Friday, January 10 2014 6:21 PM EST2014-01-10 23:21:53 GMT
(WMC-TV) - I want to use my time this week to thank everyone who came forward to help with the effort to provide warm coats for Mid-South school children. It's understandable when school is canceled becauseMore >>
I want to use my time this week to thank everyone who came forward to help with the effort to provide warm coats for Mid-South school children.More >>
Friday, January 10 2014 11:06 AM EST2014-01-10 16:06:51 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A coat drive will be held Saturday to provide an extra layer of protection to less fortunate families during these cold days. What: Hickory Hill coat drive When: Saturday, January 11, 10 a.m.More >>
Coat drives are being held around the Mid-South in an effort to provide coats to kids who do not have the proper winter attire. Here is a look at a few coat drives happening in your neck of the woods.More >>
Friday, January 10 2014 6:32 AM EST2014-01-10 11:32:54 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The temperatures may be rising compared to where they started earlier this week, but some Mid-South children are still going outside without the proper winter attire. Action News 5 is partneringMore >>
The temperatures may be rising compared to where they started earlier this week, but some Mid-South children are still going outside without the proper winter attire.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 >>
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(WMC-TV) - Thanks to the generosity of the Mid-South hundreds of local children will not have to go to school cold.
It all started because of a blog post about school cancellations during cold weather. Within a few hours the idea about gather coats spread on social media, and Action News partnered up with YMCA of Greater Memphis and its Common Ground program. The drive started Wednesday.
Common Ground's member Paula Payton is the volunteer coordinator for this extravaganza. She helped sort hundreds of coats donated to the Action News 5 Winter Coat Drive.
"It's been crazy, and wonderful, and busy, and beautiful. And so many different words," said Payton.
The words included joyful.
"It feels good, I like the color red," said fourth grader Ashley Landcaster.
Action News 5 took a dozen coats to South Park Elementary; six of those students shared their joy with us.
The students' reaction received even more attention Friday as people brought in more coats.
"We had a parent come in who said she was dropping off her seventh grader and said she saw several students walking in without coats, and it tore at her heart," said Payton.
Stories continued as retired teachers, businesses, and churches showed up to support the cause.
Payton hopes that spirit of giving does not stop here.
"It's simple physics, the more people there are to carry a load, the lighter the weight each person has to lift," she said.
Whether it is a coat, a few dollars or your time – giving back to your community will only make it a better place.
More than 480 coats and $4,000 in donations were collected this week during the Action News 5 Winter Coat Drive.
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 >>