ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say a 50-year-old Anderson man apparently drowned in Lake Secession in Abbeville County while trying to retrieve his boat. Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley said that Bobby Ray Jones was putting his boat into the water around 11 a.m. Friday when it started to drift away.
The murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida prompts preventative measures by neighborhood watch groups here in the Midlands.
NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say they have broken up a burglary ring that broke into around 50 houses in Greenwood and Newberry counties, stealing more than $100,000 in televisions, computers, jewelry and other items. Investigators say a traffic stop in Saluda County earlier this month helped them break up the ring, when they busted a drug dealer who had some of the items stolen from the home.