Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
A USC student facing a life-threatening syndrome is sharing her story in hopes of raising research money.
Jessica Clark has had two double lung transplants and does not know if she'll need or be able to get a third.
She is raising money for chronic rejection, which can happen after a patient gets new lungs.
She experiences it after her first transplant and it's possible it could happen again.
Long-term treatments don't exist and Jessica wants to change that.
"I was petrified at best," said Jessica Clark.
"Having watched my mom go through it, I knew what it looked like, and I knew what I was going to end up looking like," she said.
At a young age, Jessica Clark learned a lot about life from watching her mother fight for hers. After two double lung transplants, Katie Clark lost her battle to chronic rejection on Jessica's 10th birthday.
11 years later, Jessica fights a similar battle.
"I wish she'd been there to tell me what to expect, because that was the biggest thing," said Clark. "I think she gives me the strength to do what I gotta' do."
As a kid, Clark was like any other child until she started having trouble breathing. At eight she was diagnosed with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension and received her first double lung transplant.
Life was good until her freshman year at USC when the problems came back. It was chronic rejection.
"We did absolutely everything they had to stop it, but it had progressed to fast," she said.
There was some good fortune. Clark didn't have to wait long for her second transplant. But after the procedure she had a massive stroke.
A year of recovery later, she's back to living life. Clark is not yet back at USC, but she's well enough to live like her mother wanted her to.
"She made it known to me, she drilled it in to me that life is a gift. To roll with the punches and be happy with what you got," said Clark.
"You don't sweat the small stuff anymore. You don't worry about drama, you don't worry about what the weather's gonna' be like today, you don't care. It's good. I'm just thankful I'm healthy now."
Clark knows another case of chronic rejection could mean the worst. No long-term treatment exists.
But she's not complaining or feeling sorry for herself. She's telling her story to raise money for the Lung Transplant Foundation's Lungapalooza, a fundraiser at Duke Gardens in late October.
She's raised more than $3,000, doing work that she knows would make her mom proud.
"My mother definitely taught me that," said Clark. "To help others and to keep striving forward and not worry about things like what my hair or makeup looks like today. That's not what life's about. I owe that to her."
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:00:09 GMT
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.Local author and formerMore >>
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:55:40 GMT
You may not have heard of Morgan Reeves or seen any of his election ads on television. That's because the state gubernatorial candidate doesn't have any and he doesn't have any campaign contributions.More >>
Independent candidate Morgan Reeves is looking to level the playing field when it comes to campaigning for elections. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:53:16 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:30:17 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:52:08 GMT
The suspect wanted for shooting into an occupied Sumter home has turned himself in. Terrance D. Haynesworth, 32, was wanted by the Sumter Police for a shooting that took place on Sampson Street on MondayMore >>
Terrance D. Haynesworth turned himself after being wanted for a shooting on Sampson Street. More >>