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Wife of Greenwood mayor leading trash pickup initiative

Greenwood leaders know it’s bad — and they want work together on a solution. But removing litter from public areas takes more than policy changes — it requires volunteers doing the hard work of picking up after the careless actions of others.


Student arrested after making verbal bomb threat at this Upstate high school, the school district says

WARE SHOALS, SC (FOX Carolina) - Greenwood County School District 51 said a Ware Shoals High School student was arrested Wednesday at the school for making a verbal bomb threat.


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.


Troopers: School bus driver cited after October crash in Greenwood County sent 21 people to hospital

GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) - Troopers said said a school bus driver has been cited after a crash that sent 21 people to the hospital. The Abbeville County School District school bus crashed on October 19, 2018 into a wooded area along US 25 in Greenwood County.


Mutually beneficial: Inside the business of low income housing in Greenwood

If you ask Justin Williams, Dave Thompson is a lifesaver. Thompson isn’t a paramedic, firefighter or police officer. He doesn’t work for a nonprofit. Thompson is a landlord with more than 70 properties in the city of Greenwood, the majority of which he rents for $300 to $500 per month.


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.


Emerald, Lakeview on 'lockout' protocol; police investigating attack at Bojangles

Two schools were put on lockout Wednesday while officers are responding to someone being cut at a Bojangles, according to officials. Greenwood police were investigating someone being cut behind the Bojangles at 573 Bypass 72 NW, said Sgt. Jeff Graham with the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office. The G


Hate groups climb in South Carolina for 3rd straight year even as Charleston politicians try to combat it

The number of hate groups in South Carolina increased for the third consecutive year in 2018, even as South Carolina lawmakers — almost all of them from the Charleston area — pushed legislation at every political level to condemn hate and racism.


South Carolina mom outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as "game"

ROCK HILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A South Carolina mother is outraged after her 10-year-old son, and his classmates, were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song with words like, "I like it when you don't talk back, make money for me," as part of a class field trip during Black History Month.


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.


Arrest Report for February 20

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.


Ninety Six bids goodbye to Bennett Group development

NINETY SIX — A round of applause ushered Fred Bennett and other representatives from The Bennett Group out of the Ninety Six Visitors Center on Tuesday, after it was apparent that town council was going to shoot down the rezoning necessary to bring their proposed low-income housing development to to


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


Greenwood's Anderson, Williams back in state tournament

Greenwood sophomore Carter Anderson believes in his opportunity to be a state champion this weekend. Anderson took fourth last year at the state wrestling championship, and his biggest obstacle has been nervousness ahead of big matches.


South Carolina is one of five states with no hate crime laws

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The evil that visited the Holy City on June 17, 2015 was unprecedented. A gunman entered Emanuel AME bible study and gunned down nine members as they prayed with him.


South Carolina ranked in the top 20 ‘most sinful states’ in 2019, according to a new study

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Sometimes being bad isn't good for the state you're living in. According to a new WalletHub study that lists the most sinful states in the U.S. for 2019, South Carolina comes in at no. 20 on the list.


Greenwood firefighters douse bedroom fire

The American Red Cross is helping two adults with financial assistance after Greenwood firefighters doused an electrical fire in their bedroom. Greenwood Fire Department Shift Commander Todd Wall said firefighters were called at about noon to 501 E. Henrietta Ave. An electrical malfunction related t


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


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.


Volvo begins exporting S60 from South Carolina to Europe

Volvo's factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina, near Charleston, is now exporting cars to Europe. The plant began building the Volvo S60 sedan six months ago and has now started shipping them to Belgium for distribution among Volvo's European dealers, the automaker said Wednesday.