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Two arrested, one sought in Newberry Co. burglaries

Newberry Co., S.C. (WOLO)–Newberry deputies say they have arrested two out of three suspects in a Monday high speed chase. Investigators say Monday afternoon the suspects sped away from a traffic stop in Whitmire.


Two suspects in custody after Monday chase, one still sought

NEWBERRY COUNTY — Two of the three suspects from the vehicle chase Monday afternoon have been located and are in custody. Deputies are currently searching for the last suspect.


Master Gardeners Association now accepting applications for scholarship

NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Master Gardeners Association announces the availability of a $1,000 scholarship award for the 2019-2020 academic year. Eligible candidates for this scholarship include high school seniors as well as college level students with a good academic record who plan to or are


Newberry deputies searching for 3 suspects near Oxner Road and Highway 34

NEWBERRY, SC (WIS) - Deputies with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office is searching for three suspects believed to be in the area of Oxner Road and Highway 34. Bloodhounds and helicopters, as well as a number of law enforcement officers, are in the area.


Deputies: Man sought after trio flees cops, throws stolen items out SUV's windows

A trio suspected in a rash of burglaries began throwing stolen items out of their vehicle as they fled from Whitmire police, authorities said Tuesday morning. After a chase and an overnight manhunt, two of the three are in custody and the third has been identified, according to an email from the New


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


2 suspects now in custody, 1 still at large following manhunt in Newberry County

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. — Newberry County deputies say two suspects are now in custody and one suspect is still at large following an hours long manhunt for a group of burglary suspects who ran from police Monday afternoon.


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.


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.


Coroner: Man found dead in Sumter Co. ditch identified

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WACH) – A man found dead in an embankment in Sumter County Saturday has been identified, according to the Sumter County Coroner's Office. According to Coroner Robert Baker, 29-year-old Raphael Bostic was found dead in a ditch embankment near Cook and South Streets around 1:15 p.m.


Tagged great white shark pings off South Carolina coast

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — After a year of silence,OCREACH says a young great white shark pinged off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. OCREACH says "Gurney_Shark" was tagged off Montauk, New York in 2017.


Guilty pleas heard in General Sessions Court

UNION COUNTY — The following persons pleaded guilty before Judge Benjamin Culbertson of Georgetown in General Sessions Court in the Main Courtroom of the Union County Courthouse during the week of February 11-14: — Jeffrey James Camp, 51, 142 Old English Road, Union, to Possession Of Methamphetamine


Wolves put three on preseason all-SAC teams

ROCK HILL — The Newberry softball team has placed three student-athletes on the preseason all-SAC teams, the league office announced today. Designated player Haley Simonds and shortstop Natalie Willis were both named to the first team while outfielder Tori Caldwell was named to the second team.


Body found outside Columbia McDonald's

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Columbia police are investigating after a body was found in a car outside the McDonald's on Garners Ferry Road. Police say they were called to the restaurant, located in the 7500 block of Garners Ferry Road, around 10 p.m. Monday night.


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Burglar beat SC church employee after she found him breaking into church, deputies say

Lexington, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies have arrested a man who they say assaulted a church employee who confronted him after he broke into a church. James Douglas Drayton, 20, is charged with first degree assault and second degree burglary, according to arrest warrants.


Wolves compete at USC Indoor Open

COLUMBIA — Newberry’s track and field teams competed at the USC Indoor Open on Saturday at the South Carolina Indoor Track and Field Complex. Both Shelton Reynolds and Carlos Hernandez finished the 3K event in under 10-minutes as Reynolds finished in 9:40.75 and Hernandez in 9:57.48. Quinn Wilson ra


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.


Safety seminar being offered to landlords

NEWBERRY – Newberry County Landlords are invited to attend one of two safety seminars hosted by the City of Newberry Fire Department and Newberry Housing Authority on Wednesday, February 20 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. While the seminars are required for landlords who rent their property to any Section 8 t


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.