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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:30 p.m.

Dear Editor, With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day just around the corner, this is a great time to…

Willie Myers, Kingstree

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:22 p.m.

Willie Myers, Kingstree - Mrs. Willie Ophelia Witherspoon McFadden Myers died Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Lake City Community Hospital of Lake City. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Joyce M. Timmons, the Rev. J. Jeannetté Cooper, and the Rev. Barry S. McFadden, were held Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Bethesda United Methodist Church of …

Mother of 5 slain kids: SC agency could have stopped deaths UPDATED

Mother of 5 slain kids: SC agency could have stopped deaths

By Meg Kinnard

Associated Press

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:35 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The mother of five South Carolina children allegedly killed by their father in 2014 says the state’s social …

Mary Clark, Andrews

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:24 p.m.

Mary Clark, Andrews - Mary Joyce Taylor Clark, 80, widow of Heyward Clark, died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 23, 2016, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with Chaplain Jerry Fennel and the Rev. Justin Gamble officiating. Burial, directed by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, …

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Prince’s death raises numerous questions about prior health

Prince’s death raises numerous questions about prior health

By Jeff Baenen &

Amy Forliti

Associated Press

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 8:31 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS — Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying …

Local man dies in evening crash UPDATED

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:25 p.m.

An evening crash ends in tragedy. Freddie Faison, 55, of Kingstree was killed when he was involved in a single car accident. Faison was traveling …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:20 p.m.

The last motorcycle ride - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

The last motorcycle ride - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:37 p.m.

I’ve been riding motorcycles since I was 14 years old. I got a little moped like bike when I was 14. It was half bicycle and half motorcycle. …

Upcoming Events, April 27 UPDATED

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:55 p.m.

The listed events are separated by date and event type. Upcoming events are near the top and recurring events are further down and marked with (RE).

Charlie Barr, Kingstree

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:11 p.m.

Charlie Barr, Kingstree - Funeral services for Charlie “Bro” Barr, conducted by the Rev. Herbert L. Jenkins, Sr. were held Monday, April 11, 2016, at St. Paul AME Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Elijah UM Churchyard Cemetery of Kingstree.

James Shaw, Jr., Alvin

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:15 p.m.

James Shaw, Jr., Alvin - Funeral services for James Allen “Kookie” Shaw, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Don Shaw, were held Monday, April 11, 2016, at Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church of Alvin, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

25th annual Spring Tide cleanup and celebration UPDATED

Monday, April 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The 25th annual Spring Tide cleanup event and a chowder cookoff and celebration was held April 25 at Morse Park Landing and Hot Fish Club Restaurant …

From the drawing board

From the drawing board
Monday, April 25, 2016 10:08 p.m.

Spring Tide celebration #2 UPDATED

Monday, April 25, 2016 3:22 p.m.

After the 25th annual Spring Tide cleanup event in Murrells Inlet, the Hot Fish Club hosted a celebration complete with a chowder cookoff, barbecue …

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Georgetown Co. School District plans $165M in renovation, if public approves

Georgetown Co. School District plans $165M in renovation, if public approves
Monday, April 25, 2016 9:53 a.m.

Along with picking the next president in November, Georgetown County voters will also get to decide if the Georgetown County School District can …

Mother Emanuel shooting suspect’s friend expected to plead

Mother Emanuel shooting suspect’s friend expected to plead

By Meg Kinnard

Associated Press

Monday, April 25, 2016 6:06 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year is set to plead …

Coastal Carolina University launches $20 million endowment campaign

Coastal Carolina University launches $20 million endowment campaign
Monday, April 25, 2016 4:31 p.m.

From staff reports

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Georgetown police arrest man suspected in South State Bank robbery UPDATED

Georgetown police arrest man suspected in South State Bank robbery
Monday, April 25, 2016 3:46 p.m.

Police said a tip led to the arrest of an Andrews man suspected of robbing a city bank more than three months ago.

Coroner: Pilot killed in crash of small plane near Belton

Coroner: Pilot killed in crash of small plane near Belton
Monday, April 25, 2016 9:37 a.m.

BELTON, S.C. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane has died after crashing into a field in Greenville County.

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'Shore Stories' film series to run in Georgetown this week UPDATED

'Shore Stories' film series to run in Georgetown this week
Monday, April 25, 2016 11:14 a.m.

Working Films and a cohort of South Carolina-based environmental organizations have launched “Shore Stories,” a film series celebrating …

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Prince • 1958-2016 Prince’s final shows: intimate, playful with a Bowie tribute

By Ravi Nessman

Associated Press

Monday, April 25, 2016 9:48 a.m.

ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd at Atlanta’s Fox Theater was on its feet screaming. Prince had already taken an encore, but he’d only …

Horry County PD Chief Rhodes announces retirement

Horry County PD Chief Rhodes announces retirement
Monday, April 25, 2016 12:38 p.m.

About four years after assuming the chief’s role at the Horry County Police Department, Saundra Rhodes has announced her intention to retire …

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Prince’s custom-made purple piano was to go on tour with him

Prince’s custom-made purple piano was to go on tour with him

By Kristin M. Hall

Associated Press

Monday, April 25, 2016 9:48 a.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Days before his death, Prince tweeted a photo of a custom-made purple piano intended to be a centerpiece of his …

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Eric Clapton recalls how Prince inspired ‘Holy Mother’

Eric Clapton recalls how Prince inspired ‘Holy Mother’
Monday, April 25, 2016 9:47 a.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Clapton is recalling Prince as a true genius and the inspiration for Clapton’s song “Holy Mother.” …

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‘Most beloved’ of Prince family, friends bid farewell

‘Most beloved’ of Prince family, friends bid farewell

By Jeff Baenen & Kevin Burbach

Associated Press

Monday, April 25, 2016 9:45 a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Family and friends of Prince said a “loving goodbye” to the music icon on Saturday in a small private …

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Human remains found in submerged car in South Carolina

Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:59 p.m.

The coroner says that human remains were found in a car located after a fisherman discovered it submerged in Lake Russell.

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Pawleys Island Highway Beautification Program expands median efforts UPDATED

Pawleys Island Highway Beautification Program expands median efforts
Sunday, April 24, 2016 8:01 a.m.

The Pawleys Island Highway Beautification Program will expand its efforts to beautify a section of median that extends from Hog Heaven to Lowes Food …

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2 brothers die when Corvette hits tree in Laurens

Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:56 p.m.

Authorities say that two brothers have died in a single-car wreck in Laurens County.

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Waccamaw Riverkeeper speaks at Rotary Club

Saturday, April 23, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Emma Boyle, who serves as the Waccamaw Riverkeeper, addressed the Rotary Club on the mission and activities of the group recently.

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