Sheriff's office reviews Greenville arrest

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Greenville County deputies are doing an internal review of the arrest of a man at a Greenville Wal-Mart that was captured on video.


Several videos posted to the Internet appear to show officers punching the man several times after he was shocked with a Taser on Saturday afternoon.


Master Deputy Jonathan Smith told local media outlets the Taser didn't seem to affect the man. He says surveillance cameras from the Wal-Mart show officers spent nearly 30 minutes trying to subdue and eventually arrest the man. Smith says one deputy has been placed on leave during the investigation.


Smith says the man was acting erratically saying "I'm 911" several times and tried to take a knife from one officer. He says the deputies felt he was a danger to other shoppers.


Truck company owner gets probation in rock death

MARION, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina trucking company has been given a suspended jail sentence and probation after a large rock fell out of one of his trucks and killed a Spartanburg, South Carolina, man driving on U.S. 221 in McDowell County.


The McDowell News reports a judge reduced 44-year-old Patrick Burleson's charge to aiding and abetting reckless driving. He was given a 45-day suspended jail sentence and a year of unsupervised probation.


Authorities say 62-year-old Douglas Mahan was killed last year when a large rock fell from a truck owned by Todd Burleson Trucking and crashed into his windshield.


The driver of the truck, 48-year-old Randy Arnett pleaded guilty to reckless driving to endanger and was given a 30-day suspended jail sentence and a year of unsupervised probation.


Beaufort working on sea level rise plan

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Workshops are being held on South Carolina's lower coast as Beaufort County develops a plan to deal with sea level rise.


The first workshop is Monday at the Bluffton branch library. A second is set for Tuesday at the St. Helena Branch library.


A news release from the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium says that during the workshops, participants will hear the latest science on sea level rise and learn which areas in the county are vulnerable. There will also be discussion on ways to deal with problem with an eye toward writing an action plan.


The workshops are sponsored by the Sea Grant Consortium, the Beaufort County Planning Department, the Social and Environmental Research Institute, North Carolina Sea Grant and the University of South Carolina.