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Police Chase Ends on I-385, Suspect ID'd
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:03:42 -0800

Suspect Adam Martin is in custody after a high-speed chase that crossed three counties in the Upstate, Monday.

Search for missing boater on Lake Hartwell to continue for 3rd day Saturday
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:12:01 -0800

Divers from South Carolina and Georgia will resume their search in and around Lake Hartwell Saturday for a 64-year-old kayaker who has been missing since Wednesday night. Click to Continue »

Area had less snowfall than projected; remain cautious on roads
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:47:37 -0800

Much of this area didn't see as much snowfall as projected so road crews have been able to keep most primary routes passable, officials said.

Approaching winter storm causes halt in search for missing man on Lake Hartwell
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:27:45 -0800

A four-day search for a missing South Carolina man on the waters of Lake Hartwell was suspended on Monday due to an approaching storm. “We are preparing for this winter storm. We did send boats out this morning to do a generalized search, but we have suspended the operation until better weather,” Oconee County (S.C.) Emergency Manger Scott Krein said Monday morning. read more

Community Development Entity Deploys $22 Million in New Markets Tax Credits
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:35:00 -0800

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenville New Markets Opportunity II (GNMO II), a Community Development Entity (CDE) managed by tax advantage group and Greenville Local Development Corporation ...

Thousands without power in Upstate due to windy weather
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:03:48 -0800

Strong winds have left thousands without power in the Upstate.

Haley declares state of emergency as winter weather hits Carolinas
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:31:12 -0800

In South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley took a preemptive measure and declared a state of emergency around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Oconee girl continuing effort to make African pygmy hedgehogs legal as pets in Georgia
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 18:56:25 -0800

Bella Hayes doesn’t give up easily, because she really, really wants a pet hedgehog. “They’re super sweet,” she says. And in fact, the Oconee County 12-year-old, a student at Oconee County Middle School, has already picked out a name — for a boy hedgehog, anyway — if the state legislature decides that African pygmy hedgehogs ought to be made legal to keep as pets in Georgia. read more

U.S. News Calls UNG One of South's Most Efficient Schools
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:02:41 -0800

The University of North Georgia is the third-most efficient regional university in the South in an exclusive U.S. News & World Report analysis that compares spending and educational quality."The University ...

For Tucker Hipps’ loved ones, no answers – but lots of memories
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 17:57:01 -0800

After nearly five months of waiting for answers, the family and friends of Tucker Hipps are still in the dark about the circumstances surrounding the death of the 19-year-old Clemson… Click to Continue »