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Selfies from the cell? Georgia inmate appears to be posting to Facebook from prison

MACON, Ga. — Georgia inmates are forbidden to have cell phones inside prison, but a Macon man convicted in a 2013 murder appears to be posting photos and videos from his jail cell.


Driver injured when tractor-trailer overturns, plows into I-85 ramp guardrail

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — A wreck injured a truck driver and blocked an I-85 ramp at about noon Tuesday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The ramp at exit 19, Clemson Boulevard in Anderson County, was shutdown by the crash.


WATCH: Georgia soldier pulls off incredible surprise for mother, sister at work

DALTON, Ga. - Stories like these will always make us cry, but the heartwarming reunions are worth the tears. A soldier from Dalton pulled off a major surprise for his mother and sister when he showed up at their work Tuesday.


Insurance company files suit in deadly Georgia plane crash that killed Memphis CEO & Associates

​​​​​​​MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - An insurance company is suing a business whose chief executive was flying a plane that crashed in Georgia, killing him and three passengers.


Family now charged in death of Georgia boy buried in yard

GUYTON, Ga. – Five relatives charged in the death of a Georgia girl now faces charges in the death of her brother as well. The Savannah Morning News reports their father, 50-year-old Elwyn Crocker Sr., their stepmother and three others are each indicted on two charges of felony murder, child cruelty


Woman charged after 5 dogs attack woman attending funeral in Spartanburg Co.

SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) - A Spartanburg County woman has been charged after officials say she allowed five dogs to escape and attack another woman, Monday. The Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement Department responded to the dog attack on a 76-year-old woman on Gap Creek Road.


Car dealer accused of ripping off customers arrested over Channel 2 investigation

HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. - A car dealer accused of ripping off buyers was arrested Tuesday afternoon and taken away in handcuffs. Multiple agencies launched investigations into Mitch Simpson after Channel 2 investigative reporter Nicole Carr met angry car buyers saying they had been scammed by Simpson.


Court in Georgia rules to extradite fugitive Brit

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A fugitive British man wanted for the manslaughter of a woman killed during a London date on a speedboat is to be extradited from Georgia, a court ruled Tuesday.


Fifth-grader severely injured in fight at South Carolina school

WALTERBORO, S.C. - A South Carolina school says one of its fifth-graders was wounded in a fight and has since been hospitalized. The State reports the Colleton County School District says the Forest Hills Elementary School student was airlifted to medical center for treatment after the Monday fight.


Toccoa man charged with vehicular homicide in death of child

A Toccoa man has been charged in felony vehicular homicide in the death of a 3-year-old child in a wreck Saturday at I-85 near Banks Crossing. Charles Raymond Evans, 56, Toccoa, was also charged with felony serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUI), reckless driving


I-85 wrecks in Banks County claim lives of child, biker

Two separate wrecks on Interstate 85 in Banks County on Saturday claimed the life of a toddler and a motorcyclist, according to the Georgia State Patrol. A drunk driving suspect was charged in the wreck that killed the child.


Partain powers to Crate Late Model victory at Hartwell

Prior to Saturday night, it had been more than a year since Georgia’s Hartwell Speedway had hosted a stand alone Crate Late Model feature. Throughout most of 2018, with car numbers falling below the minimum for the division, the competitors would run in a combination feature with the Limited Late Mo


3-year-old killed by drunk driver, 4 others injured

BANKS COUNTY (CBS46) A 56-year-old man is facing felony charges following a vehicular accident on Saturday that claimed the life of a three-year-old child. Charles Rayomond Evans, of Toccoa, was driving northbound on I-85 when he struck two vehicles, causing one vehicle to spin out onto a median, an

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Stolen collection trailer used to raise money for burned children found in Belton

TOWNVILLE, S.C. — The Townville Fire Department says the stolen trailer used to raise money for the Anderson County Burned Children's Association was found in Belton. The fire chief said the trailer was full of cans when it was taken and is valued at $3,700.


Clemson receiver suffers leg injury Monday

CLEMSON, SC (TigerNet.com) - Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers was carried off the field with a leg injury during Monday's practice, and there are concerns that it is some type of ACL injury.


Anderson Institute of Technology nearing completion ahead of new school year

ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) - The countdown is on until over 1,500 students are moved into the new Anderson Institute of Technology. The building is already 90 percent complete despite construction crews dealing with 90 days of rain. But this $34 million project will have the first equipment moved in on Mon


McDowell, Ferguson score Spring Nationals victories

Dale McDowell and Chris Ferguson opened up the 2019 Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series season with a pair of Peach State wins over the weekend. McDowell was the winner on Friday night at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Poole, while Ferguson scored the victory at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran on


Dispatch: Multiple crews working large fire at recycling plant in Anderson County

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- A large fire has broken out at a recycling plant along North Gossett Street, Anderson County dispatch confirms. The call came in Monday just after 2:00 p.m.


A teen ate mushrooms and went 'wild' before being shot by friend's father, witnesses say

GREENVILLE, S.C. – As she sat talking to an investigator before dawn that Saturday in September, Nikki Chastain cried about one thing no one disputes: "It was supposed to be a regular football-game night." Instead, she said, "it was a nightmare."


Family seeking answers after puppy dies in plane's cargo hold during flight

PASADENA, Calif. (Video from KCAL) — A California family is seeking answers from an airline after its pet dog died during a flight. KABC reported Monday that Andranik Avetisian of Pasadena says his family’s 5-month-old purebred Central Asian shepherd was found dead in the cargo hold of a KLM Dutch R