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Lowcountry taxpayers foot the bill for city parties

Government workers in the Low country did some holiday partying on the taxpayers’ dime. The City of Charleston spent more than $10,000 on various holiday parties, Dorchester County spent more than $7,000 while the City of North Charleston spent $1,700 in taxpayer money. Lawmakers like Mayor Keith Summey defended the spending, calling it a gesture […]

Fiber optics manufacturer to expand Spartanburg County facility

AFL, a Japanese-owned company that makes fiber optic products and equipment, announced Wednesday that it will expand its operations in Spartanburg County. The $8.6 million investment is expected to create 95 new jobs over the next two years. AFL&#821…

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Air defense exercises conducted over some parts of the state

The South Carolina Air National Guard is conducting air defense exercises Thursday near Anderson, Florence, and Greer. Guard spokesman Staff Master Sgt. Edward Snyder explains that the exercises are to ensure protection against airborne attacks. “Bas…

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Charleston man charged with murdering adoptive mother

Charleston Police have charged a 21-year-old man with the murder of his adoptive mother. Walker Wayne Pinkleton has been charged with the murder of 59-year-old Patricia Walker. Pinkleton had been charged with grand larceny earlier this week after au…

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Seneca man accused of killing 7-month-old niece

A Seneca man has been charged in the death of his 7-month-old niece. Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 26-year-old McKenzie Turner and have charged him with murder by child abuse. EMS was called to Turner’s home in Seneca early Sunday morni…

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Wednesday’s weather

Look for abundant sunshine for the Upstate and the Midlands for your Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Partly cloudy skies will move into the Lowcountry as highs will take a run into the upper 70s as well. Overnight lows will fall into the …

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Wednesday’s weather

Look for abundant sunshine for the Upstate and the Midlands for your Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Partly cloudy skies will move into the Lowcountry as highs will take a run into the upper 70s as well. Overnight lows will fall into the …

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