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Greenwood police seek man who pulled officer with his car

After a Greenwood police officer had his arm stuck in a fleeing man's car window, police are looking for help identifying the driver who nearly dragged the officer while driving away from a traffic stop, according to Greenwood Police Department Public Information Officer Jonathan Link.


SC school district to close for teacher walkout Wednesday

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) - A school district in South Carolina is closing next week to let its teachers go to a Statehouse rally for education reform. Chester County School District Superintendent Angela Bain says the district had so many teachers ask for the day off Wednesday that she and the school boar


Greenwood gives thanks to its veterans

A line started forming at about 9 a.m. Wednesday — not shoppers vying for the newest gadget, but veterans seeking legal advice and help. Wednesday’s Veterans Appreciation Day event at the county veterans center wasn’t just a way of saying thanks to the men and women who have served, it was also a hu


Arrest Report for April 24

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.


Greenwood man faces federal firearm indictment

A Greenwood man is facing a federal indictment in connection with a 2018 shooting investigation. Toddrekus Malik White, 25, of 715 White Oak Lane, Greenwood had an indictment filed against him April 9 accusing him of having had two firearms despite being convicted of a crime punishable by more than


South Carolina may use firing squad as death penalty workaround

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina lawmakers are considering legislation that would add firing squads as an additional method of execution to state law for murders sentenced to death.


Voters in Laurens, Greenwood Co. to select new state representative in Tuesday special election

LAURENS, SC (FOX Carolina) – Voters in South Carolina House District 14 will determine who will be their new state representative in a special election Tuesday. Rep. Mike Pitts formerly held the seat before he retired due to medical reasons.


Saluda County Sheriff's Office releases name of man who died after jumping from bridge

A man's body was recovered following an investigation by deputies into reports of a bridge jumping, according to a news release from the Saluda County Sheriff's Office. Authorities responded Wednesday to Highway 391 at Big Mans Bridge, where a man reportedly exited his vehicle and leaped feet first


South Carolina man shoots into girlfriend's car, kills her son, sheriff says

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Authorities said a man angry he was locked out of his house after a night out in South Carolina has shot and killed his girlfriend's son. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said 26-year-old X'Zavier Sharif Davis' girlfriend let him in the house around 3:15 a.m. Saturday and he start


South Carolina intersection to be named in honor of teen killed at Peach Stand

FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) - It’s been more than a year since a teenager was shot and killed at the popular “Peach Stand” store in Fort Mill. Now, her memory is being honored by naming a nearby intersection after her.


South Carolina Is Deadly

We wrote last week about the Palmetto State’s terrible rankings when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – but where does South Carolina rank when it comes to the major causes of death?


S.C. sheriff indicted by State Grand Jury for charges of misconduct in office and embezzlement

Columbia, SC (FOX Carolina) - On Wednesday, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that a State Grand Jury returned indictments for Florence County Sheriff William Kenney Boone.


Have a complaint about a South Carolina judge? Help us investigate.

More than 1,000 ethics complaints have been lodged against South Carolina judges who handle major cases in the state’s circuit courts. A judicial disciplinary office created in 1997 is supposed to aggressively monitor misconduct on the bench. But how many of these judges were punished as a result of


SC bill banning abortions after heartbeat is detected passes house

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP,WLTX) - The South Carolina House has passed a bill that would ban almost all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The measure passed 70-31 Wednesday afternoon. It now heads to the Senate for consideration.


South Carolina capital website had a security flaw that exposed passwords

One bad search on the government website for South Carolina's capital city could've exposed an entire database. The city of Columbia site had a security flaw in its search tool, according to independent security researcher Arif Khan. The flaw let anyone view passwords for the website's database and


Greenwood planning board urges no votes on solar projects

The City/County Joint Planning Commission is recommending officials deny a pair of proposed solar ventures capable of generating 6 megawatts of power a year, saying neither is in harmony with a long-range land use plan.


Greenwood woman faces attempted murder charge

Laquisha Jennings Guillebeaux, 42, of 617 Gage St., Greenwood was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted murder. When Greenwood police arrived Sunday night at a Reynolds Avenue house, they found a man whose T-shirt had blood on it and who showed police what appeared to be a stab wound in the mid


Learn to relax with the best of them

Where do you plan to be this Friday night? Surely you’ve heard by now that Greenwood’s free, all-local, good-vibes-only music festival will kick off at 5:30 Friday evening over at the Uptown Market on Maxwell Avenue. Friends, this is an annual event you do not want to miss.


SC Senate ends week with no vote on Santee Cooper’s future

The South Carolina Senate has finished its week without taking a vote on the future of state owned utility Santee Cooper. The proposal is in a place on the Senate calendar where it will have to be dealt with before senators can consider almost any other bill.


Suspended Florence Co. Sheriff Boone has history of fiery texts, voicemails

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Suspended Sheriff Kenney Boone remains at home under house arrest after a state solicitor voiced concerns over retaliation and threats. Boone was indicted on embezzlement and misconduct charges on Wednesday and ordered to have no contact with the sheriff’s department or any pro