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  • Sitel Spartanburg employee tests positive for COVID-19, prompts evacuation

    03/14/2020 6:52:33 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 22 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | March 14, 2020 | WSPA Staff
    SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – An employee for Sitel Group has tested positive for COVID-19 leading to all associates evacuating its Spartanburg location. The evacuation came after the company was advised by the South Carolina DHEC. This resulted in a deep clean of the facility Friday night. Sitel Group released in a statement that, “The health and safety of our employees is our priority. We have reiterated to our employees that they should monitor their health and contact their health providers if they feel ill. We had certified vendors in viral decontamination who completed a hospital-grade deep clean at the site...
  • Investigators say wild boars to blame for attacks on horses in South Carolina

    12/13/2019 11:14:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    WBTV.com ^ | December 12, 2019 | Live 5 web staff
    South Carolina investigators say wild boars are to blame for a series of possible attacks on horses in the state. (Source: Pexels) CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina investigators say wild boars are to blame for a series of possible attacks on horses in the state. Officials with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division announced on Wednesday that a joint investigation by several law enforcement agencies has been closed based on evidence that the attacks in the Upstate were the results of altercations with boars in the area. The investigation involved five incidents that took place within a four-week...
  • South Carolina pastor who impregnated girl twice sentenced to prison

    10/15/2019 3:05:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WSAV3 ^ | October 11, 2019 | WYFF Staff
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WYFF) – A pastor who pleaded guilty to child sex charges will spend the next decade in prison. The victim says she became pregnant twice by 32-year-old Phillip Buckson and had abortions to terminate the pregnancies. According to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Buckson, pleaded guilty to this week to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor 11 to 14 years old in Spartanburg County. He was sentenced to 20 years, suspended to 10 years and 5 years of probation, must register as a sex offender, and can have no contact with the victim....
  • Judge allows suit against Kohlhepp gun buyer, Academy Sports to proceed [SC]

    08/05/2019 10:40:08 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 13 replies
    GoUpstate ^ | August 2, 2019 | Adam Orr
    A Spartanburg County judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit this week against Academy Sports and the man who supplied guns to serial killer Todd Kohlhepp. Judge Mark Hayes denied a motion to dismiss filed by attorneys representing Academy Ltd., in July. Cindy Coxie, the mother of Johnny Coxie, filed the suit in December 2018, alleging that the store “failed to live up to its duties,” required by federal firearms laws in selling guns to Dustan Lawson. Lawson, who provided Kohlhepp with multiple firearms, was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison in September 2018, after pleading guilty earlier...
  • Sheriff: Woman threw bleach in boyfriend's eyes on his dare

    01/03/2019 10:33:48 AM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/3/2019 | Staff
    A sheriff's office in South Carolina says a woman told deputies she threw bleach into her boyfriend's eyes on a dare. The State reports 56-year-old Barbara Davis told deputies she was cleaning during a New Year's Day argument with her 54-year-old boyfriend when he dared her to throw it at him. Authorities did not immediately release his identity.
  • Spartanburg makes it easier for people with convictions to get jobs

    06/27/2017 4:38:46 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 19 replies
    WSPA TV ^ | June 26, 2017 | Eryn Rogers
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Just one question on a job application can make some people fifty percent less likely to get the position. Spartanburg City Council voted Monday night to ‘ban the box’ that asks people applying for a job with the city to identify if they’ve been convicted of a crime. People in support of this resolution say it’s just one step at the beginning of the application process that lets people be judged on their merits and not mistakes. “It removes some of that stigma and shame that people with convictions face when applying for a job,” said...
  • Online threat to kill Jewish, Muslim students at SC school

    09/04/2016 6:20:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2016 3:53 PM EDT
    Authorities say they are investigating online threats to kill Jewish and Muslim students at a South Carolina high school. Spartanburg School District 5 said in a news release that a Byrnes High School student reported the threats Friday evening. The threats said Byrnes High would be attacked Tuesday and included pictures of a person in a gas mask and a knife with a swastika on the handle. …
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Town Hall at Wofford College

    11/20/2015 11:09:11 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 17 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-20-15 | Donald Trump
    Live stream kept going out on me so heres the full replay if you missed some of it. GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump spoke and answered questions at a town hall event at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC on Friday, November 20, 2015. youtube.com/watch?v=FMnfI1a0evE
  • An Invasion of Refugees-Tens of thousands of Muslim migrants come from conflict zones

    04/17/2015 6:58:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 17, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    An Invasion of RefugeesPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 17, 2015 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments “This is a place of inspiring memories. Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force intrenched in this strategic position,” President Herbert Hoover said.“This small band of patriots turned back a dangerous invasion.”But no matter how often dangerous invasions are defeated, they come again.The thousand men that Hoover spoke of gained their victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The Spartan Regiment that fought there when, as Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “All the...
  • Somebody Better Tell Joe Biden

    11/01/2011 7:19:20 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 6 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-01-11 | Stoutcat
    You all may remember that in mid-October, Vice President Joe Biden was in Flint, Michigan, speechifyin’ to police, firefighters, and members of the public. During his no doubt almost presidential eloquence, VP Biden made a dire prognostication about the safety of Flint’s citizens: “In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city. In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes–just to pick two categories–climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what...
  • Man On Terror Watch List, Murder Suspect Arrested

    09/06/2009 7:27:56 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 6 replies · 1,391+ views
    WYFF News 4 Digital Reporter ^ | 9/4/09 | Sean Muserallo
    Both Men Arrested During 'Operation Rolling Thunder' SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Spartanburg County Sheriff called a week-long special traffic enforcement effort named Operation Rolling Thunder a success. Spartanburg County was just one of several agencies from across the state that took part in the week-long enhanced traffic effort along I-85 and I-26. Some of the people pulled over during the effort were wanted on serious charges.
  • Home invasion leads to gun battle with two intruders

    04/03/2009 5:27:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies · 1,781+ views
    goupstate.com ^ | 31 March, 2009 | NA
    Deon Shippy and his girlfriend, Casey McKinney, decided to take full advantage of their day off by catching a few extra winks Monday morning. But their peaceful slumber was shattered shortly after 10 a.m. when an armed gunman forced his way into their duplex at 4 Twin Woods Drive near Converse and opened fire. "We were still asleep and I heard a loud bang," Shippy said. "I thought my punching bag had fallen off the porch. Casey said someone was breaking through the door, and I got up and bullets started flying past my head. One hit her in the...
  • Billy Graham moves membership from First Baptist Dallas to South Carolina church

    01/02/2009 9:06:32 PM PST · by PAR35 · 14 replies · 1,064+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | December 29, 2008 | SAM HODGES
    For more than half a century, the First Baptist Church of Dallas could claim among its members one of the most famous of Christians – the Rev. Billy Graham. But that distinction has ended with the 90-year-old evangelist's decision to join the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, S.C., which is much nearer his home in Montreat, N.C. -snip- Members of First Baptist Spartanburg voted him in on Sunday. -snip-
  • Chuck Yeager joins Duncan Hunter (Tonight at Spartanburg, South Carolina)

    05/21/2007 9:21:35 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 33 replies · 855+ views
    GoUpState ^ | 05/20/2007
    Gen. Chuck Yeager will join Republican presidential candidate Duncan Hunter for a meet and greet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Beacon Drive-In. Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier and the subject of the book "The Right Stuff," is traveling across the state with the California Congressman this week.
  • McCain Wins SC Straw Poll

    03/02/2007 3:44:18 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 54 replies · 1,055+ views
    Hotline ^ | 3/2/07
    1. Sen. John McCain was the surprise winner of last night's Spartanburg, SC straw poll, eclipsing ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani for the lead today. Some McCain opponents grumbled that McCain suddenly "found" 50 votes, but we don't think Spartanburg GOP chair Rick Beltram -- not a particularly huge McCain fan -- would have certified the results if he'd been suspicious about fraud. The results: McCain 164 Rudy 162 Hunter 158 Brownback 85 Romney 80 Huckabee 21 2. As we reported below, McCain picked up the support of noted GOP strategist Charlie Black. It's a major Beltway get.
  • McCain wins Spartanburg straw poll (Beats Giuliani by 2, Hunter by 6)

    03/02/2007 2:40:16 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 84 replies · 1,209+ views
    CNN ^ | March 02, 2007
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Arizona Sen. John McCain won a Spartanburg, South Carolina straw poll Friday, an early sign of how conservative South Carolinians might view the GOP presidential field. McCain beat former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani by two votes, 164-162... California Rep. Duncan Hunter came in third with 158 votes. Arizona Sen. John McCain: 164 Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: 162 California Rep. Duncan Hunter: 158 Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: 85 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: 80 Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: 33 (write-in) Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: 21 Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: 10 Attorney...
  • Tally in South Carolina Straw Poll Resumes, McCain Even with Giuliani, Hunter

    03/02/2007 7:46:09 AM PST · by meg88 · 86 replies · 1,586+ views
    The State (South Carolina) ^ | Posted on Fri, Mar. 02, 2007 | staff report
    Tally in SC straw poll resumes; McCain even with Giuliani, Hunter SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Sen. John McCain pulled even with two of his Republican rivals when counting resumed Friday morning in a presidential straw poll in conservative Spartanburg County. Though most of the roughly 800 votes were counted on Thursday night, ballots tallied Friday morning weighed heavily in McCain's favor, said GOP county chairman Rick Beltram. The updated count put McCain in a dead heat with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and California Rep. Duncan Hunter. Beltram would not release any specific numbers and said a final tally...
  • Duncan Hunter Surprises Pundits In South Carolina Straw Poll

    03/02/2007 6:41:14 AM PST · by pissant · 278 replies · 4,143+ views
    Rick Amato Show ^ | 3/2/07 | Rick Amato
    The FOX television talking heads were gushing over the usual suspects- Mitt Romney, Rudy Gulliani and John McCain- when the results of the South Carolina Republican straw poll rolled in and left the pundits stuttering and speechless in mid sentence. In a surprise result not predicted by any of the national political commentators, California Congressman Duncan Hunterfinished second with 110 votes behind Rudy Gulliani's 123 votes with 71 of the 75 precincts reporting. Arizona Sen. John McCain was third with 86 votes, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 59 votes, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback had 68 votes, and Arkansas Gov....
  • GOP Rivals Grasp at SC Straw Poll Glory - McCain 164 Rudy 162 Hunter 158 Brownback 85 Mitt 80

    03/01/2007 4:22:47 PM PST · by meg88 · 428 replies · 9,019+ views
    The State (South Carolina) ^ | 3/1/07 | Aaron Gould
    Presidential rivals grasp at straw-poll glory By AARON GOULD SHEININ asheinin@thestate.com FILE PHOTOGRAPH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani More photos Anonymous critics aim at Romney Spartanburg — Agnes Spong thinks she’s landed in political heaven. The lifelong Republican from Upstate New York retired to Spartanburg two years ago and quickly discovered she was among friends. “I think it was just about the greatest thing in the world,” Spong said Monday at Wade’s Restaurant prior to a campaign appearance by U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. Spong is not alone in thinking this Upstate bastion of Republicanism is the...
  • Giuliani leads in Spartanburg County straw poll (Duncan Hunter is 2nd)

    03/01/2007 7:14:47 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 758 replies · 10,070+ views
    Contra Costa TImes ^ | March 1, 2007 | AP
    With 71 of 75 precincts reporting, Giuliani had garnered 123 votes. California Rep. Duncan Hunter was running in second place, with 110 votes, and Arizona Sen. John McCain at 86 votes, according to county GOP officials. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 59 votes, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback had 68 votes and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee rounded out the front-runners, with 18 votes.