Tuesday, April 30, 2013
But auction of items owned by Ronnie Wilson brings a fraction of the $57.4 million the former County Councilman owes victims.
Farm items belonging to disgraced former Anderson County Council member Ronnie Wilson brought in $200,000 at auction Saturday, money that will go towards repaying hundreds of investors Wilson bilked in a massive Ponzi scheme. It was the second auction of Wilson's items this year. The latest auction, held at Wilson's Live Oak Farms in Woodruff, included hundreds of items. His farm, like his private residence, will be sold separately, Fox Carolina said in a report. Wilson ran an Easley-based silver investment business and pleaded guilty in November 2012 to a Ponzi scheme that lost $57.4 million worth of his investors’ money. He was convicted along with co-conspirator Wallace Lindsey Howell of Mauldin. Wilson's Atlantic Bullion and Coin …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Sheriff's deputy, Greenville Police officer cleared in death of Wesley Swilling of Mauldin.
Two law enforcement officers who shot and killed a Mauldin man in January at the county Law Enforcement Center have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing by Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins. In a brief statement released Wednesday, Wilkins said there was no evidence to support any criminal charges against a Sheriff's deputy and Greenville Police officer who shot and killed 31-year-old Wesley Swilling of Mauldin in an early morning confrontation at the LEC on Jan. 14. "I believe the evidence supports the fact that the officers acted properly and appropriately under the circumstances," Wilkins said. The officers said they believed Swilling was approaching them armed with a gun and with malicious intent. That weapon, however, …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
"Fashion With A Passion" doubled the original fundraising goal for the non-profit dedicated to assisting those effected by domestic violence.
Safe Harbor, a Greenville-based organization that provides services and resources for those effected by domestic violence in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Oconee Counties, received some $80,000 last week during a fundraiser in Greenville. "Fashion With A Passion" was held at the Poinsett Club on March 7, and featured fashion, food and a variety of entertainment, including both live and silent auctions. A runway show also showcased the latest Spring fashions from Monkees of the West End, Plaza Suite, Petals Boutique, Muse Shoe Studio, Wisteria Salon & Spa, Vestique, Coplons and the Safe Harbor Resale Shop. Two former Safe Harbor clients also shared their stories of hope and success with the audience. Former Safe Harbor client and …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Snow fell throughout the Upstate as temperatures dropped throughout the day Saturday
Multiple spots throughout the Upstate, from Simpsonville to Easley to Taylors got snow Saturday afternoon. In Taylors and other spots further north in Greenville County, the snow started around 12:30 p.m. and picked up steam throughout the afternoon. The National Weather Service said some areas of Taylors and Easley saw up to an inch of snow, while further south in Greenville less than a half-inch fell, and by 4 p.m., any winter precipitation that had fallen in downtown Greenville had already melted away. Greenville County Schools canceled all of its school-related activities scheduled for Saturday afternoon and evening due to the weather. Simpsonville and Mauldin saw similar snowfall totals of roughly an inch. Temperatures dropped to …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Due to severe weather in the Upstate, schools have canceled after-school activities beginning at 5 p.m. and many churches are canceling Wednesday services.
Weather conditions in the Upstate are expected to take a turn for the worse Wednesday afternoon and evening. As a result, many Pickens County and Greenville County school districts have canceled after-school activities beginning at 5 p.m. Many churches are also canceling Wednesday night services and activities. WSPA is compiling a list of closings. We are attempting to gather as much information as we can and will continually update this article via Storify. See current radar conditions. Upload your weather photos to Patch. News on power outages:
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Up to a half-inch of ice possible in some areas.
For the second time in two weeks, meteorologists are projecting a possible winter storm for the Upstate. The National Weather Service is expecting a blast of arctic cold to sweep in from the northwest on Friday, bringing with it the chance of ice. The NWS is calling for an 80 percent chance of freezing rain in Taylors, Easley, Simpsonville and Mauldin, mostly before 4 p.m. High temperatures aren't expected to top 33 degrees, and the low will hit the mid 20's. During the day Friday, accumulation between a quarter and a half-inch of ice is possible, and overnight, some slight additional accumulation could be seen. The NWS stationed at Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in Greer released a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement stating Pickens …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Cold front, band of precipitation don't collide as forecasters projected, though icy roadways are possible.
Meteorologists were calling for possible flooding and snow Thursday. They got it half right. Heavy rains drenched most of the Upstate, with many parts of Upstate receiving roughly two inches of precipitation. Flood advisories were issued by the National Weather Service in both Pickens County and Greenville County, where streams and other bodies of water were at high risk of spilling over. The cold front expected to coincide with the arrival of eastward-moving moisture - and consequently deliver roughly an inch of snow - arrived much later than the bands of precipitation, which were already moving over Charlote by the time the temperature dipped below freezing in most of the Upstate. Still, meteorologists remain concerned about the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
National Weather Service calling for rain and some snow over the next 12 hours.
Greenville and Pickens Counties could see plenty of rain and even some snow Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The NSW is calling for rain and fog for Easley, Taylors, Mauldin and Simpsonville, with winds ranging from 11 to 17 miles per hour. Areas in Pickens and Greenville Counties could see as much as 3 inches of precipitation. On Thursday night, more rain, possibly mixing with snow is forecast, as the low temperature is expected to dip to 30 degrees or below, with wind gusts up to 29 miles per hour. Little or no snow accumulation is called for, though FoxCarolina.com reports a Winter Weather Advisory for northern portions of the Upstate, with light snow accumulation and black ice possible. All of Greenville and …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Couple robbed after setting up meeting via Craigslist.
The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in solving an armed robbery that was set up via the web site Craigslist. At about 1 p.m. Tuesday, a couple from North Carolina drove to the Olive Garden at 3290 North Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville after meeting a seller on Craigslist supposedly willing to sell an iPhone 5. After the couple got out of their vehicle to complete the sale, the purported seller took out a gun and demanded the couple's cash and belongings. A separate armed suspect also brandished a weapon and assisted in the robbery. The two suspects took the victims' phone, debit and credit cards, car keys and cash. No one was injured in the incident. The GCSO obtained photographs of one person of …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
A 27-year-old Fountain Inn man has been charged with two counts of felony DUI after driving his car head on into another vehicle Saturday night.
Update: The Mauldin man killed in Saturday night's wreck has been identified by the Greenville County Coroner's Office as Spenser Garrett Smith, 21, of 210 Parsons St. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-car wreck on S.C. 296, according to Kent Dill of the Greenville County Coroner’s Office. Smith died as a result of multiple trauma. Original post: An unidentified person from Mauldin was killed and a 23-year-old Greer woman was seriously injured Saturday night when a drunk driver slammed into their car on S.C. 296, the South Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed. The wreck happened at roughly 7:30 p.m. Saturday on 296, some three miles north of Woodruff Road. Troopers say 27-year-old Russell Corey Fuller of Fountain Inn was …