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  • Forbes Announces Nation's Top Colleges And Universities For 2014

    Forbes Announces Nation's Top Colleges And Universities For 2014

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:29:09 GMT
    An analysis by Forbes ranks which institutes of higher learning will give you the most bang for your buck, among other criteria, and many schools from NC, SC, and GA have made the list.
    An analysis by Forbes ranks which institutes of higher learning will give you the most bang for your buck, among other criteria, and many schools from NC, SC, and GA have made the list.
  • Lab Tests Reveal Upstate Water Quality

    Lab Tests Reveal Upstate Water Quality

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:00:38 GMT
    Analysis of lab testing in three Upstate water districts shows whether your tap water is safe.Analysis of lab testing in three Upstate water districts shows whether your tap water is safe.
    Tens of thousands of people couldn't live without the water Lake Hartwell provides. But the lake's water isn't always pure and some customers worry the water from their tap isn't safe. 
    Tens of thousands of people couldn't live without the water Lake Hartwell provides. But the lake's water isn't always pure and some customers worry the water from their tap isn't safe. 
  • Upstate Teachers Get Techy For 2014

    Upstate Teachers Get Techy For 2014

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:27:23 GMT
    Around 40 Upstate Teachers will be given a lesson in technology from Anderson University's Center for Mobile Learning.
    Around 40 Upstate Teachers will be given a lesson in technology from Anderson University's Center for Mobile Learning.
  • Communities Help Cover Costs For Back-To-School

    Communities Help Cover Costs For Back-To-School

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:25:25 GMT
    School SuppliesSchool Supplies
    Parents are already preparing for back to school shopping, and retail experts say you can expect to spend more this year.
    Parents are already preparing for back to school shopping, and retail experts say you can expect to spend more this year.

  • Upstate Job Fairs For July 31st

    Upstate Job Fairs For July 31st

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:02:43 GMT
    The Upstate will host two job fairs on July 31st.The Upstate will host two job fairs on July 31st.
    Job seekers in the Upstate will find two opportunities in Greenville and Spartanburg.
    Job seekers in the Upstate will find two opportunities in Greenville and Spartanburg.
  • Tax-Free Weekend This Friday In SC, GA

    Tax-Free Weekend This Friday In SC, GA

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:45:08 GMT
    Back to school savings---even if you're not a student, you can score big deals this Tax Free Weekend.Back to school savings---even if you're not a student, you can score big deals this Tax Free Weekend.
    Back to school savings--even if you're not a student, you can score big deals this Tax Free Weekend.
    Back to school savings--even if you're not a student, you can score big deals this Tax Free Weekend.

  • National Chicken Wing Day a Chance to Chow Down

    National Chicken Wing Day a Chance to Chow Down

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:19:11 GMT
    If you were looking for an excuse to chow down on chicken wings, today is your chance. It's national chicken wing day and Hooters is inviting you to help them celebrate.
    If you were looking for an excuse to chow down on chicken wings, today is your chance. It's national chicken wing day and Hooters is inviting you to help them celebrate.
  • Upstate Job Fairs On July 30th

    Upstate Job Fairs On July 30th

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:18:28 GMT
    The Upstate will host 3 job fairs throughout the Upstate on July 30th.The Upstate will host 3 job fairs throughout the Upstate on July 30th.
    The Upstate will be hosting 3 different job fairs on July 30th in Greenville and Union.
    The Upstate will be hosting 3 different job fairs on July 30th in Greenville and Union.
  • Attorney: Deputies Aware Of Several Ongoing Gambling Operations

    Attorney: Deputies Aware Of Several Ongoing Gambling Operations

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:47:53 GMT
    An attorney for a convicted Greenville County gambler says deputies are now aware of several ongoing operations.An attorney for a convicted Greenville County gambler says deputies are now aware of several ongoing operations.
    An attorney for convicted gambler Izzat Khalil said his client has given information to Greenville and Spartanburg County deputies about several ongoing gambling operations in those counties. 
    An attorney for convicted gambler Izzat Khalil said his client has given information to Greenville and Spartanburg County deputies about several ongoing gambling operations in those counties. 
  • New Scam Hitting Your Email

    New Scam Hitting Your Email

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:23:23 GMT

    A warning before you open that next email: In just one click, you could be giving up personal information without even knowing it. A new scam hitting the Upstate highlights the risk.

    A warning before you open that next email: In just one click, you could be giving up personal information without even knowing it. A new scam hitting the Upstate highlights the risk.

  • Greenville Deputies Fired After Federal Gambling Investigation

    Greenville Deputies Fired After Federal Gambling Investigation

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:14:38 GMT
    Two Greenville County deputies were fired in connection with federal gambling investigation.Two Greenville County deputies were fired in connection with federal gambling investigation.
    Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis confirms two deputies were fired because of information related to a federal gambling investigation.
    Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis confirms two deputies were fired because of information related to a federal gambling investigation.
  • Study Says Fist Bumps Spread Fewer Bacteria Than Handshakes Or High-Fives

    Study Says Fist Bumps Spread Fewer Bacteria Than Handshakes Or High-Fives

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:54:13 GMT
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    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. A new study found that a quick fist bump spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. 
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. A new study found that a quick fist bump spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. 
  • Job Fairs For July 28th

    Job Fairs For July 28th

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:45:43 GMT
    The Upstate will host two job fairs on July 28th.The Upstate will host two job fairs on July 28th.
    You’ll find two opportunities for employment today in Greenville and Simpsonville.
    You’ll find two opportunities for employment today in Greenville and Simpsonville.
  • State Agencies Probe Greenville Crematorium After 7OYS Investigation

    State Agencies Probe Greenville Crematorium After 7OYS Investigation

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:01:40 GMT
    After 7 On Your Side asked questions about a business seeking non-profit donations, state agents began their own probe.After 7 On Your Side asked questions about a business seeking non-profit donations, state agents began their own probe.
    A 7 On Your Side Investigation into an Upstate Crematorium launched a state probe into the business.  Cremation Society of South Carolina sought donations for a non-profit.  7 On Your Side discovered the business was a for profit corporation.
    A 7 On Your Side Investigation into an Upstate Crematorium launched a state probe into the business.  Cremation Society of South Carolina sought donations for a non-profit.  7 On Your Side discovered the business was a for profit corporation.
  • GHS Answers Infection Questions In Sit-Down Interview

    GHS Answers Infection Questions In Sit-Down Interview

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:49:13 GMT
    Greenville Health System sat down for the first face-to-face interview with reporters Friday on the mycobacterium infections.
    Greenville Health System sat down for the first face-to-face interview with reporters Friday on the mycobacterium infections.
  • Walmart Offers Upstate Teachers Money Back Deals

    Walmart Offers Upstate Teachers Money Back Deals

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:57:32 GMT
    Teachers in the Upstate can get money back from items purchased for their classrooms from July 25th until July 31st.
    Teachers in the Upstate can get money back from items purchased for their classrooms from July 25th until July 31st.
  • Tips For Making A Five Star Resume

    Tips For Making A Five Star Resume

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:11:41 GMT
    Forbes and ZipRecruiter recently studied over 3 million resumes, and have come up with tips on how to make sure your application is seen more often by potential employers.
    Forbes and ZipRecruiter recently studied over 3 million resumes, and have come up with tips on how to make sure your application is seen more often by potential employers.
  • Warning About Latest Scams Hitting Upstate

    Warning About Latest Scams Hitting Upstate

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:39:39 GMT

    An Upstate Sheriff's Office has a warning about scams hitting our area right now. They're targeting people by phone and email.

    An Upstate Sheriff's Office has a warning about scams hitting our area right now. They're targeting people by phone and email.

  • Facebook Page Of Deceased Anderson Co. Man Becomes Active

    Facebook Page Of Deceased Anderson Co. Man Becomes Active

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:21:41 GMT
    An Anderson County family is learning, sometimes you are forced to protect a loved one’s online presence after you die.
    An Anderson County family is learning, sometimes you are forced to protect a loved one’s online presence after you die.

  • South Carolina Jobless Rate Holds At 5.3%

    South Carolina Jobless Rate Holds At 5.3%

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:05:20 GMT
    There has been no change in the jobless figure since April according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.There has been no change in the jobless figure since April according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3 percent in June for the second straight month. There has been no change in the jobless figure since April according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3 percent in June for the second straight month. There has been no change in the jobless figure since April according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
  • Jobs Fairs Across The Upstate For July 18

    Jobs Fairs Across The Upstate For July 18

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:06:56 GMT
    The Upstate will host two job fairs today.The Upstate will host two job fairs today.
    There are two job fairs to report this morning across the Upstate.
    There are two job fairs to report this morning across the Upstate.
  • Senior Providers Face Financial Crisis As State Funds Run Dry

    Senior Providers Face Financial Crisis As State Funds Run Dry

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:55:18 GMT
    South Carolina government warns "there will never be enough money".South Carolina government warns "there will never be enough money".

    In Laurens County the meals stopped on the last day of June. The kitchen sat empty. Two cooks were laid off. Dozens of seniors who depended on a taxpayer supported non-profit called Senior Options for lunch were cut off.

    In Laurens County the meals stopped on the last day of June. The kitchen sat empty. Two cooks were laid off. Dozens of seniors who depended on a taxpayer supported non-profit called Senior Options for lunch were cut off.

  • Customers Digesting Higher Chocolate Prices

    Customers Digesting Higher Chocolate Prices

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:53:52 GMT
    Hershey is raising prices on its Kisses, Reese's, Mounds Bars and other candy about eight percent.
    Hershey is raising prices on its Kisses, Reese's, Mounds Bars and other candy about eight percent.
  • Upstate Will Host Five Job Fairs On July 16

    Upstate Will Host Five Job Fairs On July 16

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:06:30 GMT
    The Upstate will host five recruiting events on July 16th.The Upstate will host five recruiting events on July 16th.
    If you are looking for a new job, then you will find five opportunities around the upstate on July 16th.
    If you are looking for a new job, then you will find five opportunities around the upstate on July 16th.
  • Investigation Follow-Up : Cherokee Dispatchers Follow Through With Promise

    Investigation Follow-Up : Cherokee Dispatchers Follow Through With Promise

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:13:52 GMT
    Cherokee County 911 dispatchers said they had plans to save lives.  7 On Your Side finds out what they've accomplished.Cherokee County 911 dispatchers said they had plans to save lives. 7 On Your Side finds out what they've accomplished.
    After a 7 On Your Side investigation uncovered a dangerous computer glitch that could delay first responders during fires, police calls and medical emergencies, Cherokee County 911 dispatchers promised to increase training and introduce new systems to protect people in need. In a follow-up investigation, 911 Director Reggie Petty said his staff was engaged in weekly hands-on training and trying to enroll as many people as possible in a sophisticated new software tool called “Smart 911”. In Fe...
    After a 7 On Your Side investigation uncovered a dangerous computer glitch that could delay first responders during fires, police calls and medical emergencies, Cherokee County 911 dispatchers promised to increase training and introduce new systems to protect people in need. In a follow-up investigation, 911 Director Reggie Petty said his staff was engaged in weekly hands-on training and trying to enroll as many people as possible in a sophisticated new software tool called “Smart 911”. In Fe...
  • Online Shoppers: New Warning Related To Customer Satisfaction Surveys

    Online Shoppers: New Warning Related To Customer Satisfaction Surveys

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:26:00 GMT

    If you shop online, you've probably gotten one of those customer satisfaction surveys after your purchase. A new warning from the BBB might have you think twice before clicking on one you get via email or text.

    If you shop online, you've probably gotten one of those customer satisfaction surveys after your purchase. A new warning from the BBB might have you think twice before clicking on one you get via email or text.

  • SC Works To Hold Job Fairs In Cherokee And Union

    SC Works To Hold Job Fairs In Cherokee And Union

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:03:35 GMT
    SC Works will host recruiting events in both Cherokee and Union this Friday.SC Works will host recruiting events in both Cherokee and Union this Friday.
    SC Works will host job fairs in both Cherokee and Union this Friday, July 11.
    SC Works will host job fairs in both Cherokee and Union this Friday, July 11.
  • Job Fair To Offer Careers At Milliken

    Job Fair To Offer Careers At Milliken

    Monday, July 7 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-07 17:49:33 GMT
    MAU will host a job fair on July 9th from 9 am until 1 pm.MAU will host a job fair on July 9th from 9 am until 1 pm.
    MAU will be hosting a career fair for jobs with Milliken in Simpsonville this Wednesday, July 9th, from 9 am until 1 pm.
    MAU will be hosting a career fair for jobs with Milliken in Simpsonville this Wednesday, July 9th, from 9 am until 1 pm.
  • Top 7 Buys In July

    Top 7 Buys In July

    Friday, July 4 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-04 22:00:23 GMT
    If you love to shop those holiday sales, you'll be glad to know the 4th of July offers something unique. It's probably the only time you'll get deep discounts on items still in season. And some things are discounted more than others.
    If you love to shop those holiday sales, you'll be glad to know the 4th of July offers something unique. It's probably the only time you'll get deep discounts on items still in season. And some things are discounted more than others.
  • South Carolina Agency Allows Pollution Permits To Expire

    South Carolina Agency Allows Pollution Permits To Expire

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:12:29 GMT
    How open is your government?  7 On Your Side puts it to the test.How open is your government? 7 On Your Side puts it to the test.
    More than 100 permits, required under the federal Clean Water Act, have been allowed to expire in South Carolina meaning new standards for pollution control have been delayed and public input required as each permit is renewed is silent.  
    More than 100 permits, required under the federal Clean Water Act, have been allowed to expire in South Carolina meaning new standards for pollution control have been delayed and public input required as each permit is renewed is silent.  
  • Thousands of Upstate Seniors Could Lose Critical Care

    Thousands of Upstate Seniors Could Lose Critical Care

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:06:17 GMT
    How open is your government?  7 On Your Side puts it to the test.How open is your government? 7 On Your Side puts it to the test.
    Millions of state and federal tax dollars intended for vulnerable Upstate seniors was delayed for more than four months by what the Lieutenant Governor’s office called “incorrect invoices”. The funding, through the “Older Americans Act” is intended to keep seniors in their own homes instead of assisted living at a far lower cost.  
    Millions of state and federal tax dollars intended for vulnerable Upstate seniors was delayed for more than four months by what the Lieutenant Governor’s office called “incorrect invoices”. The funding, through the “Older Americans Act” is intended to keep seniors in their own homes instead of assisted living at a far lower cost.  
  • Your Right To Know: How Open Is Your Local Government?

    Your Right To Know: How Open Is Your Local Government?

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:04:48 GMT
    How open is your government?  7 On Your Side puts it to the test.How open is your government? 7 On Your Side puts it to the test.
    7 On Your Side puts your government to the test.  How open are officials with public information? Does everyone obey the law?
    7 On Your Side puts your government to the test.  How open are officials with public information? Does everyone obey the law?
  • 7OYS Investigation Finds Dangerous 9-1-1 Glitch

    7OYS Investigation Finds Dangerous 9-1-1 Glitch

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:02:18 GMT
    A dangerous computer "glitch" left a Cherokee County mother waiting while her three children were trapped by a fire.  A 7 On Your Side Investigation found out why firefighters took so long to respond.
    A dangerous computer "glitch" left a Cherokee County mother waiting while her three children were trapped by a fire.  A 7 On Your Side Investigation found out why firefighters took so long to respond.
  • Flow Of Filth: Investigation Shows What's Really In Your Creek

    Flow Of Filth: Investigation Shows What's Really In Your Creek

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:00:34 GMT
    7 On Your Side analyzed hundreds of federal records and dug through dozens of state documents to find a long history of violations by several Upstate wastewater treatment facilities.
    7 On Your Side analyzed hundreds of federal records and dug through dozens of state documents to find a long history of violations by several Upstate wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Hundreds Of Corrections Officer Jobs Available Across SC

    Hundreds Of Corrections Officer Jobs Available Across SC

    Thursday, January 30 2014 5:09 PM EST2014-01-30 22:09:48 GMT
    Tyger River Correctional hiring for 100 positions.Tyger River Correctional hiring for 100 positions.
    The Tyger River Correctional Facility held a recruitment event at SC Works in Spartanburg Thursday.
    The Tyger River Correctional Facility held a recruitment event at SC Works in Spartanburg Thursday.
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  • Inmate Escaped In Macon County NC

    Inmate Escaped In Macon County NC

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:16:18 GMT
    An inmate considered a “Trustee” in the Macon Detention Center escaped on July 30th while taking out trash.
    An inmate considered a “Trustee” in the Macon Detention Center escaped on July 30th while taking out trash.
  • Deputies Search For Shooter In Greenville

    Deputies Search For Shooter In Greenville

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:16:46 GMT
    Deputies in Greenville are searching for an alleged shooter this morning.Deputies in Greenville are searching for an alleged shooter this morning.
    Deputies in Greenville are asking for help in finding an alleged shooter after a man was shot late near Hudson and Glass Street in Greenville on July 30th. 
    Deputies in Greenville are asking for help in finding an alleged shooter after a man was shot late near Hudson and Glass Street in Greenville on July 30th. 
  • AAA Release Top 20 "Substandard" Bridges; 4 From Upstate

    AAA Release Top 20 "Substandard" Bridges; 4 From Upstate

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:01:24 GMT
    You could be driving on some of the worst bridges in the state. AAA just put out their list of substandard bridges, and four out of the Top 20 are in the Upstate.
    You could be driving on some of the worst bridges in the state. AAA just put out their list of substandard bridges, and four out of the Top 20 are in the Upstate.
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