Breaking News from Pickens SC

Find the latest Pickens SC News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Manufacturer investing $19.2M in Pickens County

Ipsum Technologies is investing $19.2 million in a new production operation in Pickens County that is expected to create 55 new jobs, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce.


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


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Easley

EASLEY, SC — New and exciting events are coming to the Easley area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming up


Murder suspect taken into custody after massive search, deputies say

ROSMAN, N.C. — A North Carolina murder suspect who was the subject of a massive search since Wednesday morning is in custody, according to sheriff's deputies. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office tweeted just before 2 p.m. that Joseph Barker was taken into custody by Transylvania County deputies. He


Blue Ridge Fest May 3

Blue Ridge Electric will host their annual fundraising festival, Blue Ridge Fest, on Friday, May 3, 2019, at the cooperative’s headquarters in downtown Pickens. The largest classic car cruise-in and Beach Night show and dance event in the Upstate, Blue Ridge Fest attracts nearly 6,000 attendees and


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


Community Wide Reunion planned May 4 in Pickens

PICKENS — The second annual Pickens Community Wide Reunion is set for Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will again be held this year at 450 Garvin St. in Pickens.


Businessman accused of threatening Spartanburg attorney

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) -- An Upstate businessman who crashed his Maserati into a home in 2009, killing a man inside, has been arrested again. Spartanburg police charged John Ludwig, 46, of Greenville with unlawful communication, according to jail records.


Indictments: South Carolina Sheriff Took Money, Spent On Food, Window Tint

A South Carolina sheriff was indicted Wednesday after prosecutors said he used county funds and drug seizure money to buy groceries, window tinting and other personal items. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was charged with two felony counts of embezzlement and a misdemeanor count of misconduct


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


Homeless shelter could be open by year’s end

PICKENS — Community members, area businesses and local churches are helping make an emergency homeless shelter in Pickens County a reality. The shelter is a longtime goal of Pastor Tracy Gantt, his wife, Sunshine, and their ministry.


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.


Deputies need help identifying gunman, accomplice connected to armed robbery at Greenville Co. convenience store

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance identifying two individuals in connection to an armed robbery at a convenience store on April 10.


IPSUM Technologies, LLC Launching New Pickens County Production Operations

IPSUM Technologies, a high-tech, advanced manufacturing company serving a variety of industries, announced plans to launch new production operations in Pickens County. The company's $19.2 million investment is projected to create approximately 55 new jobs.


Greenville’s Maserati Man In Trouble Again

Greenville, South Carolina businessman John Ludwig – who famously escaped jail in 2009 after plowing his Maserati into a home and killing a 62-year-old man watching television on his sofa – is in trouble again.


Dabo Swinney takes issue with idea Clemson plays weak schedule: ‘We’ve played Alabama three times’

Dabo Swinney was nice enough about it, but he made it clear he disagreed with an assessment that Clemson plays a week schedule. Asked about Clemson’s schedule - especially in comparison to rival South Carolina - Swinney reacted to what he called the "loaded" question.


Most Wanted: GVL deputies investigate possible connection in August Rd. burglaries

Amber Worthy reports on the investigation into a possible serial burglar who has broken into at least 20 small businesses in Greenville! (April 24, 2019)


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


I believe Dot would be proud

The world lost a wonderful writer, and Pickens County lost an ardent advocate for preserving and celebrating what’s special. about our corner of Appalachia, when Dot Jackson died two and a half years ago.


Lockheed Martin unveils new F-16 line in South Carolina

The new line will bring 400 new jobs to the Greenville facility. F-16 production also supports hundreds of U.S.-based Lockheed Martin engineering, procurement, sustainment and customer support jobs and thousands of U.S. supplier jobs. A significant portion of F-16 production occurs in the supply cha