A federal judge this week sentenced two former fire officials in Charleston County to prison for inflating the cost of a new fire station and pocketing the extra money from a grant to help build the rural facility. 48-year-old Doc Matthews of Hollywood and 68-year-old Mary Jo Thomas-Delaney of Summerville were sentenced Tuesday for their roles in a scheme to embezzle funds from the St. Paul’s Fire District in Hollywood. Matthews was sentenced
-- Union County's sheriff says a man shot by a police officer led others on a high-speed chase through two counties -- Five South Carolina highways were ranked among America’s 25 most dangerous.
Before internet shopping, malls, and supercenters, every town had its own dry goods store. And many of those store owners in rural South Carolina were Jewish. The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina is working to collect and archive photos, artifacts, and stories about those merchants. "Jewish merchants have been here even back to Colonial days," project manager Rachel Gordin Barnett said. 'So by the 1800's there were Jewish
The kick-off to the holidays has arrived. Thanksgiving will bring millions of people together to enjoy time with loved ones and a delicious holiday dinner. But American Red Cross volunteers say they respond to a house fire every 3 hours and 45 minutes on average in South Carolina. South Carolina Red Cross spokesman Cuthbert Langley told South Carolina Radio Network to be prepared and in touch with your soundings. “It is very important
When the annual Trouble in Toyland toy safety report came out in previous years, most of the issues were choking hazards or broken bones. Now doctors are warning that technologically-advanced toys may be dangerous ones to watch. In fact, the FBI hz issued a warning about one particular toy which was also banned in Germany. "Most parents aren't even thinking about that," Palmetto Health pediatrician Dr. Duncan Norton said. "The doll named My
Five South Carolina highways were listed among America’s 25 most dangerous by a transportation software firm's rankings. The analysis by the company Teletrac lists interstates 26, 85 and 95, and U.S. highways 1 and 17 among its list, which is scored based on fatal crash data kept by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. I-95 came in at fifth-most dangerous, tops in South Carolina, averaging a death every 1.4 miles --
State-owned utility Santee Cooper is slated to get a settlement from Westinghouse’s parent company Toshiba after its bankruptcy while building a failed nuclear expansion at the V.C. Summer generating plant in Fairfield County. But a bill discussed during a special Senate panel meeting Tuesday would prevent the utility from spending that settlement money. State Sen. […]
Two years after devastating floods impacted the Midlands and Pee Dee regions, the United Way’s “Restoring Hope” program continues to put families back into their homes, but has more to do United Way of the Midlands Senior Vice President for Community Impact and Strategic Implementation Anita Floyd told South Carolina Radio Network the nonprofit is […]