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) -
Community leaders are hoping the newest chief of police at the Columbia Police Department will bring strong leadership, but those leaders still say Columbia City Council could get in the way.
William "Skip" Holbrook will start as the next top cop April 11.
Many residents and business owners believe Chief Holbrook can command authority, but they hope he is also willing to listen to the community and meet with citizens.
Some think the new chief has the tools needed to strengthen the department, provide for the community, and help businesses, but they want to make sure politics don't get in the way of letting him do his job.
"I think with the past chiefs that we've had, it's been a tough obstacle to overcome with the politics that have been involved," said Marion Moses with the Devine Street Association. "I think that's maybe been part of the demise of some of the past chiefs that have tried to handle that position. I think that's going to be something we'd like to see change -- let him do his job. He's got the credentials, he's got the background."
Bill Shuler from the Prescott Neighborhood Association says he actually feels sorry for Holbrook.
"He looks like a nice guy, but the tools are not there for him to move forward," said Shuler. "If the city council doesn't want to move forward, how can this police department move forward?"
It will, of course, be a transition once Chief Holbrook officially joins the department, but it's one many are ready for and willing to support.
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 >>