Sinkhole forces some Greer families to leave homes

GREER, S.C. (AP) — The city of Greer has closed an apartment building after a sinkhole opened behind the complex.


Greer spokesman Steve Owens told local media outlets that residents reported the sinkhole behind one of the buildings at the Legacy Crescent Park Apartments shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.


Owens said the city's engineer and building inspectors found erosion beneath the slab foundation between 1-and 3-feet deep. Owens said the sinkhole left no support on one side of a building in the complex.


Owens says some residents moved into unoccupied apartments at the complex. He did not know how many people were affected.


Chester County busts marijuana, cockfighting

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Deputies busting an indoor marijuana greenhouse in Chester County say they also found a cockfighting operation.


Investigators told media outlets that deputies serving warrants last week found the 200 chickens and an elaborate setup to fight the animals along with the operation to grow marijuana. They did not reveal the exact location of the bust.


Authorities say the bust then led them to a storage unit in York County where deputies found 20 pounds of harvested marijuana.


Five people face drug charges after the bust.


Deputies say they are caring for the chickens at the home because there is not enough room to keep them all at the sheriff's office or another location.


Marine meet and greet event at Patriots Point

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — A meet and greet event for Marines who fought in three wars is being held at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant.


The museum announced that Wednesday's event is being held in conjunction with the 1st Marine Division Association aboard the USS Yorktown. The event is for Marines who fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.


It's free for members of the Marine Corps League and the Lowcountry Leathernecks Association. For museum visitors, the event is included in the regular museum admission price.