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home : news : lakelands & beyond December 16, 2018

McCravy, Newlon & Sturkie opens office in Clinton

The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new law office of McCravy, Newlon & Sturkie with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Dec 13, 2018.


Friday, December 14, 2018

One arrested in shooting incident, Sheriff seeking additional suspects

A Newberry man has been arrested after a shooting incident on Brown Chapel Circle and deputies are searching for a second suspect as well as the identity of two others. 


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Turner crowned Miss NSHS 2018/19
The Miss Ninety Six High Pageant was held on Saturday, November 10th at Ninety Six High School.  The evening began with a Disney inspired themed parade of contestants as the 2017/18 Miss Ninety Six High School, Gaalon Lukie, invited everyone to "Be Our Guest."
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sheriff reports of a new scam involving Social Security

Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster is advising of a new scam falsely using Social Security.

People are receiving pre-recorded robocalls using the name of the Social Security Administrator Nancy Berryhill. The robocall threatens suspension of benefits if the recipient does not call a number.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Ninety Six NHS Announces Public Comment Period for Park Equestrian Management Plan & Environmental Assessment

Ninety Six National Historic Site is pleased to announce that the Ninety Six Equestrian Management Plan / Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and comment from November 19 – December 19, 2018. The plan considers and lays out a range of options to determine how best to accommodate equestrian usage of trails, while protecting and preserving the natural and cultural resources for which Congress established the site.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Two arrested in shooting incident in Newberry

Sharonda Shantay Sims, 39, of 54 Holly Berry Lane in Newberry and Darshaun Jamal Wright, 30 of 30592 SC Highway 34 in Silverstreet were charged with breach of peace high and aggravated nature and unlawful carrying of a pistol on Wednesday, November 14.


Friday, November 16, 2018

Driver dies after tractor trailer strikes downed tree

According the the SCHP, a driver was killed in a tractor trailer accident in Laurens County that occurred around 4.15 a.m. on Hwy 56.

Troopers say the tractor trailer first struck the fallen tree they ran off the road into a guardrail.  The driver died at the scene.

Coroner's office has not released the name as of yet.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Newberry High School student arrested for bringing handgun to school

Anthony Quavadre Blakely, 18 of Silverstreet, SC was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school campus and disorderly conduct.

According to the Sheriff, at approximately 10:51 a.m.,  a student at Newberry High School was in a class and opened his book bag and a magazine for a semi auto pistol fell on the floor. The teacher noticed this and alerted his students along with approaching the student. At that point, a semi automatic pistol fell out of the book bag onto the floor. The teacher began to attempt to take control and the student gathered the weapon and fled the classroom.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Newberry High searching for student with handgun

Update: 1:38 pm: Suspect has been taken into custody.

At approximately 1051 a student at Newberry High School was in a class and opened his book bag. A magazine for a semi auto pistol fell on the floor. The teacher noticed this and alerted his students along with approaching the student. At that point, a semi automatic pistol fell out of the book bag onto the floor. The teacher began to attempt to take control and the student gathered the weapon and fled the classroom.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

South State Bank contributes to The Abbeville Promise
Erin Knapp Layland, South State Business Banker, Brandy Poore, South State Mortgage Loan Officer VP, Rhett Baker, South State Market President, Albert Howard, South State Abbeville South Main Branch Manager, and David Trent, South State Vice President, presented a check for $10,000 to Abbeville Promise Campaign Co-Chair and WCTEL CEO Jeff Wilson and Abbeville Promise Campaign Coordinator Lee Logan.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Firefighters battle fire at Rumors Nightclub
Several local fire departments responded to Rumors Nightclub on Hwy 72/221 located just past the bridge in Laurens County.

As firefighters arrived, flames were coming out of the roof of Rumors.  They quickly got the fire under control but major damage had occurred.

The cause of the fire in unknown at this time.  More details will be posted as they become available.

Thanks to our fan, Robbie Shirk for this photo!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

NS Mill Village Assoc named in top five finalist for TATT grant

Ten at the Top (TATT), an organization created to foster collaboration, partnerships and strategic planning across the Upstate, has announced the finalists for the 2018 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Community Vibrancy Grants.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

A decade of winning: NSHS Marching Band wins 10th 1A Upper State Championship

This past Saturday the Ninety Six Marching Band captured their 10th consecutive 1A Upper State Marching Band Championship when they traveled to Belton-Honea Path High School.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Greenwood man sentenced to 37 years in prison for domestic homicide

A Greenwood man was sentenced to 37 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

British Airways Unveils Plans for Non-stop Air Service Between South Carolina and the U.K.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – British Airways, a full-service global airline, today announced plans for new, non-stop air service between London’s Heathrow Airport and the Charleston International Airport. The twice-weekly flight, slated to start in April 2019, marks the first direct trans-Atlantic flight from the state of South Carolina.

Operating on Thursdays and Sundays, outbound flights will depart from Charleston at 10:50 p.m. and arrive in London the next morning at 11:50 a.m. Return flights will leave London at 5:20 p.m. and arrive in Charleston at 9:20 p.m.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials Launching Operations in Spartanburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials, a 50-50 joint venture between Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited and South Korea-based Huvis Corporation, is launching new manufacturing operations at Auriga Polymers, Inc.’s campus in Spartanburg County. The $48 million investment is projected to create 50 new jobs.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

S.C. Hospital Association awards grants to Clemson, USC health programs

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) has awarded Clemson University and the University of South Carolina $25,000 each to support the development of a high-quality health care workforce, with the potential for two additional years of funding at the same or higher level.

SCHA’s Indigo Enrichment Scholarship has committed an initial award of $25,000 to Clemson’s School of Nursing for its partnership with the Greenville Health System and $25,000 to the health services policy and management department in USC’s Arnold School of Public Health. Subsequent funding in year two and beyond will be determined based on an annual review.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ware Shoals Family Practice Renamed to Honor Retiring Doctor

In honor of Dr. Darby Pendergrass’s decades of service at Ware Shoals Family Practice, and in celebration of his retirement, Carolina Health Centers has recently announced the renaming of Ware Shoals Family Practice to The Pendergrass Family Health Center.

Carolina Health Centers is grateful for the entire Pendergrass family and for the way they’ve served the Ware Shoals community for almost 40 years. We are honored to have them as a part of our organizational family and wish Dr. Pendergrass the most fulfilling retirement!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ID Theft, Fraud & Scams Workshop Nov. 6 in Abbeville

The South Carolina Bar Association is providing free legal workshops which offer valuable  information to seniors and their caregivers, including one in Abbeville, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The workshop will be held at 10:45 a.m. at the Center Street Cafe, 201 Center St., Abbeville. Attorney Marti Phillips will discuss ID Theft, Fraud and Scams.

The clinic will consist of a 30-45 minute lecture, followed by an open question-and-answer period.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Man charged with breaking into bank, theft from motor vehicle
Reginald Wade Mayers, 24, of 2804 Milne Avenue in Newberry was charged this morning with entering a bank with intent to steal and breaking into a motor vehicle.
At approximately 2:28 a.m., officers from the Newberry Police Department, Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and SC Highway Patrol responded to J.F. Hawkins Nursing home at 1330 Kinard Street in reference to suspicious activity. The complainant from the nursing home observed a black male in light colored pants walking around cars in the parking lot. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fatal motorcycle wreck in Ware Shoals
A motorcycle accident occurred on Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 around 7 p.m. on Hwy 76 near James Elledge Road in Ware Shoals, SC.

According to the SCHP, a motorcycle was traveling East on Hwy 76 when a pick up truck traveling west attempted to turn left onto James Elledge Road.  The motorcyle struck the pickup and the rider was thrown from the bike.

Michael Tollison, 43 died at the scene from blunt force trauma according to the Laurens County Coroner Office.

According to the SCHP, Tollison was wearing a helmet.  The driver of the pickup and one of the three passengers were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster Takes Steps to Assist Local Governments with Mosquito Abatement
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis requesting the transfer of $4 million from the Unclaimed Property Account to the S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) to help with mosquito abatement services in areas affected by Hurricane Florence.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Caterpillar locating new operations in Greenwood County
Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, will locate a casting facility in Greenwood County. The company’s $13.5 million investment is projected to create 85 new jobs.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Epic Bike Trek to Raise Scholarship Funds Stops at PTC Newberry Campus
Under nearly flawless blue skies, SC Technical College System President Dr. Tim Hardee cruised across the finish line at Piedmont Technical College’s Newberry Campus on Oct. 1. Followed by his wife and riding companion, Tammy, Hardee completed the fifth section of a 16-leg, 800-mile journey to raise money for student scholarships as part of the System’s Tour de Tech initiative.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Newberry Police Department searching for subject in attempted murder case
The Newberry Police Department is currently searching for Keante Lasoun Donaldson, 22, of 200 Woodberry Road in Columbia for outstanding warrants, charging him for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

On Sunday, September 9, officers with the Newberry Police Department were dispatched to Newberry County Memorial Hospital at approximately 7:45 p.m. in reference to a victim who had sustained a gunshot wound.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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