Tale unfolds

Testimony begins in cocaine trial Staff and wire reports A story of stalking and robbing victims and conspiracy to import drugs unfolded in federal court today as testimony began in the case of a multi-million dollar cocaine seizure in Sumter County last December. The testimony came from Wilbur Rutledge Corvette Jr., who pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges last week and agreed to testify for the … Continue reading Tale unfolds

Five Plead Guilt In Drug Trial

By HOLLY GATLINGState Staff Writer Five men linked with one of the country’s largest cocaine and marijuana smuggling rackets pleaded guilty Thursday shortly before prosecutors and defense attorneys began selecting jurors for eight others charged in the case. The five, who will be sentenced later, are expected to testify in the drug racketeering trail of accused ringleaders Newby Franklin Love of Columbia and Sue Robinson … Continue reading Five Plead Guilt In Drug Trial

Elgin: Town Wants Police Chief Back

By PETER O’BOYLE IIIState Staff Writer ELGIN This Kershaw County town will soon be without a police force after the Kershaw Town Council this week voted to let go the only policeman and the elementary school crossing guard. Drastic cutbacks in services were decided on to keep the town from going bankrupt, according to supporters of the council action. The council also voted to end … Continue reading Elgin: Town Wants Police Chief Back