Friday, September 12 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:40:11 GMT
30 days is almost up for four trained bulldog/pit-bull mixes at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. But these are not your run-of-the-mill dogs. Skittles, Heidi, Bluebell and Andrew are looking for a home andMore >
30 days is almost up for four trained bulldog/pit-bull mixes at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. But these are not your run-of-the-mill dogs.More >
Monday, September 15 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:15:07 GMT
An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday at MUSC for a 2-year-old Bamberg County boy who was shot on Saturday afternoon. WIS has learned from the coroner that 2-year-old Hayden Mayes was shot around 3:30 p.m.More >
The toddler was shot Saturday afternoon on East Mill Street, according to the Bamberg County coroner.More >
An Aiken man has been willingly sleeping outside since Monday night.
With only a small fire to keep him warm at
night, Reverend Rob Lane has been camped outside next to the Mount Salem Soup
Kitchen on the outskirts of Graniteville. Lane wants people to know about the homeless problem in the CSRA.
"When there is no awareness, out of
sight, out of mind. There's no help," Lane stated.
He has been sleeping outside since Monday.
He says that there's a homeless problem in the CSRA, and no one's doing
anything about it.
With the holidays right around the corner,
soup kitchens and shelters fill to capacity with people who need food and a
roof over their head. Lane says donations pour in this time of year, but he
says that this problem exists outside of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
"This time of year we get busier because
of what's coming up; Thanksgiving, Christmas, the new year. That's the biggest
attention this type of ministry gets. I want to create the awareness all
through the year so that people that are in that situation get the help that
they need, " said Lane.
He admits that this issues hits home. He's
been homeless, so he knows the agony.
"I know what its like. I know the pain.
I know their sense of loss and um I'll never forget those years."
He says his days of sleeping in the cold is
almost over, but if he had to do it again to help just one person who's
homeless, he'd do it in a heartbeat.
"You always have homeless people. You
always have needy people. And it's our society. We need help taking care of
it. I haven't been home in four days, but this is great," said Lane.
His last night sleeping outside is Friday, November 22, but he said he'll continue to promote homeless awareness. To donate to the Mount Salem Soup Kitchen or shelter, contact Mount Salem Ministries.
Sunday, September 14 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:00:55 GMT
Portland Police responded to a pregnant woman who was driving a car when she hit a tree and then crashed into a house Saturday afternoon. Police arrived at NE 102nd Ave. and Weilder St. to find the driverMore >
Portland Police responded to a pregnant woman who was driving a car when she hit a tree and then crashed into a house Saturday afternoon. More >