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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.


Pickens County battered by storms

JASPER, Ga. – Authorities are urging citizens to exercise caution on the roads today after Pickens saw numerous trees down and power outages during the night due to storms. The National Weather Service is continuing its Flood Warnings for the area through Saturday Morning and has added a sever weath


New turtle statue installed in Pickens

PICKENS — A new turtle for Pickens Turtles on the Town has been installed. Hope, a Hawksbill sea turtle, is dedicated specifically to Kileigh Hope, but symbolically to all children who have enjoyed finding bronze turtles around Pickens for the past seven years.


Man, dog die following house fire in Easley, coroner says

PICKENS COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - The Pickens County Coroner's Office said a man and a dog died in a house fire in Easley Tuesday afternoon. According to the coroner, the fire was reported at a house in the 100 block of North 7th Street around 3 p.m.


New county sales tax an option for road funding

LIBERTY — A countywide sales tax has been suggested as a possible way of paying for road maintenance in Pickens County, which has been on hold for nearly two years because of rising asphalt costs and not enough money coming in from the $20 paving fee that vehicle owners pay every year along with the


Collision leaves road blocked in Pickens, dispatch says

PICKENS, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- Highway Patrol is responding to a collision along Farrs Bridge Road and Sandalwood Road, dispatch confirms. Medics and troopers are both on scene, dispatch confirms. The roadway is blocked, drivers are asked to exercise caution as the scene clears.


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.


District’s work-study program ‘wildly successful’

LIBERTY — The Pickens County Career and Technology Center is working to provide students with work experience that goes. beyond the average after-school job and is partnering with area industry and local businesses to do so.


Pedestrian struck on White Horse Road in Greenville

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - A pedestrian was injured after a collision on White Horse Road Wednesday evening in Greenville. According to SCHP, the collision was reported around 8:49 p.m. with injuries, but FOX Carolina has learned from the Greenville County Coroner's Office that investigators wi


South Carolina lawmakers listen to proposed changes to education bill

COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) -Changes have been made to a massive education reform bill filed by the South Carolina’s house speaker. Lawmakers listened to hours of testimony from South Carolina teachers.


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.


New steakhouse Oak Steakhouse Raleigh opens its doors

A new steakhouse has made its debut in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Central, called Oak Steakhouse Raleigh, is located at 417 W. Hargett St. This spot has a sister location in Charleston, S.C. Located in the Warehouse District, Oak Steakhouse Raleigh features a variety of small plates, sal


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.


Chief: Officials investigating deadly fire in Easley

EASLEY, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- Officials with the Easley Fire Department responded to a deadly fire on Tuesday, Chief Butch Womack told FOX Carolina. The fire was reported just after 2 p.m officials say. It happened at a residence along North 7th Street.


2 found stabbed to death in South Carolina motel

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Two people have been found stabbed to death at a motel in South Carolina. Greenville County Deputy Coroner Kent Dill said in a news release that the victims were 28-year-old Leanna Marie Mulle and 68-year-old Arthur Walker Hill III, both of Greenville.


Deputy crashes cruiser after hydroplaning while responding to another accident

Greenville, SC (FOX Carolina) - Thursday morning, a deputy with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office crashed after their vehicle hydroplaned off the road. Deputies tell FOX Carolina the vehicle was headed to a wreck on Interstate 85 when the deputy's vehicle hit a puddle on Pelham Road and they lo


More details about new indictments for perjury, misconduct against suspended Greenville Co. Sheriff Will Lewis

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – The 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said a grand jury in Greenville County on Tuesday issued two true bills of indictment against suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis.


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.


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.


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