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Officials: Simpsonville elementary school teacher saves choking second grader

SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX CAROLINA) -- On Monday, February 11th, a teacher at a local Upstate elementary school saved a child from choking, Greenville County district officials released.


Coroner: 1 dead after tractor trailer, car collide in Greenville County

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said one person has died after a crash involving a car and a tractor trailer Friday morning. The crash happened on White Horse Road at the ramp to US 123 around 6:30 a.m.


Simpsonville Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

SIMPSONVILLE, SC — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Light rain starting in the evening. Light rain starting in the evening.


Deputies make security plans for Drag Queen Story Hour

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities in South Carolina have put a security plan into place for a Drag Queen Story Hour and protest at a library. The Greenville Sun reports the Greenville County Sheriff's Office is putting several temporary rules in place during the Sunday event that's set for 3 to 5


Salley, South Carolina Police Chief throws hat in the ring to be next Aiken County Sheriff

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) - An Aiken County, South Carolina native and current police chief of Salley Jarrod Goldman is throwing his hat in the ring for sheriff of Aiken County.


Clock ticking for winner to claim $1.5 billion Mega Millions prize

The clock is ticking for the winner of an unclaimed $1.5 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina to come forward. The winning ticket for the Oct. 23 Mega Millions drawing was sold at a KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, a suburb of Greenville. The winner has 180 days to come forward. The d


Inmate escaped from South Carolina prison work site, officials say

A South Carolina inmate escaped from a work site late Thursday night, according to Tweets from the S.C. Department of Corrections. Cortney James Smith, 27, walked away from his job in Dilion at about 11:20 p.m., according to the Tweets.


AP Exclusive: Foster agency sued for turning down Catholic

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina mother is accusing a federally funded foster agency of not working with her because she's Catholic. Simpsonville mother Aimee Maddonna says the agency in 2014 initially encouraged her to become a foster parent but cut off ties once realizing she's Catholic and


Greer couple charged with abuse after baby suffers broken leg

GREER, S.C. (WSPA) -- A Greer couple is charged with child abuse after a one-month-old was hospitalized with a broken leg. Cedric Sullivan, 22, and A’Mya Davis, 19, are charged with child abuse with great injury, according to jail records.


Greenville County taking public input for Comprehensive Plan

BEREA, S.C. (WSPA) - Greenville County is the process of developing a Comprehensive Plan for the area's future, and the planners are seeking input from the public. Thursday night, the county held the fifth of nine drop-in meetings to hear what residents want to see in the future. That meeting was in


Winner(s) of Mega Millions ticket worth $1.5 billion sold in S.C. still haven't claimed their prize

Simpsonville, SC (FOX Carolina) - According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, the Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina worth more than $1.5 billion still hasn't been claimed.


These orange alligators are raising eyebrows in South Carolina

BLUFFTON, S.C. — Two alligators with leathery orange skin are raising eyebrows in a community in South Carolina. WJCL reported that a man discovered the reptiles at a pond in Bluffton. Maybe an overzealous Clemson Tigers fan slathered them with the team colors? Or they ate Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? Or th


Deputies: 2 in custody after robbery outside Greenville Co. Dollar General

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Greenville County deputies said two people are in custody after a person was reportedly robbed outside of a Dollar General Tuesday. Dispatchers said the robbery happened outside the store at 5922 Augusta Road Tuesday just before noon.


Man wanted in South Carolina shooting arrested in Seattle

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man wanted in a shooting death in South Carolina last month has been arrested in Washington state. News outlets reported North Charleston police said 20-year-old Da'Shawn Marquis Richards was arrested without incident by federal marshals in Seattle.


New wildlife management area in north Greenville County

In partnership with The Conservation Fund, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) recently acquired 1,757 acres near Cleveland in northern Greenville County. The land, referred to as “Tall Pines,” includes about a mile of South Saluda River frontage and will be used to enhance fi


Friday afternoon crash sends two to hospital

GREENVILLE – A crash at the intersection of Washington Ave. and Cypress Street in Greenville closed down the street for about an hour on Friday afternoon to clear and investigate a two vehicle crash.


Muffin Mam planning to bring 100-plus jobs to Hunter Industrial Park site

If tentative plans come to fruition, a wholesale bakery will locate in Hunter Industrial Park and bring more than 100 jobs to Laurens County. Muffin Mam, based in Simpsonville, hopes to place a second baking facility in a spec building already constructed at the park. The plans are contingent on the


South Carolina family suing Kanye West for copyright infringement

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A family from Fairfield County is suing Kanye West for copyright infringement. That suit was filed in a Charleston Federal Court. It’s over Kanye’s song “Ultralight Beam.”


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Governor removes entire Richland County Elections Board. Unclaimed $1.5B prize: South Carolina could be big loser too. Bus driver shortage leaves some students chronically late.


SC lawmakers push for inmate work bill to help reduce overcrowding in prisons

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina state lawmakers are once again pushing a bill that would reduce non-violent offenders time behind bars. H 3971 was introduced Wednesday and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.