Man dies after 2-car collision

A 33-year-old man died Thursday night after a two-car crash on Savannah Highway.

Charleston County Deputy Coroner Bobbi Jo O'Neal said Michael Willis of Charleston was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision at Savannah Highway and Markfield Drive about 9:15 p.m.

Authorities said Willis was a passenger in a Honda Accord that collided with a black Chevy Tahoe.

The Honda was pinned against a telephone pole.

The driver of the Honda was extricated from the vehicle and taken to the Medical University Hospital.

The wreck is still under investigation.

Airmen compete in national event

About 30 airmen from Charleston Air Force Base are taking part in an international airlift competition among 100 military teams from allied nations.

The group left Friday for the weeklong contest at McChord Air Force Base in Washington state.

Air Force officials say teams from the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings have been practicing for the competition for several months.

The competition features air drops, aerial refueling and cargo delivery operations. It also includes tests of military security forces, aerial port operators, medical evacuation and maintenance personnel.

In the 2007 competition, Charleston's teams brought home several trophies.

Group to host Doggy Dining

Mount Pleasant — Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue will host Doggy Dining and Drinks at The Dog and Duck in the Belle Hall Shopping Center on Wednesday.

The event will last from 5 - 8 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to accept applications to adopt or foster a retriever.

Members of the organization will speak about its mission and how to get involved.

Call 571-7177 or go to for more information.

Episcopal diocese to recap meeting

The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina will host a public review of what transpired at the General Convention held in Anaheim, Calif., this week.

Bishops and deputies at the convention voted, among other things, to remove barriers to the consecration of gay bishops and sanctification of same-sex unions.

At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the chancellor of the diocese, Wade Logan, will offer a review and assessment of convention proceedings.

The report will be given in the Kinloch Room of the Belser Building on the grounds of St. Michael's Church, at the corner of Broad and Meeting Streets in downtown Charleston.

3 charged in S.C. church burglaries

LEXINGTON — Three people have been charged with burglarizing a half-dozen South Carolina churches, and authorities suspect they could be responsible for many others.

Authorities say that Kayla Anne Graydon, Patrick Burton Olvey and James Richard Osborne were arrested in Lexington County Friday and charged with breaking into six different churches in Newberry County.

Authorities think the trio might be responsible for more than 21 church break-ins in Lexington, Newberry and Calhoun counties. All three have been charged with seven counts of second degree burglary and one count of conspiracy in Newberry County.

They also face charges in Lexington County, where there were being held in jail Friday afternoon.

It wasn't immediately clear if they had attorneys.