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Lillian joined the Live 5 News team in June 2019.
Recent Articles by Lillian
Rally held for Elijah Weatherspoon, activists call for more answers
Following his autopsy, lawyers for Weatherspoon's family released a statement saying they hope the public and anyone involved to fully cooperate with agencies investigating his death.
Published July 12, 2020 at 11:23 PM
Late night alcohol sale ban starts while bar owners fear future
Tonight, taps are turning off across the state to adhere to Governor McMaster's new order.
Published July 11, 2020 at 11:57 PM
Lowcountry fire departments see climbing COVID-19 cases
Some Fire Departments in the Lowcountry are reporting an increase in new COVID-19 cases while firefighters continue efforts to slow the spread while on the job.
Lillian Donahue and
Published July 10, 2020 at 2:37 PM
Local activists, leaders calling for safe pedestrian access on Northbridge
The Northbridge connects two heavily populated areas of the Lowcountry, West Ashley and North Charleston, but there is no safe way for a person to cross it on foot or via bike.
Published July 9, 2020 at 3:14 PM
Leaders in Dorchester District Four plan for both in person and online instruction for the fall
Officials with Dorchester District Four are planning to offer three learning models for students this fall; modified in-person teaching, hybrid and fully independent virtual learning.
Published July 8, 2020 at 3:03 PM
Battalion chief: Everyone safe after massive fire at Goose Creek apartment complex
Firefighters are working to determine the cause of a massive fire that broke out early Saturday morning at a Goose Creek apartment complex.
Patrick Phillips and
Published July 4, 2020 at 1:47 PM
Lowcountry sees rise in positive COVID-19 tests in young adults
Doctors say they’re seeing an substantial increase in coronavirus cases in young adults across the Lowcountry.
Published July 3, 2020 at 7:03 PM
Lowcountry beach towns staying open for holiday weekend, taking COVID-19 precautions
Despite previous closures due to COVID-19, cities and towns along the coastline are planning to stay open during the current spike in cases across the Charleston area.
Published July 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM
College of Charleston finalized COVID-19 fall changes, housing reductions
Leaders at the College of Charleston are announcing many changes to student and academic life this fall to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including reducing housing capacity by more than a third.
Published July 1, 2020 at 2:26 PM
Father and son missing on Lake Moultrie following Saturday storm found safe
A father and a son are safe after being thrown overboard during a storm on Lake Moultrie Saturday.
Landon Boozer and
Published June 29, 2020 at 3:40 AM
Community members march for more diversity on DD2 school board
This week, legislators passed a bill that would add single-member school board districts to neighboring Charleston County. There are hopes the same can happen for Dorchester.
Published June 27, 2020 at 11:38 PM
Lowcountry communities issue recommendations rather than requirements for face masks
While local leaders across the lowcountry weigh their options for mask ordinances, some have already decided to issue warnings rather than requirements.
Published June 26, 2020 at 3:34 PM
Lowcountry clinics adjust to record walk-in COVID-19 possible patients
Healthcare systems at nearly every level are having to adapt to the increase in coronavirus cases state-wide. Local clinics in the Lowcountry are now seeing a surge of walk-ins.
Published June 25, 2020 at 5:36 PM
Charleston Market at half capacity, changing layout during COVID-19 increase
One of the most visible changes include turning all vendors toward the street, so shoppers browse from the outside.
Published June 21, 2020 at 4:29 AM
AccelerateED adds changes, finalizes fall school recommendations
The South Carolina AccelerateED task force meets Friday morning, and new information is expected on how students across the state will return to class this fall.
Published June 19, 2020 at 2:10 PM
Business owners paying close attention to rising COVID-19 numbers
As the number of coronavirus cases across South Carolina have climbed over the past few weeks, owners of local retail stores say they are fearful a resurgence of the virus could mean repeated closures.
Published June 18, 2020 at 3:35 PM
Rep. JA Moore remembers late sister, says injustice must change
On Wednesday, state Rep. JA Moore remembered his late sister killed in the mass shooting. He has called for a systematic change to racial injustice.
Published June 17, 2020 at 7:50 PM
SC for ED leaders respond to new AccelerateED fall recommendations
The report includes three different schedule models dependent on COVID-19 conditions, online and in-person preparation, as well as necessary steps districts must take before the school year begins.
Published June 14, 2020 at 4:49 PM
Group holds peaceful protest in honor of Emanuel 9 victims
Uplift Charleston held a peaceful protest Sunday morning along Charleston’s Battery to mark the loss of nine Charleston church members killed in a 2015 shooting.
Patrick Phillips and
Published June 14, 2020 at 12:26 PM
Downtown carriage tours close during protest march
Multiple protests continue across the Lowcountry this weekend following the death of George Floyd nearly three weeks ago.
Published June 13, 2020 at 9:05 PM
Charities feel financial crunch as waiting lists grow across the Lowcountry
Charities across the Lowcountry are feeling a greater crunch for cash as more people call in for rent and utility assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published June 12, 2020 at 5:58 PM
AccelerateED outlines fall schedule models, recommendations and timelines for districts
Leaders in the AccelerateED task force laid out their recommendations Thursday for when and how school operations will resume in the fall as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Published June 11, 2020 at 6:40 PM
Johns Island neighborhood asking for help in clearing May tornado damage
The National Weather Service reported an EF-1 tornado touched down during severe storms on May 20.
Published June 10, 2020 at 2:58 PM
Activists, community leaders attend North Charleston ‘Say Their Names’ rally
Dozens showed up to a rally in North Charleston as protests following the death of George Floyd continue across the Lowcountry.
Published June 6, 2020 at 6:54 PM
Man arrested after death investigation after body found in Hanahan home
Police are investigating the death of a person found early Friday morning inside a Hanahan home.
Summer Huechtker and
Published June 5, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Lowcountry hospitals evaluating future potential COVID-19 increase following protests
While thousands of people have taken to streets and sidewalks to protest this week, healthcare officials urge people to not forget about COVID-19 precautions.
Published June 4, 2020 at 3:51 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham, MUSC and business officials discuss next COVID-19 recovery steps
Graham said more efforts must start to expand healthcare access people rural areas with telehealth. He said the state plans to pour 90 million dollars Into expanding broadband in rural communities.
Published May 29, 2020 at 3:12 PM
Isle of Palms to double parking fines, fees increase start Friday
City council on the Isle of Palms voted Friday afternoon to double fines for violations as well as increase parking fees in municipal lots and spaces.
Published May 29, 2020 at 2:55 PM
Doctors at Roper ‘encouraged’ by early results in COVID-19 treatment trials
As doctors continue trials for innovative COVID-19 treatments, some at Roper St. Francis Healthcare say they are hopeful in expanding trials while early results show promise.
Published May 28, 2020 at 2:43 PM
Organizations asking McMaster to add labor rights member to AccelerateSC team
Some organizations are asking Gov. Henry McMaster to add a new member to the Accelerate SC team, one dedicated to worker and labor rights.
Published May 27, 2020 at 4:04 PM
Dorchester District 2 discusses options for reopening
MUSC doctor reports case of child inflammatory syndrome linked to coronavirus in Charleston
S.C. state superintendent says reopening schools decision shouldn’t be made by “bureaucrats” in DC
MUSC pauses Charleston COVID-19 warning system, exploring possible statewide system
Live 5 Web Staff
6-month-old expected to survive after shooting leaves mother, one other dead in Cheraw, S.C.
WBTV Web Staff