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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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Columbia City Manager Teresa Wilson was out of town Monday, visiting with one of the finalists for the police chief job.
Wilson did not see Councilman Cameron Runyan's press conference.
"That's a policy matter for City Council, so I typically don't comment on matters within their discretion," said Wilson.
Runyan wants Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott to take charge of the Columbia Police Department, combining the police force with Richland County deputies.
"Creating a seamless, unified law enforcement agency of over 1,000 officers and a total budget of $75 million," said Runyan.
When asked if the proposal would change Wilson's current search for top cop, she replied, "If that's the direction that City Council chooses to go, then, I guess it would. Again, I haven't been briefed on that proposal and I probably shouldn't comment any further because I really don't know much about it."
Council members Moe Baddourah and Tameika Isaac Devine question the motive of Runyan's suggestion.
"Things that make you go hmm. It makes you wonder why the timing right now," said Baddourah.
"I think this is another attempt to derail the process and I think it undermines democracy when you have a council who has already said, as a unit, that we wanted to move forward with the police chief search, and the City Manager has done that, and done that professionally. Now, at the eleventh hour you have someone saying, 'Oh, wait a minute, let's try something different,'" added Devine.
Wilson says she has narrowed the list of four finalists, to three. She and other city staffers have visited with the men, and Wilson says she's more confident than ever about the process.
"It's one of the most important decisions I'll make, so I take it extremely seriously. Important enough that I go visit for myself," said Wilson.
Wilson anticipates making a decision on chief next week.
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 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 >>