Police Searching For Suspects Wanted In Connection To Vehicle Accident
Police are searching for three suspects in connection to the discovery of a crashed vehicle. The Florence County Sheriff’s Office said an accident was reported on East Palmetto Street around 7:30a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival three individuals fled from the scene and the vehicle was later discovered stolen. Officials searched...
German Shepherd Released From A Shelter After 300,000 People Sign A Petition
Having a dog bears a huge responsibility and sacrifice, especially if you’re inclined to make your four-legged companion an unavoidable part of your family. The struggle is even harder when you need to move mountains to win a legal fight for your dog. Liliana Arellano, a woman from Florence,...
2 juveniles wanted after crashing stolen car, fleeing in Florence County, deputies say
FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — Authorities are looking for two juveniles who fled after crashing a stolen car on Tuesday, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said. Another juvenile was taken into custody after the crash on Palmetto Street, according to the sheriff’s office. No additional information was immediately available. Count on News13 for updates.
Suspects crashed stolen car, fled scene in Florence County: Deputies
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A manhunt happened Wednesday morning for suspects in a stolen car that crashed along the 3400 block of East Palmetto Street in Florence, according to Major Michael Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff's Office. Maj. Nunn stated a deputy was close by at the...
‘Making a difference’: Task force gets nearly 10,000 grams of drugs off Florence County streets
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Florence County Sheriff’s Office has committed special task force officers to help keep the county a safer pace, and recent numbers released by the sheriff’s office show just how well their plan has worked so far. The Florence County Violent Crime Task Force...
Suspects wanted after fleeing stolen-vehicle crash in Florence County
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Deputies are searching for three suspects after a stolen vehicle was found crashed in Florence County. The Florence County Sheriff’s Office said a vehicle accident was reported on East Palmetto Street around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. A deputy nearby arrived at the wreck to find...
Gov. McMaster outlines vision for future of SC through technical education, job growth
(WPDE) — Gov. McMaster talked about the future of South Carolina and the vision he sees for the state during an appearance in Florence County Wednesday. When asked where he sees the Palmetto State in 10 years, he said he wants to see a lot more jobs. In order...
Florence community breaks ground on an $810 million dollar ‘next generation’ electric vehicle battery plant
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - 1,170 new jobs will be coming to Florence County as the Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) broke ground on an $810 million dollar plant. The plant will produce a variety of batteries to support AESC’s partnership with the BMW group. It will span 900 acres and be powered by renewable resources.
New EV battery plant bringing nearly 1,200 jobs to Florence County
FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — Ground was broken Wednesday morning in Florence County for a new, state-of-the-art electric vehicle battery factory that is expected to create nearly 1,200 jobs. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and other state and local leaders are attending the ceremony for the 1.5-million-square-foot plant, which is being built at the intersection of […]
72-year-old man killed in crash in Walmart parking lot
A man died Friday night following a single-vehicle crash in a Walmart parking lot, according to the Florence County Coroner’s Office. WMBF reports Coroner Keith von Lutcken said 72-year-old Willie Williams was killed after driving at high speed through the parking lot of Walmart on Beltline Drive in Florence when his car crashed into a brick wall.
BMW electric vehicle battery supplier breaks ground on 30 GWh factory
AESC, a Japanese battery technology company, announced it has broken ground on a Florence, South Carolina manufacturing facility. The site will support the company’s multi-year supply agreement with BMW Group, one of the world’s largest auto manufacturers. The 1.5 million square foot facility will host annual production of...
Police Are Searching For Person Of Interest In Robbery Incident
The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a person of interest in a strong-armed robbery and larceny investigation. Around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, an elderly female was robbed near North Williston Road by a suspect who forcibly took her pocketbook and car keys, and fled the scene with her car toward I-95.
Florence County deputies look for man who allegedly stole woman’s car, pocketbook
FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) -– The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who robbed an elderly woman of her pocketbook and car. According to deputies, the incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of North Williston Road. Deputies said the man forcibly […]
Gov. McMaster, other officials break ground for Japanese battery plant in Florence
FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — Gov. McMaster and other South Carolina officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a Japanese battery plant in Florence. South Carolina Secretary of State of Commerce Harry and Lightsey, and Managing Director of AESC Jeff Deaton, were among the other leaders who joined McMaster on stage.
Florence seeks $2 million federal grant to fund ‘first of its kind’ infrastructure project
FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — Florence city leaders have applied for a $2 million federal grant that would be used to help improve public transportation and broadband services. The Regional Infrastructure Accelerator grant through President Biden’s Build American Bureau would allow Florence to carry out a proposal that city leaders called “the first of its kind […]
'Biggest economic development project' ever for NE South Carolina: AESC breaks ground
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Wednesday morning for a Japanese battery plant along the 1300 block of Estate Road near Wilson High School in Florence. The plant will employ more than 1,100 workers with an average salary of around $65,000 a year, according...
AESC is opening a huge EV battery factory in South Carolina to supply BMW
Battery tech firm AESC is partnered with BMW, and it broke ground today on a 30 GWh EV battery factory in Florence County, South Carolina. Construction of the 1.5 million-square-foot plant is now under way, and it’s expected to be fully operational in 2026. The $800 million EV battery plant will create 1,170 local jobs.
Man accused of shooting over heads of rabbit hunters in Florence County, DNR says
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A 71-year-old man arrested on Saturday faces numerous charges for allegedly shooting over the heads of a group of Florence County rabbit hunters, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The alleged incident happened on Dec. 3. Danny Player remained in the Florence County Detention Center Tuesday morning […]
Probate War: Battle for South Carolina Estate Files Continues
When Florence, South Carolina attorney Gary Crawford died by suicide on March 9, 2023, he left behind what his successors called an “active, large, and diverse law practice with many clients and many open and ongoing files.” Crawford had a sole practice where his wife, Rebecca Crawford, had served as his primary paralegal since the firm opened in 1980.
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