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Christopher Rickards

Duncan man gets 25 years

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A Duncan man will spend 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting three girls, Solicitor Barry Barnette announced Monday.

Christopher Michael Rickards, 43, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

D5 schools receive threats

Two more Spartanburg District Five schools were threatened over the weekend.

District officials say students at D.R. Hill Middle School and Florence Chapel Middle School are facing disciplinary hearings following incidents on Friday and Sunday.

Mandatory evacuations lifted

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has lifted some mandatory evacuations in southern coastal counties following recent projections for Hurricane Florence.

Evacuation orders remain in effect for Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties, along with Edisto Beach.


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