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2 hrs ago | ABC News 4 Charleston

Groom recounts fatal Folly hit-and-run: 'I heard people screaming'

The North Carolina man who was on Folly Beach celebrating his upcoming wedding says his bachelor party turned deadly when a vehicle hit two of his close friends.

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Related Topix: Folly Beach, SC, Wedding

6 hrs ago | Post and Courier

'All I heard was the shots,' Awendaw resident reports after man's slaying

Deputies arrested Manning Isiah Milligan of Seewee Road at about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday and charged him with murder and possession of a firearm during the commision of a violent crime.

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Related Topix: Awendaw, SC, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

10 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Man admits he poisoned neighbor's barking dog

According to Tuesday's ABC News 4, a man in Charleston, South Carolina, has admitted that he poisoned his neighbor's dog because he was frustrated by the dog's barking.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC

10 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Thirteen people killed statewide over Labor Day weekend, preliminary reports show

The S.C. Department of Public Safety reported 485 people killed statewide in fatal wrecks between Jan. 1 and Sept.

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Related Topix: Berkeley County, SC

11 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Sheriff Al Cannon presented with Patriot Award

The Employer Support of Guard and Reserves presented Sheriff Al Cannon with the organization's Patriot Award on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: North Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC

13 hrs ago | WTMA-AM North Charleston

Officials: More Closures for Bees Ferry Road in September

Drivers using Bees Ferry Road will see more lane closures in September, according to Charleston County officials.

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17 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Man's body found on dirt road in Awendaw late Sunday

Charleston County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on a dirt road in Awendaw late Sunday.

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Related Topix: Awendaw, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Sep 01, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

Body found along Awendaw roadway

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says the body of a man was found along Goodwine Circle in Awendaw late Monday night.

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Related Topix: Awendaw, SC

Post and Courier

As the green runs out, Charleston County takes stock of preservation successes

The $131 million pot of money for protecting land from development in Charleston County - created after voters agreed to pay higher sales tax nearly a decade ago - is just about empty.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, McClellanville, SC, Wadmalaw Island, SC

Post and Courier

1975 Charleston attorney murder case reopened

George Payton Jr., a well-known black attorney with a reputation for challenging the status quo, was shot to death in his Spring Street office while talking on the telephone about 2 p.m. March 18, 1975.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Charleston, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hilton Head Island, SC

The Moultrie News

Charleston Parks Conservancy assists with Tony Page tennis memorial

Tony Page, the driving force behind Page's Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant, was also an avid tennis player.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, SC

Post and Courier

Charleston County seeks workers for election-related jobs, and volunteers for boards and commissions

Charleston County has a number of positions available for people who want to get involved in local government, and application deadlines are fast approaching.

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Related Topix: Awendaw, SC, Johns Island, SC

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Moultrie News

Safety disputes and the subject of allowance

Help me win an argument please? We were over on Folly Road the day of the crazy heavy rain and flooding.

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Related Topix: Weather

The Aiken Standard

Pedestrian killed walking on Folly Beach road

Authorities said a man who struck two pedestrians on Folly Beach, then drove away has been charged with reckless homicide after one of the victims died.

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Related Topix: Folly Beach, SC

Post and Courier

'Forgotten' rural area needs a high school, too

The forgotten end of Charleston County stretches from the northern reaches of Mount Pleasant all the way to the Santee River.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, SC, Santee, SC, McClellanville, SC, Awendaw, SC

Post and Courier

Nickeled and dimed; For every $27 in cash fares, CARTA will spend $1 to count and deposit the money

The thing about getting paid in dimes, quarters and crumpled dollar bills is that somebody has to count that cash and make it presentable for a bank deposit.

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Post and Courier

Voting squabble pits Republican against Republican

An unusual challenge played out recently in front of the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration when the board decided to make a sitting GOP executive committee member an inactive voter.

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Related Topix: US News, Charleston, SC, College of Charleston, Lexington County, SC

Post and Courier

Reconciling with the CRDA

Charleston County Council took a needed reality check last week, deciding not to bail out on the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, as council chairman Teddie Pryor had previously announced.

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Related Topix: Santee, SC, Berkeley County, SC, Dorchester, SC

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Post and Courier

North Charleston man broke barriers as one of the area's first black firefighters

This screenshot from a North Charleston District Fire Department training video filmed during the '80s shows Charles Middleton jumping from a fire truck to help extinguish a blaze.

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Related Topix: North Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC, Fire

Post and Courier

Fire closes East Bay Street Saturday afternoon

A fire in an empty building on East Bay Street Saturday afternoon tied up traffic and shut down a nearby restaurant for a couple hours.

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Related Topix: Fire, Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC

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