South Carolina traffic deaths pass 2014 totals with nearly three months left in year

...designated 16 areas include high-traffic areas near U.S. 1 and S.C. 48 in Richland County, U.S. 301 in Orangeburg County and I-26 in Lexington, Berkeley and Charleston counties, among others.Bianca Cain Johnson contributed to this...

White ex-South Carolina police chief sentenced to home detention in killing of unarmed black man

...to convict him of voluntary manslaughter and four who thought he was not guilty, Pascoe said in a hearing at the Orangeburg County courthouse.Fayssoux said he thought the juries were leaning even closer to an acquittal for Combs, but didn't...

Funds set for South Carolina state pedestrian bridge

...street by the campus of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports Orangeburg County has approved the last $500,000 so the state Department of Transportation can begin work on the nearly $4 million...

Jobless rate declines in South Carolina

...jobs," Stanton said.Unemployment levels dropped last month in all but five of South Carolina's 46 counties. Orangeburg County had South Carolina's highest jobless rate, at 12.4 percent. Unemployment was lowest in Charleston and Lexington...

SLED investigating alleged hazing incident involving football players

...Drayton Jr. claim they were among a group of new and transfer students who were beaten during the camp, held in Orangeburg County the week of Aug. 3.The students claim 15 to 20 upperclassmen pulled them out of bed at night, shoved them against...

Across South Carolina

...Carolina each year.In other newsTHE RETRIAL of former Eutawville Police Chief Richard Combs, who is charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, has been moved out of Orangeburg County and will be heard in Columbia.

Across the region

...baby-sitting when the two started wrestling. Kemp gave the boy the bear hug, then put him into his crib for a nap.The Orangeburg County Coroner's Office says Jaylen Harris died from asphyxiation in June 2013. Kemp was charged more than a year later...

Suspended SC State president sues school

...Tuesday for breaking his contract and asked the court to block his expected firing.Thomas Elzey sued S.C. State in Orangeburg County court a day before trustees were to meet privately to get legal advice over the turmoil at South Carolina's only...

Prosecution attacks warrant as former Eutawville police chief's murder retrial begins

...January ended in a deadlocked jury after 12 hours of deliberations. This week's trial was moved about 50 miles from Orangeburg County to Richland County after prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed there had been extensive pretrial publicity.Combs...

Grill mishap burns elderly SC man

...himself attempting to light a gas grill. The man was taken to the Augusta Burn Center and his status is unclear. Orangeburg County Fire Services Director Gene Ball says people should always be extremely cautious when lighting any type of grill...