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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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -
Gov. Nikki Haley suspended Lexington Sheriff James Metts after he was indicted Tuesday on 10 federal charges and names new appointment for sheriff.
State law gives the governor authority to suspend an elected official of the state who has been indicted by a grand jury for a "crime involving moral turpitude." The suspension will continue until Metts is acquitted or the indictment is otherwise disposed of, or until a sheriff is elected and qualifies in the next general election for Lexington County's sheriff – whichever occurs first.
Metts, 68, has held the position as the state's longest serving sheriff.
Haley then named Alfred "Lewis" McCarty, 72, as Lexington County's sheriff, effective immediately. McCarty is a Lexington County resident and served as assistant sheriff for Lexington County from Jan. 1, 1973 until Jun 30, 1999, when he retired after 37 years in law enforcement. He also served as a patrolman with the West Columbia Police Department starting in 1964 and worked his way up to lieutenant at his resignation in December 1972.
McCarty graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1979. He has been involved with the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association, Lexington County Law Enforcement Officers Association, FBI National Academy Associates, National Sheriff's Association and Police Marksman Association.
The acting sheriff received numerous awards during his time in law enforcement, including the Strom Thurmond Award of Excellent in Law Enforcement.
In a statement released late Tuesday night, McCarty said he was honored to be appointed by the governor.
"We have great people employed here and we will maintain the highest professional standards this Department has been associated with in the past. I look forward to working with each and every one of you. My number one priority is maintaining integrity and public confidence in this Department," said McCarty.
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 >>