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No Peach Drop this year. The popular Atlanta New Years event is cancelled, for now.

ATLANTA (AP) – For the first time in three decades, Atlanta will not host a Peach Drop to ring in the new year.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms broke the news Tuesday during an interview. Bottoms says they’re taking a break to reevaluate the location and how the event is planned. She says the city no longer owns Underground Atlanta, which adds complications to hosting the event, which has at times drawn 100,000 people.

You may have seen the smoke, recycled fabric bales burn near a business in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – Several fire departments responded to a large fire near a business along Simuel Road in Spartanburg County.

According to Westview-Fairforest Assistant Fire Chief Tracy Williams, the fire started as a grass fire around 5 p.m. Sunday near Simuel Road and Spring Street.

The fire spread to 300 large bales – each weighing 400-500 pounds – of recycled polyester fiber located in a fenced-in area across from Polysols.

Crews say the fire was under control by 7 p.m. Sunday...

Another Dem candidate calls it quits. Beto O'Rourke tweets the end to his bid for the White House in 2020

(via Fox Carolina) Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, telling supporters he couldn't raise enough money to remain competitive with his party's leading 2020 contenders.

He announced his exit hours before Iowa Democrats began their biggest evening of the year -- with most of the party's presidential field set to speak at the packed Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines for the Liberty and Justice Celebration.

The Time Change is This Weekend! Don't forget to fall back!

(WDTN) – Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. Are you excited for an extra hour of sleep?

The clocks will roll back one hour at 2 am, November 3, 2019.

Sunrise and sunset will be about an hour earlier on this day compared to November 2, and there will be more light in the morning.

Its also a good time to change batteries in you smoke detectors...

What to do in the Upstate in case the rain washes out your Halloween plans

GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) – Don’t let the trickle of rain impact your trick-or-treating. For those who want to avoid a soaked costume, there are other indoor options. Some of those options include nursing homes and assisted living facilities. And if anyone’s ready for Halloween, it’s those at Brookview Healthcare in Gaffney. “I just like everything about it,” one of the residents, Louise Duncan, said about Halloween. “It’s one of my favorite holidays,” resident Betty Parker added. “Then, Christmas would be next.”

While some folks are worried the Halloween forecast could hinder kids’ trick-or-treating time, folks at Brookview said they will not let it rain on their spooky parade. They’re getting their costumes together and are ready to greet your little ones with candy...

Halloween is here and there are special events for some special little ones to enjoy the holiday!

(via WSPA) There is a free Halloween event Tuesday night open to all children, especially those that may not always enjoy aspects of the holiday. The Advanced Institute for Development and Learning will set up 19 car trunks for an inclusive trunk-or-treat event, complete with food allergy friendly candy and more.

Organizer Bri Miluk says for those children with food allergies, enteral feeding, and for those who may need sensory friendly fun this trick-or-treat will cater to your family...

Fmr sheriff reports to prison to begin 1yr sentence. Will Lewis mugshot released

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – According to a spokesperson with the South Carolina Department of Corrections, Former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis is beginning his year behind bars with processing at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, where all male South Carolina inmates are processed.

There is no word yet on where Lewis will serve his time, but his attorney Rauch Wise has asked that he be placed in protective custody...

Will Lewis Sentenced to 1 Year in jail for misconduct

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis will continue his testimony during the fourth day of his trial in Greenville Thursday. On Wednesday, Lewis took the stand in his own defense, as he faces criminal charges and stands accused of using a taxpayer funded trip to have an extramarital affair with his assistant, Savanah Nabors...

UPDATE (10:30 p.m.) – The jury reached a verdict Thursday night in Will Lewis’ trial. In the fourth day of trial, the jurors found Lewis guilty of one count of statutory misconduct of a public officer but not guilty of misconduct in office. The jurors reached a verdict just after 10:30 p.m. That charge can carry up to one year in jail. Lewis will return to court at 10 a.m. for sentencing.

UPDATE (Friday 10:00a) - Will Lewis in court now for sentencing and received 1 year behind bars

The prosecution rests and Will Lewis took the stand to complete day 3 of his misconduct trial. Lewis returned to the stand this morning

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – What happened in Charlotte in 2017 between suspended Greenville Co. Sheriff Will Lewis and his assistant on a business trip was at the center of Wednesday’s proceedings as Lewis took the stand in his own defense. Lewis faces criminal charges and stands accused of using a taxpayer funded trip to have an extramarital affair with his assistant Savanah Nabors. Nabors on Tuesday testified she was sexually assaulted by Lewis on the trip to Charlotte in 2017. Wednesday, Lewis described what happened as consensual.

Ultimately, it’s two charges of misconduct in office that this jury is considering. The state said he used public funds to plan the out of state trip to have the affair. On the stand Wednesday, Lewis admitted what he did was wrong but it wasn’t misconduct. Lewis’ defense attorneys asked him how the incident in Charlotte impacted him...

Savannah Nabors took the stand in day 2 of the Will Lewis trial. Solicitor hopes to wrap up today.

Greenville, SC (FOX Carolina) - Day two of the trial for suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis unfolded Tuesday with other county workers and Lewis' former assistant, Savanah Nabors, taking the stand. As the trial got underway for day two, prosecutors called Greenville County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Marcus Davenport to the stand to testify. When the defense questioned Davenport, he told them he didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary in the behavior or mannerisms the next morning between Nabors and Lewis after the alleged assault took place...

Will Lewis trial Day 1 is in the books. Day 2 is today and expected not to disappoint

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The jury is seated and the first witnesses have taken the stand as the trial began Monday for suspended Greenville Co. Sheriff Will Lewis.

Lewis is charged with misconduct in office related to a taxpayer funded trip to Charlotte where he’s alleged to have an extra-marital affair with his personal assistant, Savanah Nabors.

The first prosecution witnesses focused on drawing a comparison between Nabors’ salaries and perks and other administrative coordinators and assistants.

Nora Sullivan took the stand first. She’s been an administrative assistant with the department for more than 20 years...

Greenville's version of the trial of the year is set. Suspended Sheriff Will Lewis finally in court

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) — Suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis is expected to go on trial starting Monday.

Lewis is charged with misconduct in office and obstruction of justice.

Lewis was indicted last year after his former assistant, Savanah Nabors, claimed in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed and assaulted on a taxpayer funded trip to Charlotte.

Lewis said a sexual encounter with Nabors was consensual and denied wrongdoing...

Spartanburg PD goes 'Social' to solve cases

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The Spartanburg Police Department is using different social platforms to help them close cases. On Friday, the police department turned to Facebook for information about a deadly shooting from over the weekend. In the video, investigators shared limited details but urged the community to speak up if they know anything. Investigators tell 7News they recognize the number of people that will see the video on Facebook. So detectives are using social media as an additional avenue to drum up tips. In the parking lot of Prince Hall Apartments, investigators say Antonio Mckinney was shot and killed on Sunday...

US Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at age 68

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68...

Greenville County Council approves plans for new convention center, But there's a catch!

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA)- After voting to hold a resolution of support for a downtown Greenville convention center a few weeks ago, Greenville County Council voted to pass that resolution Tuesday night.

The resolution passed unanimously, except for the absence of Councilman Joe Dill, but with a catch: County Council can withdraw their support if Greenville City Council does not support a new plan for affordable housing at the county’s redevelopment project of 37 acres at University Ridge.

The city has jurisdiction over the county’s redevelopment project because it lies within the city limits. The city originally mandated that a percentage of part of the University Ridge project be reserved for affordable housing.

What did the GVL County Council think of new Will Lewis recording they heard for the first time?

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA)–Just a week before his criminal trial suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis is back in the public eye. This after recordings of conversations about his possible resignation have been made public.

Lewis was indicted on criminal obstruction of justice and misconduct in office charges last spring, this after he admitted to an extramarital affair that may have happened on a taxpayer-funded trip to Charlotte.

A parody that popped up over the weekend, depicting Trump "eliminating" his rivals, gets a strong condemnation from the President

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday President Donald Trump “strongly condemns” a graphically violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing his opponents and members of the news media. The parody was shown at a meeting of Trump supporters at his Miami resort.

Journalists covering the White House have called on Trump to condemn the video, in which Trump’s critics and media members are portrayed as parishioners in a church fleeing his gruesome rampage. The fake Trump strikes the late Sen. John McCain in the neck, hits and stabs TV personality Rosie O’Donnell in the face, lights Sen. Bernie Sanders’ head on fire and shoots or otherwise assaults people whose faces are replaced with news organization logos...

Trump supporter Franklin Graham is on the road with his Decision America Tar Heel State Tour

Evangelist Franklin Graham’s "Decision America Tar Heel State Tour" stopped in North Carolina on Wednesday night. Graham, who is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, is known for infusing politics in religion. At the event in Greensboro, Graham said the country was in trouble morally, spiritually and politically. About 8,600 people gathered at the White Oak Amphitheater at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to hear Graham’s 30-minute message that focused on the parable of the prodigal son...

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