Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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NORWAY, SC (WIS) - 4 votes -- that's what decided the Norway mayor's race Tuesday night and the election went to a man who held that office, but resigned the day he took the oath in 2010.
Incumbent Cindy Williams lost the race Tuesday night to Jim Preacher by a count of 68-64.
After getting the news, current Norway Mayor Cindy Williams left town hall Thursday without saying much.
Jody Barr: "Anything you want to say about the certification Mrs. Williams?" Williams: "No, I'd rather not." Barr: "Do you agree with the election commission's decision?" Williams: "We'll see, I have to see. It's just questionable. Things are questionable." Barr: "It's a 4 vote difference. Do you plan to protest this?" Williams: "Well, I think it ought to be looked at further. Thank you."
Williams wanted 8 provisional ballots to be opened and counted Tuesday morning, but the election commission threw them out because those voters didn't follow the rules.
Jim Preacher's first hours as Norway's mayor in201 were also his last. Just after he took the oath in January, he resigned. He did so because he was also serving as Ehrhardt's police chief, which is a violation of the state's dual office law.
Mayor-elect Preacher started his celebration Thursday with an apology. "I want to apologize for the embarrassment in the last swearing in," said Preacher Thursday. "I shouldn't have done what I did."
Since 2010, Preacher has found himself at the center of 2 SLED investigations. The first came about after Mayor Williams reported allegations to law enforcement that Preacher had illegally tapped into a town water line and used the water to fill his fishing pond. SLED never proved the claims.
Agents again investigated Preacher after he left his position in Ehrhardt because his $700 bulletproof vest went missing. SLED never tied that to Preacher either.
"I don't want you to take this the wrong way, we've had so much controversy here and I guess I've caused some of it," Preacher said
Now Preacher says he's ready to lead. He'll take office in January.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>