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Former Anderson police officer accused of grabbing woman's behind is in court today

The civil suit against Lawyer Scott, the Anderson Police Department and the city comes at a turbulent time for the law enforcement agency. Between Aug. 7 and Aug. 13, four police officers left the agency because of firings and resignations that came during two separate internal-affairs investigation

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2018-08-20 12:21:00

Plan on a slower commute when Anderson schools start Monday

"It definitely takes me longer to get through Anderson when school starts," said Bowker, who lives near Starr. "I drive up Whitehall (Road) pretty often, going past McLees (Elementary School). Even this morning, I noticed more traffic near the schools than in the summer — I think because teachers a


2 deputies injured after collision in Greenville County

Collision occurred on White Horse RoadGreenville CountyGreenville, S.C. —The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said two deputies were injured in a collision early Sunday morning.The crash occurred in front of the QT on White Horse Road and Pendleton Street.AdvertisementThey said the deputies were r

WYFF4.COM - 2018-08-19 09:10:00

Man found shot dead in Union County, sheriff says

Authorities in Union County arrested a man following a shooting Sunday night. Sheriff David Taylor told WYFF News 4 the call for shots fired came in just before 7 p.m.Deputies soon arrived at the scene on Drugstore Street, where they found a man shot several times lying in the road. Taylor said the

WYFF4.COM - 2018-08-20 01:13:00

Records confirm the names of all four Anderson police officers out amid misconduct probes

As the ripple effects of two misconduct investigations are felt in the Anderson Police Department, theIndependent Mailhas confirmed the identities of two more officers who are no longer with the agency, both of whom were fired for lying about the beating of a handcuffed man.


Anderson officer fired from job rehired with new rank after being disciplined, city says

The intent of the process is to ensure fair and uniform review of circumstances, the release said. It said when viewed in its totality, the circumstances in this case warranted discipline and a change in rank, rather than separation.


South Carolina officer in misconduct probe gets job back

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police officer is getting his job back after being fired over statements he gave investigators about a handcuffed man's beating while in custody.The Anderson Independent MailreportsSgt. Chris Aman will return to the force but will be demoted.Aman was a shift su

SCNOW - 2018-08-19 21:16:50

Six families displaced, firefighter injured after Anderson apartment fire, officials say

Six families were displaced and a firefighter was injured after an apartment fire in Anderson on Thursday night, Travis Poore, with the Anderson City Fire Department said.


Lander welcomes new batch of freshmen | Union Daily Times

Photo courtesy of Lander University With one collective armload, Ashley Sansone, left, and Natalie Corcoran, manage to get it all moved into Chipley Hall during Lander University’s Freshman Move-In day.

UNION DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-20 05:00:00

Drugs disguised as candy found during traffic stop in Upstate, police chief says

Antonio Mardequez Brown, of Greenville, was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and trafficking marijuana.


Reason for Anderson officers leaving range from excessive force to misleading statements, chief says

Lt. David Creamer, the Anderson police public information officer, released an incident report from July 19 that he says is "connected to the dismissal of two Anderson police officers and the resignation of a third.” Police will not say how the report is connected to the dismissal and resignation.


Police shoot and kill dog in Belton

According to the police report, the dog tried to bite four people, including an elderly resident. Withers points out that he never actually bit anyone.


Anderson police chief addresses rumors regarding recent officer departures

The memo references the past week of departures and accusations involving a group of officers. The memo refers to the group as “the Four Horsemen,” the “Fantastic Four,” and the “Untouchables.”


'Killology' expert to lead school safety seminar in Anderson next month

Army veteran Dave Grossman, who is director of the Illinois-based Killology Research Group, will hold a training session on "The Bullet Proof Mind" for law enforcement officers on Sept. 5. The next day he will conduct a full-day "Safe Schools and Healthy Students" training seminar at the Civic Cente


Greenville County coroner confirms death of worker on middle school roof

Mauldin Fire Capt. Scott Gurley said when they got a ladder up and reached the man, CPR had already been begun. EMS took over CPR, but they were unable to resuscitate the man, Gurley said.


Two Upstate South Carolina Police Officers Fired, Third Resigns, Police Chief Confirms

Anderson, SC (Independent Mail) — Two Anderson police officers were fired and a third resigned last week, Police Chief Jim Stewart said.


2 hurt after crash on Hwy 123 in Pickens

PICKENS, SC (WSPA) - SC Highway Patrol says two people were hurt after a pickup truck was pulling a U-haul trailer overturned.It happened on Highway 123 near mile marker 11.SCHP says the truck lost control, ran off the left side of the road and overturned. TOne was airlifted to the hospital and one


Anderson officer resignation involved misconduct, records show

Lt. David Creamer, the Anderson police public information officer, released an incident report from July 19 that he says is "connected to the dismissal of two Anderson police officers and the resignation of a third.” Police will not say how the report is connected to the dismissal and resignation.


One person died after crash in Anderson County, coroner says

Crash happened on Level Land RoadSOURCE: WYFF News 4ANDERSON, S.C. —One person has died after a crash in Anderson County on Tuesday, according to the coroner.The crash happened at 4:22 p.m. on Level Land Road at SC 201, Highway Patrol troopers said.


Why Greenville County isn't eliminating snow days with eLearning, like Anderson District 5

Not every student in Greenville County Schools has a district-issued laptop at the moment, but that will be changing soon, the district's superintendent said.