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7-year-old, mother shot as Midlands man opened fire at car with his kids inside, cops say

CHARLOTTE, NC (Noah Feit//The Charlotte Observer) - A Midlands woman and her 7-year-old child were shot Saturday as a South Carolina man opened fire at the car they were in, the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office said. Two of the suspect’s children were also in the car, officials said.


Suspect in murder of USC student to make first court appearance today

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The 24-year-old man accused of killing a USC student is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Nathaniel David Rowland is charged with murder and kidnapping in the death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson, a senior at the University of South Carolina.


Cheating Scandal Rocks University of South Carolina Business School

An associated dean at the Darla Moore School of Business informed faculty members of a major cheating scandal at the University of South Carolina’s signature campus. According to an email from Janice Breuer Bass, an economics professor and associate dean of undergraduate programs, the latest scandal


Forecasters confirm tornadoes touched down in Midlands during Friday storms

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - The National Weather Service confirmed four tornadoes touched down in the South Carolina Midlands on Friday. Yesterday, crews assessed the damage and found two tornadoes occurred in Newberry County and two more in Orangeburg County.


Judge orders mental review in South Carolina police ambush shooting case

FLORENCE, S.C. - A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination. [ALSO READ: Man charged with shooting 7 SC officers blames PTSD, letter says]


Controversial SC megachurch pastor called to #TheJesusChallenge to ‘live minimally’ for 1 year

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The controversial pastor of a Greenville, SC, megachurch has been challenged to relinquish his worldly possessions in what a fellow pastor calls #TheJesusChallenge.


Giving students opportunity through scholarships

NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Newberry Soil and Water Conservation District and Keep Newberry County Beautiful are once again offering scholarships to Newberry County students. NSWCD will be offering two $1,000 scholarships, and KNCB will be offering two $500 scholarships to a graduating senior or current c


South Carolina woman discovers 'snake convention' on her porch

AIKEN, S.C. (FOX 13) - A South Carolina woman discovered a party of six snakes on her back porch. Andrea Dick of Aiken, South Carolina was startled to find the snakes on her porch Friday morning. She went on social media to ask for help, saying she spotted the “snake convention” on her porch while s


Newberry man in custody after weekend shooting

Davis - NEWBERRY — A Newberry man has been taken into custody after a domestic argument resulted in a mother and child being shot early Saturday morning. X’Zavier Sharif Davis, 26, of 633 Cherry Lane, Newberry, will be charged with four counts of attempted murder after Newberry County deputies and N


2019 tobacco settlement gives South Carolina $79 million

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina has been paid another installment from the settlement nearly all U.S. states signed with the major tobacco companies in 1998. State Attorney General Alan Wilson said Monday most of the nearly $79 million in the 2019 payment will go to help pay for Medicaid.


Little Mountain Council hears about COMET route

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — John Andoh, executive director and CEO of The COMET, spoke before Little Mountain Town Council about the new 93X-I-26 Express route The COMET will begin implementing on May 28.


South Carolina teachers calling out of work May 1 to march on Statehouse

Public school teachers across South Carolina plan to leave work and protest in Columbia on May 1 demanding higher wages, smaller classroom sizes and other changes to their working conditions.


2 women charged after another woman says she was assaulted, robbed of her purse in Union County

BUFFALO, SC (FOX Carolina) – Union County deputies said two women were arrested after another woman said they assaulted her and stole her purse back on March 1. Deputies said the incident happened on Fire Street.


A fond farewell to Cally

The stately granite of Clinton’s First Presbyterian Church never looked more so. South Adair Street runs along the side of the church into the Presbyterian College campus. Once it led directly to the old Bailey Memorial Stadium, where Cally Gault, who coached the Blue Hose football team for 22 seaso


The South Carolina BBQ Joint That Has Been Slingin’ The Most Mouthwatering ‘Que Since The 1930s

When it comes to bar-b-q in South Carolina, you’re never too far from your next delicious meal. And if that happens to take place anywhere in the vicinity of the Capital City, then you’re especially in for a treat! There’s a local Bar-B-Q restaurant in Columbia that, over the last eight decades and


Arrest Report for April 22

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.


South Carolina school girl died of natural causes

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities said Friday that the death of a fifth grade girl at school last month was due to natural causes and not a fight with another student, which they described as lasting only seconds. But the family of the girl disagreed, saying she was repeatedly antag


2 tornadoes confirmed in Newberry Co., NWS says

NEWBERRY CO., SC (WSPA) - The National Weather Service says two tornadoes hit parts of northern Newberry County, Friday afternoon. The tornadoes touched down only 5 miles apart within a minute of each other, according to the NWS.


Neighbors help rescue woman, dog from burning house in Laurens

LAURENS, SC (FOX Carolina) – Neighbors said they rescued a woman from a burning house in Laurens after the woman’s granddaughter ran across the street to get help. The fire happened Monday at a home on Fleming Street Extension.


CDC report says STD rates on rise in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The number of sexually transmitted diseases is on the rise in South Carolina. That's according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.