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West Columbia fire crews are working to contain a large structure fire on Meeting Street. A fire has the 700 block of Meeting Street shutdown both ways for an unknown amount of time, the West ColumbiaMore >>
A fire at a furniture store in West Columbia had crews busy Sunday evening.More >>
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A Richland County sheriff's deputy was involved in a traffic accident near Interstate 77 and Two Notch Rd Friday, Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. Wilson said theMore >>
A Richland County sheriff's deputy was involved in a traffic accident near Interstate 77 and Two Notch Rd Friday, Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. More >>
SENECA, S.C. (AP) - A sheriff's race in South Carolina has been marred by allegations of kidnapping, lying and stealing.
All four candidates have had to deny any wrongdoing: One is accused of trying to kidnap someone. A second is being investigated by state agents.
A third was an Oconee County sheriff's deputy until he was fired for allegedly lying on his time sheets. And the fourth was the No. 2 man at the sheriff's office when a former office manager stole more than a half million dollars forfeited by drug dealers.
Jeff Bright, an engineer who backed the ex-Secret Service agent facing the felony charge, called it a "travesty."
Sheriff is an important post in the state, where 65% of residents don't live in cities or towns - meaning they turn to sheriff's deputies for law enforcement.
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