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1 killed, 1 injured at block party in Newberry County

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PROSPERITY, SC (WIS) – O ne person was killed and another injured at a block party early Sunday morning in Prosperity, according to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to a large block party on Rikard School Road in Prosperity due to traffic congestion and noise. When deputies arrived, shots were fired and over 100 people began running ... Read More »

Purple martins flock to Lake Monticello (not Lake Murray)

Purple Martins

The annual return of purple martins to roosts in the Midlands appears to have a twist this year, as many more of the birds head to Lake Monticello rather than to the long-established main roost at Bomb Island on Lake Murray. Why? And will it continue? Nobody can say for sure. Purple martins are migratory birds who spend the winter ... Read More »

Toddler dies after being hit by SUV in state park

Lake Greenwood State Park

NINETY SIX, SC (FOX Carolina) – Troopers with the SC Highway Patrol said a toddler has died from injuries after being struck by a SUV inside a state park. Troopers said the crash happened inside the Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area near campground one just before 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Coroner Sonny Cox said 18-month-old Regan Griffin died in the crash. ... Read More »

Hotdogs, Fireworks and Highest Gas Prices Since 2008

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The recent runup in gasoline prices will make the Fourth of July weekend the costliest for motorists since 2008. Prices will average about $3.68 a gallon for regular grade gas, up 17 cents from last year but well below the all-time $4.11 record set just after July 4, 2008. Rising crude oil prices have been driving an unseasonably early summer ... Read More »

The Batesburg-Leesville High School Band was invited to perform in the New Year’s Day parade in London. To get there, though, the band’s director says they will need $204,000.

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC (WLTX) — Just over $200,000 is standing between kids in a Midlands high school band and what they are calling the trip of a lifetime. During the football season, the Batesburg-Leesville High School band takes their place in the bleachers. They’re no strangers to big moments. Read More: www.wltx.com Read More »

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