Wednesday, January 23 2013 3:49 PM EST2013-01-23 20:49:11 GMT
At a Bishopville town council meeting on Tuesday night, the mayor and the city administrator were both asked to step down after being accused of misconduct in office. The two officials are now facing questionsMore >>
At a Bishopville town council meeting on Tuesday night, the mayor and the city administrator were both asked to step down after being accused of misconduct in office.More >>
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 >>
STATE RADARINTERACTIVE RADARWEATHER ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE
Take a real-time look at where it's raining here in the Midlands and across the state with WIS First Alert radar.More >>
BISHOPVILLE, SC (WIS) -
A majority of the Bishopville city council, it's mayor and town administrator are facing 25 charges brought against them by the The State Ethics Commission after a yearlong WIS investigation into per diem payments and use of the city's credit cards.
State ethics investigators in late December charged City Manager Greg McCutchen, Mayor Alexander Boyd, Councilman Ennis Bryant, and Councilwoman Willie Mae Muldrow with charging out-of-town meals with their families to the city.
Investigators also charged councilman Mike Morrow with voting on and not disclosing the fact he sells the city fuel and diesel from his gas station.
In addition, the mayor and council members Bryant, Morrow, Muldrow, and doctor Kenneth Currie were charged with voting on a motion last year that would have stopped their automatic, monthly per diem payments.
State law makes it illegal for an elected official to vote on items in which they have a direct economic benefit.
Ethics investigators did not charge councilman Craig Nesbit or councilman Wesley Drayton. The city also paid Drayton the per diem, but he paid it all back when he found out the payment was illegal.
WIS cameras were rolling when council voted on the per diem measure at a meeting last year. The vote, according to the ethics commission, was illegal.
Nesbit made the motion in August, 2011 to stop the payments and warned council they were violating the law when they voted against the motion.
Reporter to Nesbit: "At this point, given what these charges say and what they're accused of, should these folks stay in office at this point?" "Honestly, for Bishopville to move forward, I don't think so," said Nesbit.
News Ten's Jody Barr will have much more on the charges and reaction to the allegations this afternoon.
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 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 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 >>