State Grand Jury issues indictments against Richard Alexander Murdaugh

FREE Indictments include breach of trust, obtaining property by false pretenses, money laundering, computer crimes, and forgery

(COLUMBIA, SC) South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that South Carolina State Grand Jury issued five indictments, totaling 27 counts, against suspended attorney Richard Alexander Murdaugh.  These indictments charge Murdaugh with four counts of Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent; seven counts of Obtaining Signature or Property by False Pretenses; seven counts of Money Laundering; eight counts of […]

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Death of 24-year-old Limestone student under investigation

The death of a 24-year-old Limestone University baseball player found dead in his off-campus apartment is under investigation by Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler. Mark Tyler O’Dell, of Stonecrest Lane, was found unresponsive by a maintenance worker at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Fowler said in a news release. Family members had last spoken with O’Dell Wednesday afternoon and were unable to […]

Will they or won’t they?: COVID bonuses for county employees

While Cherokee County is still pondering how to spend its slice of federal pandemic relief funds, several South Carolina counties have given a generous ‘”thank you” to employees who worked through the COVID-19 pandemic. Lexington and Pickens County appear to be the most giving under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that was passed in March, according to a South […]

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Salaries of school superintendents vary widely

Horry County superintendent Dr. Rick Maxey received a $33,000 raise Monday after a contract extension and a nearly 14% pay raise from the school board for the state’s third largest district. Maxey will see his salary increase from $227,304 to $260,0000 annually. His vehicle allowance was boosted from $850 per month to $1,000 per month as part of this week’s […]


Q. How do I invest in the Peach City Brewery if I don’t have a computer or phone? A. Brittany Bevins of Peach City: They can write a check or we will be on site a lot more after this week if they want to come by and talk in person. Mainvest is completely internet based but we can probably […]


Knights of Columbus Council 12995 presented the Cherokee Children’s Home with 37 brand new winter coats on Friday. This generous donation is made possible thanks to the Knights of Columbus recent pasta dinner fundraiser as well as a very special Secret Santa. The Knights will be holding their final Operation Columbus Hope / Tootsie Roll drive of the year Saturday, […]

Blacksburg native honored

CHANTILLY, VA. — Robert “Todd” Love, chief of staff of the Low Earth Orbit Systems Program Office (LSPO) at the National Reconnaissance (NRO), was awarded the Director’s Circle award for his superior and noteworthy contributions to the NRO. Love, who hails from Blacksburg, South Carolina, exemplified NRO core values through his leadership and execution of numerous challenging projects during the […]

Limestone Charter Association accepts transfers of six schools

Six charter schools will transfer their membership into the newly formed Limestone Charter Association next school year. The Limestone Charter Board of Directors approved the transfers Wednesday for Charleston Advancement Academy High School, Coastal Leadership Academy (Myrtle Beach), Gates School (North Charleston), Horse Creek Academy (Aiken), Legion Collegiate Academy (Rock Hill) and Oceanside Collegiate Academy (Mt. Pleasant). The schools will […]


Cherokee County 4- H’ers and their families enjoyed a fall hike along the Lake Whelchel Trail on Saturday, Oct.30. Cherokee County 4-H would like to thank Gaffney Board of Public Works for sponsoring this event.