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A South Carolina woman was arrested last week after she allegedly attacked the girlfriend of her child’s father with a stun gun outside a home, police said.

Savanna Grace White, 22, was arrested in Spartanburg County after a fight with the woman, police said. White was seen in her booking photo with bruises and cuts under both eyes and around her face.

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White allegedly drove to the home and got into a fight with a woman and then stunned the woman with a stun gun, WSPA-TV reported Wednesday, citing a police report. The woman was reportedly able to get the stun gun away from White and hold her down until responding deputies arrived at the scene.

A dispatcher handling the 911 call heard a woman say, “I’m going to kill you,” according to WYFF News 4.

The victim in the fight told deputies White had been harassing her and even went to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office earlier in the morning to inquire about a restraining order against White, according to WSPA-TV. White told deputies she needed to check on her child, who was reportedly in the car during the alleged assault.

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White was charged with third-degree assault and was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

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South Carolina mistakenly gave early release to 10 inmates over a two-year period because of errors in calculating their sentences, the state Department of Corrections said this week. Only six have returned to prison, officials said.

Most of the inmates were serving time for drug-related convictions handed down between 2009 and 2017, agency spokeswoman Chrysti Shain told the State newspaper in Columbia. The last of the inmates was released in 2018.

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“SCDC has done a systematic review of its practices and has enhanced the system to make sure these types of errors will not happen again,” Shain told the paper in an email.

“SCDC has done a systematic review of its practices and has enhanced the system to make sure these types of errors will not happen again.”

— Chrysti Shain, spokeswoman, South Carolina Department of Corrections

By law, inmates are required to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence. The corrections department caught the error in February after a records review. Prison officials then issued arrest warrants for the inmates who left.

The average length of remaining time on their sentences is two and a half years, Columbia’s WIS-TV reported.

“Out of 9,000 to 10,000 inmates who are released each year, 10 were released early,” Republican state Sen. Katrina Shealy, who sits on the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee, told the paper. “It was human error. That’s not an excuse. It’s an explanation.”

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The corrections department did not notify the public about the accidental release, citing that it knew the locations of the inmates and was working with the court system to apprehend them. The victims, however, were notified that the offenders had been let out.

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The woman who won October’s $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot can keep her identity a secret and said she plans on donating to causes that are important to her.

The winning ticket was sold at a KC Mart in Simpsonville, South Carolina. The winner allowed a fellow customer to cut the line in order to purchase a ticket, Fox News previously reported. But not much else is known about the woman who will receive a “one-time gross payment of $878 million – the largest jackpot payout to a single winner ever,” The Washington Post reported.

The state allows its lottery winners to remain anonymous and the woman wanted to keep her identity a secret for safety reasons. Her attorney, Jason Kurland, said people who win the lottery “become an easy target” for scams, con artists and sometimes even friends and family. The winner released a statement regarding her newfound luck.

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“Words can’t describe the feeling of such incredible luck,” the statement read. “I do realize that such good fortune carries a tremendous social responsibility, and it gives me a unique opportunity to assist, support and contribute to charities and causes that are close to my heart.”

Charities such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia and the Red Cross Alabama’s Region’s tornado relief fund will receive donations from the lottery winner, the Washington Post reported.

South Carolina will collect $61 million in income taxes from the jackpot. The store that sold the ticket will get a $50,000 bonus.

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Jee Patel, the manager of the store that sold the winning lotto ticket, told Fox News earlier that “lotto tourists” stop in daily to take pictures of the place. He estimated the store received between 10 to 15 visitors a day.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.

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A South Carolina mother was outraged after her 10-year-old son was told to pick cotton and sing a “slave song” while on an elementary school field trip — but the school reportedly defended the activity, saying it was about the "Great Depression."

Jessica Blanchard, whose child attends Ebenezer Avenue Elementary in Rock Hill, S.C., told FOX46 Charlotte she was “livid” to learn her son was told to pick cotton while on the field trip during Black History Month.

“I’m African American and my ancestors picked cotton,” she said. “Why would I want my son to pick cotton and think it’s fun?”

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A teacher recorded video from the field trip to Carroll School that showed the children singing along to the words: “I like it when you fill the sack. I like it when you don’t talk back. Make money for me.”

Blanchard’s son told FOX46 Charlotte he did not understand the words of the song.

The media outlet noted the permission slip for the field trip stated “cotton picking” but said the lesson was on the Great Depression — not slavery.

The Carroll School, which was constructed in 1929 by African Americans, is a center that helps teach African American history during the Great Depression. Blanchard said she supported the Carroll School but felt the lesson may have gone too far.

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"I support the Carroll School. I support everything else about it," Blanchard told FOX46. "But I don’t understand, at the end, why do you make it a point to pick cotton and sing those songs? I think it’s misguided, and maybe ignorance on their part."

Blanchard said John Jones, the chief academic and accountability officer for Rock Hill Schools, called to apologize to her.

Rock Hill Schools did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The school told FOX46 in a statement that the field trip “helps students make real-life connections to this era in American history.”

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A South Carolina mother and her live-in boyfriend were arrested Wednesday, accused of subjecting the woman’s children to “horrific” abuse with hot sauce and peppers, authorities said.

Sabrina Irene Emerick, 25, and her boyfriend Robert Earl Kailiala Saladaga, 37, had been abusing the children, ages 5 and 7, since at least September 2017, the Greenville Police Department said in a statement.

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“The horrific stories of abuse endured by these children are sickening and reprehensible,” Lt. Jason Rampey said. “As such, the children have been removed from this abusive environment for their safety and well-being.”

One child claimed Saladaga punished him for urinating on the couch in his sleep by rubbing a hot pepper on his genitals, causing a burn, the Greenville News reported. In another instance, Saladaga allegedly rubbed hot sauce all over a child’s face, eyes and mouth, which induced vomiting, police said.

“The horrific stories of abuse endured by these children are sickening and reprehensible.”

— Lt. Jason Rampey, Greenville Police Department

Saladaga’s other alleged abuses include striking and kicking the children, shooting a child in the foot with a BB gun, and forcing them to take extremely hot and cold showers as punishment for misbehaving, the Greenville News reported. Both Emerick and her boyfriend were accused of holding a pillow over a child’s face, nearly suffocating him, on multiple occasions.

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The couple were charged with unlawful neglect of a child and two counts of cruelty to children (torture, deprivation). Saladaga was additionally charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

Saladaga and Emerick were released last Friday after posting $25,000 and $10,000 bonds, respectively.

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