Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Police are looking for a man they say is wanted in connection with a child sex crime in Irmo.
Eric Dwayne Marsh, 35, is wanted for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, the Irmo Police Department said.
Marsh's last known address is in Lely Court in New Friarsgate. He is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.
Contact Crime Stoppers using one of the methods above if you have information about Marsh's whereabouts. Tips can be left anonymously.
– From staff reports
The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office found what they say is one of the largest marijuana “grow houses” every found by their agency.
Deputies and Drug Enforcement Agency agents searched a home on Andrews Road in Fountain Inn on October 20.
LCSO investigators say they found approximately 125 pounds of high grade marijuana according to a posting on the office’s Facebook page.The estimated sale value of the drug was $480,000.Law officers also seized equipment used for irrigation, ventilation and lighting.No charges have been filed as the investigation continues according to the sheriff’s office. Click Here to go to Source and Pictures
SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Seven people were arrested and charged with illegal gambling and gaming charges Sunday after a three-month investigation, according to Sumter deputies.Acting on tips, Members of the Sumter County Drug Unit, Sumter Police Department and the Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole Services executed search warrants at 1175-A Peach Orchard Road at the TC Oriental Store and at 6 Melrose Drive in Wedgefield, the residence of Thongkhun Theobald.Deputies seized over $18,000 in cash, three illegal poker machines, alcohol and various documents from the two locations.46-year-old Cline Dunbar and 63-year-old Thongkhun Theobald were each charged with operating a gaming house and four counts of illegal gambling.Eufracia Johnson, 59; Dolores Reynolds, 62; Vera Dunbar, 49; Kevin Dick, 40 and Adam Brito, 33 were all charged with illegal gambling.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
(CNN) -- Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is charged with illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas legislature.The Republican was indicted in 2005 on charges he illegally sent $190,000 in corporate money through the Republican National Committee to help elect GOP Texas legislative candidates in 2002.DeLay, who resigned in 2006, has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and conspiracy. He has said the trial will clear him.His attorney, Dick DeGuerin, told CNN in August that the case was "highly political" and should have been heard in DeLay's home county of Fort Bend. He said the case against his client began over congressional redistricting that gave Republicans control.DeGuerin had wanted the trial moved to another jurisdiction, arguing that "heavily Democratic" Travis County has a "strong anti-Tom DeLay feeling."But Senior Judge Pat Priest ruled in August that Delay will get a fair trial in Austin.
LEARN TO BURN
Prescribed Burning Certification Class Offered by the South Carolina Forestry Commission
(Columbia, SC) Property owners and land managers who conduct outdoor burning can reduce their liability by becoming Certified Prescribed Fire Managers. Training sessions with the South Carolina Forestry Commission are scheduled and registration is easy.
The dates and locations for the CPFM class are:
- October 20, 2010 in Columbia
- December 14, 2010 in Moncks Corner
- January 22, 2011 in Columbia
Taught by foresters with extensive burning experience, this one-day course teaches how to plan prescribed burns that comply with state air quality regulations. Those regulations, called Smoke Management Guidelines, are mandatory for all forestry, wildlife, and agriculture burning in South Carolina.
Forestry Commission Training Director Leslie Woodham emphasizes that this is not a beginner’s course in prescribed burning. “This is advanced training in smoke management and associated legal issues,” Woodham says.
Achieving certification provides burners with limited liability protection under state law. Requirements include passing a written test, documenting one’s burning experience, and agreeing to conduct all burning according to standards set forth in the SC Prescribed Fire Act.
To register for any session, contact Leslie Woodham at (803) 896-8809. The cost of the course is only $50.00. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for registration is three weeks prior to the course. This year, registration forms are available online at www.trees.sc.gov under the “Events” link.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Rep. Allen Boyd of Florida has marshaled some key advantages for his seventh reelection race: He has outraised his GOP opponent, and has the rare distinction of being a Democrat endorsed by both the National Rifle Assn. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. But Boyd also voted in favor of the healthcare overhaul this year, and like other Democratic incumbents now faces a barrage of attacks by little-known conservative groups funded by anonymous donors. The latest came last week from an organization called the Center for Individual Freedom, created more than a decade ago by former tobacco industry executives who sought to counter government restrictions on smoking." Read Entire Expose`
I walked into Lowe’s looking for an odd lightbulb about three years ago. The ceiling fan that I had installed in our living room took these odd little round bulbs that I was unfamiliar with. While I was there, I saw that there was a sale on compact fluorescent bulbs. A bulb in our kitchen had recently burned out, and I needed a replacement. I bought enough to fit all the light fixtures in the kitchen ceiling that day.
Prior to this, I had never used compact fluorescent bulbs. They were more expensive, the light wasn’t the same, and they took forever to “warm up” to their full brightness. I’ve got to say, however, the benefits of having them impressed me so much that every single bulb in our house that can be replaced with a CF bulb has been.
These bulbs consume anywhere from 65 percent to 75 percent less energy than their incandescent counterparts. CF bulbs also last about 10 times as long. Those bulbs I replaced in my kitchen three years ago? They are still there. Every other incandescent bulb in the house has burned out in that time, regardless if they were replaced after I put those CFs in the kitchen. As they burned out, naturally I replaced them with the compact fluorescent bulbs.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010
More fires occur during the winter months than at any other time. Fortunately, taking simple precautions can prevent most fires. Follow the safety tips below to help ensure your safety:
- Put at least three feet of empty space between the heater and everything else.
- Vacuum and clean the dust and lint from all heaters.
- If the cord gets hot, frayed or cracked, have the heater serviced.
- Never use extension cords with portable electric heaters.
- Turn off portable heaters when leaving or sleeping.
- An adult should always be present when a space heater is used around children.
- Make sure your portable electric heater is UL approved and has a tip-over shut off function.
- Have a certified chimney sweep clean and inspect your fireplace.
- Place ashes outdoors in a covered metal container at least three feet away from anything that burns.
- To prevent flue fires, burn dry, well-seasoned wood.
- Always use a fireplace screen made of sturdy metal or heat-tempered glass.
- If children are present, use a special child-guard screen.
- Never use a portable generator inside a home, garage, shed or other partially enclosed space, even if doors and windows are open.
- Place portable generators outside only, far away from the home. And keep the generator away from openings to the home, including doors, windows and vents.
- Read the label on the generator and the owner's manual, and follow the instructions.
- Install CO alarms with battery backup in the home outside each sleeping area.
- Get to fresh air immediately if you start to feel sick, weak or dizzy. CO poisoning from exposure to generator exhaust can quickly lead to incapacitation and death.
- Be sure generator fuel is properly and safely stored.
- Always refuel the generator outdoors and away from any ignition sources.
- If you choose to have a generator permanently connected to your home's electrical system, make sure a licensed electrician installs it and be sure to notify your electric company.
- Place candles in sturdy, fireproof candleholders where they cannot be knocked over.
- Make sure all candles are out before going to bed or leaving the house.
- Keep candles, matches and lighters out of children's reach.
- Keep candles away from Christmas trees, evergreen clippings, decorations, presents and wrapping paper.
- Install smoke alarms outside each sleeping area and in each bedroom.
- Test and vacuum your smoke alarms each month to make sure they are working.
- Smoke alarms 10 years old or older need to be replaced with new units.
- Know two ways out of every room.
- Practice your escape plan with your whole family at least twice a year.
- Do not attempt to go back into a burning home.