Martha Rose Brown, The T&D

Martha Rose Brown

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South Carolina, United States

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Recent articles by Martha:

Eutawville man dies in collision; 2 injured in crash

A Eutawville man died at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Saturday morning, according to Master Trooper David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol. → Read More

Orangeburg man gets probation in assault on woman

A 25-year-old Orangeburg man accused of shooting at a woman has been sentenced to probation after spending several months in jail. → Read More

Person of interest sought in 6-year-old’s shooting death, Orangeburg County sheriff says

Investigators are seeking a person of interest in the drive-by shooting that left a 6-year-old dead, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell. → Read More

Orangeburg father also charged in neglect case; warrant alleges holes in floor, shotgun by crib

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office An Orangeburg father is also facing charges after deputies allegedly discovered “holes in the floors, a shotgun leaning against a baby crib and multiple types of insects” in the home where two children were living, according to a warrant. Austin Humphrey, 30, of Cavalier Drive, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child. The children’s 21-year-old mother,… → Read More

Teddy Bears' Picnic: 200 kids turn out for event focused on homeschooling

“Today is about the homeschool community and really catering to them and giving them an opportunity to get together and meet locals from this area,” said Emerald Dennis, founder and → Read More

Bullets fired in Orangeburg parking lot, man injured

Bullets rang out in an Orangeburg parking lot on Wednesday afternoon, causing minor injury to a man. The incident occurred outside of the Enmarket gas station, located at 2083 Saint Matthews Road, just after 5 p.m. When deputies arrived, they saw a man holding one of his shoulders as though he was in pain, an incident report states. The man claimed he was trying to make contact with a friend in… → Read More

‘My heart is broken’: Balloons, notes form ‘Winston Lane’ in Woodford

“I’m at a loss for words how my heart is broken over this terrible tragedy,” said the Rev. Marian Fullard on Wednesday as she stood by a fence at Bethlehem → Read More

Warrant: Shotgun next to crib, insects leads to arrest

A 21-year-old Orangeburg mother is facing the felony charge of unlawful conduct toward a child after deputies claimed they saw unsafe conditions in her Cavalier Drive home on Monday. Deputies arrested Rachel Aslen Kay Wandtke after she allegedly put her children at “unreasonable risks” of affecting their life, physical or mental health, or safety, according to her warrant. The warrant claims… → Read More

Report: Child, 1, found walking on John C. Calhoun Drive in Orangeburg

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety A concerned citizen found a 1-year-old girl wandering on John C. Calhoun Drive at 7:21 p.m. Monday, according to an ODPS incident report. Several concerned citizens called police after seeing a child walking from the Palmetto Inn & Suites, located at 826 John C. Calhoun Drive, into the road. A woman told police she stopped her vehicle and her juvenile… → Read More

6-year-old’s energy, love remembered; Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office asks for help finding shooter

Abraham Salley says Winston O’Conner Hunter was an energetic 6-year-old. → Read More

WATCH NOW: Vehicle sought after 6-year-old shot, killed in Orangeburg County

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking a vehicle of interest in connection with the shooting that resulted in the death of a Woodford child. → Read More

10-year-old Holly Hill girl identified as crash victim

A 10-year-old Holly Hill girl has been identified as the victim in Saturday afternoon’s collision. → Read More

UPDATED: 6-year-old shot to death; Orangeburg County sheriff seeks public’s help finding gunman

A late night, drive-by shooting in Woodford claimed the life of a 6-year-old on Friday. → Read More

Orangeburg woman accused of arson; report claims Bible burned

A 30-year-old Orangeburg woman is accused of setting fire to a Bible at the site of a home that burned the day before, according to an Orangeburg Department of Public → Read More


The following property thefts were reported around The T&D Region: → Read More

Storms hit trees, power lines in Bamberg, Orangeburg counties

Strong storms pushed across The T&D Region on Friday afternoon, knocking down trees and powerlines. → Read More

Man accused of two murders; ex-Bowman resident accused of killing uncle, grandmother

A former Bowman resident is accused of killing his grandmother and uncle in Kinston, North Carolina on Thursday. → Read More

Woman accused of burning Orangeburg motel room; suspect allegedly made meth

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office A 52-year-old St. George woman is accused of setting a motel room on fire while making methamphetamine. Darla M. Smoak, of 1753 Highway 15 S, is charged with one count each of second-degree arson and first-offense manufacturing of methamphetamine. Warrants claim Smoak and a not-yet-named co-defendant attempted to make methamphetamine “when the chemical process… → Read More

Burglar steals cigars, T-shirts from Orangeburg Dollar General

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety A burglar stole cigars and shirts worth more than $1,000 from Dollar General a little after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies responded to the business, located at 1730 Russell Street, due to an activated alarm. They discovered the burglar took Black & Mild cigars and packs of white T-shirts. The value of the stolen items is $2,000. • Someone stole a black… → Read More

18-wheeler crashes into Bamberg business; employee: ‘I’m still nervous’

BAMBERG – An 18-wheeler smashed into a Bamberg business while people were inside on Wednesday afternoon. → Read More