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  • Church fires common, but usually not the result of arson

    July 2, 2015 3:19 PM

    GREELEYVILLE, SC - While investigators probe the cause of a fire that destroyed a rural black church in South Carolina, statistics show church fires aren't unusual and happen dozens of times a week across the nation. Estimates from the National Fire Protection Association indicate that in the five years from... more »
  • Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

    July 1, 2015 1:07 PM

    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. - The latest church fire in South Carolina does not appear to be a criminal act, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. Officials said investigators from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on scene at Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville,... more »
  • Survey: South Carolina legislators have enough support to remove Confederate Flag

    June 29, 2015 5:43 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there's enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote. The Post and Courier newspaper, the South Carolina Press Association and The Associated Press asked all lawmakers how they intend to vote. At... more »
  • Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

    June 26, 2015 8:52 AM

    ST. LOUIS- Vandals are targeting memorials dedicated to the Confederacy, leaving graffiti on the monuments in parks and outside government buildings. This week, the slogan "Black lives matter" was painted on memorials in a half-dozen states. The graffiti reflects the racial tension that permeates post-Ferguson America, more than a week... more »
  • S.C. Sons of Confederate Veterans vow to keep flag

    June 25, 2015 2:55 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - The South Carolina division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans vows to fight lawmakers who want to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. But commander Leland Summers said Thursday they don't want to talk about their plans yet out of respect for the families of... more »
  • SC House agrees to take up flag removal

    June 23, 2015 2:09 PM

    CHARLESTON, S. C. - A South Carolina senator has proposed a bill that would move the Confederate flag from the Statehouse to a relic room in a museum. Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen introduced the bill Tuesday. It would move the flag from a 30-foot pole in front of the Statehouse... more »
  • 'Star Wars' actor's flight from S. Carolina cops hit 120 mph

    June 23, 2015 2:03 PM

    WALTERBORO, SC - A former child actor who starred in one of the "Star Wars" movie prequels was in an all-out flight from South Carolina law officers that hit speeds of about 120 miles an hour, according to details of Jake Broadbent's arrest released Tuesday. Broadbent performed under the name... more »
  • Hundreds gather for S. C. anti-Confederate flag ceremony

    June 23, 2015 11:20 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Several hundred people are at a Confederate flag rally in front of the South Carolina Statehouse, urging legislators to remove the flag. People chanted "bring it down, bring it down" as the rally got started. One of the people there was Tom Clements, who says he loved... more »
  • Report: Walmart to remove Confederate flag items

    June 22, 2015 7:50 PM

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Walmart, the world's largest retailer, told CNN Monday it will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from its stores in the wake of a deadly church shooting in South Carolina. The announcement came the same day that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said she supported removing the... more »
  • Governor says it's time Confederate flag comes down at S. C. dome

    June 22, 2015 12:49 PM

    CHARLESTON - Southern Carolina Governor Nikki Haley reversed her position on the flying of the Confederate flag at the state's capitol Monday, saying it should be taken down. The Republican governor's about-face comes after nine black churchgoers were shot and killed in Charleston. Authorities said a young white man... more »
  • Charleston suspect made racial remark during shooting

    June 19, 2015 12:29 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - President Barack Obama says it is not sufficient simply to grieve over the South Carolina church shootings. Obama is making a vigorous new call for gun control after the deaths of nine at a black church in Charleston. He says some have misinterpreted his comments at the... more »
  • Charleston shooting took place at 1 of oldest black churches

    June 18, 2015 11:34 AM

    CHARLESTON, SC - The slayings of nine people in Charleston wrote a grim new chapter into the history of one of the oldest black churches in the South. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is often referred to as "Mother Emanuel." Its pastor, The Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, was... more »
  • Friend details racist comment from church shooting suspect

    June 18, 2015 9:09 AM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A friend says the white man accused of killing nine people inside a historic black church in Charleston had told him recently that black people were taking over the world and that something needed to be done for the white race. Joseph Meek Jr. told The Associated... more »
  • LSU baseball caps off SEC Championship with 8-1 win over South Carolina

    May 16, 2015 11:42 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Freshman right-hander Alex Lange limited South Carolina to one run on one hit in five innings, and top-ranked LSU pounded out 11 hits as the Tigers defeated South Carolina, 8-1, at Carolina Stadium. Lange(10-0) combined with relievers Jesse Stallings, Hunter Newman, Zac Person and Alden Cartwright... more »
  • LSU slips against South Carolina 10-7

    May 15, 2015 10:05 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Three bases loaded walks in the 7th proved to be the difference in LSU's 10-7 loss to South Carolina. The Tigers at one time led 6-2 in the 6th, before the Gamecocks scored 4 in the bottom 6th to tie it at 6. Then in the... more »
  • Man shot by police had much to celebrate in recent months

    April 10, 2015 1:09 PM

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - In the weeks before he was killed by a police officer, Walter Lamer Scott had much to celebrate. The South Carolina man turned 50 in February. His temporary job as forklift operator was going so well his boss was determined to hire him permanently. And his... more »
  • SC officer to be charged with murder after video of shooting surfaces

    April 7, 2015 5:39 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Officials in Charleston, S.C. announced that a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man over the weekend will be charged with murder after video of the shooting surfaced. According to ABC News the video showed North Charleston officer Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter 'Lamar'... more »
  • Rare 475-pound leatherback turtle released in SC

    March 12, 2015 4:18 PM

    ISLE OF PALMS, SC - A rare 475-pound endangered leatherback sea turtle found stranded on a South Carolina beach has been released into the ocean after five days of treatment at the South Carolina Aquarium. The turtle, named Yawkey, was released Thursday on a wind-swept beach at the Isle of... more »
  • Ex-wife kills professor in University of SC murder-suicide

    February 6, 2015 5:44 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Authorities say the ex-wife of a University of South Carolina professor came to his work and killed him before committing suicide. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 46-year-old Sunghee Kwon shot 45-year-old Raja Fayad several times Thursday afternoon at the Public Health building, then fatally shot herself... more »
  • Police: 2 dead in murder-suicide on USC campus

    February 5, 2015 1:01 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina law enforcement officials say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide on the state's flagship university campus. The school said Thursday afternoon that a shooting had occurred at its new School of Public Health, in a busy section of downtown Columbia. State law enforcement... more »
  • In South Carolina, Cruz blisters Obama, GOP establishment

    January 18, 2015 6:15 PM

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is urging South Carolina conservatives to help nominate a Republican president from their own ranks in 2016 or risk losing a third consecutive national election. The Texan spoke Sunday in Myrtle Beach at the Tea Party Coalition Convention. His remarks reflect the... more »
  • No. 1 South Carolina women rolls past LSU, 75-51

    January 4, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A'ja Wilson had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to help No. 1 South Carolina won its school-record 14th straight game, 75-51 over LSU on Sunday. Tiffany Mitchell hit three of six 3-point attempts and finished with 17 points for the Gamecocks (14-0, 2-0 Southeastern... more »
  • Miami, South Carolina meet in Independence Bowl

    December 26, 2014 2:56 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A three-game losing streak to end the regular season dashed Miami's hopes of a banner year. South Carolina was considered one of the nation's elite during the preseason, but struggled from the outset. Now the two teams find themselves in Shreveport. That certainly wasn't the preseason plan. But... more »
  • US Supreme Court refuses to block SC gay marriages

    November 20, 2014 12:14 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina. The high court on Thursday denied a request by Republican Attorney General Alan Wilson. He had wanted the marriages blocked while he challenges a judge's recent decision that opened the way for the marriages.... more »
  • Jindal to help in South Carolina governor's race

    October 30, 2014 3:11 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on her campaign bus tour. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Jindal is campaigning Thursday with Haley as her bus stops along the South Carolina coast. The campaign's public schedule says the bus will stop at Coastal Carolina... more »
  • SEC scoreboard: Bama routs A&M, Ole Miss sets up showdown with LSU

    October 19, 2014 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The top-billed game in the SEC this weekend turned out to be a dud, as Alabama beat up on Texas A&M 59-0, just one of many lopsided games in the league on Saturday. While the Tide rolled, Ole Miss ran its perfect record to 7-0 as... more »
  • SEC Scoreboard, South Carolina upset, Georgia, A&M survive scares

    September 27, 2014 11:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The SEC had one big upset this week with South Carolina losing to Missouri, but Texas A&M and Georgia managed to get through some scary games in their division. The Gamecocks lost to the Tigers 21-20, which will see the Gamecocks tumble in the rankings. ... more »
  • Bank robbery suspect arrested in S. Carolina

    September 24, 2014 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a hit-and-run wreck and an observant witness helped them catch up with a suspected bank robber who fled from East Baton Rouge to South Carolina. Deputies said Michael Rossi, 24, was arrested Wednesday morning in South Carolina on a warrant for armed robbery.... more »
  • Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

    September 11, 2014 10:29 AM

    COLUMBIA, SC - The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years. Records released Thursday by South Carolina social workers show the children seemed happy... more »
  • Dad accused in kids' deaths called 'responsible'

    September 10, 2014 11:33 AM

    LEXINGTON, SC - Records describe a South Carolina man who has confessed to killing his five children as a highly intelligent, responsible father who was given primary custody after a messy divorce. Divorce records say 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr. was an Intel engineer and made more than $70,000 a... more »
  • Medal of Honor Museum

    September 8, 2014 7:44 PM

    MOUNT PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA- Texas Billionaire H. Ross Perot donated millions for a planned National Medal of Honor Museum in South Carolina outside Charleston. It'll be a much larger museum adjacent to the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant. He would not say how much he gave but the... more »
  • Texas A&M routs South Carolina in SEC opener

    August 28, 2014 11:22 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak. Hill's performance in his first career start proved there is plenty of life in... more »
  • Gamecocks LB Moore won't start opener

    August 26, 2014 9:46 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore, the team's leading tackler last season, won't start the season opener against Texas A&M on Thursday night after missing a treatment session for a shoulder injury. Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said sophomore Jonathan Walton would start over Moore, who led... more »
  • A fossil like no other

    July 7, 2014 7:28 PM

    NEW YORK- Scientists have described the fossil of a bird with a wingspan of about 21 feet and apparently snatched fish soaring over the ocean about 25 to 28-million years ago. It was found in South Carolina and is taller than a giraffe. It was found in 1983... more »
  • Confederate flag protected

    June 10, 2014 7:47 PM

    CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA- A Confederate flag displayed at the Citadel military school in South Carolina is protected by state law according to the state attorney general's office. A Charleston City Councilman wanted to withhold nearly a million dollars in funding from the school unless the flag was taken down.... more »
  • Crowe keeps Gamecocks alive

    June 1, 2014 3:48 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Freshman Wil Crowe tossed a four-hitter in his first NCAA tournament start to keep South Carolina alive in the Columbia Regional with a 9-0 victory over Campbell on Sunday. The Gamecocks (44-17) will face Maryland, which broke South Carolina's 28-game home winning streak in NCAA tournament play... more »
  • SEC announces football scheduling format

    April 27, 2014 11:43 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference on Sunday announced the format for future football scheduling that is a continuation of the existing format and adds a strength-of-schedule component that requires all schools to play an ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12 opponent on an annual basis. The announcement comes... more »
  • Welch helps #5 South Carolina top #19 LSU in Baton Rouge

    February 16, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa Welch each scored 19 points to help No. 5 South Carolina stay on top of the SEC with a 73-57 win over 19th-ranked LSU on Sunday. The victory was the first for South Carolina (23-2, 11-1 SEC) in Baton Rouge since Jan. 15,... more »
  • Suspect charged with murder in SC campus shooting

    January 25, 2014 10:53 AM

    ORANGEBURG, S.C. - South Carolina State University says the engineering technology student shot to death on campus also played on the school's football team. The university in Orangeburg said Saturday that 20-year-old Brandon Robinson was a defensive specialist who appeared in four games. He was shot to death Friday outside... more »
  • Clemson's Swinney gets 8-year deal, raise

    January 18, 2014 3:05 PM

    COLUMBIA, SC - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney received a new, eight-year contract and a raise that increased his total pay for next season to $3.15 million. The agreement had been in the works since the end of the season. The school announced the reworked contract that ties Swinney to the... more »
  • LSU downs South Carolina for first SEC win, 71-68

    January 11, 2014 2:20 PM

    COLUMBIA, SC - The LSU basketball team ended their two-game losing streak with a 71-68 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday afternoon. Freshman forward Jarell Martin came off the bench to score 18 points and grab eight rebounds for the Tigers. Jordan Mickey and Johnny O'Bryant III... more »
  • South Carolina WR Ellington to enter NFL draft

    January 3, 2014 2:40 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina's Bruce Ellington has picked football over basketball, giving up his final seasons in each sport to enter the NFL draft. The 5-foot-9 Ellington played point guard for the Gamecocks basketball team and was a receiver on the football squad the past three seasons. But it was... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "Clear Sky... Strange Showers..."

    October 21, 2013 5:56 PM

    "The Almanac of the Infamous, Incredible and Ignored" reports that on October 22, 1886, rain fell from clear skies in Charlotte, North Carolina for three weeks. It dropped between 3 and 5:00 PM, lasting between ten and thirty minutes. These showers were isolated between two red oak trees. Rain from... more »
  • $400M Powerball ticket sold in South Carolina

    September 19, 2013 10:37 AM

    LEXINGTON, S.C. - Somebody in South Carolina is sitting on a life-changing set of numbers. A state lottery spokesperson confirmed Thursday a single Powerball ticket sold in Lexington hit the $400 million jackpot. The spokesperson said the ticket holder had not come forward as of Thursday morning. The... more »
  • Flags burned, school closed

    September 9, 2013 7:25 PM

    MURRELLS INLET, SOUTH CAROLINA- A high school was closed for the day after someone burned multiple American flags outside the front entrance before class started. It happened at St. James High School and investigators reviewed surveillance video to determine who did it. The video showed other suspicious activity so authorities... more »
  • SC high school closes after flags burned outside

    September 9, 2013 1:19 PM

    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - A South Carolina high school has been evacuated for the day after someone burned several American flags outside the front entrance before classes started. Officials at St. James High School in Murrells Inlet found the burned flags around 6:20 a.m. Monday and called Horry County Police.... more »
  • National title chase begins

    August 29, 2013 10:46 AM

    UNDATED - The college football season kicks off tonight with a pair of games involving top 25 teams. No. 6 South Carolina opens up at home against North Carolina in a spotlight event that will showcase the Gamecocks defensive monster Jadeveon Clowney. The 6-foot-6, 274 pound defensive end is considered... more »
  • Spurrier: Healthy Clowney will play vs UNC

    August 14, 2013 3:04 PM

    COLUMBIA, SC - Get ready, North Carolina. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says a slightly banged-up Gamecocks All-American Jadeveon Clowney will play against the Tar Heels on Aug. 29. Clowney had missed a scrimmage on Saturday and practice Monday with a bruised shoulder. Spurrier had said Monday night if Clowney's... more »
  • Texans finish signing draft class

    July 23, 2013 6:45 PM

    HOUSTON - The Houston Texans have signed second-round draft choice D.J. Swearinger and third-rounder Brennan Williams on Tuesday. All nine of Houston's draft picks are now under contract with training camp beginning Friday. Swearinger, a safety at South Carolina taken 57th overall, had 79 tackles, two interceptions, seven pass breakups,... more »
  • LSU softball's streak halted by South Carolina

    March 24, 2013 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The No. 13 LSU softball team had its nine-game winning streak come to a close as South Carolina claimed a 4-1 win during the series finale Sunday at Tiger Park. The Tigers (27-6, 7-2 SEC) were handed only their second loss at home on the season,... more »
  • Sheriff: SC teen offered $5,000 to kill grandma

    February 4, 2013 10:44 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Investigators say a South Carolina teen offered to pay his friends $5,000 to kill the grandparents who raised him because they were too strict. Chester County Sheriff's Maj. Bill Murphy said 17-year-old Clayton Watts waited with two friends for his grandparents to come home Tuesday evening, then... more »
  • Carrera lifts South Carolina over LSU 80-73 in OT check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2013 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Michael Carrera's 23 points led four South Carolina players in double figures as the Gamecocks defeated LSU 80-73 in overtime Wednesday night to give first-year coach Frank Martin his first Southeastern Conference victory. Carrera scored 21 points after halftime, including 10 in overtime, when the Gamecocks (11-5,... more »
  • Thompson's late TD pass decides Outback Bowl

    January 1, 2013 4:07 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Dylan Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining Tuesday, giving No. 11 South Carolina a 33-28 victory over No. 19 Michigan in the Outback Bowl. Thompson replaced Connor Shaw during the winning drive, covering the final 43 yards after... more »
  • No surprises so far in presidential race

    November 6, 2012 7:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney has won in Indiana, a state won by President Barack Obama four years ago. Romney is also the winner in South Carolina, a state where Obama is deeply unpopular. Those states have 20 electoral votes between them. Obama has won his home state of Illinois, as... more »
  • Smith upset with suspended linebacker Williams

    November 5, 2012 4:51 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas coach John L. Smith says senior linebacker Terrell Williams, who was arrested hours after a win against Tulsa over the weekend, is suspended for this week's game at South Carolina. Smith says he is very upset with Williams, who is accused of driving while intoxicated.... more »
  • Experts: SC hacking largest vs. state tax agency

    October 31, 2012 12:36 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Experts say that the hacking of 3.6 million South Carolina tax returns is the largest cyber-attack against a state tax agency in the nation. Paul Stephens of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in California says there have been larger attacks against both private companies and the federal government... more »
  • Spurrier: Lattimore may not start vs. Florida

    October 18, 2012 10:28 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore did not practice Wednesday because of a bruised hip and coach Steve Spurrier says his junior star might not start Saturday against No. 3 Florida. Spurrier had said Lattimore was running well earlier in the week, but the injury kept him... more »
  • South Carolina fan booked with obscenity

    October 15, 2012 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested and booked a 34-year-old South Carolina fan after he mooned fans at the LSU-South Carolina game Saturday night. The Advocate reports police were called to section 409 of Tiger Stadium after fans complained about a man with his pants hanging below his waist,... more »
  • LSU, South Carolina, still eying titles

    October 14, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Defensive end Sam Montgomery says LSU has regained a certain focus, intensity and chemistry that had been lacking in recent weeks. The Tigers' 23-21 triumph Saturday night over a previously undefeated South Carolina team that came in ranked No. 3 vaulted LSU back up the rankings from... more »
  • No. 3 South Carolina enters road test at No. 9 LSU

    October 12, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Steve Spurrier isn't afraid to make a few jokes at LSU's expense. The colorful coach of third-ranked South Carolina light-heartedly brushed aside questions about Tiger Stadium this week by pretending to be momentarily confused about the fact there are two Death Valleys, one at LSU and one... more »
  • More signs of balance between SEC East and West

    September 26, 2012 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The blazing starts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are raising doubts about preseason assumptions that the West is best in the Southeastern Conference. No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 LSU, the leaders of the West Division, also remain the league's top teams in the national rankings.... more »
  • SC funeral home to offer Starbucks coffee

    July 12, 2012 12:27 PM

    EASLEY, S.C. - A funeral home in northwestern South Carolina will be offering what it calls the Starbucks experience to those needing comfort, or just a cup of coffee. Robinson Funeral Home in Easley is building a coffee shop attached to the funeral home. The Coffee Corner will feature Starbucks... more »
  • South Carolina tops Arkansas in CWS

    June 22, 2012 7:21 AM

    Freshman Jordan Montgomery and Matt Price combined on a three-hitter Thursday night, lifting two-time defending national champion South Carolina to a 2-0 victory over Arkansas at the College World Series. Michael Roth of the Gamecocks threw a two-hitter against Kent State earlier in the day. South Carolina and... more »
  • Arkansas beats S. C., snaps Gamecocks' streak at CWS

    June 19, 2012 10:43 AM

    OMAHA - The Arkansas Razorbacks are 2-0 in Omaha, knocking off the two-time defending national champion South Carolina Gamecocks. Arkansas won 2-1 last night to snap South Carolina's NCAA Tournament-record 22-game winning streak. Ryan Stanek pitched six solid innings, surrendering just three hits and one run. The... more »
  • South Carolina, Oklahoma series resumes today

    June 11, 2012 9:11 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Heavy rain swamping Carolina Stadium postponed the second game of the NCAA super regional series between Oklahoma and South Carolina on Sunday night. The game, which was tied 0-0 in the sixth inning, is scheduled to resume Monday, although series officials had not yet determined a time.... more »
  • Tigers gear up for double header action

    May 18, 2012 10:29 AM

    COLUMBIA, S. C. - Following a rainout last night, the LSU Tigers will face the South Carolina Gamecocks twice today in Columbia. Game one is set for 1:30 with Kevin Gausman taking the hill for the Tigers. Game two is tentatively set for 6:00. With Kentucky's 3-1 loss... more »
  • Spit in drink charge dropped

    May 17, 2012 7:30 PM

    A worker at a McDonald's in South Carolina is cleared of a charge that he spit into two customers' cups of iced tea. A judge dropped the case against 19-year-old Marvin Washington when his lawyer raised doubt about what was in the drinks. Investigators said surveillance video showed Washington leaning... more »
  • Rain postpones LSU baseball game against SC

    May 17, 2012 6:15 PM

    COLUMBIA, S. C. - Bad weather forced tonight's baseball game between LSU and South Carolina to be postponed. The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Rain earlier forced the teams into a delay for more than an hour before the game was called. The Tigers will face... more »
  • Obscene Car Ornaments

    May 7, 2012 7:22 PM

    A driver got a ticket in South Carolina for displaying a replica of testicles on a vehicle. A deputy in Spartanburg county stopped a truck this weekend after noticing the "anatomically correct" display on the rear bumper. The driver removed the display but got a ticket for not havng a... more »
  • Which Carolina?

    March 22, 2012 8:04 PM

    The state boundary between North and South Carolina got a modern day redraw using GPS and the old border was off by several hundred feet in some areas. It means 93 property owners in South Carolina are now in North Carolina. The original border was drawn in the 1700's but... more »
  • Republicans point toward 1st of 2 SC debates

    January 16, 2012 3:56 PM

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Republican presidential contenders are campaigning their way into the first of two debates before a decisive weekend vote in South Carolina. Hours before the candidates were to gather Monday night in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the Fox News Channel-sponsored forum, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman... more »
  • Perry tweets, 'Here we come South Carolina'

    January 4, 2012 10:39 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is staying in the presidential race despite a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. He's written on his official Twitter account that the "the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State. ... Here we come South Carolina!!!" He's attached a photo... more »
  • Bachmann ends her campaign for GOP nomination

    January 4, 2012 9:38 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Michele Bachmann has ended her presidential campaign - leaving her supporters up for grabs as Rick Santorum tries to become the conservative heavyweight in the Republican race. She said Wednesday she has "decided to stand aside" but would continue fighting to overturn what she called President... more »
  • Teacher Arrested for Spanking

    December 7, 2011 7:50 PM

    A middle school teacher in South Carolina was arrested for assault and battery for spanking three kids in Lake Wylie. Chris Petrasek surrendered to deputies on Wednesday. The area's schools have a policy against using corporal punishment or any physical force to discipline students.The kids say they were spanked for... more »

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