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Body found in truck of garbage picked up in South Carolina

Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a truck of garbage picked up in South Carolina.


Annual dinner to honor law enforcement

The 16th annual Cherokee County Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Broad River Electrical Cooperative, 811 Hamrick St. in Gaffney.


Candidate for sheriff questions incumbent's ethics

Russell Lynch, a candidate for Spartanburg County Sheriff, has accused incumbent Sheriff Chuck Wright of misconduct in office, allegations Wright dismissed as "political nonsense."


County officials watching courthouse air quality

Clerk of Court Hope Blackley said Monday she’s prepared to close the Spartanburg County Courthouse if recent test results show unhealthy levels of mold, but county officials said that won’t be necessary.


Civil Air Patrol teaches youth about aviation, leadership

The volunteer organization assists with search and rescue missions, disaster relief, humanitarian services and counter-drug operations and provides support for the U.S. Air Force.


Upstate school districts report smooth start to new school year

The first day of school was largely smooth at nine local school districts.


1,500-plus apply for housing assistance in Spartanburg

The Spartanburg Housing Authority received more than 1,500 applications for rental housing assistance during a two-week period, when the agency’s Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program waiting list was opened.


Divided America: Temperatures rise, US splits; change sinks Inglis' chances

Two decades ago, the issue of climate change wasn't as contentious. The leading U.S. Senate proponent of taking action on global warming was Republican John McCain. George W. Bush wasn't as zealous on the issue as his Democratic opponent for president in 2000, Al Gore, but he, too, talked of regulating carbon dioxide.


Six killed, thousands displaced during 'unprecedented' Louisiana flooding

Historic flooding in Louisiana forced thousands from their homes and left at least six people dead, authorities said, with officials warning that the flood's impact is far from over.


Jonesville man accused of urinating on police officer

Rick Anderson Bell, 52, of 139 Whitlock Lake Road, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under a suspended license and throwing bodily fluids by a prisoner, according to online records with the Union County jail.


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