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Man accused of breaking into Oconee Co. deputy's vehicle to face several charges

OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - Oconee County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man on Thursday accused of breaking into a sheriff's office's patrol vehicle. According to a news release, deputies responded to the Cherokee Garden area of Seneca, located off of Highway 123 between Seneca and Clemson, in


Crews battling forest fire in rural area of Oconee County

LONG CREEK, SC (FOX Carolina) – The Oconee County fire chief said crews were battling a forest fire on Brasstown Road Friday afternoon. Chief Charlie King said a few acres were burning on the rural stretch of road and no structures were threatened.


Damage to peach crop from cold snap minimal, researchers say

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson researchers report South Carolina peaches appear to have survived the recent cold snap, but growers shouldn’t let down their guard just yet. The Clemson Peach Team and Cooperative Extension Service agents met last week to discuss the impact the recent freeze may have had on t


1 person airlifted to hospital following 2-vehicle crash in Anderson Co.

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) - One person was airlifted to an area hospital following a two-vehicle crash Friday night in Anderson County. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol's website, the crash happened at about 9:43 p.m. on US 29 near Smith Motors Road.


West Pelzer – “The Best is yet to Come” – Sanders presents State of the Town

West Pelzer Mayor Blake Sanders presented the town’s first State of the Town address Tuesday morning during the Palmetto Business Association (PBA) Toast and Topics meeting. The event was held in the West Pelzer Municipal Center.


Police: Driver charged in fatal Walhalla collision that left elderly woman dead

WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) - Walhalla police say that a man has been charged after an elderly woman was killed in a Saturday afternoon collision. Officers say they were dispatched to a two car accident at the intersection of S. Cedar Street and W.S. Broad Street around 2:30 p.m Saturday.


SC sex offender filmed assault on a child, solicitor says. He was sentenced this week

A Pickens County man was given the harshest possible sentence after prosecutors proved in court that he molested a child, according to 13th Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins. A jury convicted Aaron Benjamin Beach, 32, on March 19 of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and first-degree sex


Sister Hazel to perform in Walhalla in April

WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) – The platinum-selling rock group, Sister Hazel, will perform in Oconee County in April. The show’s promoter said Sister Hazel, best known for their '90s hit “All For You,” will play pat the Walhalla Performing Arts center on April 12.


3 shooting incidents under investigation in Johnston, South Carolina

JOHNSTON, S.C. (WJBF) — The Johnston Police Department is investigating several shooting incidents within the last week. One man has already been arrested in connection with one of the cases.


Jonathan Klett Joins American Red Cross Upstate SC Chapter Board of Directors

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Jonathan Klett has joined the American Red Cross Upstate SC Chapter board of directors. The Upstate SC Chapter of the American Red Cross serves Abbeville, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Laurens, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens and Union counties. Their mission is


Anderson Co. man charged after threatening neighbor with hammer, prompting shooting

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - Anderson County Sheriff's Office officials said a man was arrested after he reportedly threatened his neighbor Friday night. According to a sheriff's office news release, the man left his home on Kestrel Court reportedly armed with a hammer, went onto his neighbor's prop


Agencies ask for help finding stolen trailer that belongs to Anderson County Burned Children's Association

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) A very special trailer was reported missing Saturday from Townville Fire Department, and agencies throughout the county are working to spread the word.


Coroner identifies man who investigators say was killed by stepson after argument in Pickens County

PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) - Pickens County deputies say a man is facing a voluntary manslaughter charge after they say he strangled his stepfather at a Pickens home early Thursday morning.


SC sheriff's deputies capture escaped inmate

PICKENS, S.C. — Sheriff's deputies in South Carolina have captured an inmate who escaped from a county jail earlier this month. Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed Hashe said in a news release that 45-year-old Steven Leroy Aiken was caught at a home in Liberty around 7 p.m. Thursday.


Table Rock State Park set on fire in prescribed burn

PICKENS COUNTY, SC - Roughly 30-acres of Table Rock State Park were set on fire Friday, as part of a prescribed burn. According to the South Carolina Forestry Commission, fires like these are controlled and intentionally set in order to help prevent the spread of wildfires.


Driver leaves scene of burned vehicle in Habersham

DEMOREST — The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an early-morning wreck that left an overturned SUV destroyed by fire in Habersham County. “On March 23 at approximately 7:10, a trooper from Post 7 Toccoa was notified of a one-vehicle crash on Pardue Mill Road in Habersham County,” sa


Parkland shooting survivor Sydney Aiello takes her own life

On the day a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sydney Aiello escaped with her life. However, the grief of losing 17 of her classmates and teachers, as well as the long-lasting effects of enduring such a traumatic event, weighed heavily on her. And this weekend, at the age o


Collision with injuries reported in Anderson County along Smith Motors Road

ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- According to South Carolina Highway Patrol's website, the crash happened at about 9:43 p.m. on US 29 near Smith Motors Road. There are reported injuries, Highway Patrol says.


Tigers excited to still be playing

Though Clemson would love to be playing in the NCAA Tournament right now, the fact of the matter is it is still playing basketball. The second-seed Tigers host No. 6 Wichita State Sunday in the second round of the NIT at 2 p.m., at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson. The Tigers (20-13) are coming off a


Cancer Institute in Seneca set to hold car show fundraiser on Saturday

SENECA, S.C. (WSPA) - As you prepare for the weekend, you may want to mark your calendar for a fun event in Seneca on Saturday. The Prisma Cancer Institute is holding their second annual car show to benefit the patients. It will kick off at the center in front of the hospital complete with family fu