Local Funeral Home Director Shoots Girlfriend, Then Kills Himself: A local funeral home director is dead, reportedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Richmond County authorities say 62-year-old Tommy King Jr. allegedly shot his girlfriend…

It’s a day of celebration for students in Burke and Lincoln counties.

Today is the last day of school in both counties.  Students also have early release in both school districts. Next week, Tuesday will be the last day in Richmond County; Wednesday marks the end of the school year in Columbia County; and Thursday will be the last day in McDuffie County.  All schools in those districts will have early release on the last day. The school year doesn’t end until June 2 for students in Aiken and Edgefield Counties.

Thanks to Mary Liz Nolan of WGAC for the story.