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Mother of teen fatally shot near Anderson - Oconee border: 'We can't live in hatred'

Logan, the youngest son of Carrie and Jeff Woolbright, was adopted by them when he was a baby. A social worker brought Logan to them when he was just one day old, Carrie Woolbright said Tuesday.

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2018-10-16 20:06:00

GEORGIA MURDER INVESTIGATION: 3 teens accused of killing man in Gwinnett County

Willian Tunchez, 21,was found shot and killed near a Gwinnett County walking trailOct. 8, the day after his father reported him missing.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-10-16 14:34:48

SC woman found with $90k of 'suspected methamphetamine' in car, Sweetwater PD says

A South Carolina woman was arrested in Sweetwater early Tuesday morning after police said they found $90,000 worth of suspected methamphetamine in her car.A Sweetwater Police Officer saw a female slumped over the wheel of her car in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn on Highway 68 around 1:32 a.m. o

WBIR - 2018-10-16 18:32:03

Ex-Falcon Arrested On Charges Of Having Sex With 12 Year Old Girl

COLUMBUS, GA -- Justin Crawford, a former Georgia high school standout football player who signed briefly with the Atlanta Falcons earlier this season, was arrested Saturday in Columbus on charges that he allegedly had sex with a 12-year-old girl. Crawford played running back at Hardaway High School

PATCH - 2018-10-16 12:46:03

Fire reported at Anderson Walmart

(Photo: Ken Ruinard/Independent Mail)Anderson city firefighters are responding to a small fire at a Walmart, according to a city fire dispatcher.The building is not open to customers at the moment due to a fire, according to an associate who answered the phone at the store.The fire was reported at t

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2018-10-15 20:17:00

Body found in Reedy River, police say

Donald Porter, spokesman for the Greenville Police Department, confirmed the discovery.

WSPA.COM - 2018-10-15 13:28:27

UPDATED: Small plane crashes off I-85 in Opelika near Exit 60

There were three occupants, including the pilot. No serious injuries occurred, according to Opelika Fire Chief Byron Prather. However, one occupant was taken to East Alabama Medical Center for minor injuries.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-10-17 03:35:00

Abbeville woman faces assault charge

Kymberli Diane Hill, 26, of 148 Moore St., Abbeville was arrested Sunday and charged with high and aggravated assault and battery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-10-15 16:51:00

5 more charged in Utica Mill Hill double-homicide in Oconee Co.

According to a sheriff's office news release, the arrests come after an investigation into the shooting deaths of Timothy Wayne Campbell, 54, and David Thomas Tranah, 29 on Sept. 10.

WSPA.COM - 2018-10-15 20:37:28

The Red & Black News & Brews: Recapping Donald Trump Jr.'s visit to Athens, effects of Hurricane Michael and more

In the third episode of The Red & Black's News & Brews podcast, the news editors update you on what you missed in news this past week and upcoming events. They also highlight the story of the week: the"Campus Clash"discussion featuring Donald Trump Jr. in Athens, Georgia.

RED AND BLACK - 2018-10-16 12:30:00

Deputies: 2 stabbed after altercation between staff, customer at Woodruff Road restaurant

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina)-Greenville County deputies said two people were stabbed following an altercation between staff and a customer at a restaurant.The sheriff's office said deputies responded to Sr. Salsa's on Woodruff Road around 7:55 p.m. Monday night.The two people who suffered stab woun

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-10-16 00:03:00

Engaged Upstate couple house shopping after $125K lottery win

CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - An engaged couple in Clemson will be shopping for a new home to build their lives together in after winning $125,000 playing a scratch-off game, according to officials with the South Carolina Education Lottery.

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-10-15 13:34:00

There's a Tree That Owns Itself in Athens, Georgia

Tourists love trees: the Redwoods of California, the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and the animatronic boughs of the Rainforest Cafe. But there’s only one tree, to our knowledge, that tourists flock to because it legally owns itself (ok,

CURIOSITY.COM - 2018-10-15 22:40:30

Fire destroys home in Lowndesville

“The house is a complete loss,” Holley said. “It was an older home, and the fire got away from them.” He added that older homes are “more liable to burn quicker and easier.”

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-10-16 12:50:00

Warrant: Shooter got out of vehicle to fire at street sign

Arrest warrants revealed more information about the events leading up to the shooting death of a 48-year-old retired Marine.Joe D. Black Jr., a retired U.S. Marine Corps major with more than 20 years of service, was sitting on the front porch of his Johns Creek Road residence when a bullet struck hi

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-10-15 20:44:00

Dual-threat QB Bell leads Saluda past Fox Creek, named I-J Player of the Week

Bell, who said his preferred beverage used to be Mountain Dew, takes his preparation seriously. Whether it’s working on timing with his receivers, watching film or improving his diet, it all helps him become a better football player.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-10-16 04:00:00

Pickens High School principal reflects on girl killed in weekend crash; troopers charged teen driver with DUI

TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina)- Troopers said a 19-year-old driver is facing multiple charges after a crash that killed one and injured three others.The collision occurred on Highway 25 around 11:50 p.m. Saturday night.According to troopers, a 1997 Jeep Cherokee with five occupants was traveling

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-10-15 11:00:00

Arrest Report for October 14

Editor's Note: The following information is compiled from arrests records from the Laurens Police Department, Clinton Public Safety, Laurens County Sheriff's Office and the Johnson Detention Center. This information is presented with no intent of guilt or innocence.Drica Berry Jr. – Fountain InnDrug


Howl-o-ween: Third annual Boo-le-bark lets dogs in costume strut their stuff

A dog dressed as Oscar the Grouch from the TV show, “Sesame Street,” looks around during the Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard parade on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Athens, Georgia. The dog and his handler won “Best Overall” in the costume contest preceding the event. (Photo/Gabriella Audi, )

RED AND BLACK - 2018-10-15 13:30:00

2, on separate motorcycles, die in 5-vehicle I-85 accident

Cpl. Bill Rhyne with South Carolina Highway Patrol said a southbound automobile swerved to avoid traffic hit another automobile and the motorcycles. Drivers and passengers on each of the cycles were ejected. The operator of one, 47-year-old Bobby Alvin Center of Duncan, died after hitting a median w