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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WATEREE, SC (WIS) -
Christopher Griffin and Miss Liberty -- that's a horse in case you're wondering -- are both making progress.
"When she got here, she hated being in the stall," said Griffin.
Miss Liberty is here as a result of life on the track. Griffin is here because he got off his track.
"I've got another year left," said Griffin, "January 2014."
There's plenty of time to think about the second degree burglary charge and parole violation that brought him to Wateree River Correctional. And there's plenty of time to figure out what he'll do when he gets out.
You can bet on horses being involved.
Griffin's a graduate of The Thoroughbread Retirement Foundation's Second Chances program. Five days a week, the inmates learn everything from anatomy to grooming.
Reid McLellan is the instructor at the program.
"We're actually giving these horses a shot at a new life," said McLellan, "a different life."
The inmates are looking for something similar.
"We don't want to rehabilitate them just from the standpoint of 'You didn't do something wrong, now go back and do the same thing you were doing.' Here's an opportunity for you to have a new life too," said McLellan.
Most of the inmates had no experience with horses until now, but graduates of the program have gone on to get jobs in the industry after they were released.
The TRF says the connection between horse and man extends to life beyond the stable.
"You can't force an animal of this size to do what you wanna do by intimidation, or by force," said William Cox. "It's a cooperation; a partnership."
"It teaches you trust; how to love something and care for it," said Griffin. "It's just awesome.
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 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.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 >>