Friday, May 24, 2013
The Charleston Animal Society is caring for a dog that was found branded with the number "300" on its sides
The Charleston Animal Society is now taking care of a dog that had been shaved and branded with some kind of caustic substance. CAS posted a photo of "Lucky" to Facebook showing the number 300 burned into his side on Thursday. He was spotted and brought in to the no-kill shelter by a concerned citizen. The shelter's vetrinarian, Dr. Sarah Boyd, determined the brand mark was made by a caustic substance, after Lucky's sides had been shaved. The brand was made on both sides. Animal Control is investigating the case.
Links to new job listings posted on May 23, 2013
The following job listings were posted on Indeed.com on May 23, 2013. They are all listed as being within 15 miles of Charleston. See a full list of Who's Hiring in the Charleston area. Just click on a link below to learn more. Warehouse and Delivery Associate — Shealy Electrical - Charleston, SC IT Infrastructure Integration Specialist (Entry Level) 1/2 — Boeing 495 reviews - North Charleston, SC Human Services Specialist I/ Band 03/ P61045717 — State of South Carolina 8 reviews - Charleston County, SC Human Resource Generalist — MEDcare Urgent Care - Charleston, SC Scrub Tech - Per Diem — Roper St. Francis Healthcare 2 reviews - Mount Pleasant, SC Project Manager — ManTech Int'l Corp. 191 reviews - Charleston, SC Teller — Wells Fargo 2,…
Thursday, May 23, 2013
With Memorial Day weekend marking the start of summer travel, you can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't …
Rural Infrastructure Authority approves $1.5 million for extending water to upper Dorchester County.
The nearly two-decade long struggle to bring water capacity to upper Dorchester County has come to a close this week as funds were secured to finish a $6 million project that will allow business and growth in the area. A Rural Infrastructure Authority grant will fund $1.55 million of the $1.80 million needed for the project that would extend water lines — a million gallons of water per day — from Holly Hill to Harleyville. Dorchester County is left with a minimal tab of about $250,000 to pick up to complete the project. The rest of the money has been secured, according to Dorchester County Administrator Jason Ward. The water will come from the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency. Most of lower Dorchester County is served by Lake Moultrie…
An elderly man was killed in Dorchester County by a feral pack of dogs — is there anyone to blame? Tell us in the comments!
The Charleston area has seen its share of feral animals causing trouble, like the feral hogs wrecking lawns in West Ashley, but the interaction between the public and feral animals turned deadly after a fatal mauling of a Harleyville man in Dorchester County recently. The dogs were deemed "feral" during an extensive investigation — despite initial reports that three of the four dogs that fatally attacked an elderly double amputee belonged to his neighbor — and no one will be charged with the incident. Carlton Freeman, 80, died days after his attack, but was able to speak to authorities and first responders. He told them he wished no charges would be made in his case. Click here to read more about this story. After an announcement by the …
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A private memorial service will be held.
Obituary by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Rumiko Ogita Byrum, 76 of Ladson, South Carolina died on Monday, May 20, 2013, at her residence in Ladson, South Carolina. Born Friday, January 1, 1937 in Hyogo Ken, Japan, Mrs. Byrum was the daughter of the late Mikio Ogita and the late Kazue Ishiwata Ogita. She was the wife of the late John W. Byrum, Jr.. Surviving are sons, John W. Byrum, III and wife Dena of Johns Island, SC and Robert Derek Byrum and wife Carrie of Laurel, MD; daughter, Frances Mitsuko Wiggins and husband Anthony of Mooresville, NC; sister, Kyoko Ogita of Seal Beach, CA and six grandchildren, Bailey, Rebecca, Tessa, Noah, Sadie and John. A private, family memorial service will be held. Online condolences may be made to the …
James Lamont Singleton charged with burglary, kidnapping and two counts of attempted murder.
A Gadsden Acres home invasion ended with the homeowner being shot, and a Lincolnville teenager being charged with burglary, kidnapping and attempted murder. The incident happened 1:45 a.m. Thursday, according to Summerville Police. Police said the suspect James Lamont Singleton, 18, of Lincolnville had forced entry into the residence at 114 Pintail Dr. and, during the burglary, the homeowner was shot. The homeowner was transported to a local hospital and remains there for treatment. Singleton was arrested near the scene and charged with burglary first degree, two counts of attempted murder, kidnapping, and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Kenneth Justus was on death row for killing another inmate in 2005.
The Lieber Correctional Institution death row inmate found dead Tuesday morning committed suicide, according to Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet. Kenneth Justus, 47, was on death row after confessing to murdering a fellow inmate in 2005. At the time of the murder, Justus was serving two life sentences in the deaths of two Oconee County residents. Prior to his sentencing in the death of Justin Bregenzer in 2008, Justus had actively sought the death penalty in his case. Justus was found Tuesday morning deceased, covered in blood with a razor blade still in his hand, Nisbet reported Wednesday following an autopsy. The coroner released this statement: Justus died from Hypovolemic Shock due to a Transected Artery (from) an incised …