Alex Murdaugh convicted of more than 100 crimes. What criminal charges remain?
In an ironic, strange twist of events, the first criminal charges for notorious former South Carolina attorney-turned-con man and convicted killer Alex Murdaugh will likely be the final alleged crimes he answers for in the S.C. criminal justice system. While Murdaugh's crime spree secretly began more than a decade ago,...
News About Town: Here's what's happening in the Hampton County communities
Local 4-H members earn cash and awards while learning. Ehrhardt, SC- Local 4-H members were rewarded for their dedication on Sunday, Oct. 23 at H&S Stockyards by participating in the annual Savannah Valley 4-H Market Hog Sale & Awards Program. Participants sold a total of 10 animals with an average...
Vaughn Local Government Column: It is Friday but Sunday’s A Comin in Hampton County
I realize that is a strange title. Please stick with me for a couple of paragraphs and perhaps you will understand. The title “It is Friday but Sunday’s A Comin” is a poem written by Reverend S. M. Lockridge. Lockridge was an African-American Pastor in San Deigo, California. Our Sunday School teacher Dr. Francis Mills read the poem to our class last Sunday. The theme of the poem instantly drew a parallel with me as to the issues going on in Hampton County currently. The poem basically portrays the resurrection of Jesus in a very powerful way. The Friday of Jesus’ death was dark and disappointing for mankind. We have experienced some dark “Fridays” here in Hampton County. Faith is the cornerstone of the poem and I think that is why the poem resonates with me. Hampton County must have faith for us to move forward from the dark pall cast over the County presently.
Hampton County Hurricanes wrap up stellar, historic season in run for the Lower State crown
The recently consolidated Hampton County High School Hurricanes capped off a stellar inaugural varsity football season by finishing as the runners-up for the Lower State Championship. The Hurricanes found the end of their historic first run at the championship in a 42-21 loss to Oceanside Collegiate Academy on Nov. 25.
Volunteers, donors host deer hunts for ladies, youth in Hampton County
Hampton County's ladies and youth enjoyed great outdoor experiences recently thanks to the generosity of several volunteers and donors. The 3rd annual Marguerite McClay Ladies Hunt at Black Swamp was held on Friday, Nov. 3, and was a great success, say organizers. This event was created to introduce the sport...
Lawyer Murdaugh sentenced for stealing from clients
For years, South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh looked his anguished clients in the eyes and promised to help them with their medical bills, their suffering or simply to survive. Then he stole some, if not all, of what he won for many of them. Those clients got to look Murdaugh...
Coyote trapping and management workshop
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association, will host a Coyote Trapping and Management Workshop at the Webb Wildlife Center, located in Hampton County, on December 14-15, 2023. Sign-in and registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday and the workshop...
Stephen Smith, A Student Of Buster Murdaugh’s, Died In A Hit-And-Run Accident: Know More Here
Stephen Smith, a classmate of Buster Murdaugh’s in high school, was killed in a hit-and-run in 2015, according to the pathologist who conducted his second autopsy. The public has just lately learned some aspects of the autopsy. Smith, who was 19 years old when he passed away on July...
Brunson: A Historical Tapestry of Southern Charm and Educational Legacy
In the verdant expanses of Hampton County, the town of Brunson stands as a living archive of Southern history and charm. Named in honor of George W. Brunson, a pivotal figure in the town's establishment in 1870, this hidden gem harbors a rich past that is both preserved and celebrated. From its octagonal town hall, a historic emblem now serving as a museum, to the Richardson home listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Brunson's architectural footprint tells a compelling story of its origins and growth. The town's layout, with streets bearing the names of influential families, and the local cemetery marked by Confederate crosses, weaves a narrative deeply connected to the American tapestry.
Preservation of 1,200 acres aims to protect Savannah River
More than 1,200 acres are being added to permanently protected land in the Savannah River Basin of South Carolina, an area that supplies drinking water for more than 500,000 residents in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina recently announced a protective easement on the Hampton...
Buster Murdaugh's classmate Stephen Smith died in hit-and-run with large skull fracture: pathologist
Stephen Smith, Buster Murdaugh's high school classmate, died in a hit-and-run on a rural road in Hampton County in 2015, according to a pathologist who oversaw his autopsy.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Instruction: If driving, slow down and leave extra distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. Target Area: Allendale; Beaufort; Charleston; Coastal Colleton; Coastal Jasper; Dorchester; Hampton; Inland Berkeley; Inland Colleton; Inland Jasper; Tidal Berkeley.
Stephen Smith’s phone, tablet unlocked by South Carolina officers
“I think between the phone and the tablet, it will yield some information," attorney Eric Bland told NewsNation host Chris Cuomo.
Alex Murdaugh sentenced to another 27 years for financial crimes
For years, South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh looked his anguished clients in the eyes and promised to help them with their medical bills, their suffering or simply to survive. Then he stole some, if not all, of what he won for many of them.Those clients got to look Murdaugh in the eye Tuesday and tell him how he had destroyed their trust, as the disgraced lawyer was sentenced to 27 years in prison for stealing about $12 million."I'm not crying for what he stole from me. I'm crying for what he did to everybody," said Jordan Jinks, a friend of...
Alex Murdaugh sentenced to 27 years for financial fraud after victims angrily confront him in court
Disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for stealing $12 million from his clients and family law firm. Several of his victims let Murdaugh know just how much he had harmed them during a sentencing hearing. (Nov. 28) For years, South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh looked his anguished clients in the eyes and promised to help them with their medical bills, their suffering or simply to survive. Then he stole some, if not all, of what he won for many of them. Those clients got to look Murdaugh in the eye Tuesday and tell him how he had destroyed their trust, as the disgraced lawyer was sentenced to 27 years in prison for stealing about $12 million. “I’m not crying for what he stole from me. I’m crying for what he did to everybody,” said Jordan Jinks, a friend of Murdaugh’s since childhood.
Freeze Warning by NWS
Target Area: Allendale; Beaufort; Charleston; Coastal Colleton; Coastal Jasper; Dorchester; Hampton; Inland Berkeley; Inland Colleton; Inland Jasper; Tidal Berkeley. The freeze warning that was in effect for Southeast South Carolina and parts of Southeast Georgia has now expired as of 9 AM EST this morning. Although there was a widespread occurrence of freeze and frost, the risk has now passed.