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Goats lend a hoof in SC forest restoration project

Jul. 26, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The goats are back! The Converse Heights Neighborhood Association has brought a herd of goats back to Crystal Springs Ravine with the help of the Trees Coalition to continue its mission of rehabilitating the neighborhood green space. ...

SC senators hold first of 10 public redistricting hearings

Jul. 25, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina senators will travel around the state this week holding public hearings on how to draw new districts for South Carolina House and Senate seats as well as the U.S. House. The Senate subcommittee handling redistricting is...

Spartanburg County ends roads fee after high court ruling

Jul. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Spartanburg County Council has voted to ends its $25 a year road fee in the wake of a state Supreme Court decision tossing a similar fee out in neighboring Greenville County. There have been other attempts in recent years to repeal the fee...

Man get 33 years for firing into home, killing sleeping boy

Jul. 25, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for killing a 2-year-old boy as he slept by his mother with shots he fired in anger in a property dispute with his neighbor, prosecutors said. Dionte D’Chon Habersham, 21, was found guilty of murder...

Man retraces history of family’s 19th-century whiskey bottle

Jul. 25, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — The corked brown bottle had mystified Rex Woolbright for decades. Rumor had it the Old Ingledew whiskey, which belonged to his uncle, Logan Drake, predated the Civil War and had decorated the shelves of powerful elites. It was mostly a thing of...

Deputies: Retired officer killed by deputy fired in 2019

Jul. 24, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A police officer fired two years ago for driving under the influence was charged with murder Friday in the death of a retired police investigator, authorities said. Retired Rock Hill Police Lt. Larry Vaughan, 54, was found dead around 3:15 p.m....

Utility builds flood walls for SC power substation

Jul. 24, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

NICHOLS, S.C. (AP) — A utility is building walls around an electric substation to prevent them from being overrun by floodwaters in the first of its kind project in South Carolina. Duke Energy is spending $1.6 million on the Nichols project to protect a substation that...

Darnold under spotlight as Panthers enter Year 2 under Rhule

Jul. 24, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-11) CAMP SITE: Spartanburg, South Carolina LAST YEAR: The Panthers struggled under journeyman QB Teddy Bridgewater, repeatedly losing tight games late in fourth quarter prompting an offseason trade for Sam Darnold. Carolina's 2019...

2 dead, 2 hurt in drive-by shooting on Spartanburg street

Jul. 24, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two people were killed and two others hurt in a drive-by shooting in a South Carolina neighborhood, authorities said. Witnesses told Spartanburg police that a man fired from the back seat of a SUV into a group of people on a residential street...

Aggie Adventure gives students a look at life in agriculture

Jul. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

MCCORMICK, S.C. (AP) — With 25,000 farms in South Carolina, agriculture reigns over industry in the state, and this week a handful of eighth- and ninth-graders are getting an inside look. The South Carolina Governor’s School for Agriculture at John de la Howe hosted...