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  1. One person killed in early morning Orangeburg crash on US 176Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. on US-176 at US-15 in Holly Hill and involved two vehicles, SCHP Lance Corp. Judd Jones said. Christopher Calloway, 35, was driving a 1996 Ford pickup truck east on US 176 and struck a Honda in the westbound lane.

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  2. There's a price tag politicians in SC put on school safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | WIS-TV Columbia

    South Carolina politicians have put a price tag on students' safety in public schools; in this year's budget, lawmakers allocated about $17 Million to fund safety equipment and new officers. School districts must apply for some of $2 million state politicians set aside from the year's budget to pay for School Resource Officers ; the Department of Education is handling the application process and awarding money to districts based on their ability to fund it themselves.

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  3. Officials investigating body found in CordovaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found at a Cannon Bridge Road location on Wednesday afternoon, a ccording to the Orangeburg Times and Democrat . * This story has been changed to reflect the body was not found at Young's Food Store on Cannon Bridge Road.

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  4. Orangeburg man identified in 'suspicious death' after being found in drivewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 4 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Quintrel Smith, 32, died of a gunshot wound to the upper body, according to Sean Fogle with the Orangeburg County Coroner's Office. Deputies with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office said just after 1 p.m. Friday Aug. 3, they received a call about a man's body being seen on the ground in a driveway near the junction of Joe Jeffords Highway and Pineland Street.

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  5. Orangeburg officials investigating 'suspicious death' of man found in drivewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 4 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Deputies with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office said just after 1 p.m., they received a call about a man's body being seen on the ground in a driveway near the junction of Joe Jeffords Highway and Pineland Street. Once deputies made it to the scene they found the man's body lying next to an overturned moped.

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  6. Orangeburg woman charged in death of 1-month-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | WIS-TV Columbia

    An Orangeburg woman has been charged in the death of her 1-month-old baby, according to the Orangeburg Times and Democra t. Tyasia Lambright, 18, appeared in an Orangeburg County courtroom Thursday to formally face the charge of homicide by child abuse.

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  7. One man killed in Orangeburg crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The White House press secretary scrambled to explain that Trump's tweet Wednesday was "not an order" and the president was not directing his attorney general to do anything. The White House press secretary scrambled to explain that Trump's tweet Wednesday was "not an order" and the president was not directing his attorney general to do anything.

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  8. Sheriff's Office releases video of escaped Orangeburg inmate's arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 24 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Green, 20, escaped the Orangeburg County Detention Center on May 19 when a guard was overpowered and assaulted. Tyshon Johnson, and Christopher Boltin, both 27, were recaptured in less than six days after the incident.

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  9. Last inmate sought in Orangeburg jail escape capturedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced that the last inmate sought after an escape from Orangeburg County Detention Center has been caught. Green is said to have attempted at least one carjacking around 4:30 a.m. before being arrested about two hours later.

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  10. The Google Impact Challenge is coming to Columbia to help local nonprofits.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Last month, Google launched Impact Challenge Columbia, inviting nonprofits to submit proposals for bold ideas to grow economic opportunity in the community. The announcement follows the Grow with Google event hosted in Columbia in back in May where more than 750 individuals attended workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and hands-on demos.

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  11. 18-year-old girl identified in fatal Orangeburg collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Orangeburg County Coroner's Office has identified an 18-year-old girl in a fatal crash that happened Wednesday.

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  12. Orangeburg man charged with murder after girlfriend found beaten to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    "I can't imagine a domestic homicide filled with more senselessness than this," Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. "To beat your human being until she expires exhibits the worst kind of uncontrolled behavior."

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  13. Confederate display vandalized in South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported members of three Sons of Confederate Veterans groups erected the flags June 16 on private land outside Holly Hill. Holly Hill Town Council asked the Confederate groups in April not to erect the display along U.S. 176.

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  14. SC Works program expands, getting more people 'Back to Work'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    It started out as a way to help homeless individuals find employment, but the program is expanding to help even more people and on Friday, Orangeburg honored its first graduating class. Deborah White is a regional manager with SC Works Regional Manager.

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  15. Orangeburg man arrested for fatal weekend shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has arrested 46-year-old West Frederick following the shooting death of a female this past weekend. A deputy arrived at the 700 block of Mel's Court on June 9 regarding a shots fired call.

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  16. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The company launched the Google.org Impact Challenge in Columbia on June 11, inviting nonprofits to submit proposals for bold ideas to grow economic opportunity in the community. They will provide $250,000 in grants to Columbia nonprofits.

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  17. Third escaped Orangeburg Co. jail inmate still on the run; $2,500 reward for informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Curtis Green is the last of three inmates who escaped from the Orangeburg County Detention Center back on May 19 and is still on the run. A $2,500 reward is being offered for his capture.

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  18. One person was killed in a crash in Orangeburg early Monday morning.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The crash happened just before 1 a.m. Monday on Old Cameron Road. Officials with the highway patrol say the driver ran off the road and hit a ditch before striking nearby trees.

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  19. Three arrested in Orangeburg County for assisting wanted fugitive Derian JamesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Three people in Orangeburg County are facing charges in connection to the search for 18-year-old Derian James last week. Marquise White, 22, Nas Grant, 17, and Brittney Rolack,17, are all charged with of obstruction of justice.

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  20. SCHP seeks information on fatal Orangeburg hit and runRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2018 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The vehicle involved is believed to be a 2008-2014 Dodge Challenger. The color is unknown at this time.

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