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Laurens Co. deputies: Domestic violence suspect brandished box cutter against victim's family following chase

LAURENS COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) - A suspect in a domestic violence case is behind bars after Laurens County deputies say he brandished a box cutter against the father and brother of the reported victim after chasing his girlfriend and her children in a vehicle.


Laurens County parents speak out after bus crashes with children onboard

Jennifer Phillips reports on a Laurens County school bus crash that left several children injured. According to parents, they've had complaints about the driver for some time. (February 20, 2019)


South Carolina mother outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as “game”

ROCK HILL, S.C. – A South Carolina mother said her 10-year-old son and his classmates were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song during a class field trip. WJZY reported that cellphone video shows fifth-grade students from Ebenezer Avenue Elementary in Rock Hill picking cotton.


Three African-American leaders honored by Laurens City Council

February is Black History Month, and the most compelling part of the month’s regular meeting of Laurens City Council was a presentation of plaques to three trail-blazing African-American citizens by Laurens’ three African-American councilors.


Ware Shoals High student faces bomb threat charge

While one witness thought it was a joke, a Ware Shoals High School student is facing a bomb threat charge. Trishtun Marquet Raney, 18, of 17 Sparks Ave., Ware Shoals was arrested Thursday and charged with making a bomb threat.


Alumni Spotlight: Stephens teaches and coaches at LDHS

Readers are invited weekly to meet some Laurens Alumni who are now teachers and faculty of Laurens County School District 55. Alumni have taken some time to look back on memories from high school, favorite teachers and faculty, and give readers an opportunity to learn more about them and their accom


Coroner identifies body found in Wellford as missing man

WELLFORD, SC (FOX Carolina) – Spartanburg County deputies and the coroner are investigating after a body was found in the Wellford area Thursday afternoon, Coroner Rusty Clevenger confirmed.


Arrest Report for February 19

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.


Teenager dead after ‘accidental shooting’ in moving car, SC cops say

A South Carolina teenage boy was killed in an “accidental shooting,” Wednesday night, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Caleb Jamar Elijah Roach was identified as the teen who died, according to Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger. The 18-year-old was pronounced


Multi-vehicle crash reported on Reidville Rd in Spartanburg Co.

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - First responders have responded to a crash on Reidville Road in Spartanburg County. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash with reported injuries happened just before 11 a.m. on Oak Grove Road at Reidville Road.


Inman man accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old

An Inman man faces charges after investigators say he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old multiple times, according to a statement from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. Thursday morning, Spartanburg County deputies arrested Hunter Marquise Butler, 20, of 23 Ladson St., and charged him with four


Report: Hate groups on the rise in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new report released Wednesday says the number of hate groups in the Palmetto state has grown in each of the past three years. The Southern Poverty Law Center released its “Year In Hate and Extremism” report on Wednesday, which detailed the rise.


Payne, Bates named all-region for Red Devils

Two Clinton High boys’ basketball standouts were selected to the All-Region 3-3A team. In terms of scoring, seniors Jadarius “J.D.” Payne and Ahmari Bates were hard to differentiate. Payne averaged 20.27 points per game and Bates averaged 20.26.


South Carolina mom, boyfriend allegedly tortured kids, 5 and 7, with hot sauce and peppers

A South Carolina mother and her live-in boyfriend were arrested Wednesday, accused of subjecting the woman's children to “horrific” abuse with hot sauce and peppers, authorities said.


South Carolina is the 7th worst state for break-ins in the US, study says

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A purse stolen from a car; a TV taken from a home; a business robbed. These cases may seem unlikely but, with a "Top Ten" ranking for most break-ins, South Carolina residents may be wary.


Democrat McDaniel takes House District 14 primary

In the state House District 14 Democratic primary, Garrett McDaniel has defeated Bobby Gregory Sr. by a large margin, sending him to an April 23 general election for the right to replace retired Laurens Republican Mike Pitts.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Two Clinton girls earn all-region recognition

Two Clinton players, sophomore De’Shanti Watts and junior Terriauna Bennett, have been named to the All-Region 3-3A girls’ basketball team. Watts was the Red Devils’ leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 13.4 points and 8.6 boards playing both post and guard positions. She also averaged 2.5 steals


Spartanburg Dist. 7 mourns another unexpected death after senior accidentally shot

Friends and family are remembering Caleb Roach, a Spartanburg High School senior killed in what appears to be an accidental shooting. This is the latest death in a district that has been rocked by one tragedy after another this past year.


Spartanburg businessman faces tax evasion charges

A Spartanburg business owner accused of tax evasion and falsifying tax returns was arrested Thursday by agents with the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Dusian Bhikhabhai Patel, 54, of 596 Verdae Drive, Spartanburg, owned several convenience stores in Spartanburg. He was charged with three coun