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Deputies: Two arrested after investigation uncovers theft ring in Oconee County, surrounding areas

WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) Deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office said an investigation that began last week had uncovered a theft ring within the county. The investigation started after the arrest of Joshua Chad Jackson, 41, on January 10. He has been charged with six counts of breaking


8-mile chase began after suspect was caught shoplifting at Ingles, police say

Westminster, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -- Westminster police were engaged in an eight-mile chase on Thursday, January 17th, they reported to media. The pursuit originated after a report of shoplifting from Ingles in Westminster, SC. Police with the Westminster PD attempted to stop the vehicle, however it


South Carolina school district may move closer to year-round education

WALHALLA, S.C. - A South Carolina school district is considering adopting a modified calendar for the 2020-21 school year that would move it closer to year-round education. [ALSO READ: CMS steps up security in the wake of a series of issues at local schools]


The Clemson Tigers are getting multiple offers from celebrities wanting to treat them to dinner after White House visit

CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - After the Clemson Tigers dined on a fast food feast during their visit to the White House, they are getting several offers to enjoy fresh cooked meals to celebrate their national championship victory.


Upstate school district proposes longer school year

WALHALLA, S.C. — WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina school district is considering adopting a modified calendar for the 2020-21 school year that would move it closer to year-round education.


2 accused of child sex crimes in Oconee Co.

OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - Two people were arrested on several charges after a victim reported that he had been sexually molested on multiple occasions for several years. According to an Oconee County Sheriff's Office news release, a victim told investigators that he had been molested as a child and


9-year-old hailed a hero after saving sister in Newry house fire

SJ Manley may only be nine years old, but on Tuesday evening his family said he didn't act like it. They are calling him a hero. His family said he pulled his 4 year-old sister Bailey out of their room by carrying her as it went up in flames.


South Carolina Legislature introduces bill to increase tax on cigarettes, but aim to help teachers

Columbia, SC (FOX Carolina) - Legislators with the South Carolina House have introduced a bill aimed at getting teachers pay raises. On Thursday, a bill was introduced to amend the surtax on cigarettes to provide an additional 5 cents per cigarette that would be credited to the department of educati


Boil water advisory lifted for Westminster Water System customers

Westminster, SC (FOX Carolina) - The City of Westminster says a boil water advisory they issued for all residents within the Westminster water distribution system in Oconee County has been lifted.


Above Average Rainfall Breaks Annual State Record

If it seemed like you were pulling out the raincoat and umbrella way too often during the 2018 holiday season, you were correct. Preliminary data for South Carolina indicates December was the second wettest out of the 124-year record, with a statewide average rainfall of 7.67 inches which is almost


Getting your "Real ID" in South Carolina

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- If you live in South Carolina you may need to get a new drivers license or ID sooner than you think. The deadline to get a new ID called a "Real ID" is still a little ways away but lawmakers are warning you not to wait until the last minute.


More than 400 people leaving South Carolina public housing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 400 people have been ordered to leave a public housing complex in South Carolina because of natural gas leaks. Columbia firefighters began checking for gas leaks after two men were found dead in separate apartments Thursday morning.


Coca-Cola Clemson 'National Championship' cans headed to SC stores

CLEMSON, S.C. (WCIV) — In celebration of the Clemson Tigers’ 2018 NCAA National Football Championship win, Coca-Cola is giving Tigers’ fans a refreshing way to enjoy the sweet taste of a title victory. Coca-Cola unveiled a limited-edition commemorative 12-ounce can to honor the team’s accomplishment


Arrested: Man accused of throwing hot coffee at South Carolina McDonald's worker

CAMDEN, S.C. (WACH) - A man who allegedly threw hot coffee on a teenage employee at a South Carolina McDonald's drive-thru was arrested, according to police. On Dec. 22, video surveillance captured a man throwing hot coffee on the 16-year-old girl of a Camden McDonald's after he reportedly had to wa


Tablets For South Carolina Prisoners

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina officials hope they can combat the dangers of illegal cellphones behind bars by giving inmates a different technological device. The Corrections Director said he's unveiling a tablet computer program.