and arson first-degree. He is being held at the Pickens County Detention Center.
House RentWIS-TV

EXPLAINER: Why aid is slow to reach South Carolina tenants

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The end of a federal freeze on most evictions on Saturday has raised concerns that thousands of South Carolina residents will be unable to afford their monthly rent and face eviction. The state and its largest counties have set aside $346 million to help with outstanding...