Man charged in string of burglaries
A Georgetown man, suspected in several burglaries, was arrested Thursday afternoon.
Cicero Manuel Lambert, 30, of Georgetown is charged with four counts of second degree burglary.
Deputies were called to a home on the 300 block of Windsong Drive a little after noon on Thursday for a burglary, according to Carrie Cuthbertson, spokeswoman for the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office.
The homeowners said the suspect forced his way into the home, and then exited in the back of the house running into woods, Cuthbertson said. Deputies found Lambert in the woods near his own home on Dawhoo Lake Road.
After arresting Lambert for the initial incident, deputies connected him to three other burglary investigations, Cuthbertson said.
He is being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.
Man charged with destroying sea grass
Myrtle Beach police charged a 45-year-old man with destroying sea oats after they found him intoxicated and sleeping on the beach, according to an arrest report.
Carl Anthony Griffin was charged with destruction of sea oats or Venus flytrap plant, public intoxication and sleeping on the beach after an officer found him passed out in the sea grass of the sand dunes near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, police said.
When the officer woke Griffin, he was unable to stand on his feet and had trouble speaking, according to the report. Bond was set at $1,360.
Passenger dies in two-vehicle wreck
One man died and two people were taken to the hospital following a two vehicle crash in Georgetown County, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
A 2002 Buick traveling on Jacobs Avenue came to a halt at a stop sign at the intersection with U.S. 701, but failed to yield before turning onto the highway and was hit by a 2003 Yukon traveling south, said Brent Kelly with highway patrol.
The crash occurred about 5:55 p.m.
The passenger in the Buick, a 65 year old Georgetown man, died in the crash, Kelly said. The man has not been identified by the Georgetown County Coroner’s office, and Kelly said he was not wearing a seatbelt when the cars wrecked.
A 45-year-old man driving the Buick was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina, Kelly said. His condition is not known.
One person from the Yukon sustained minor injuries and was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Kelly said. The driver and a second passenger did not have any injuries.
Project Blue vote could come in October
The earliest a final vote could be taken regarding a call center that could bring 1,020 jobs to the Myrtle Beach area is in October, according to Horry County officials.
Horry County Council was expected to take a final vote this past Tuesday that would allow the county to borrow $8 million for what business recruiters call Project Blue, but postponed it after the company asked that it be removed from the council’s agenda. The council has given two initial approvals to the $8 million in general obligation bonds.
The company’s request came because it wanted to have a contract it has with a Fortune 100 client signed before the council’s third and final vote, according to officials with the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp.
EDC officials said the final vote on the bonds has been moved to the council’s Sept.18 meeting. But County Chairman Tom Rice said Tuesday that it will be at least a month before the council could take a vote, said Lisa Bourcier, Horry County’s public information director.
Professor to talk constitution
CCU associate politics professor Jack Riley will examine competing views of how to interpret the U.S. Constitution in a Sept. 17 speech celebrating Constitution Day, according to information from the university.
Riley is to address the following questions:
Is the Constitution a living document?
Is its meaning fixed?
Should the original intent of the authors play a role in interpreting the Constitution?
The speech is set for 6 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University.
From staff reports