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Woman accused of attempted murder after stabbing man in Oconee Co.

OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - Oconee County Sheriff's Office officials arrested a woman on an attempted murder charge after she reportedly stabbed her husband several times last week.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


City of Westminster:Permanent re-routing of Highway 123 waterline complete; crews to begin flushing system Monday

WESTMINSTER, SC (FOX Carolina) - An earthen fill collapse along Toccoa Highway on Saturday has left about 300 households without water service. The City of Westminster reports that the collapse happened around 4 p.m. and has disrupted service west of Singleton Road to areas served by the city. The c


Drug dealer faces at least 20 years for helping suicide of USC student

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A drug dealer who pleaded guilty to selling drugs to an ex-girlfriend knowing she was going to kill herself faces at least 20 years in prison. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Adam Roberson said in court Tuesday that 24-year-old Anthony Hunt sold drugs to a 19-year-old Sou


South Carolina 5th grader’s classmates paint violent picture of fight

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/CNN) — A South Carolina fifth grader was put in a headlock, punched repeatedly and thrown into a bookshelf according to written statements provided to law enforcement officials by RaNiya Wright’s classmates after a March classroom fight.


Boil water advisory remains in effect after highway collapse

WESTMINSTER, S.C. — A boil water advisory that was issued Monday remained in effect Tuesday for some Westminster customers after heavy rains caused a highway to collapse. Officials issues the reminder at 7 a.m., saying they are waiting for two sets of satisfactory test results from samples taken out


Observation tower on SC’s highest point now open to the public

PICKENS COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The highest point in South Carolina now has its own observation tower. According to a press release from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the long-awaited observation tower on Sassafras Mountain opened to the public on Monday, coinciding with Earth Day.


Oconee County Continues To Recover After Last Friday’s Rains And Flooding

(Seneca, SC)——————-Oconee County continues to recover from some flooding and heavy rains that occurred last Friday. Barbara Wilson, the county weather observer, reported around 5.78 inches of rain in her rain gauge last Friday. Oconee County Government reported 15 road closures in the county as of 3


Butterbeans struggling to survive in South Carolina heat

TURBEVILLE, SC (WBTW) - A Clemson researcher is growing a variety of butterbeans at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center greenhouses to help farmers save the Southern staple from high temperatures.


7-year-old shot while mother was trying to get children away domestic dispute dies, man now charged with murder

NEWBERRY, SC (FOX Carolina) – Newberry County deputies said Tuesday a 7-year-old child who was shot during a domestic dispute early Saturday morning has passed away. Sheriff Lee Foster said the boy, Iven James Caldwell, died around 2 p.m. Monday at a hospital in Columbia.


DC pastor challenges South Carolina worship leader who bought his wife a Lamborghini to live more minimally

Washington D.C.-based Pastor, Jomo Johnson, posted a video to social media on Easter Sunday, initiating a #TheJesusChallenge to live one year minimally by giving up one possession each day, week or month until next Easter.


Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Dates For Upcoming Community Awareness Presentations

(Seneca, SC)————————The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the agency will be doing a series of Community Awareness presentations throughout the spring and summer to educate the citizens of Oconee County on how to help prevent crime, protect themselves from crime and share general edu


Measles infections are on the rise across America: what about South Carolina?

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A cough or a sneeze from someone infected by the measles lives in the air for two hours. Which means you may never know who infected you with the ultra-contagious disease.


10 campground and day-use areas reopening at Hartwell Lake on May 1

(FOX Carolina) - Attention campers! Beginning May 1, ten campgrounds or day-use areas at Hartwell Dam and Lake will open for the recreation season, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.


SC community mourns killings of aunt, niece

PICKENS, S.C. (WSPA) - Pickens County residents came together to remember Claudette and Rebecca Purry on Monday night. Both women were killed last week after police say Rebecca Purry's ex-boyfriend shot Claudette and kidnapped Rebecca.


South Carolina teachers plan a 2nd protest this year to demand better pay

(CNN) — For the second time in four months, South Carolina teachers are fed up and ready to rally. Hundreds of educators plan to protest at the state capitol on May 1 at an event called "#AllOutMay1."


The rude awakening creeping up on Kamala Harris

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Joe Biden has yet to formally declare his presidential bid, but he’s already complicating Kamala Harris' path to victory in a must-win state: South Carolina.


Canes look to begin journey towards state championship

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That quote is a rough translation of a Chinese proverb, but it’s also a rough translation of Cartersville head baseball coach Kyle Tucker’s message to his team this week.


Report: Clemson University ranked safest college in South Carolina

CLEMSON, SC (WMBF) – Campus safety has become a rising issue with the #MeToo movement and the increase in gun violence. It has sparked discussions among colleges and universities on what leaders can do to promote safety on campus.


Harris adds another to her list of endorsements in South Carolina

Sen. Kamala Harris ’s (D-Calif.) presidential campaign has picked up a key endorsement from a retired state lawmaker in the early primary state of South Carolina, according to the Associated Press.