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“They Should Blow Up the Whole Continent of Africa!”: Daughter of South Carolina News Anchor’s Racist Rant Caught on Video

The teenage daughter of a popular local news anchor in Greenville, South Carolina recently went on a disgustingly racist and homophobic rant … and the whole thing was captured on video that has since gone viral on social media. The video, which first surfaced online Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 12), shows Gracie Wood—WSPA Channel 7 news anchor Amy Wood‘s daughter—amongst “friends” as she says horrible things, like advocating for the removal of “Mexicans and Middle Easterners” because “all they do i...
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Gov. Newsom Caught Between Key Democratic Blocs On California Oil Setbacks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set some of the nation’s most ambitious goals for weaning his state off oil, including a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and the end of oil production a decade later. But in the near term, it’s a rulemaking process in one of his agencies that environmentalists are most anxiously awaiting. They say it will show the freshman Democrat’s true commitment to meaningful action during his governorship. At issue is whether Califor...
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A debate between Sen. Lindsey Graham and challenger Jamie Harrison got nixed after Graham refused to take a COVID-19 test

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images A debate between South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison was canceled after Graham refused to get tested for COVID-19.  Harrison demanded on Thursday that Graham take a COVID-19 test before they got together on the debate stage.  The two candidates will separately participate in interviews with local reporters instead. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A debate between South Ca...
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With just a few hours to go, SC Senate debate format changes

Hours before a second scheduled debate between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, event organizers changed the format to back-to-back, one-on-one interviews following a day of campaign clashes over COVID-19 that stirred doubts of whether the matchup would go on at all. On its website, WSPA-TV, the station hosting the event, said Friday afternoon that Graham and Harrison “will each take part in individual interviews” that evening and answer questions from a moderat...
Tags: News, Gop, Graham, Harrison, Spartanburg, WSPA, SC Senate, Jaime Harrison, COVID, U S Sen Lindsey Graham and Democratic

South Carolina Man Posted About “Toxic” Relationships on Facebook Right Before His Baby Mama Murdered Him at a Motel

25-year-old Kodesha Iyuna Bryson was arrested on Tuesday (Nov. 19) for the murder of 22-year-old David Edens Jr. Kodesha is said to have shot Edens to death during an altercation that occurred at a motel room. The story has already begun to capture the attention of social media and several news outlets. Here are some things to know about the tragic incident: Kodesha Bryson shot and killed David Edens Jr. at a Motel 6 According to Fox Carolina, authorities responded to a call reporting a burgl...
Tags: Facebook, Murder, Crime, News, Guns, Jazz, Gun Violence, South Carolina, Toxic Relationships, Motel, Edens, Baldwin, Bryson, Wade Hampton Boulevard, WSPA, Greenville South Carolina

South Carolina Woman Bites Off Sex Offender’s Penis & Stabs Him With His Own Knife During Rape Attempt

A South Carolina woman did exactly what needed to be done after she was kidnapped at knifepoint by a convicted sex offender who tried to rape her. According to an incident report from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office obtained by WSPA News, the woman told police that on August 8th, she was waiting in the parking lot of a Motel 6 to be picked up by a man she met online when she saw 61-year-old Dennis Slaton. After motioning for Slaton to pull his pickup truck over, the woman said she got int...
Tags: Crime, Sexual Assault, Georgia, Sex Offenders, Rape, Jazz, South Carolina, Good News, Motel, Waffle House, Greenville News, WSPA, Slaton, Greenville County Sheriff s Office, That's What You Get, WSPA News

‘It Was Pretty Humiliating’: Deputies Called On Transgender Woman Using Women’s Restroom

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. (CBS Local) — A transgender woman in South Carolina says she was asked by the manager of a local restaurant “to use the bathroom in the way I was born.” Drew Jarrell says she was visiting one of her favorite restaurants in Boiling Springs on Thursday when she was stopped by a manager on her way out of the bathroom. “He had told me that I was to use the bathroom in the way I was born,” she told CBS affiliate WSPA. Right before leaving the restaurant, Jarrell used the women’s...
Tags: Supreme Court, Cbs, Offbeat, South Carolina, Greenville, Local TV, WSPA, Jarrell, Boiling Springs, Ivy Hill, Talkers, Drew Jarrell, WSPA Right, John Reckenbeil, Reckenbeil

South Carolina Church Vandalized, Islamist Messages Painted On Walls ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – Deputies are looking for the person or persons responsible for vandalizing a church in Anderson County. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office says someone broke windows and spray painted messages on the side of Midway Presbyterian Church on Midway Road. According to deputies, the windows in the church were over 125 years old. The words “SUBMIT TO GOD THRU ISLAM” and “MUHAMMED IS HIS PROPHET” were spray pained in black onto the siding of the church. Elders of t...
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Spartanburg High School Football Player Nick Dixon Dies Unexpectedly Day After College Commitment

A South Carolina community is in mourning after a popular high school football player died unexpectedly during surgery.According to WSPA 7 News, 18-year-old Nick Dixon—a senior at Spartanburg High School and the school’s football captain—died Friday afternoon (Jan. 11) at Spartanburg Medical Center after experiencing complications during an ACLA and meniscus surgery.Superintendent Dr. Russell Booker said Dixon passed away less than 24 hours after he verbally committed to attend Wingate Universit...
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Arnez Yaron Jamison: Quick Facts About Man Responsible for Car Crash That Killed 4 Kids in South Carolina

The man responsible for the car crash in South Carolina that killed four children was identified as 27-year-old Arnez Yaron Jamison. Arnez Jamison was driving on a country road in Travelers Rest, S.C. (near Greenville,) when he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and struck several trees. Inside the car, along with Jamison, were four young children, who all perished as a result of the crash. Three died instantly, and the fourth later died in the children’s ICU unit of the hospital afte...
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So Sad: Mother Loses All 4 of Her Children in Fatal Car Accident in South Carolina

A South Carolina mother is mourning the death of her four children following a fatal car crash they were involved in over the weekend. Jackie Brown—who is originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, but now resides in South Carolina—lost all four of her children in a car accident in Travelers Rest, S.C. Three were killed instantly in the crash and the fourth died later at the hospital. Here’s what you need to know about Jackie Brown (aka “Jaz Mire Brown”) and her four children: Jackie Brown’s four...
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Homeowner Shoots Man In Self-Defense During Attack

Bob Irwin highlights the latest self-defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self-defense with a gun. Jason Paul Sikkila (Source: GCDC) USA –-( WSPA TV 7 (CBS) reports 07-17-18 in Travelers Rest in Greenville County, South Carolina, a shooting happened on Sam Langley Drive around 4:30 p.m. Monday according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.The sheriff's office says a local contractor, age 40, ...
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Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65

Harry Anderson, the amiable actor who presided over the NBC comedy “Night Court” for nine seasons, has died at his home in Asheville, N.C., according to a local media report. He was 65. Anderson was found at his home by police officers early Monday morning, according to a report by WSPA-TV, the CBS affiliate in […]
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Can’t they all get along? California’s new Senate leader vows to cut Capitol’s ‘us vs them’ rivalry

By Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters Shortly after her election to the Assembly in 2010, Democrat Toni Atkins of San Diego came to Sacramento for a new lawmakers’ orientation. She’s never forgotten the adage imparted by a veteran lawmaker: “The Republicans are our opponents. But the Senate is our enemy.” Those words reflect a reality that is entrenched for Capitol insiders, yet almost invisible to the outside world: The two houses of the Legislature are long-standing rivals. Yes, the Senate and Assem...
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Kumar the orangutan escapes a South Carolina Zoo exhibit

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Officials say an orangutan named Kumar briefly got out of a South Carolina zoo exhibit and then went back inside. News outlets report that Kumar escaped the Greenville Zoo on Monday. Zoo Administrator Jeff Bullock tells WSPA-TV Kumar escaped as contractors were working on his enclosure and repairing the mesh panels. […]
Tags: News, South Carolina, Greenville, S C AP, Kumar, WSPA, Jeff Bullock, Nation & World, Greenville Zoo

Reformed 'Terrible Racist' Apologizes To Black Church With Big Donation

Salvation sometimes comes from the most unlikeliest of sources. An African-American church in Greenville, South Carolina, is now able to fund one of its projects — thanks to an anonymous $2,000 donation from someone who said they used to be a “terrible racist.” The mystery person also left a letter of apology with the two $1,000 post office money orders in the Nicholtown Presbyterian Church’s  mail box on May 13. “First, I am white and used to be a terrible racist,” the unidentified d...
Tags: News, Wow, Jesus, Huffington Post, Lee Moran, Presbyterian Church, WSPA, Greenville South Carolina, Michael Sullivan, Nicholtown Presbyterian Church, Beverly Kelly, Greenville Online

'Hero' School Bus Driver Evacuates 56 Kids Before Bus Bursts Into Fames

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NC Woman Driving Car Is Shot When Gun Flies Loose Inside GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A woman is expected to recover after an early Saturday morning shooting, according to Greenville Police. The shooting happened in a moving vehicle around 3 a.m. Saturday near Ridge Place. All four occupants of the car reported they were traveling on Hooker Road toward Ridge Place.  As the driver made a right turn onto Ridge Place, a handgun belonging to the back left passenger fell to the floor. In an attempt to catch the gun, the back left passenger accidenta...
Tags: Guns, Military, Greenville, Firearms, WSPA, Hooker Road, Vidant Medical Center, Joshua Strong

Jesse Osborne: Everything We Know About the Townville Elementary School Shooter

14-year-old Jesse Osborne shot multiple people at Townville Elementary School in Anderson, South Carolina on Wednesday afternoon (Sep. 28) after shooting and killing his own father in their home. Here’s everything we know about Jesse and the shooting: 1. Jesse Osborne shot two students and a teacher at Townville Elementary. According to reports, as children were being led outside for recess, the teen ran a pickup truck into a fence surrounding the playground before stepping out of the car and...
Tags: Crime, News, Guns, Shootings, Awareness, Jazz, Avery, Osborne, Gun Violence, South Carolina, South, Nikki Haley, Brock, Jesse, Jacob, Anderson County

Cruel Teacher Humiliates 6-Year-Old Student By Throwing Away Her Shoes As Punishment

A Simpsonville, South Carolina teacher probably won’t get anything for Teacher Appreciation Day other than a side-eye. The teacher is in hot water after throwing away a first-grader’s shoes, forcing the 6-year-old to walk around barefoot. 6-year-old Taraji Edwards says the unusual punishment occurred after the teacher asked her 7 or 8 times to stop fiddling with her sandal straps. However, Taraji continued because the straps were bothering her. The teacher demanded Edwards to take them off and t...
Tags: News, Awareness, Jazz, South Carolina, Edwards, Taraji, WSPA, Greenville South Carolina, Bad Teacher

Parent: Teacher threw daughter’s shoes into the trash

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina school officials are investigating after a parent accused a teacher of throwing away her 6-year-old daughter’s shoes and making her walk around barefoot. The child’s mother, Chartrese Edwards, tells WSPA-TV ( that the incident happened last week at Simpsonville’s Bryson Elementary School. Edwards says her daughter told her the […]
Tags: News, South Carolina, S C AP, WSPA, Simpsonville, Nation & World

Why this selfie with comedian sparked backlash

A man who filmed video of Amy Schumer and posted it on Instagram is facing backlash from her fans online after she posted a photo of him on her account. CNN's affiliate WSPA has more.
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South Carolina Police Officer Killed While Serving Warrant

FOX Carolina 21 (Reuters) - A self-described gang member killed a South Carolina police officer on Friday, then called his own mother before turning the gun on himself, police said. UPDATE: A Greenville Police officer was shot and is in critical condtion.— WSPA 7News (@WSPA7) March 18, 2016  The suspect committed suicide moments after firing on officers who were trying to serve him with an arrest warrant at a house in Greenville, South Ca...
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Social Marketing Cluster Facts: Twitter Doubles its Audiences & FB Creates New Tools for Community Managers

On Friday, we dive into the week’s social media news, providing you with real (and amusing) insight into this dynamic industry. What’s up this week? Facebook is focusing on a redesign to enhance the News Feed worldwide, YouTube crowns its Most Iconic Ad of 2015 and LinkedIn introduces expert courses through Want more? Watch SMCF. Turn it on. Turn it up. Twitter Will Finally Start Making Money off People Without Twitter Accounts , @KurtWagner8 , re/code Facebook Unveil...
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Poli Sci Experiment Takes Heat For Asking If Blacks Are 'Too Demanding'

Like their peers across the country, when some South Carolina voters walked out of the polling station this week, they were asked to take an exit poll. But some of the questions were a little different -- things like, "Blacks are getting too demanding in their push for equal rights. Agree or disagree?" And South Carolinans weren't happy about it. It wasn't the Ku Klux Klan canvassing voters in the Palmetto State. It was political scientists from Clemson University and the University of South ...
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