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Seth Stokes
September 21, 2017 - 8:40 am
In this week's edition of the 106.3 WORD Cover Story, we take a look at fall festivals in the Upstate. I sat down with Allison McGartiy, the President and CEO of the Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce, to learn more about their version of Oktoberfest; Sippin' in Simpsonville Oktoberfest. Video of...
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Ed Jenson
September 22, 2017 - 11:08 pm
Abbeville 41, Mid-Carolina 6 Andrews 35, Latta 28 Augusta Christian, Ga. 43, Oakbrook Prep 0 Aynor 49, Word of God Christian Academy, N.C. 12 Bamberg-Ehrhardt 26, Edisto 0 Baptist Hill 48, North Charleston 18 Battery Creek 29, Calhoun County 22 Beaufort Academy 55, Calhoun Academy 18 Belton-Honea...
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Ed Jenson
September 22, 2017 - 5:33 pm
A teacher at Cleveland Academy has been arrested after warrants say he forced a minor to touch him. 34-year-old Travis Howard is charged with two counts of third degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor. Spartanburg School District Seven says Howard was a teacher with the Boys and Girls Club...
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Ed Jenson
September 22, 2017 - 3:12 pm
Furman University graduate Chris Borch ’78 and his wife, Andrea, have given more than $4 million over the past decade to support the university’s track and cross-country program. Now, the Borches have pledged another $1 million to the program, a portion of which will go toward the construction of a...
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Ken Pauli
September 22, 2017 - 2:50 pm
Students in the School District of Pickens County (SDPC) will have to make up classes for the two days schools were closed because of Hurricane Irma. The school district announced that schools in Pickens will be open on Friday, March 16 and Friday, March 30. Both days were built in to the school...
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Ed Jenson
September 22, 2017 - 1:50 pm
Firefighters with the South Greenville Fire Department were called to a fire at the Gordon Food Service Distribution Center on Matrix Parkway Friday afternoon.. Authorities said a tractor trailer docked at a shipping bay caught fire. The flames then spread to a second tractor trailer and then...
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Ed Jenson
September 22, 2017 - 11:58 am
Voters in Spartanburg county House District 31 will decide Tuesday in a special election who will fill the seat vacated by former state Rep. Harold Mitchell.. Spartanburg City Councilwoman Rosalyn Henderson Myers, who won a Democratic primary runoff in August, will face Republican Mike Fowler. The...
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Ed Jenson
September 22, 2017 - 10:36 am
The cost of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is going up in South Carolina. The South Carolina Insurance Department said on its website Thursday that premiums will be going up 31 percent in 2018. The increases will vary for some buyers. Congress is considering changes in the...
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September 22, 2017 - 9:58 am
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 BY SOUTH CAROLINA RADIO NETWORK A new report ranks South Carolina as the fifth-worst rate in the country for women murdered by men. The Violence Policy Center releases the report each year to raise awareness of domestic violence issues. It found South Carolina had a rate of 1.83...
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Seth Stokes
September 22, 2017 - 9:37 am
From Greenville County Schools Spokesperson, Beth Brotherton: At 6:15 this morning a custodian at Crestview Elementary noticed a gas odor coming from the school cafeteria. Administration was alerted and the fire department and gas company were called. Fire crews detected an elevated level of gas...
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