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  • York County Sheriff Detectives seek help identifying woman (SC)

    10/20/2017 3:06:50 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 34 replies
    YORK COUNTY, SC – On October 19, 2017, just before 10:00 AM citizens reported to the York County Sheriff’s Office of possibly a person lying near a creek off Dobys Bridge Road in Fort Mill near the Lancaster County line. Upon further investigation deputies located a deceased person described as a young female, possibly within her mid-20’s of age, with a dark skin complexion, but her actual ethnicity is undetermined. The unknown female is 5’3” in height; 130 pounds; with brown eyes. The woman had pearl earrings in her ears, and she was wearing a gold necklace with a charm...
  • 84 kids rescued from human trafficking, one was 3-months-old

    10/19/2017 5:36:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    WCBD ^ | 10/18/17 | Shawn Cabbagestalk
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, rescued 84 children are arrested 120 traffickers as part of Operation Cross Country XI, a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from October 12-15.A press release from the FBI says Operation Cross Country XI was enforced in 55 FBI field offices and involved 78 state and local task forces. FBI agents and task force officers staged operations in hotels, casinos, and truck stops, as well as on street corners and Internet websites. The youngest victim recovered during this year’s operation was 3-months-old,...
  • Illegal alien accused of murdering 18-year-old student was in DACA program

    10/16/2017 4:14:48 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3 days ago | Samuel Chamberlain
    A man accused of killing a South Carolina high school student had been protected from deportation under the DACA program, U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News Thursday evening. Daniel De Jesus Rangel-Sherrer, 19, is accused of murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the death of 18-year-old Diana Martinez-Gonzalez. Martinez-Gonzalez, a junior at Greenville High School, was found dead in a wooded area Oct. 4. Officials said she had been forced into the woods and shot multiple times in the head. "Immediately upon contact, [Rangel-Sherrer] confessed to one of the deputies," Greenville County...
  • Trump Coming to Greenville, SC Monday Eve

    10/15/2017 9:21:43 AM PDT · by doosee · 18 replies
    Greenville News.com ^ | 10/15/2017 | Anna B. Mitchell
    Pres. Trump is coming for a private reception for Gov McMasters but the public may get to see him either at the airport arrival in Greenville or the Embassy Suites Hotel. Ticketed event. I missed his last trip way back during the campaign at the Anderson Convention Center but going this time.
  • Shaw AFB airmen accused in satanic graffiti incident at SC church

    10/14/2017 1:50:14 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 43 replies
    TheState.com ^ | October 13, 2017 | CYNTHIA ROLDÁN
    Four Shaw Air Force Base airmen accused of spray-painting satanic graffiti on a rural South Carolina church have been identified. Kayla Eilerman, 18, of Ingleside, Texas; Clayre Savage, 18, of Port Barre, La.; Daveion Green, 19, of Leeland, N.C.; and Brandon Munoz, 20, of Baltimore are all charged with trespassing, malicious injury to a house of worship and criminal conspiracy. The four were arrested Thursday and charged with vandalizing historic Salem Black River Presbyterian Church, which dates back more than 250 years. Shaw Air Force Base confirmed Friday that the four accused are airmen.
  • Illegal alien accused of murdering teen girl was in DACA program

    10/12/2017 5:00:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/17 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A man accused of killing a South Carolina high school student had been protected from deportation under the DACA program, U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News Thursday evening. Daniel De Jesus Rangel-Sherrer, 19, is accused of murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the death of 18-year-old Diana Martinez-Gonzalez. Martinez-Gonzalez, a junior at Greenville High School, was found dead in a wooded area Oct. 4. Officials said she had been forced into the woods and shot multiple times in the head.
  • Man in U.S. Illegally Arrested for Murdering South Carolina High School Girl

    10/10/2017 3:35:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10.09.17 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Sheriff’s Office in Greenville County, South Carolina, has confirmed that immigration services determined a man accused of shooting and killing a local high school girl was in the U.S. illegally. Officials arrested 19-year-old Daniel De Jesus Rangel Sherrer and charged him with the murder of 18-year-old Diana Martinez-Gonzalez, who was found shot to death last week in a patch of woods along the 400 block of Saluda Dam Road in Easley, South Carolina. Deputies said they received a call from a friend of the victim who was “frantic” over the crime, according to Fox Carolina. At a recent press...
  • Two killed, six injured in Fort Jackson accident

    10/06/2017 3:59:00 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    The State ^ | 10/5/2017
    FORT JACKSON, SC An accident involving a military vehicle and a troop formation at Fort Jackson on Friday afternoon, resulted in the deaths of two Soldiers and injured six others, two critically. The injured were immediately evacuated to an off-post hospital, according to the U.S Army. The names of the dead won’t be released until their families are notified. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the soldiers we lost today and to the families of the injured, they represent the best of our nation and we will endeavor to support all those affected through this difficult...
  • Upstate restaurant owner to stop showing NFL games in response to kneeling players

    09/26/2017 1:27:48 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 35 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | 9.25.17 | Rachel Cumberbatch
    A local restaurant owner says he's taking a stand after recent friction between the NFL, its players and President Trump, over the national anthem.
  • Restaurant Owner Will Not Show NFL Games Until Anthem Protests Stop [Greenville SC]

    09/25/2017 1:48:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 9/25/17 | William Viallancort
    A restaurant owner in South Carolina has pledged to not show NFL games as long as players continue to kneel during the national anthem. David McCraw, owner of Palmetto Restaurant and Ale House in Greenville, made the announcement Sunday evening in a Facebook post: In an interview with Fox Carolina, McCraw explained his decision. “I want people to realize one thing,” he said. “I believe in what the players are saying; we do have a race issue in the United States. And our community leaders and our national leaders need to get together, along with the people who are protesting,...
  • Statement From U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham

    09/22/2017 6:38:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 115 replies
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) ^ | Sep 22 2017 | U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made these statements. “My friendship with John McCain is not based on how he votes but respect for how he’s lived his life and the person he is. “I respectfully disagree with his position not to proceed forward on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson.  I know Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson is the best chance to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Obamacare is collapsing in Arizona, South Carolina, and across the nation - driving up premiums and reducing choices.  I feel an obligation to fix this disaster and intend to push forward for state-centric health care versus Washington-knows-best health care. “I’m completely convinced...
  • Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers [Dylann Roof]

    09/18/2017 11:00:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2017 9:01 PM EDT | Meg Kinnard
    A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American. In a handwritten request filed Monday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, Dylann Roof wrote that his attorneys’ backgrounds are “a barrier to effective communication.” Given their ethnicities, Roof wrote, “it is therefore quite literally impossible that they and I could have the same interests relating to my case.” ”Because of my political views, which...
  • Nightmare: DACA Amnesty DREAM Act Will Cost $115 Billion Thanks to Obamacare

    09/17/2017 9:30:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 15 Sep 2017 | John Carney
    Taxpayers in the United States will face a steep bill if the Trump administration signs legislation to extend legal status to so-called “Dreamers,” the illegal aliens who arrived as children and are now protected under the Obama-holdover unlawful executive order known as DACA. The cost of a legislation to legalize childhood arrivals is likely to be far higher than earlier attempts because of Obamacare’s health insurance subsidies. The Affordable Care Act subsidizes the costs of health insurance for millions of Americans and would likely foot the bill for many of those whose residency in the U.S. would be legalized by...
  • White House approves Greenville production of 19 F-16 fighter jets (SC)

    09/13/2017 9:35:52 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    Upstate Business Journal ^ | September 12, 2017 | Rudolph Bell
    Lockheed Martin Corp. is a step closer to making at least 19 of its F-16 fighter jets in Greenville now that the White House has formally approved the sale of the jets to Bahrain. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Sept. 8 that it had given Congress formal notification of the proposed $2.78 billion deal. Under the federal government’s process for selling arms to foreign governments, the Trump administration will be able to proceed with the sale unless Congress objects within 30 days. While Congress has the power to block a proposed arms sale to a foreign government, it...
  • Vanity Post; Prayer Request for a friend

    09/10/2017 3:34:08 PM PDT · by MissEdie · 36 replies
    9-10-17 | MissEdie
    I am requesting prayers for a dear friend of mine and her ex-husband who lost their only daughter in a car accident Friday night. Their daughter was 27, and she had served our country in the US Navy for 7 years. Her parents are both devastated. Rhiannon was living in Maryland while she working for a military contractor. The accident happened Friday night in Maryland and her mother had to travel up from South Carolina and her father from Tennessee over the weekend to ID her body.
  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread Part IV

    09/10/2017 2:02:02 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,329 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9/10/2017 | NHC/NOAA
    The entire Florida Peninsula has begun to experience Hurricane Irma following landfall at Marco Island. Thousands of Floridians who evacuated the Atlantic cost to Gulf Coast areas found their safe shelter under direct threat from Hurricane Irma as the forecast shifted W Friday night and Saturday. Prayers for all in the storm path. Mash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionsFL Radar Map with Irma Track Overlay NHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Key West, FLNHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Tampa Bay, FLNHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Orlando, FLNHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Miami, FLNHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Melbourne, FLNOAA Local Weather...
  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread III

    09/09/2017 2:08:31 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 2,254 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | NHC/NOAA | NHC/NOAA
    The entire Florida Peninsula and points north are poised to experience Hurricane Irma after the storm hugged Cuba's northern coastline. Thousands of Floridians who evacuated the Atlantic cost to Gulf Coast areas found their safe shelter under direct threat from Hurricane Irma as the forecast shifted W Friday night and Saturday. Hurricane Irma's prolonged interaction with Cuba diminished its strength to Category 3. Irma is forecast to increase in strength as it crosses the FL Straits. The Florida Keys experienced strong outer bands while Irma grazed the N Cuba coastline. Mash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC...
  • Prayer Thread for Florida and the Rest of the Southeast US

    09/08/2017 1:05:37 PM PDT · by texas booster · 121 replies
    Free Republic Admins and FReeper Who Care ^ | Sept 08 2017 | Texas Booster
    Traditionally Free Republic has tried to keep truly important topics to one or two threads. I am creating a prayer and comment thread to parallel the Irma threads and keep down the childlike quips that are slowing down the other threads. Have a religious comment? Have a relative in need of prayer? Please post it here. The other threads are slow enough with all the graphics, which becomes more important as people try to evacuate, moving to cell and tablet communication. So please play nice and move discussions here.
  • Petition to Change ‘Warrior’ Mascot: ‘White People Stole From, Raped and Murdered’

    09/07/2017 2:36:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 | Kyle Brady
    South Carolina’s ‘Wando Warrior’ under fire A group of students at Wando High School in South Carolina recently started a petition calling for their campus to scrap its mascot, the “Wando Warrior,” saying it’s racist because white people killed and raped Native Americans. Native Americans “are people that white people stole from, raped and murdered for their own benefit years ago and pushed to reservations and manipulated today,” the petition states. It goes on to argue the Wando mascot is not only racist “in and of itself,” it also normalizes racism in the eyes of children: “Young kids go to...
  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread Part II

    09/07/2017 8:09:47 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 2,666 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | NHC/NOAA | NHC/NOAA
    Dangerous Category 5 Hurricane Irma had a devastating impact on islands in the Caribbean. Hurricane and Storm surge watches were issued Thursday morning for South Florida. The Florida Keys began evacuating visitors and residents, followed by flood zones in Miami and Miami Beach. Sarasota FL declared a local state of emergency Thursday morning. Polk County FL Sheriff Grady Judd said Wednesday that law enforcement authorities would check the identities of people who turn up at shelters--and take to jail anyone found to have an active arrest warrant. “If you go to a shelter for Irma and you have a warrant,...