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Jadar Johnson's journey to the pros has him in arena football

CLEMSON — The journey to professional football was one filled with ups and downs for former Orangeburg-Wilkinson standout an… Read more

HATS and GLOVES: Retiring first lady says future bright even with health challenges

Alice Carson Tisdale said the 13th annual First Lady's Hats and Gloves Scholarship Tea was a bittersweet occasion. Read more

Trinity UMC part of civil rights history

Trinity United Methodist Church was the second organized black church in Orangeburg and is part of civil rights history. Read more

DPS director says probe of restaurant shooting ‘far from complete’; he believes fatal shot came from Hyundai

“This investigation is far from complete,” Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Director Mike Adams says of the deadly sho… Read more

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Orangeburg woman shot in face when bullets fired into apartment

A 29-year-old Parkside Drive woman is undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound to face after someone fired into her apartmen… Read more

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Second teen charged in fatal shootout; warrants offer more details on Cook Out incident

A second teen is facing charges in the deadly Feb. 24 shooting at Cook Out, located at 725 John C. Calhoun Drive. Read more

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Boy, 14, injured as two dozen bullets hit home

A 14-year-old Orangeburg boy is recovering from a gunshot wound he received when someone sprayed a Charleston Highway reside… Read more

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Two die in separate crashes

Separate crashes on Friday and Saturday left two Orangeburg County men dead. Read more


Surviving Orangeburg

After breakfast one morning, my friends and I stood in the commons area at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School chatting, laughi… Read more

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Man accused of shooting into vehicle, injuring person, in Orangeburg County

A Harleyville man is accused of shooting into a vehicle, injuring a man’s foot, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy… Read more


Fire rips through several apartments in Orangeburg

Fire ripped through several units at Carrington Apartments on Saturday evening. Read more

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Orangeburg man sought for attempted murder in shooting

An Orangeburg man is being sought in connection with a weekend shooting that sent one person to the hospital, Sheriff Leroy … Read more

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Report: Student, 13, took loaded gun to Howard Middle School

A 13-year-old male student at Howard Middle School allegedly took a fully loaded .380-caliber gun to school on Monday, accor… Read more

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Mooove over! Pedestrian cows hoof it on U.S. 301

A bull and a dairy cow decided to try to walk to their Whaley Street destination from Old Edisto Drive/U.S. 301 on Wednesday… Read more

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Orangeburg neighbors: Recently published obituaries

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Today's Birthdays, March 24: Peyton Manning

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Warming winters threaten Minnesota's identity

Minnesota is among the fastest-warming states in the U.S., and the changing climate is having an impact on some beloved elements of outdoor… Read more

Robert Kraft wants massage video blocked from public

Attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation… Read more