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  • South Carolina Tops The List Of Dirtiest States

    South Carolina Tops The List Of Dirtiest States

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:13:36 GMT
    Across South Carolina graphicAcross South Carolina graphic
    South Carolina gets the top ranking on a scorecard for the dirtiest state. The American Society for Public Administration came out with the findings.
    South Carolina gets the top ranking on a scorecard for the dirtiest state. The American Society for Public Administration came out with the findings.
  • This Hour: Latest Georgia news, sports, business and entertainment

    This Hour: Latest Georgia news, sports, business and entertainment

    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a bill that would grant amnesty in some cases to those who seek medical help in the event of a drug overdose.
  • This Hour: Latest Georgia news, sports, business and entertainment:

    This Hour: Latest Georgia news, sports, business and entertainment:

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a law allowing courts with jurisdiction over criminal cases to create veterans' divisions.
    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia.
  • This Hour: Latest South Carolina news, sports, business and entertainment

    This Hour: Latest South Carolina news, sports, business and entertainment

    A company that provides engineering and technical services for power and communications utilities is locating its corporate headquarters in York County, bringing 130 jobs to South Carolina.
  • News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

    News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

    Officials say the parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they are being held on felony drug warrants. Police in Sylvester, about 170 miles...
  • Police arrest man for cooking meth in Relax Inn hotel room

    Police arrest man for cooking meth in Relax Inn hotel room

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:04:19 GMT
    At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.
    At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.
  • Owner said she didn't want apartment managers to hear it barking

    Dog found with mouth duct taped shut

    Dog found with mouth duct taped shut

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:29:33 GMT
    A Boynton Beach, Florida woman is accused of animal abuse. Officers were called out to Andrea Curiel's home two weeks ago where they discovered her dog with duct tape wrapped around its mouth. It also was in a very small cage that was not cleaned according to authorities. Apparently she told police she taped the dog's mouth shut because she was afraid managers at the apartment complex would hear it barking. Police said Curiel told them she meant to clean the dog's cage but was running late. ...
    A Boynton Beach, Florida woman is accused of animal abuse. Officers were called out to Andrea Curiel's home two weeks ago where they discovered her dog with duct tape wrapped around its mouth. It also was in a very small cage that was not cleaned according to authorities. Apparently she told police she taped the dog's mouth shut because she was afraid managers at the apartment complex would hear it barking. Police said Curiel told them she meant to clean the dog's cage but was running late. ...
  • Family sues Orangeburg jail over SC man's death

    Family sues Orangeburg jail over SC man's death

    The family of a man who died in the Orangeburg jail is suing, contending he did not get adequate medical care.
    The family of a man who died in the Orangeburg jail is suing, contending he did not get adequate medical care.
  • SC deli renames sandwich "Cease and Desist"

    SC deli renames sandwich "Cease and Desist"

    After a legal dispute with a competing business, a Beaufort deli has changed the name of one of its signature sandwiches to "The Cease-and-Desist."
    After a legal dispute with a competing business, a Beaufort deli has changed the name of one of its signature sandwiches to "The Cease-and-Desist."
  • News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

    News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

    A Union couple released from jail earlier this year has been arrested and charged with robbery. Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Williams and 23-year-old Porsha Sharday Gage were arrested Tuesday night at a Spartanburg hotel.
  • Former Butler HS Parent Feels Hephzibah's TB Woes

    Former Butler HS Parent Feels Hephzibah's TB Woes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:52:11 GMT
    Students and staff in one Richmond County school heard the results of whether they were exposed to tuberculosis. East Central Health District officials began testing Hephzibah Comprehensive High School students and staff Monday after learning about one student who tested positive for TB a few weeks ago. 
    Students and staff in one Richmond County school heard the results of whether they were exposed to tuberculosis. East Central Health District officials began testing Hephzibah Comprehensive High School students and staff Monday after learning about one student who tested positive for TB a few weeks ago. 
  • Amber Alert

    Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Mississippi Girl

    Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Mississippi Girl

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:56:34 GMT
    Amber Alert graphicAmber Alert graphic
    A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and authorities continue to search for her sibling.Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says 2-year-old Maliah Harris disappeared with her parents after her 7-month-old sister, Alyssa, was found dead.County Coroner Greg Merchant says there were no visible signs of injury. An autopsy is being conductedThe Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for the child and her parents — identified 34-year-old Donald Boyd Harris and 31-year-old Allison S...
    A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and authorities continue to search for her sibling.Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says 2-year-old Maliah Harris disappeared with her parents after her 7-month-old sister, Alyssa, was found dead.County Coroner Greg Merchant says there were no visible signs of injury. An autopsy is being conductedThe Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for the child and her parents — identified 34-year-old Donald Boyd Harris and 31-year-old Allison S...
  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:27:18 GMT
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
    Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without...
  • Augusta's Rick Allen cites Bible in commercial

    Augusta's Rick Allen cites Bible in commercial

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:44:34 GMT
    An Augusta Republican running for Congress cites the Bible in his first campaign commercial as he accuses President Barack Obama of "immoral" spending. Rick W.
    An Augusta Republican running for Congress cites the Bible in his first campaign commercial as he accuses President Barack Obama of "immoral" spending. Rick W.
  • No Suspension For Simpsonville Mayor Eichor Until May

    No Suspension For Simpsonville Mayor Eichor Until May

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:50:52 GMT
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor won't be suspended from office by Governor Haley until at least next month. The governor indicated she would suspend Eichor once she got indictments against him.
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor won't be suspended from office by Governor Haley until at least next month. The governor indicated she would suspend Eichor once she got indictments against him.
  • Ga. journalism collaborative awarded $35 million

    Ga. journalism collaborative awarded $35 million

    A collaborative of Georgia journalism schools and news organizations will use a $35,000 grant to train investigative reporters.
    A collaborative of Georgia journalism schools and news organizations will use a $35,000 grant to train investigative reporters.
  • Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

    Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

    A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.
    A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.
  • 8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

    8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:37:25 GMT
    A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot...
    A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot...
  • Governor Deal Signs Bill Underscoring Second Amendment Rights

    Governor Deal Signs Bill Underscoring Second Amendment Rights

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:58:57 GMT
    Nathan Deal graphicNathan Deal graphic
    Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60, which is legislation that protects law-abiding, licensed Georgia citizens’ Second Amendment rights.
    Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60, which is legislation that protects law-abiding, licensed Georgia citizens’ Second Amendment rights.
  • Veterans rally at SC Statehouse to seek benefits

    Veterans rally at SC Statehouse to seek benefits

    Dozens of South Carolina veterans have gathered at the Statehouse to ask lawmakers to improve benefits for those who served in the military.
    Dozens of South Carolina veterans have gathered at the Statehouse to ask lawmakers to improve benefits for those who served in the military.
  • SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

    SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

    South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones.
    South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones.
  • Horse carriage crashes in Charleston Market

    Horse carriage crashes in Charleston Market

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:16:37 GMT
    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston.Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston.
    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston.
    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston.
  • Georgians urged to turn in unused medications

    Georgians urged to turn in unused medications

    Federal authorities are urging Georgians to drop off their expired, unused and unwanted pills to help combat prescription drug abuse.
    Federal authorities are urging Georgians to drop off their expired, unused and unwanted pills to help combat prescription drug abuse.
  • Neighbors Question DHEC On Jellyfish Operation, Controversy Brings Out Congressman Mark Sanford

    Neighbors Question DHEC On Jellyfish Operation, Controversy Brings Out Congressman Mark Sanford

    Neighbors Question DHEC On Jellyfish Operation, Controversy Brings Out Congressman Mark Sanford

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:26:39 GMT
    It’s an ongoing debate in the Lowcountry: Could processing jellyfish at a location in Beaufort County poison water and wildlife and ruin residents’ quality of life? That’s the question some Seabrook and St. Helena Island neighbors hoped to have answered in a public input meeting the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) hosted on Tuesday night. 
    It’s an ongoing debate in the Lowcountry: Could processing jellyfish at a location in Beaufort County poison water and wildlife and ruin residents’ quality of life? That’s the question some Seabrook and St. Helena Island neighbors hoped to have answered in a public input meeting the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) hosted on Tuesday night. 
  • Education, Weapons Top Sen. Dist. 22 Forum

    Education, Weapons Top Sen. Dist. 22 Forum

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:44:52 GMT
    Candidates who want to be Georgia’s next state senator from Augusta talked to a packed crowed at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum. The race is to fill the seat Hardie Davis vacated to run for mayor. There are no republicans in the May 20 Primary Election, so the winner will decide the race.
    Candidates who want to be Georgia’s next state senator from Augusta talked to a packed crowed at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum. The race is to fill the seat Hardie Davis vacated to run for mayor. There are no republicans in the May 20 Primary Election, so the winner will decide the race.
  • SC expedition set to sail to recover sunken gold

    SC expedition set to sail to recover sunken gold

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:23:42 GMT
    Gold barsGold bars
    An expedition is setting out from South Carolina to recover the rest of the gold thought to be aboard the wreck of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina coast.The wreck yielded more than $50 million in gold more than a quarter-century ago.A vessel from Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Fla., is expected to leave late Tuesday or Wednesday. It's not clear just how much gold might still be in the Central America, which sank during an 1857 hurricane while bringing back gold from Cali...
    An expedition is setting out from South Carolina to recover the rest of the gold thought to be aboard the wreck of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina coast.The wreck yielded more than $50 million in gold more than a quarter-century ago.A vessel from Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Fla., is expected to leave late Tuesday or Wednesday. It's not clear just how much gold might still be in the Central America, which sank during an 1857 hurricane while bringing back gold from Cali...
  • Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

    Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:08:20 GMT
    The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
    The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
  • State Senator Wants DSS Director Fired; Governor Refuses

    State Senator Wants DSS Director Fired; Governor Refuses

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:12:23 GMT
    Sen. Joel Lourie goes over laws he says DSS is breaking.Sen. Joel Lourie goes over laws he says DSS is breaking.
    State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws.
    State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws.
  • Bill would give grandparents legal visitation of grandchildren

    Bill would give grandparents legal visitation of grandchildren

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:10:54 GMT
    A bill working it's way through the Statehouse could allow some grandparents to see their grandchildren. Not every parent allows their children to spend time with his or her grandparents.
    A bill working it's way through the Statehouse could allow some grandparents to see their grandchildren. Not every parent allows their children to spend time with his or her grandparents.
  • Handler on possibly loose viper: "This is nothing to play with"

    Handler on possibly loose viper: "This is nothing to play with"

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:09:14 GMT
    This gaboon viper is about two feet smaller than the one that's possibly missing.This gaboon viper is about two feet smaller than the one that's possibly missing.
    The Town of Mt. Pleasant is on high alert.Just days after the Harbor Pointe apartment complex alerted its residents about a possible loose gaboon viper, experts are warning neighbors near the area to be careful.
    The Town of Mt. Pleasant is on high alert.Just days after the Harbor Pointe apartment complex alerted its residents about a possible loose gaboon viper, experts are warning neighbors near the area to be careful.
  • Greenville Moms Accused of Abandoning Babies Charged Differently

    Greenville Moms Accused of Abandoning Babies Charged Differently

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:53:30 GMT
    Sharon Ferguson, left, is accused of abandoning her newborn in a trashcan Monday. She faces a more severe charge than Jessica Blackham, right, who abandoned her baby in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center in 2011.Sharon Ferguson, left, is accused of abandoning her newborn in a trashcan Monday. She faces a more severe charge than Jessica Blackham, right, who abandoned her baby in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center in 2011.
    The Greenville woman accused of abandoning her newborn in a trash can Monday faces a more severe charge than the woman who abandoned her baby in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center in 2011.
    The Greenville woman accused of abandoning her newborn in a trash can Monday faces a more severe charge than the woman who abandoned her baby in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center in 2011.
  • Ga. sheriff's deputy bitten by department drug dog

    Ga. sheriff's deputy bitten by department drug dog

    Sheriff's officials in northwest Georgia say one of the department's drug dogs bit a deputy on his face while he was trying to take a selfie.
    Sheriff's officials in northwest Georgia say one of the department's drug dogs bit a deputy on his face while he was trying to take a selfie.
  • 4 want to plead guilty in dog fighting probe

    4 want to plead guilty in dog fighting probe

    Four of the 14 people arrested in a multi-state dog fighting investigation have filed court papers saying they want to plead guilty.
    Four of the 14 people arrested in a multi-state dog fighting investigation have filed court papers saying they want to plead guilty.
  • Simpsonville mayor accused of intimidating judge

    Simpsonville mayor accused of intimidating judge

    A grand jury has indicted the Simpsonville mayor after investigators said he threatened a municipal court judge.
    A grand jury has indicted the Simpsonville mayor after investigators said he threatened a municipal court judge.
  • Man found on the beach in Garden City died from suicide, officials say

    Man found on the beach in Garden City died from suicide, officials say

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:38:48 GMT
    Just after 11:30 Tuesday morning a beach walker spotted a body on the beach and called authorities. Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire was notified by Georgetown County Sheriffs’s Office. Assistant Chief J.R. Haney with MIGCF tells News13 there's no word whether it's a man or a woman or how the person died. At this point point, there'salso no details if it was a natural death or foul play.News13 will bring you updates asthey become available.
    Just after 11:30 Tuesday morning a beach walker spotted a body on the beach and called authorities. Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire was notified by Georgetown County Sheriffs’s Office. Assistant Chief J.R. Haney with MIGCF tells News13 there's no word whether it's a man or a woman or how the person died. At this point point, there'salso no details if it was a natural death or foul play.News13 will bring you updates asthey become available.
  • Ga. woman, 2 grandchildren drown in farm pond

    Ga. woman, 2 grandchildren drown in farm pond

    Authorities in northwest Georgia say a woman and her two grandchildren drowned on a farm in Catoosa County.
    Authorities in northwest Georgia say a woman and her two grandchildren drowned on a farm in Catoosa County.
  • Georgia offender arrested in Denver-area sex sting

    Georgia offender arrested in Denver-area sex sting

    Authorities say a convicted child molester from Georgia has been arrested in suburban Denver for trying to lure a teenage girl to have sex with him.
    Authorities say a convicted child molester from Georgia has been arrested in suburban Denver for trying to lure a teenage girl to have sex with him.
  • Nearly 12,000 access Ga.'s new online voter system

    Nearly 12,000 access Ga.'s new online voter system

    State officials say nearly 12,000 people have taken advantage of Georgia's new online voter system, either registering for the upcoming May 20 primary or updating their information.
    State officials say nearly 12,000 people have taken advantage of Georgia's new online voter system, either registering for the upcoming May 20 primary or updating their information.
  • Baby Boy Found Alive In Greenville Trash Can

    Baby Boy Found Alive In Greenville Trash Can

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:20:00 GMT
    Greenville Police says a newborn baby boy has been found alive in a trash can on Chaney Street in Greenville.Greenville Police says a newborn baby boy has been found alive in a trash can on Chaney Street in Greenville.
    Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house.
    Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house.
  • Lawsuit Filed to Fight Georgia Gay Marriage Ban

    Lawsuit Filed to Fight Georgia Gay Marriage Ban

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:13:50 GMT
    Georgia Ban on Gay Marriage Challenged in Federal CourtGeorgia Ban on Gay Marriage Challenged in Federal Court
    A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta challenging the state of Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
    A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta challenging the state of Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
  • Clemson Researchers Develop Robot to Protect Students from School Shooters

    Clemson Researchers Develop Robot to Protect Students from School Shooters

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:38:31 GMT
    Boo B. TrapBoo B. Trap
    Researchers at Clemson University are developing new technology that could keep students safe from school shooters.
    Researchers at Clemson University are developing new technology that could keep students safe from school shooters.
  • Easter fire on SC coast claims second life

    Easter fire on SC coast claims second life

    An Easter morning fire on the South Carolina coast has claimed a second life.
    An Easter morning fire on the South Carolina coast has claimed a second life.
  • Newborn boy found in Greenville trashcan

    Newborn boy found in Greenville trashcan

    A Greenville woman has been charged with attempted murder and child neglect after an infant boy was found in a trash can on a city street.
    A Greenville woman has been charged with attempted murder and child neglect after an infant boy was found in a trash can on a city street.
  • Cast members, fans question future of TLC's 'Welcome to Myrtle Manor'

    Cast members, fans question future of TLC's 'Welcome to Myrtle Manor'

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:52:51 GMT
    It’s been over a year since the world was first introduced to the colorful cast of ‘Welcome to Myrtle Manor.’ Since it debuted, it’s received plenty of attention – both positive and negative. But the show has caught on with viewers, averaging between 1.1 and 1.3 million viewers per episode, and is now among TLC’s top rated shows. "If the show ended today, we have all been blessed, we have made so many new friends, we...
    It’s been over a year since the world was first introduced to the colorful cast of ‘Welcome to Myrtle Manor.’ Since it debuted, it’s received plenty of attention – both positive and negative. But the show has caught on with viewers, averaging between 1.1 and 1.3 million viewers per episode, and is now among TLC’s top rated shows. "If the show ended today, we have all been blessed, we have made so many new friends, we...
  • Waynesboro Declares Slum Areas for State Grant, Citizens Argue Word

    Waynesboro Declares Slum Areas for State Grant, Citizens Argue Word

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:11:12 GMT
    A group of residents in Waynesboro are considering a lawsuit against the City Council after majority voted to consider portions of two Wards slum for state dollars. 
    A group of residents in Waynesboro are considering a lawsuit against the City Council after majority voted to consider portions of two Wards slum for state dollars. 
  • Top Consumer Complaints In SC

    Top Consumer Complaints In SC

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:41:54 GMT
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs has received more than 1,100 complaints since launching a new and improve online complaint database in January. The top complaints so far in 2014 include issues with cars, cable/cell phone companies and debt collectors.
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs has received more than 1,100 complaints since launching a new and improve online complaint database in January. The top complaints so far in 2014 include issues with cars, cable/cell phone companies and debt collectors.
  • Fact Check: RGA Ad Slams Sheheen’s Legal Work

    Fact Check: RGA Ad Slams Sheheen’s Legal Work

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:12:18 GMT
    The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer. Are the claims true?
    The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer. Are the claims true?
  • Man Runs Out of Gas, Wakes Up to Meth Arrest and Kidnapping Allegations

    Man Runs Out of Gas, Wakes Up to Meth Arrest and Kidnapping Allegations

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:09:01 GMT
    Roger Landon Slaton is charged with multiple drug charges.Roger Landon Slaton is charged with multiple drug charges.
    Oconee deputies say they met a woman who says she was held against her will and she and the suspect ran out of gas. Deputies say they found Roger Landon Slaton asleep inside the car with Meth and prescription drugs.
    Oconee deputies say they met a woman who says she was held against her will and she and the suspect ran out of gas. Deputies say they found Roger Landon Slaton asleep inside the car with Meth and prescription drugs.
  • Georgia Releases 2 Years Of School Scores

    Georgia Releases 2 Years Of School Scores

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:41:52 GMT
    School Report graphicSchool Report graphic
    State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.
    State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.
  • Shooting reported in parking lot of Atlanta mall

    Shooting reported in parking lot of Atlanta mall

    Police in suburban Atlanta say they're investigating a reported shooting in a mall's parking lot.
    Police in suburban Atlanta say they're investigating a reported shooting in a mall's parking lot.
  • FBI: Seventh arrest made in NC kidnapping case

    FBI: Seventh arrest made in NC kidnapping case

    Federal authorities have tracked down another person charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.
    Federal authorities have tracked down another person charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.
  • Atlanta Airport General Manager Finalists Named

    Atlanta Airport General Manager Finalists Named

    Atlanta Airport General Manager Finalists Named

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:04:49 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says three finalists have been selected in the search for a new general manager of the city's airport.
    ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says three finalists have been selected in the search for a new general manager of the city's airport.
  • Christians Honor Jesus Christ on Good Friday

    Christians Honor Jesus Christ on Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:42:53 GMT
    Good Friday is the day where those of the Christian faith believe that a man went through death by crucifixion. While death can be a sad time, those followers of Jesus Christ say they rejoice at this time.
    Good Friday is the day where those of the Christian faith believe that a man went through death by crucifixion. While death can be a sad time, those followers of Jesus Christ say they rejoice at this time.
  • Man Dies in Hotel Fall

    Man Dies in Hotel Fall

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:08:02 GMT
    A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name of the victim has not been released while family members are notified. Authorities are investigating but they do not suspect foul play. A police report says an officer was flagged down by the manager of the Windsurfer Motel on North Ocean Boulevard at the time of the fall. The victim was found...
    A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name of the victim has not been released while family members are notified. Authorities are investigating but they do not suspect foul play. A police report says an officer was flagged down by the manager of the Windsurfer Motel on North Ocean Boulevard at the time of the fall. The victim was found...
  • Encouraging More Girls To Play Golf

    Puttin' In Pearls: Women's Golf Tournament May 30th

    Puttin' In Pearls: Women's Golf Tournament May 30th

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:41:08 GMT
    14-year-old Brette Bryant lines up a putt at First Tee of Augusta14-year-old Brette Bryant lines up a putt at First Tee of Augusta
    While the world watches celebrated men play golf in Augusta this week, a 9th grader is on a mission to promote golf for girls... through her second "Puttin' In Pearls" women's golf tournament.
    While the world watches celebrated men play golf in Augusta this week, a 9th grader is on a mission to promote golf for girls... through her second "Puttin' In Pearls" women's golf tournament.
  • Baby Boomers' Kids Face Becoming Parent's Parents

    Baby Boomers' Kids Face Becoming Parent's Parents

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:17:03 GMT
    As illnesses and physical limitations affect the Baby Boomer generation, many of their children will be faced with the tough decision of how to care for them. If you are between the ages of 50 and 70, chances are it’s already too late to start thinking about your senior citizen quality of life.
    As illnesses and physical limitations affect the Baby Boomer generation, many of their children will be faced with the tough decision of how to care for them. If you are between the ages of 50 and 70, chances are it’s already too late to start thinking about your senior citizen quality of life.
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden -- April 17, 2014

    Riverbanks Zoo & Garden -- April 17, 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:48:38 GMT
    It's always a good time to head to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia and they have a lot going on. Susan O'Cain sat down with News Channel 6 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth to discuss all the changes.
    It's always a good time to head to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia and they have a lot going on. Susan O'Cain sat down with News Channel 6 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth to discuss all the changes.
  • TB Detected At Hephzibah HS

    TB Detected At Hephzibah HS

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:27:50 GMT
    Health department officials informed parents at Hephzibah Comprehensive High School that their children might have been exposed to tuberculosis.
    Health department officials informed parents at Hephzibah Comprehensive High School that their children might have been exposed to tuberculosis.
  • Aiken Peach Freeze

    Aiken Peach Freeze

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:03:41 GMT
    WJBF Logo graphicWJBF Logo graphic
    Peach growers say a late March freeze caused major damage in the Aiken area to their crop and now the fruit might be scarce until July.
    Peach growers say a late March freeze caused major damage in the Aiken area to their crop and now the fruit might be scarce until July.
  • Controversial 'Donkey' Litter Signs Moved In Laurens

    Controversial 'Donkey' Litter Signs Moved In Laurens

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:47:17 GMT
    The signs reading "Don't Litter Jack," then showing a cartoon image of a donkey were later installed in a neighborhood that requested them.The signs reading "Don't Litter Jack," then showing a cartoon image of a donkey were later installed in a neighborhood that requested them.
    Two signs urging people to stop littering in Laurens have been moved after the city was asked to remove them from state right of ways by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
    Two signs urging people to stop littering in Laurens have been moved after the city was asked to remove them from state right of ways by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
  • Food Bank Law Helps Save Dough

    Food Bank Law Helps Save Dough

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:12:57 GMT
    A new Georgia law will help put food on more tables. House Bill 958 provides a sales tax exemption to the state's seven food banks. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
    A new Georgia law will help put food on more tables. House Bill 958 provides a sales tax exemption to the state's seven food banks. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.

  • Pot Vending Machine

    Pot Vending Machine

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:30:16 GMT
    Pot Vending MachinePot Vending Machine
    Colorado is taking the legalization of marijuana to a new level. Jeanne Moos shows you the pot vending machine.
    Colorado is taking the legalization of marijuana to a new level. Jeanne Moos shows you the pot vending machine.
  • Fans Remember The "Trooper Terry Show"

    Fans Remember The "Trooper Terry Show"

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:10:31 GMT
    Photo of Terry "Trooper Terry" Sams on the "Trooper Terry Show"Photo of Terry "Trooper Terry" Sams on the "Trooper Terry Show"
    Countless children grew up here in the CSRA with the "Trooper Terry Show", which ran right here on WJBF for 20 years.WJBF News Channel 6 talked to some CSRA residents about the memories of the show.
    Countless children grew up here in the CSRA with the "Trooper Terry Show", which ran right here on WJBF for 20 years.WJBF News Channel 6 talked to some CSRA residents about the memories of the show.
  • Masters Champ Bubba Watson Tweets Post Tournament Selfie

    Masters Champ Bubba Watson Tweets Post Tournament Selfie

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:24:49 GMT
    Twitter fans in the CSRA shared in the excitement after the 2014 Masters Champion tweeted a selfie from Waffle House before leaving Augusta. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
    Twitter fans in the CSRA shared in the excitement after the 2014 Masters Champion tweeted a selfie from Waffle House before leaving Augusta. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
  • Man Who Never Served Prison Sentence on Clerical Error Awaits Fate

    Man Who Never Served Prison Sentence on Clerical Error Awaits Fate

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:26:51 GMT
    Cornealious “Mike” Anderson has not served his 13-year-prision sentence due to a 'clerical error.'Cornealious “Mike” Anderson has not served his 13-year-prision sentence due to a 'clerical error.'
    (NBC News)- A Missouri man who avoided a 13-year jail sentence because of what state officials called a clerical error will learn Tuesday if he will have to keep fighting to avoid being incarcerated. In
    A Missouri man who avoided a 13-year jail sentence because of what state officials called a clerical error will learn Tuesday if he will have to keep fighting to avoid being incarcerated.
  • 7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:07:11 GMT
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
  • Lancaster man dies after hit, dragged by car

    Lancaster man dies after hit, dragged by car

    A Lancaster County man has died after authorities say he was hit by a car and then dragged underneath it.
    A Lancaster County man has died after authorities say he was hit by a car and then dragged underneath it.
  • Governor Haley signs"Emma's Law" requiring more DUI interlocks

    Governor Haley signs"Emma's Law" requiring more DUI interlocks

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:05 AM EDT2014-04-15 08:05:13 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a law requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a law requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers
  • Expectant Mother Jolted By Highway Pothole, Speaks Out For Road Repairs

    Expectant Mother Jolted By Highway Pothole, Speaks Out For Road Repairs

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:23:46 GMT
    In the Lowcountry, motorists are asking how Twitter and Facebook can save lives, by fixing deteriorating roadways. News Three first told you about the South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Road's campaign
    News Three first told you about the South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Road's campaign for drivers to send photos of damaged drags through social media. Since then, a crumbling, jagged road laced with potholes gave one driver a close call. Now, she's urging lawmakers to take action to fund repairs for herself, her unborn child, and other drivers along Highway 321.
  • SC county nabs nearly 20 in year-long heroin sting

    SC county nabs nearly 20 in year-long heroin sting

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:40:58 GMT
    Sumter Police and Deputies arrested 18 people in a citywide heroin sting and are now searching for one more suspect. "It has an impact on quality of life of our entire community," Sumter Police Chief Russell
    Sumter Police and Deputies arrested 18 people in a citywide heroin sting and are now searching for one more suspect. "It has an impact on quality of life of our entire community," Sumter Police Chief Russell
  • Little River drowning victim's identity released by coroner

    Little River drowning victim's identity released by coroner

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:32:51 GMT
    Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian VanAernum confirms a person drowned Saturday morning in Little River. He says HCFR received the car shortly before 9:30 a.m. The incident happened behind
    Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian VanAernum confirms a person drowned Saturday morning in Little River. He says HCFR received the car shortly before 9:30 a.m. The incident happened behind
  • Those Lost at Sea remembered in Murrells Inlet

    Those Lost at Sea remembered in Murrells Inlet

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:06:32 GMT
    In Murrells Inlet Sunday, one family organized a meeting at Morse Park Landing to remember their loved one lost. The landing is the site for a memorial. As the names of those lost at sea were read, Lisa
    In Murrells Inlet Sunday, one family organized a meeting at Morse Park Landing to remember their loved one lost. The landing is the site for a memorial. As the names of those lost at sea were read, Lisa
  • Gov. Deal signs prisoner re-entry bill into law

    Gov. Deal signs prisoner re-entry bill into law

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law intended to reduce recidivism and help prisoners successfully re-enter society.
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law intended to reduce recidivism and help prisoners successfully re-enter society.
  • Man dies after boat overturns on Georgia lake

    Man dies after boat overturns on Georgia lake

    Authorities say a man has died after his boat overturned in a middle Georgia lake.
    Authorities say a man has died after his boat overturned in a middle Georgia lake.
  • Fleeing Driver, Others Injured During Police Chase In Clemson

    Fleeing Driver, Others Injured During Police Chase In Clemson

    Sunday, April 13 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-13 12:33:48 GMT
    A Clemson Police chase ends with a wreck that sends the fleeing driver and others to the hospital, Sunday.
    A Clemson Police chase ends with a wreck that sends the fleeing driver and others to the hospital, Sunday.

  • DOT expects more political signs, warns of dangers

    DOT expects more political signs, warns of dangers

    State transportation officials say they expect the number of political signs to increase as elections near, and they are reminding Georgians that it's illegal to place the signs in the right of way of the state...
    State transportation officials say they expect the number of political signs to increase as elections near, and they are reminding Georgians that it's illegal to place the signs in the right of way of the state highway...
  • Ga. museum to open early Tuesday for lunar eclipse

    Ga. museum to open early Tuesday for lunar eclipse

    A north Georgia science museum will open during the very early morning hours Tuesday to coincide with a lunar eclipse.
    A north Georgia science museum will open during the very early morning hours Tuesday to coincide with a lunar eclipse.
  • Exhibit explores ties between actress, Fort Sumter

    Exhibit explores ties between actress, Fort Sumter

    A new exhibit in Charleston explores the connections between the city, Fort Sumter and "Gone with the Wind" Actress Alicia Rhett.
    A new exhibit in Charleston explores the connections between the city, Fort Sumter and "Gone with the Wind" Actress Alicia Rhett.
  • Ga church displaced by fire returning home

    Ga church displaced by fire returning home

    A Georgia church that lost its sanctuary in a fire is returning home a year later.
    A Georgia church that lost its sanctuary in a fire is returning home a year later.
  • TripAdvisor Ranks Hunting Island Beaches Above Some Hawaiian Islands

    TripAdvisor Ranks Hunting Island Beaches Above Some Hawaiian Islands

    Saturday, April 12 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-13 02:43:55 GMT
    South Beach, Panama City Beach, and even the Florida Keys are all bested by a local beach that made the newest TripAdvisor list of Top 25 beaches in the country. It's Beaufort's own Hunting Island that
    South Beach, Panama City Beach, and even the Florida Keys are all bested by a local beach that made the newest TripAdvisor list of Top 25 beaches in the country. It's Beaufort's own Hunting Island that is ranked seventh best beach in the United States, behind Hawaiian Islands only. Several beach goers say that even the blue waters of Hawaii don't hold a candle to those of Hunting Island.
  • Radio, TV host Herb Emory dies after falling ill

    Radio, TV host Herb Emory dies after falling ill

    WSB-TV is reporting that longtime WSB Radio and Channel 2 Action News traffic reporter "Captain" Herb Emory has died.
    WSB-TV is reporting that longtime WSB Radio and Channel 2 Action News traffic reporter "Captain" Herb Emory has died.
  • Celebrating Desegregation

    Celebrating Desegregation

    Saturday, April 12 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-04-12 20:12:42 GMT
    The University of South Carolina is wrapping up its yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation with music, dance and gospel tunes. The event is scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts. The event honors the struggles and aspirations of the civil rights movement with short monologues and videos. It will also be marked with a performance of a new choreographic work by USC dance faculty Thaddeus Davis and Tanya Wideman. The USC Gospel Choir an...
    The University of South Carolina is wrapping up its yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation with music, dance and gospel tunes. The event is scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts. The event honors the struggles and aspirations of the civil rights movement with short monologues and videos. It will also be marked with a performance of a new choreographic work by USC dance faculty Thaddeus Davis and Tanya Wideman. The USC Gospel Choir an...
  • Ga church displaced by fire returning home

    Ga church displaced by fire returning home

    A Georgia church that lost its sanctuary in a fire is returning home a year later.
    A Georgia church that lost its sanctuary in a fire is returning home a year later.
  • SC Gov. Nikki Haley's GOP opponent Ervin withdraws from primary

    SC Gov. Nikki Haley's GOP opponent Ervin withdraws from primary

    Saturday, April 12 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-04-12 12:19:27 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley graphicGovernor Nikki Haley graphic
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican opponent says he's decided to bypass the primary and become a petition candidate in November. 
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican opponent says he's decided to bypass the primary and become a petition candidate in November. 
  • GA teacher grows marijuana

    GA teacher grows marijuana

    Saturday, April 12 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-04-12 12:10:44 GMT
    Marijuana Leaf Drugs graphicMarijuana Leaf Drugs graphic
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - An Athens middle school teacher facing drug charges says he was growing marijuana in his home for medicinal purposes. 
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - An Athens middle school teacher facing drug charges says he was growing marijuana in his home for medicinal purposes. 
  • Florida mermaids swimming at SC Aquarium

    Florida mermaids swimming at SC Aquarium

    There are more than 6,200 species of animals at the South Carolina Aquarium. But for the next week, an additional and rare species will be on display.
    There are more than 6,200 species of animals at the South Carolina Aquarium. But for the next week, an additional and rare species will be on display.
  • NC inmate charged in kidnapping of DA's father

    NC inmate charged in kidnapping of DA's father

    The FBI says its elite Hostage Rescue Team has safely rescued a North Carolina man in Atlanta missing for days in a kidnapping plot.
    A North Carolina inmate described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces a federal kidnapping charge after authorities say he used a mobile phone to help orchestrate the abduction of a prosecutor's...
  • Mark Sanford accused of violating divorce terms

    Mark Sanford accused of violating divorce terms

    The ex-wife of U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has accused the congressman of violating the couple's divorce agreement.
    The ex-wife of U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has accused the congressman of violating the couple's divorce agreement.
  • New Website Wants Your Opinion of SC Roads

    New Website Wants Your Opinion of SC Roads

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:44:46 GMT
    A new website is asking for your opinion on the condition of South Carolina roads and bridges and will pass your thoughts along to state lawmakers in hopes they’ll take action.
    A new website is asking for your opinion on the condition of South Carolina roads and bridges and will pass your thoughts along to state lawmakers in hopes they’ll take action.
  • SC Gov. Haley's GOP opponent withdraws

    SC Gov. Haley's GOP opponent withdraws

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:07:14 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley's opponent in the June primary has withdrawn from the race, leaving her unopposed as the Republican nominee. Tom Ervin withdrew Friday, just a week after he announced
    Gov. Nikki Haley's opponent in the June primary has withdrawn from the race, leaving her unopposed as the Republican nominee.
  • PHOTO GALLERY: A History of Savannah in Maps

    PHOTO GALLERY: A History of Savannah in Maps

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:50:11 GMT
    Here's an interesting look back at the history of our beautiful city through the plans to create it.
    Here's an interesting look back at the history of our beautiful city through the plans to create it.
  • Spearman leads SC superintendent money race

    Spearman leads SC superintendent money race

    In the crowded field to be South Carolina's next schools chief, Molly Spearman leads the money race among eight Republicans while Montrio Belton leads the four Democrats.
    In the crowded field to be South Carolina's next schools chief, Molly Spearman leads the money race among eight Republicans while Montrio Belton leads the four Democrats.
  • UPDATE: Elderly Couple Identified in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    UPDATE: Elderly Couple Identified in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    Friday, April 11 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-11 18:05:01 GMT
    An elderly couple is dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Beaufort County.
    An elderly couple is dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Beaufort County.
  • Group wants to broaden UGA's family leave policy

    Group wants to broaden UGA's family leave policy

    Some faculty and staff members are trying to get the University of Georgia to broaden its family leave policy.
    Some faculty and staff members are trying to get the University of Georgia to broaden its family leave policy.
  • Ga. Aviation Hall of Fame to induct 4 new members

    Ga. Aviation Hall of Fame to induct 4 new members

    Museum of Aviation officials say four new names will soon be added to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.
    Museum of Aviation officials say four new names will soon be added to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.
  • SC judge who wrote separate not equal honored

    SC judge who wrote separate not equal honored

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to visit Charleston to help dedicate a statue of the first federal judge to write an opinion challenging separate but equal decades after the policy was declared the...
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to visit Charleston to help dedicate a statue of the first federal judge to write an opinion challenging separate but equal decades after the policy was declared the law by...
  • Sandwiches Are A Tradition At The Masters

    Sandwiches Are A Tradition At The Masters

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-04-11 04:31:45 GMT
    Golf is not the only reason people enjoy the Masters tournament. Many people have grown to love the foods sold at Augusta National Golf Club. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
    Golf is not the only reason people enjoy the Masters tournament. Many people have grown to love the foods sold at Augusta National Golf Club. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
  • SC House and Senate pass different distracted driving ban bills

    SC House and Senate pass different distracted driving ban bills

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:27:04 GMT
    By Robert Kittle The South Carolina House and Senate each passed different bills Thursday aimed at reducing distracted driving, setting up a showdown over which, if either, becomes law. The House bill
    More than a dozen South Carolina cities and towns have their own local ordinances banning texting and driving.
  • Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment

    Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment

    A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position.
    A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position.
  • Elder President Bush to endorse GOP nominee in Ga.

    Elder President Bush to endorse GOP nominee in Ga.

    George H.W. Bush is featured in a Democratic candidate's campaign ad in Georgia but a spokesman says the former president plans to endorse the eventual Republican nominee for Senate.
    President George H.W. Bush is featured in a Democrat's campaign commercial, but he plans to endorse the eventual Republican nominee in Georgia's Senate race, his spokesman said Thursday.
  • SC Legislature Approves Bill To Drop Exit Exam As Must For Graduation

    SC Legislature Approves Bill To Drop Exit Exam As Must For Graduation

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:45:32 GMT
    State lawmakers gave final approve to bill that would eliminate high school exit exams.State lawmakers gave final approve to bill that would eliminate high school exit exams.

    The bill that would end a three-decade-old requirement that high school students must pass an exit exam to graduate is now headed to Gov. Haley’s desk.

    The bill that would end a three-decade-old requirement that high school students must pass an exit exam to graduate is now headed to Gov. Haley’s desk.

  • GA studying public-private foster care partnership

    GA studying public-private foster care partnership

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says a study will explore the possibility of launching public-private partnerships for the state's foster care system.
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says a study will explore the possibility of launching public-private partnerships for the state's foster care system.
  • SC Alliance to 'Fix our Roads' Launches New Campaign

    SC Alliance to 'Fix our Roads' Launches New Campaign

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:18:37 GMT
    The South Carolina Alliance, 'Fix Our Roads,' or SCFOR has announced a new campaign to help get state drivers engaged in fixing South Carolina's roads and bridges. SCFOR says the 'Fill in the Blank' campaign
    The South Carolina Alliance, 'Fix Our Roads,' or SCFOR has announced a new campaign to help get state drivers engaged in fixing South Carolina's roads and bridges.
  • SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

    SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

    South Carolina House members are removing their names from legislation allowing the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate a constitutional officer or other officer under...
    South Carolina House members are removing their names from legislation allowing the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate a constitutional officer or other officer under the...
  • SC bills could outlaw abortion, most contraception

    SC bills could outlaw abortion, most contraception

    A Senate panel has advanced legislation that opponents say could outlaw abortion and emergency contraception in South Carolina.
    A Senate panel has advanced legislation that opponents say could outlaw abortion and emergency contraception in South Carolina.
  • UPDATE: Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Brutal Pig Attack

    UPDATE: Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Brutal Pig Attack

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:21:15 GMT
    Oliver the Pig was stabbed 23 times and attacked by dogs last week
    Oliver the Pig was stabbed 23 times and attacked by dogs
  • Emma's Law Heads to Governor Haley's Desk

    Emma's Law Heads to the Governor's Desk

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:08:41 GMT
    Members of the Longstreet family and supporters celebrate lawmakers passing Emma's Law.Members of the Longstreet family and supporters celebrate lawmakers passing Emma's Law.
    Emma's Law passes the Senate and is now going to the Governor's desk.
    Emma's Law passes the Senate and is now going to the Governor's desk.
  • SC gun manufacturer to add 300 jobs with expansion

    SC gun manufacturer to add 300 jobs with expansion

    A gun manufacturer in South Carolina is doubling its workforce with around 300 new jobs and a $4.2 million investment.
    A gun manufacturer in South Carolina is doubling its workforce with around 300 new jobs and a $4.2 million investment.
  • School bus cameras nab 17 violators in 1st week

    School bus cameras nab 17 violators in 1st week

    A new camera system being used on several Clarke County School District buses captured images of 17 violators in its first full week of operation.
    A new camera system being used on several Clarke County School District buses captured images of 17 violators in its first full week of operation.
  • SC's DMV: Military may waive commercial skill test

    SC's DMV: Military may waive commercial skill test

    The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is making it easier for military drivers to get a commercial driver's license after they leave the service.
    The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is making it easier for military drivers to get a commercial driver's license after they leave the service.
  • Prom costs down to just under $1,000

    Prom costs down to just under $1,000

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:38:37 GMT
    It's become quite the norm in recent years for high schoolers to spend hundreds of dollars on senior prom. This year however, a study reveals they're spending less. Teens and their families expect to
    It's become quite the norm in recent years for high schoolers to spend hundreds of dollars on senior prom. This year however, a study reveals they're spending less. Teens and their families expect to
  • SC prison guard shooting suspect pleads guilty

    SC prison guard shooting suspect pleads guilty

    An Orangeburg man has admitted conspiring to kill a prison guard in a hit orchestrated by an inmate on an illegal cellphone.
    An Orangeburg man has admitted conspiring to kill a prison guard in a hit orchestrated by an inmate on an illegal cellphone.
  • Georgians Face April 21st Voter Registration Deadline for May 20th Primary Election

    Georgians Face April 21st Voter Registration Deadline for May 20th Primary Election

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-04-10 09:04:11 GMT
    ABC Vote 2014 graphicABC Vote 2014 graphic
    Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21st in order to participate in the May 20th Primary Election.
    Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21st in order to participate in the May 20th Primary Election.
  • Ga. musicians launch campaign for soundtrack jobs

    Ga. musicians launch campaign for soundtrack jobs

    A group of Atlanta musicians and others are campaigning for the entertainment industry to consider them before recording television and movie soundtracks elsewhere.
    A group of Atlanta musicians and others are campaigning for the entertainment industry to consider them before recording television and movie soundtracks elsewhere.
  • 1,500 SC students, librarians parade for literacy

    1,500 SC students, librarians parade for literacy

    Some 1,500 children and librarians from across South Carolina are scheduled to gather at the Statehouse to celebrate literacy and reading.
    Some 1,500 children and librarians from across South Carolina are scheduled to gather at the Statehouse to celebrate literacy and reading.
  • South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

    South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-04-10 07:42:37 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers
  • Emma's Law Passes In The South Carolina Senate

    Emma's Law Passes In The South Carolina Senate

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-04-10 06:11:00 GMT
    Photo of a man using a breath testerPhoto of a man using a breath tester
    Emma's Law has passed through the South Carolina State Senate.
    Emma's Law has passed through the South Carolina State Senate.
  • Masters Champ Fuzzy Zoeller Bottles Success

    Masters Champ Fuzzy Zoeller Bottles Success

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-04-10 04:39:39 GMT
    Photo of bottles of Fuzzy Zoeller's vodkaPhoto of bottles of Fuzzy Zoeller's vodka
    Fuzzy Zoeller, who won the Masters in 1979, is in town this Masters Week promoting his own brand of vodka. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
    Fuzzy Zoeller, who won the Masters in 1979, is in town this Masters Week promoting his own brand of vodka. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
  • Dashcam video released of North Myrtle Beach policeman's DUI arrest

    Dashcam video released of North Myrtle Beach policeman's DUI arrest

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-04-10 00:48:42 GMT
    The State Department of Public Safety has provided WBTW dash cam video of when a North Myrtle Beach Police officer was charged with DUI while driving a squad car that was allegedly involved in a minor
    The State Department of Public Safety has provided WBTW dash cam video of when a North Myrtle Beach Police officer was charged with DUI while driving a squad car that was allegedly involved in a minor
  • Fireworks display damages flag at Braves game

    Fireworks display damages flag at Braves game

    Atlanta Braves officials say they're moving a fireworks show to a new location after an American flag was burned during a display at Turner Field.
    Atlanta Braves officials say they're moving a fireworks show to a new location after an American flag was burned during a display at Turner Field.
  • Georgia nuclear plant shut down

    Georgia nuclear plant shut down

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:18:22 GMT
    Plant Vogtle Reactors graphicPlant Vogtle Reactors graphic
    Southern Co. is investigating what caused one of its nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia to automatically shut down. 
    Southern Co. is investigating what caused one of its nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia to automatically shut down. 
  • Athens student death

    Athens student death

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:14:42 GMT
    Pills Drugs graphicPills Drugs graphic
    University of Georgia police say they've determined that a student found dead in his dorm room in January died of an accidental drug overdose.
    University of Georgia police say they've determined that a student found dead in his dorm room in January died of an accidental drug overdose.
  • Charges reduced for SC pregnant mom who drove minivan into ocean

    Charges reduced for SC pregnant mom who drove minivan into ocean

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-04-09 12:52:56 GMT
    Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they've filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into
    Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they've filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into
  • Haleys Host Easter Egg Hunt At Governor's Mansion

    Haleys Host Easter Egg Hunt At Governor's Mansion

    Haleys Host Easter Egg Hunt At Governor's Mansion

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-04-09 11:24:41 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley is hosting an Easter egg hunt at the Governor's Mansion.
    Gov. Nikki Haley is hosting an Easter egg hunt at the Governor's Mansion.
  • Rock Fore! Dough Brings Together Country, Golf

    Rock Fore! Dough Brings Together Country, Golf

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:21:54 GMT
    The 10th annual Rock Fore! Dough celebration brings in cash for The First Tee of Augusta.Sounds filled Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans as supporters of country music and golf came under one roof. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
    The 10th annual Rock Fore! Dough celebration brings in cash for The First Tee of Augusta.Sounds filled Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans as supporters of country music and golf came under one roof. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
  • Woman's 3 dogs attack 2 women, sending 1 to ICU, Darlington County deputies say

    Woman's 3 dogs attack 2 women, sending 1 to ICU, Darlington County deputies say

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:16:22 GMT
    A Darlington County woman has been charged after 3 of her dogs attacked two women in separate incidents in the last few days – with one elderly woman still in ICU a week later, Darlington County Sheriff's
    A Darlington County woman has been charged after 3 of her dogs attacked two women in separate incidents in the last few days – with one elderly woman still in ICU a week later, Darlington County Sheriff's
  • Atlanta driver identified

    Atlanta driver identified

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:45:19 GMT
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    Authorities have identified the driver of a car that went into a suburban Atlanta creek as a 57-year-old Loganville woman. 
    Authorities have identified the driver of a car that went into a suburban Atlanta creek as a 57-year-old Loganville woman. 
  • Florence boy's 'Make-A-Wish' comes true at WrestleMania 30

    Florence boy's 'Make-A-Wish' comes true at WrestleMania 30

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:12:07 GMT
    9-year-old Owen Plasman has been battling cancer for the past year and although Owen is in remission now, he, along with his family are in the hearts of many in the Pee Dee. "I think that Owen has become
    9-year-old Owen Plasman has been battling cancer for the past year and although Owen is in remission now, he, along with his family are in the hearts of many in the Pee Dee. "I think that Owen has become
  • Waynesboro Residents Reject "Slum" Status

    Waynesboro Residents Reject "Slum" Status

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-04-08 03:10:28 GMT
    City leaders in Waynesboro must go back to the drawing board after citizens expressed their concerns about the language in a grant that could help revitalize certain areas. Waynesboro City Council held a public hearing to discuss changes to the Urban Redevelopment Plan. The city wants to increase from $800,000 to $1.6 million by applying more often. The catch is the areas mapped out by the city would be deemed slum.
    City leaders in Waynesboro must go back to the drawing board after citizens expressed their concerns about the language in a grant that could help revitalize certain areas. Waynesboro City Council held a public hearing to discuss changes to the Urban Redevelopment Plan. The city wants to increase from $800,000 to $1.6 million by applying more often. The catch is the areas mapped out by the city would be deemed slum.
  • Bill to Raise Money for SC Roads Hitting Calendar & Opposition Roadblocks

    Bill to Raise Money for SC Roads Hitting Calendar & Opposition Roadblocks

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:19:42 GMT
    The SCDOT says it needs about $1.5 billion additional dollars a year just to bring state roads and bridges up to a condition considered “good”, an amount that would use up almost the entire state budget that doesn’t go to health care and schools.
    The SCDOT says it needs about $1.5 billion additional dollars a year just to bring state roads and bridges up to a condition considered “good”, an amount that would use up almost the entire state budget that doesn’t go to health care and schools.
  • Deadly viper could be on the loose in SC city

    Deadly viper could be on the loose in SC city

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:22:19 GMT
    Some folks who live in an apartment complex in one Goose Creek neighborhood are on alert after word of a venomous snake that could be on the loose. The Gaboon Viper is one of the most venomous snakes
    Some folks who live in an apartment complex in one Mt. Pleasant neighborhood are on alert after word of a venomous snake that could be on the loose. The Gaboon Viper is one of the most venomous snakes
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