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Seneca woman faces embezzlement charges, SLED says

OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) - South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said a Seneca woman was arrested for embezzling funds from the Oconee County Solid Waste Department. SLED said Bobbi Jo Miller, 38, was working as the office manager at the Oconee County Solid Waste Department between Oct. 19, 2018


Portion of US 123 closed in Oconee County after water main break washed away part of roadway

WESTMINSTER , SC (FOX Carolina) – Oconee County Emergency Services said a section of US 123 is closed in Westminster Thursday after the roadway was washed out. Officials said a water main broke past Tabor Road and eroded part of the asphalt.


South Carolina drug dealers arrested

NEWPORT—A pair of South Carolina residents were taken into custody this week in Newport after having active warrants for dealing drugs in their home state. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Newport police officers were dispatched to CVS in reference to an altercation between a male and female. Upon arrival, Patr


South Carolina mom accused of trying to electrocute disabled son, overdose him with meds

LADSON, S.C. (WCIV) - A South Carolina woman is charged with trying to kill her disabled adult son by administering multiple medications beyond prescribed amounts also attempted to electrocute him, according to an affidavit.


SC woman dies after being bitten by dog several times

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - The Greenville County Coroner's Office said a woman died after being bitten multiple times by a dog on Thursday. According to Coroner Kent Dill, Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke, 52, of Greenville, received multiple severe dog bites to her upper body, which resulted in Bu


3 charged after numerous car break-ins in Anderson & Oconee Co.

ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) - Three people have been arrested after a string of car break-ins in Anderson and Oconee Counties. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says detectives became aware of multiple automobile break-ins on January 29 that appeared to be related.


Students at South Carolina school told to pick cotton, sing ‘slave song’ on field trip, report says

A South Carolina mother was outraged after her 10-year-old son was told to pick cotton and sing a “slave song” while on an elementary school field trip -- but the school reportedly defended the activity, saying it was about the "Great Depression."


Deputies: Man reportedly pulls handgun at Anderson business, then detained in Olive Garden parking lot

ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- Anderson County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to an Olive Garden in Anderson County, Friday. The call came in just after 3 p.m. Deputies say that a person reportedly pulled a handgun at the Harley Davidson store across the street, they detained the suspect in


Four more Upstate Bi-Lo stores slates to close by end of March

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Southern Grocers on Thursday announced plans to close four Upstate Bi-Lo stores. Southern Grocers said the stores are underperforming and the company did not take the decision to close them lightly.


Dispatch: Tree crashes into Anderson Co. home

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) - Nobody was hurt Thursday evening after a tree crashed into a home. Anderson County dispatchers tell FOX Carolina the call came in just before 10 p.m. According to them, all occupants at the home on Ashley Avenue escaped injury.


Lightning may have caused fire that destroyed Lake Keowee home

OCONEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) -- A home on Lake Keowee was destroyed in an early-morning fire on Thursday. Keowee Ebenezer Fire Chief Troy McCurry said it’s suspected lightning caused the fire, but the cause remains under investigation.


New South Carolina legislation taking aim at coyotes

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina state lawmakers have introduced new legislation that could earn you money. The Coyote Bounty Program is for the lawfully capture or killing of adult coyotes.


Woman accused of abandoning 7 dogs in Anderson County back in December now behind bars

BELTON, SC (FOX Carolina) – Anderson County deputies said a woman accused of abandoning seven dogs at a home on Willingham Road in Belton in December 2018 has been arrested. Nichole Lee Brown was booked into jail on Thursday and charged with seven counts of abandonment of animals and two counts of f


SLED to investigate shooting death of Upstate paramedic in Anderson Co.

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) - Anderson County Sheriff's Office officials said the State Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been requested to investigate the shooting death of an Upstate paramedic.


SC girl calls 911 to order fries 9 times

CLEMSON, S.C. — "We do not deliver fries, or any other food stuff, to your home..." This is the beginning of a lengthy Facebook post by a South Carolina police department after a young girl decided to prank them with several calls.


Clemson Friday baseball game postponed

CLEMSON, S.C. - Due to inclement weather, Friday’s game between Virginia Military and Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium was postponed and will not be played on Friday. Clemson officials continue to monitor the weather forecast and will provide an update on this weekend’s three-game series schedule a


Teammate of Clemson commit has high interest in Tigers

One notable in-state prospect on Clemson’s radar is Kevon Haigler. The class of 2020 linebacker is teammates with Clemson commitment Demonte Capehart at Hartsville High School and has visited Clemson with Capehart on a couple of occasions, including for the Syracuse game at Death Valley last season.


Former Rep. Robert Smalls dies in South Carolina, Feb. 22, 1915

An escaped slave and Civil War hero, Robert Smalls, who served four terms as a representative from South Carolina’s southeastern corner, died in his hometown of Beaufort on this day in 1915 at age 75.


New cocktail bar Little Rituals now open in Central City

A new cocktail bar and lounge has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 132 S. Central Ave., Floor 4, in Central City, the new addition is called Little Rituals. The ritzy bar offers an array of high-quality libations, which are crafted in-house daily. Customers may choose from a variety


Volunteers needed to crochet items for homeless

(WSPA) -- A local group needs volunteers to share the warmth with those in need. I Am Not Lost Upstate SC is crochet bombing in Pickens, Anderson and Greenville counties. Leaders Tammy Ferguson and Marline Sexton said the group makes scarves and items for homeless people living out in the cold.