Orangeburg man charged with assault
Conway police charged a 20-year-old man with assault after a woman said he tried to sexually assault her, according to a police report.
William Bennie Amaker, 20, of Orangeburg, was charged with first-degree assault and battery. He was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center Tuesday and released the same day on $10,000 bail, according to jail records.
The charge stemmed from about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when police were called to an apartment at The Cove for an attempted sexual assault. The 22-year-old woman told police that she had been drinking at the apartment.
The victim said she ended up in Amakers bedroom where he removed her pants and tried to sexually assault her, according to the report. The victim said she was able to struggle with him and text her friend, who came to the door and banged on it until Amaker opened the apartment door.
Amaker was not at the apartment complex when police arrived.
Purse snatching under investigation
A 21-year-old woman told Myrtle Beach police that three men stole her purse after one hit her in the head with something during a struggle for it.
The victim told officers she was walking with a female friend southbound on Greens Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when the men approached, police said.
The victim said the suspects shouted profanity and demanded her purse, according to the report. The victim said she struggled with one of the men and she fell to the ground.
She said the man hit her in the head and then grabbed her purse and the suspects ran away, according to police. The victim declined to be treated by EMS.
DMV launches app
The S.C. DMV can now say, Theres an app for that.
The Department of Motor Vehicles has launched an interactive driver license test application for Apple and Android devices. Practice tests can be downloaded free of charge, but the actual test still needs to be done at a DMV office.
The app is a practice test with questions very similar to those asked on the driver license knowledge exam, said SCDMV Executive Director Shwedo.
Search SC DMV Driver Exam to find the app on an any Apple or Android device.
Adult, community education classes set
Horry County Schools Adult and Community Education has set its fall schedule of classes that will be held at the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St.
Class offerings this year include computer basics, computer literacy, art for children and adults, jewelry-making, Spanish language and reading enrichment for kids.
For more information and to register, visit www.edtheturtle.com or call 843-488-6200.
Road work starting Monday
A roadway widening in project in Myrtle Beach will start Monday and isnt expected to be finishing until the summer of 2015, according to the S.C. Department of Transportation.
A third lane will be added to 3rd Avenue South between U.S. 501 and Withers Swash. The road will remain two lanes between Withers Swash and Kings Highway.
The entire stretch, from U.S. 501 to Kings Highway, will be improved with with storm drain updates, roadway grading and paving, underground utilities, traffic signal updates, curb and gutter changes, bike lanes and a sidewalk.
For more information, contact Travis Patrick or Scott Ward with DOT at 365-2106, or the contractor at 448-3116.
From staff reports