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Thursday Apr 17 | WMBF

2 women arrested for prostitution in Florence

FLORENCE, SC Two women are facing prostitution charges after police say they advertised their services to undercover cops Wednesday.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WMBF

Florence agencies partner for dementia awareness

Officials from the Florence County Sheriff's Office, along with New Generations Adult Day Care Center, Inc., Elmcroft Senior Living Communities and Embrace Hospitals will sponsor the series, "Understanding Dementia" for family members, care givers, professionals and other interested persons who would benefit from the training.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

WPDE

Timmonsville names new police chief

The town has been without a police chief since last May, when council was forced to dismantle the department due to financial problems.The Florence County Sheriff's Office has provided coverage for the town since the police department shut down.

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Related Topix: Timmonsville, SC

Post and Courier

Man gets 30 years for shooting woman after party in Florence County

A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after admitting he shot a woman after arguing with her at a party in Florence County.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

WMBF

Florence man charged with attempted murder for shooting at party

FLORENCE, SC A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after shooting a victim twice in the thigh at a house party in Florence on Sunday, officials stated.

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WMBF

Traffic Checkpoint in Florence nets nearly 20 violations

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC Nearly 20 violations were noted during a traffic safety checkpoint conducted Friday on Highway 9 in Nichols in Florence County, officials stated.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

WMBF

Lake City man faces drug trafficking charges

Hasean Blue, 38, of Moore Street was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 8. Blue was charged with distribution of cocaine base, trafficking in crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and distribution of cocaine.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Lake City, SC

The State

Scoppe: You too can be a general - in South Carolina

Mr. Breazeale is unfazed. And not about to make a long story short. "All I would say about that is he is not a legitimate reporter. … That guy was on the staff of my opponent who was running against me for Congress.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life, Veteran Affairs

Wed Apr 09, 2014

WMBF

Warmer temps end dormant season for snakes

Now that warmer weather trends are among us, be aware it's during the spring months that snakes are more active.

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Related Topix: Weather, Florence, SC

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WPDE

Election results in for local elections on Grand Strand, in Pee Dee

With all precincts reporting, Bob Childs and David Pellegrino are the winners. The third seat is going to a runoff between Ralph Magliette and Sammy Truett.

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Related Topix: Coward, SC

WMBF

Florence County firefighters expected to make full recovery

WMBF News spoke with two of those firefighters to get their perspectives on what happened during that wildfire along Ashby and McIver Roads.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

WMBF

FCSO officials announce traffic checkpoints

Police in Florence and Marion counties along with South Carolina Highway Patrol will conduct traffic safety checkpoints at various locations throughout the month of April.

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Related Topix: Marion County, SC

WMBF

SCDPS: Expect delays thru midday on I-95 North in Florence

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety warns drivers on I95 North in Florence County to expect delays Tuesday morning.

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GwdToday.com

Attorney General Weighs In On Election

COLUMBIA, SC Disqualified candidates cannot be appointed by their respective parties for November's general election.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Greenville County, SC, Anderson, SC

Fri Apr 04, 2014

WMBF

Former FMU student awarded $1.6 million in fraternity hazing case

FLORENCE, SC A former Francis Marion University student and his legal counsel won a $1.6 million lawsuit Thursday stemming from a fraternity hazing incident in October 2011 in Florence.

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Related Topix: Florence, SC, Francis Marion University, Student Society, Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternities

Thu Apr 03, 2014

WMBF

1 day after Florence County's 12-acre fire

Charred grass, several charred vehicles, and a shell of what used to be someone's home, are reminders of the wildfire that ripped through a Florence County community.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

WMBF

West Florence firefighters battle large brush fire

FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA Charred grass, several charred vehicles and a shell of what used to be someone's home, are reminders of the wildfire that ripped through a Florence County community.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Florence, SC

Wed Apr 02, 2014

WPDE

Florence County firefighters hurt in brush fire

A firefighter from the Windy Hill Fire Department was seriously hurt in a brush fire in Quinby near QVC on McIver Road in Florence County, according to Florence County Fire Services Coordinator Sam Brockington.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Quinby, SC

Tue Apr 01, 2014

WPDE

Florence County wants community to know more about plan to merge fire districts

Florence County Council is holding a series of meetings to discuss its proposed ordinance to consolidate six fire districts in the county.

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Related Topix: Fire

Sat Mar 29, 2014

WMBF

Florence county fire services community meetings announced

The Florence County Council, on behalf of Chairman James T. Schofield, is holding a series of community meetings for the seven fire districts in the county.

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Related Topix: Fire, Johnsonville, SC

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