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DHEC: Substance Found in Congaree is Coal Tar

DHEC has confirmed a tarry substance found in the Congaree River last month is coal tar. DHEC says the tar is leftover from an old gas plant in the early 1900’s. SCE&G owns the site now and has been clearing the area. However SCE&G and DHEC say current work on the site is not the cause of the substance in…

Missing Girl Located in Lee County

A happy ending to an amber alert on Wednesday afternoon. Major Tim Clayvern with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department says five year old Justice Peterson was dropped off at their department headquarters just before three this afternoon in good condition. SLED investigators say they believe she was taken from her Hartsville home by Kimberly Steene. Major Clayvern says law enforcement…

Myrtle Beach Refunds Bikers Fined For Helmet Violations

(AP) The city of Myrtle Beach has mailed refunds to motorcycle riders after the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled the city’s helmet law was invalid.    Multiple media outlets reported Myrtle Beach has sent refunds for 141 tickets issued when the city’s helmet law was in effect from February 2009 until the Supreme Court decision last month.    Requiring motorcyclists…

Police Looking For Suspect They Say Pistol Whipped, Robbed A Man

  West Columbia Police are looking for a man they say forced his way into a home, pistol whipped the man inside, robbed him and stole his car. Chief Dennis Tyndall says Terrance Mayo is still believed to be in the West Columbia/Cayce area. According to Chief Tyndall, 24-year-old Malik Amanda Grant of West Columbia was also charged in connection…

Braves Trade For SS Gonzalez

(AP) — The Atlanta Braves have traded shortstop Yunel Escobar and left-handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes to the Toronto Blue Jays for shortstop Alex Gonzalez and a pair of minor leaguers. “This trade improves our club for the second half of the season,” Braves general manager Frank Wren said in a statement. “We have been looking at ways to strengthen our…

Downey Solid In 2nd NBA Summer Game

(WOLO) — Devan Downey did not take too long to make an impression on the Sacramento Kings. After going scoreless in just four minutes in the Kings Summer League Opener, Downey more than doubled-down in his second game in Las Vegas. Tuesday, the former USC star point guard came off the bench and scored 11 points, dished out a team-high…

Downey Solid In 2nd NBA Summer Game

(WOLO) — Devan Downey did not take too long to make an impression on the Sacramento Kings. After going scoreless in just four minutes in the Kings Summer League Opener, Downey more than doubled-down in his second game in Las Vegas. Tuesday, the former USC star point guard came off the bench and scored 11 points, dished out a team-high…

Woods Mum On Personal Life At British

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods has won the British Open the last two times it was held at the birthplace of golf. Still, he faced more grilling about his personal life than the state of his game Tuesday. During a news conference looking ahead to the third major of the year, 18 of the 34 questions related to…

Yankees Owner Steinbrenner Dies at 80

NEW YORK (AP) — George Steinbrenner, whose big wallet and win-at-all-cost attitude whipped the New York Yankees into a billion-dollar sports empire, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a person close to the owner told…