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Abbeville man faces drug charges

Tyler Craig Nixon, 28, of 609 Church St., Abbeville was arrested Saturday and charged with distribution of cocaine, possession of marijuana, unlawful carrying of pistol and possession of other controlled substance schedule I-V.


Jones, McDaniel headed to April House District 14 election

For nearly five years, Stewart Jones and Garrett McDaniel have worked together on the Laurens County Council. Now, they’ll square off for a seat in Columbia. On Tuesday, the 35-year-old Jones, a Republican, and Democrat McDaniel, 31, won primary elections in the race to succeed retired state Rep. Mi


Abbeville falls to Andrew Jackson in third round

KERSHAW — The Abbeville Panthers ended their season Tuesday night with a loss to the Andrew Jackson Volunteers, 67-55, in the third round of the Class 2A boys playoffs. “They executed better than we did tonight," said Abbeville coach Douglas Belcher. “We just did not come to play.”


Deputies say suspect wanted after shooting at Greenwood apartment complex turned himself in

GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) On Tuesday February 19, the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office says a suspect wanted in connection to a shooting at the Wisewood Apartments on February 12 is now in Custody.


'It's not poor housing, it's affordable housing': Abbeville residents discuss affordable housing

ABBEVILLE — In yet another contentious hearing about affordable housing, residents here came out in force Tuesday night to voice their opinions before City Council. The housing in question would be three-story apartment buildings at the intersection of Washington and Chestnut streets, to be owned an


Smalley, one of seven AHS qualifiers, will wrestle for 4-peat

ABBEVILLE — Chandler Smalley will try to join a small group of wrestlers who have won four individual state titles when he competes in the Class 2A/1A state championships this weekend in Anderson.


Greenwood man brings forward vision for Civic Center property

With 88 acres of available land and millions in sales tax dollars earmarked for future development, the Greenwood County Civic Center grounds figures to be a major topic of conversation for council members this year.


Abbeville Chocolate Walk offers sweet treats along the square

For those crazy for cocoa, Abbeville offered a smorgasbord for chocoholics Saturday along Court Square. The 7th Annual Chocolate Walk was Saturday, with stops throughout downtown Abbeville offering various chocolate confections. Sweet-toothed walkers craving a melted, creamy delight could stop by Re


March SNAP benefits being issued early in South Carolina

People in South Carolina will receive SNAP assistance will get their benefits early this month because of the disruption caused by the government shutdown earlier this year. The South Carolina Department of Social Services will distribute the benefits, also know as the Supplemental Nutrition Assista


SCDOT plans to make deadly roads in the Upstate safer

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) - Narrow, winding roads with no guard rails; you'll find them in every county in the Upstate. Highway patrol said they're responsible for thousands of deaths, many of them head on collisions, which is now leading to improvements from SCDOT.


Seven students hospitalized after speeding bus plunges down embankment, SC cops say

Seven students were hospitalized Tuesday after their bus crashed down an embankment, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said in a WSPA report. Troopers said 19 students were on board the Laurens County School District 56 bus, along with driver Kenneth Launsderly, when the wreck occurred around 7 a.m.


Abbeville County vs. Union County

UNION COUNTY — It was the Abbeville County School District versus the Union County School District at Tuesday’s Union County Council meeting and no they weren’t playing football.


South Carolina accidentally dumps coal ash in river in Conway

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- The state-owned utility Santee Cooper says it accidentally dumped some sludge from a coal-ash pond at a closed coal-powered electricity plant into a South Carolina river.


1 shot after domestic dispute at Anderson Co. home, deputies say

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - Deputies say one person has been shot at a home in Anderson County, Monday night. According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a home on Whirlaway Circle around 7:00pm for a shooting.


Anderson County deputies searching for suspect connected to robbery in Belton

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) Anderson County deputies are seeking assistance in finding a robbery suspect who they say stole money from a Belton homeowner. According to a Facebook post, deputies responded to a residence on Mill Street Extension in Belton on February 11. Upon arrival, they spok


Shooting death of Upstate paramedic under investigation

ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) -- Deputies are investigating a shooting that left a long-time paramedic dead in Anderson County. The victim is identified as 50-year-old Rodney Gilmer.


How One South Carolina Woman Is Working To Educate Parents On Vaccinations

An outbreak of measles in Washington and Oregon has refocused attention on parents who choose not to vaccinate their kids, often known as “anti-vaxxers.” Public health advocates have struggled to change these parents' minds. One South Carolina woman has a different approach. She is reaching out to p


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Medical marijuana should be legal in South Carolina, group says

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Supporters of a new medical marijuana bill in South Carolina say the drugs they're advocating are safe, despite what opponents say. The group met at the State House Tuesday where they held a news conference with reporters. Among them were doctors, veterans, and parents.


Injuries reported in Laurens Co. school bus crash

LAURENS Co., S.C. (WSPA) -- Troopers are reporting at least one person was hurt in a school bus crash in Laurens County. The accident happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday on Garlington Road near Casper Grant Estates in Mountville.