Anderson County, SC

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Pickens Woman Charged with Tax Evasion

South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) agents arrested a Pickens County woman on Thursday and charged her with three counts of tax evasion. Haley Hyman Southerland, 34, of Pickens, is accused of failing to file South Carolina Income Tax returns for 2017-2019. According to arrest warrants, she failed to report a total of $691,674 in wages from an Anderson company over three years and used a fraudulent W-4 form with the company to falsely claim she was exempt from state taxes. She evaded a total of $40,473 in state Income Tax, the warrants allege, and is charged with three counts of tax evasion.

Piedmont chases ends on Sandy Spring Road

A chase began in Piedmont during an operation conducted by the Anderson County Sheriffs Office Tuesday night. It ended on Sandy Springs Road in Greenville County when the suspect wrecked. (Faces blurred to protect identities). South Greenville firefighters responded with Greenville County EMS and the suspect was taken to the hospital.
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Deputies: Man tries to sneak meth in deputy's back seat after arrest for pill possession

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX CAROLINA) - The Anderson County Sheriff's Office say a man has been arrested after they found more than 130 Diazepam pills in the man's car. Deputies say Danny Buford was stopped on Whitehall Road in Anderson for driving into oncoming lanes of traffic. They go on to say that during a search of his car they found him to be in possession of Diazepam pills.
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Anderson restaurant burns in early morning fire, dispatch says

ANDERSON, S.C. — A restaurant fire is under investigation early Tuesday in Anderson, according to emergency dispatch officials. Heavy smoke and flames were seen shooting from the restaurant on Miracle Mile Drive near North Main Street, according to WYFF News 4 viewers. Anderson County emergency officials say the building is...
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Reward offered for stolen pickup truck

Anderson Area Crime Stoppers issued the following media release Tuesday. Anderson, SC (June 15, 2021, 9:30 a.m. EDT) – Anderson Area Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the recent theft of a pickup truck. In the early morning hours...
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Man drowns after falling from dock on Lake Hartwell

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an accidental drowning on Lake Hartwell near the South Carolina-Georgia line. A man fell from his dock on the lake and drowned Sunday evening, The Anderson Independent Mail reported. The Anderson County Coroner’s Office is investigating. The coroner’s office identified the man as...
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Coroner identifies man who fell from dock, drowned in Lake Hartwell

ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina)- The Anderson County Coroner's Office is investigating after a man fell from a dock and died in the hospital Sunday night. According to the coroner's office, around 9:10 p.m., the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, fire department, Technical Rescue Team, Fork EMS, and DNR responded to Portman Marina Dock number 12 in reference to a possible drowning.