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Deputies: Two arrested after investigation uncovers theft ring in Oconee County, surrounding areas

WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) Deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office said an investigation that began last week had uncovered a theft ring within the county. The investigation started after the arrest of Joshua Chad Jackson, 41, on January 10. He has been charged with six counts of breaking


8-mile chase began after suspect was caught shoplifting at Ingles, police say

Westminster, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -- Westminster police were engaged in an eight-mile chase on Thursday, January 17th, they reported to media. The pursuit originated after a report of shoplifting from Ingles in Westminster, SC. Police with the Westminster PD attempted to stop the vehicle, however it


Rain, storms, flurries this weekend in north Georgia

A powerful weather system will sweep through north Georgia this weekend, bringing rain, isolated storms, very cold temperatures and even flurries to north Georgia. After dense fog Friday morning, conditions have improved in metro Atlanta for the afternoon and evening.

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Georgia Sheriff: Angry Waffle House patron throws drink at worker

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff's office in Georgia says a woman threw a soft drink at a Waffle House worker who put her change on the counter instead of in her hand. The Covington News reports the Newton County Sheriff's Office says the woman was angry about the placement of her change and threw th


The Clemson Tigers are getting multiple offers from celebrities wanting to treat them to dinner after White House visit

CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - After the Clemson Tigers dined on a fast food feast during their visit to the White House, they are getting several offers to enjoy fresh cooked meals to celebrate their national championship victory.


Newton and Rockdale remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

COVINGTON – Newton and Rockdale are planning a variety of ways to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 21 is the designated federal holiday in remembrance of Dr. King, however events are scheduled for both Sunday and Monday.


Georgia Man Planned to Attack White House

ATLANTA, GA – An arrest of a Georgia man was made following a year-long investigation Wednesday of Hasher Taheb, 21, of Cumming. According to U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung J. “BJay” Pak, Taheb planned to use explosives to attack the White House and other “targets of oppor


9-year-old hailed a hero after saving sister in Newry house fire

SJ Manley may only be nine years old, but on Tuesday evening his family said he didn't act like it. They are calling him a hero. His family said he pulled his 4 year-old sister Bailey out of their room by carrying her as it went up in flames.


Upstate school district proposes longer school year

WALHALLA, S.C. — WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina school district is considering adopting a modified calendar for the 2020-21 school year that would move it closer to year-round education.


Coca-Cola Clemson 'National Championship' cans headed to SC stores

CLEMSON, S.C. (WCIV) — In celebration of the Clemson Tigers’ 2018 NCAA National Football Championship win, Coca-Cola is giving Tigers’ fans a refreshing way to enjoy the sweet taste of a title victory. Coca-Cola unveiled a limited-edition commemorative 12-ounce can to honor the team’s accomplishment


Georgia police officer arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of children

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia police officer has been arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of children, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Friday. Lake City police Officer Jonathan Balsam, 31, was charged with obscene internet contact with a child, electronically furnishing obscene mat


South Carolina school district may move closer to year-round education

WALHALLA, S.C. - A South Carolina school district is considering adopting a modified calendar for the 2020-21 school year that would move it closer to year-round education. [ALSO READ: CMS steps up security in the wake of a series of issues at local schools]


North Georgia restaurant cited for dirty dishes, food build-up, dead insect in sauce

A North Georgia restaurant has been cited for multiple dirty surfaces and a dead insect found in sauce, according to this week's restaurant report. Rafael's Pizza and Italian Restaurant located at 126 Remco Shops Lane received a score of 80 after it was found to have a vegetable washing sink full of


Boil water advisory lifted for Westminster Water System customers

Westminster, SC (FOX Carolina) - The City of Westminster says a boil water advisory they issued for all residents within the Westminster water distribution system in Oconee County has been lifted.


Florida State’s 2019 Schedule Looks Rough, But Never Count Out the ‘Noles

The last two seasons, the Florida State Seminoles have had their worst back-to-back seasons since 1975-76 when they combined to go 8-14. When you take a look at this team’s schedule for the 2019 season, it sure doesn’t look like it’s setting up for a quick rise back to the top.


MLK weekend: Lyndon House Arts Center to host 12th Visions of MLK

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter from his jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, which would become a monumental text in the civil rights movement that swept America in the 1960s. Almost 56 years later, the Lyndon House Arts Center is keeping with King’s themes in their annual Visions of ML


Accidental opioid deaths exceed traffic fatalities, according to the National Safety Council

SENECA, S.C. (WSPA) - Robert Sosebee's family has been missing him since he died of an accidental opioid overdose in September. "You hear stories, but never do you think it's going to hit home," said Sosebee's sister, Ashley Sosebee.


Deputies charge man & woman with long list of sex crimes involving child victim in Oconee County

WESTMINSTER, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said a Westminster man and woman were arrested Tuesday on multiple sex offenses involving an underage victim.


Quavo trashes Trump's Clemson fast food feast, offers to show how it's 'supposed to be'

Hold the boujee: Rapper Quavo thinks President Trump serving national champs Clemson Tigers fast food is just bad. On Tuesday, the Migos member tweeted an offer to throw the team a proper party.


Strong wind will move into Georgia on Saturday

MACON, Ga. -- A cold front will pass through Middle Georgia on Saturday. Rain is likely and thunderstorms are possible, but strong wind will be our biggest threat. Severe weather is possible during the afternoon when the cold front moves through. If we had to put it on a scale of 1-5, our threat now