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Coroner responds to crash in Anderson County

PIEDMONT, S.C. — The Anderson County Coroner's Office responded to a crash on Highway 86 in Piedmont. South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 2:30 Sunday morning. Troopers said a pickup truck traveling west on SC-86 went off the road and hit a tree. The driver was wearing...
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Harris Teeter sets new temporary hours; Publix modifies some store hours

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Your local Harris Teeter or Publix grocery store may be closing a little earlier than normal. Harris Teeter has announced new temporary hours for several reasons including the 'difficult employment environment' and to make sure stores are a clean place to work and shop, according to a company spokesman.
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Suspect in Alex Murdaugh ‘Assisted Suicide’ Attempt is Taken Into Custody [VIDEO]

The man who authorities believe shot Alex Murdaugh at Murdaugh’s request was seen on video being taken into custody in Hampton County, South Carolina, on Wednesday. As CrimeOnline previously reported, , Curtis Edward Smith, 61, was arrested on multiple charges, including assisted suicide an insurance fraud, for the September 4 shooting of Alex Murdaugh, whose wife and son were fatally shot in June. Murdaugh survived a bullet graze to the head. Investigators reportedly believe that Murdaugh arranged the botched murder plot in order to get $10 million in life insurance money for his surviving son.
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Upstate hospitals report higher patient volumes, longer ER wait times

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Several Upstate hospitals are reporting increased wait times in their Emergency Departments due to the impact of COVID-19. In a statement, Prisma Health said in part, "The unprecedented need for inpatient beds to care for COVID-19 patients is straining the system at every level. With this volume of COVID-19 patients and their level of acuity, we will unfortunately continue to have extended wait times in our emergency departments."

Boat collides with train bridge, SC Dept. of Natural Resources says

S.C. — A person was injured and airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital after a boat collided with an upper train trestle near Trestle Road on Lake Greenwood Saturday. Greg Lucas with South Carolina's Department of Natural Resources said the incident happened in the early morning hours, and the accident is under investigation.

Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in Upstate crash

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — One person is dead following a crash involving a group of motorcyclists. That's according to Anderson County Deputy Coroner, Don McCown. Master Trooper, David Jones said the crash happened Saturday, at 3:10 p.m., on Highway 252, near the SC-20 connector. According to McCown, Dakota Keith Brock,...

1 dead, 2 airlifted following I-85 crash, troopers say

ANDERSON, S.C. — The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead, and two others are injured following a crash on Interstate 85 in Anderson County. The Anderson County Coroner's Office says Samatha Lynn Timmons, 32, from Connelly Springs, NC, died. Master Trooper David Jones said the crash happened...

Greenville County school teacher killed in weekend crash, district says

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — A Greenville County elementary school is mourning the passing of a teacher after she was killed in a crash over the weekend. The Greenville County Coroner's Office said that Cynthia Willimon Fricks, 64, of Cleveland, died Saturday in a three-vehicle crash on River Road near U.S. Highway 276, or Geer Highway, a half-mile east of Cleveland.

WYFF 4 is partnering with the American Red Cross to help Hurricane Ida victims

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The damage left behind fromHurricane Ida is devastating and WYFF News 4 and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help the victims. More than 1 million people are without power while temperatures have been above 90 degrees; homes and businesses are destroyed; cell phone, water and sewer services are down in many areas; roads are damaged or blocked; and many communities remain flooded.

Communication Alumnus Purchases Newspaper

As the Barnwell People-Sentinel’s new owner, Anderson University graduate Jonathan Vickery enjoys giving back to the community, whether covering local government, interviewing notable public figures or reading to a group of school children. Jonathan Vickery, a graduate of the Anderson University College of Arts and Sciences, is the new owner...