Latest Anderson News

High school senior is animal shelter’s largest private donor

May. 01, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A Crescent High senior has spent half his life donating to Anderson County’s PAWS animal shelter. Adoption Supervisor Randi Leigh Ashley was sitting at the front desk, in shock, the first year that third-grader Braxton Louch walked in lugging bags of food...

Frank Anderson, former US Marshall, Marion Co sheriff, dies

Apr. 30, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Anderson, a former U.S. marshal and Marion County sheriff, died Saturday at his home, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. Anderson was twice appointed the U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Indiana, serving from 1977 to 1981 and from 1994 to...

Sisters tackle turning century-old building into coffee spot

Apr. 30, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

PELZER, S.C. (AP) — All it took was multiple visits to a century-old building within a small former mill town in Anderson County to spur a business idea in Calle and Kaitlyn Walters. The three-and-a-half-story brick building — which lived a number of former lives before the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 28, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

Post and Courier. April 26, 2022. Editorial: Welcome steps to protect horseshoe crabs, but SC needs yet another It’s been a good week for those concerned about the health of South Carolina’s horseshoe crab population — and also about the viability of the...

Pollen season helps car wash industry thrive in SC county

Apr. 16, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Welcome to pollen season. It means index fingers scribbling ‘wash me’ on dirty car hoods and rear windshields all across the Upstate. To avoid embarrassment, a quick car wash can keep your vehicle clean during the peak of pollen season in...

Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for Upstate killing

Apr. 15, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after being convicted of a killing in the Upstate. Keland Alexander Hailey was sentenced Thursday in the 2019 shooting in Anderson County, WSPA-TV reported. A jury had convicted Hailey of murder and...

Coroner: Victim in shooting at South Carolina plant dies

Apr. 11, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — One of the two workers shot last week by a former employee at a South Carolina industrial plant has died, authorities said. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said 24-year-old Iain Samuel Pearce of Belton, South Carolina died Sunday after he and another...

SC man shows you can ‘go from prison to a business owner’

Apr. 10, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Chris “Zimbe” Smith has carried his inmate ID from Kershaw Correctional Institution in his wallet since he was released in 2016. The 39-year-old looks at his mugshot on the card every day. “It reminds me, that I will never go back there...

Sheriff: 2 wounded, suspect dead, in shooting at SC plant

Apr. 06, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A former employee shot and wounded two workers at an industrial plant in South Carolina before taking his own life, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fraenkische plant in Anderson County. Two people were wounded, and one...

3rd generation firefighter named new fire chief for SC city

Apr. 02, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — In the summer of 1973, Terry King asked his father a favor for his 17th birthday. His dad, Henry King, would volunteer as a firefighter in Anderson County, answering Terry’s eye-closed, candle-blowing wish. Henry King’s birthday favor...