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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(WMC-TV) - Joblessness is at one of its highest rates in Shelby County. Unemployment in June rose to 10.3 percent, up from 9.7 percent in May.
Resident Darius Coleman took matters into his own hands. He works as a handyman, but he wants all of Shelby County to have financial stability.
"We need more trade fields. Doctors need people who repair their fixtures," he said.
As new jobs come to areas surrounding the Mid-South, Mayor Mark Luttrell said he has a two-pronged approach to generate jobs near the Bluff City. The immediate effort to get people hired and a long-term effort to get people job-ready.
"Getting jobs into the community hasn't been the problem. The problem is getting people qualified to fill those jobs," he said.
Luttrell says education and trade skills are critical. His office is working with several agencies to prepare people for the workforce. He encourages job seekers to use the resources.
"Through our Workforce Investment Network, through Southwest Community College initiative so we can train people in core skills they need to be prepared for the job," said Luttrell. "If you've got a technical skill, mechanics, masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electricity. Those are good basic skills for jobs."
Meanwhile, Shelby County is creeping closer to an all time high.
The Department of Labors says the jobless rate hit a record high in 2010 at 11.2 percent. The highest jobless rate in Tennessee was 12.8 percent in January 1983.
Alfred Hammond is retired. He has concerns about the high unemployment rate for community safety reasons.
"If they don't have a source to take care of their family, then they're going to rob and steal, and I have a problem with that because what I have, I like to keep it," he said.
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 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:16:50 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 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:15:08 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 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 >>