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85-385 Gateway Project logo
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Ken Pauli
April 24, 2019 - 3:58 pm
Here are all the planned detours, closures and construction issues tonight through tomorrow morning, April 24 & 25 85 NB two right lanes closed from Salters Road to the Roper Mountain Road bridge over 85 (mile markers 49-52) (8pm-6am single, 10pm-5am dual) 85 NB collector distributor ramp cut...
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Evan Smith
April 24, 2019 - 3:41 pm
Rhonetta Sheres Thomas did not hold back when addressing her daughter’s alleged murderer in court on Wednesday. “You took the only life that actually loved you and cared about you,” she said to Deltravious Daquandra Howard, the 20-year-old man who was charged with shooting Jayla Thomas Smith and...
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Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
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Ken Pauli
April 24, 2019 - 3:02 pm
There's some good news and not-so-good news when it comes to the current air quality in the Upstate. The American Lung Association’s 2019 "State of the Air" report reviewed data collected over three years. It gave South Carolina mixed rankings for pollutants including ozone and particle pollution...
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Patrick Gentry
April 24, 2019 - 12:01 pm
A South Carolina sheriff has been indicted after prosecutors say he used county funds and drug seizure money to buy groceries, window tinting and other personal items. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was charged Wednesday with misconduct in office and two counts of embezzlement. The...
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Patrick Gentry
April 24, 2019 - 11:39 am
A South Carolina law meant to help the government collect debt is being used by hospitals to seize the tax refunds of people with unpaid medical bills. The Post and Courier reports health organizations took at least $92.9 million in more than 172,000 seizures in 2017. The newspaper's investigation...
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Patrick Gentry
April 24, 2019 - 11:26 am
Authorities say a man angry he was locked out of his house after a night out in South Carolina has shot and killed his girlfriend's son. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said 26-year-old X'Zavier Sharif Davis' girlfriend let him in the house around 3:15 a.m. Saturday and he started to yell at her...
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Ed Jenson
Ken Pauli
April 24, 2019 - 10:59 am
Sad news to report this morning. Former 106.3 WORD newsman and voice of the Greenville Drive, Ed Jenson passed away last night. Ed worked in radio for 40+ years, starting out in his hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa back in 1968. His radio career took him to Florida, Georgia and eventually, South...
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April 24, 2019 - 10:53 am
Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are requesting information regarding an armed robbery that occurred at around 10:00pm, on April 22, 2019. Investigators received a report that the Citgo convenience store, located at 6035 Wade Hampton Boulevard, was robbed at gunpoint by the...
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April 24, 2019 - 10:21 am
ANDERSON, SC – Anderson University this summer is expanding opportunities for those seeking to develop computer coding skills by offering a fully online certificate program for professionals in a variety of fields. The Coding and App Development Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program, a joint...
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Senator Cory Booker in Simpsonville SC
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Ken Pauli
April 24, 2019 - 10:15 am
Democratic Presidential hopeful Cory Booker is meeting with South Carolina Democrats this week. The senator from New Jersey will meet with the House Democratic Caucus in Columbia on Thursday. Booker’s presidential campaign says he’ll then travel to Spartanburg to meet with the community group,...
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