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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
November 25, 2011 1:23 PM
UNDATED - Authorities say there's more than pushing and shoving going on as the holiday shopping gets under way.
Los Angeles police are looking for a woman who used pepper spray to keep rival shoppers away from merchandise she wanted last night. Twenty people suffered minor injuries after being... more »
September 27, 2011 12:47 PM
NEESES, S.C. - Football games have been postponed by heavy rains, lightning, power outages: and now, fire ants.
A game in South Carolina was postponed Friday after the referee decided the field was unplayable because of fire ants.
Referee Steve Hook says he found 15 to 20 large... more »
September 16, 2011 7:47 PM
Severely wounded veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan get to relax during the four-day Lt. Dan Weekend in Beaufort, South Carolina. The event features a concert by actor Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band. He played the character of Lt. Dan who lost his legs in the Vietnam war... more »
July 7, 2011 7:38 PM
A woman who says she was kidnapped in Conway, South Carolina was found in the trunk of her car by police after she called 911. Investigators say she called and claims she was pulled out of her car at knife-point while stopped at a traffic light in Conway which is... more »
February 9, 2011 12:29 PM
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Relatives of a South Carolina woman accused of giving birth in a sports arena toilet and leaving her baby there say the woman didn't know she was pregnant and can't remember the birth.
Jessica Blackham's mother told a judge Wednesday her daughter has had amnesia since... more »
February 8, 2011 11:24 AM
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Police in South Carolina are checking security video and asking for public help to find a woman who delivered a baby in an arena restroom.
Greenville police said Tuesday the baby was found in a toilet at the arena Friday night after a circus performance.
... more »
January 6, 2011 9:56 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Ieasia Walker sank two free throws with two seconds left to break a 61-61 tie and South Carolina rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to stun the LSU women's basketball team, 63-61, on Thursday night in Colonial Life Arena.
The Lady Tigers (10-6) dropped their second... more »
December 6, 2010 1:04 PM
ATLANTA - Top-ranked Auburn has claimed three awards on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team.
Cam Newton is a unanimous choice for offensive player of the year, Nick Fairley is the pick for top defensive player and Gene Chizik gets the nod for coach of the year.
Newton... more »
December 4, 2010 1:48 PM
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive said the established facts of the Cam Newton case merited the NCAA's swift reinstatement of the Auburn quarterback. Slive told The Associated Press Saturday in a phone interview hours before the second-ranked Tigers were set to play South Carolina in the SEC championship game at... more »
November 17, 2010 1:29 PM
WASHINGTON - House Democrats have re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader in the next Congress.
The closed-door vote Wednesday will let the California congresswoman shift from House speaker to minority leader in January, despite concerns by some Democrats that the party needs new leadership after suffering huge midterm election... more »
September 27, 2010 12:29 PM
The Southeastern Conference named Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, Alabama safety Robert Lester and LSU cornerback/return man Patrick Peterson players of the week.
Newton passed for 158 yards and ran for 176, accounting for five touchdowns in a win over South Carolina.
Lester had two interceptions and seven tackles... more »
September 15, 2010 12:56 PM
The youngsters are taking over in Southeastern Conference backfields.
Across the league, young or previously unknown backs helped carry their teams to victories last weekend.
And when the games were up for grabs, the balls were in the hands of players like South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore, Alabama's Trent... more »
September 13, 2010 7:57 PM
Louisiana and other states want the power to jam public airwaves inside prisons to keep contraband cell phones from working. But the cell phone industry says that could interfere with legitimate phone use nearby and says there's better technology available and its in use at a prison in Mississippi now.... more »
September 13, 2010 7:25 AM
The University of New Orleans is among seven universities competing for up to $30 million over six years from the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center-Atlantic in Charleston, S.C. Clemson, Old Dominion, Penn State, Virginia Tech, South Alabama and South Carolina also signed contracts that let them compete for... more »
August 18, 2010 11:32 AM
The 29-year-old South Carolina woman accused of suffocating her two sons is expected to appear before an Orangeburg County judge this afternoon for an arraignment hearing on two murder charges. Authorities say Shaquan Duley suffocated her young sons, then strapped their lifeless bodies into their car seats before rolling the... more »
August 17, 2010 12:36 PM
According to a South Carolina sheriff, a woman who's now accused of killing her two toddlers believed that if they weren't around anymore, she could "be free."
Shaquan Duley initially said her children drowned when her car went into a river after an accident.
Authorities say she has... more »
August 17, 2010 9:25 AM
South Carolina authorities say a mother who claimed her children drowned when their car careened into a river has been charged with murder after confessing to suffocating the toddlers and then faking the accident. Shaquan Duley told police she was distraught after a dispute with her own mother and killed... more »
July 23, 2010 11:14 AM
Defending national champion Alabama is the overwhelming pick to beat Florida in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Both teams were picked to meet for the title for the third consecutive year in balloting by reporters who cover the league at SEC media days. Florida got 153 of 176 first-place votes... more »
June 29, 2010 4:21 PM
South Carolina will look to win the College World Series and national championship Tuesday night in game 2 against UCLA. The win would give the Gamecocks their first mens' national championship ever.
Left-handed pitcher Michael Roth will get the start for the Gamecocks in game 2. The sophomore leads... more »
June 29, 2010 12:38 PM
The surest sign that schools are investing more in college baseball these days can be found in the list of the most recent College World Series champions.
When UCLA and South Carolina complete their best-of-three championship series, it will mark the third time in five years that a school... more »
June 26, 2010 9:59 PM
Christian Walker homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and South Carolina staved off elimination a fourth straight time Saturday night to beat rival Clemson 4-3 and advance to the College World Series finals. The Gamecocks (52-16) will play UCLA in the best-of-three championship round starting... more »
June 20, 2010 6:15 PM
After rain delays in Omaha, the first game of the day is under way at the College World Series. Oklahoma currently leads South Carolina 2-1 in the top of the 4th inning.
Clemson and top-seeded Arizona State are set to square off following this game at 9:00.
June 13, 2010 4:21 PM
South Carolina joins Florida as the first two schools to advance to the College World Series in Omaha.
Christian Walker hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning Sunday to lead South Carolina to a 10-9 victory over Coastal Carolina. The Gamecocks (48-15) trailed 9-7 when Jackie Bradley Jr.... more »
June 3, 2010 9:40 AM
State police say a white man has been arrested in the shooting death of a black man whose body was then dragged several miles down a road in central South Carolina. State law enforcement say Anthony Hill's body was found Wednesday, and the killing is being investigated as a possible... more »
May 26, 2010 4:47 PM
In early SEC Tournament scores, Alabama defeated Auburn 7-1 in Game 1. In Game 2, Ole Miss shut out South Carolina 3-0.
Winners Alabama and Ole Miss will square off Thursday at 4:30 p.m. while the elimination game between Auburn and South Carolina is set for 9:30 a.m. more »
March 19, 2010 8:25 PM
The attorneys general of South Carolina and Florida say they are ready to sue if the health care reform bill passes in Congress this weekend. Both say they will file a federal lawsuit challenging the bill's constitutionality. South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster says when the national governament and Congress... more »
March 16, 2010 8:15 PM
A jogger was hit and killed by a plane making an emergency landing on the beach at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Robert Gary Jones was hit by the plane that had lost its propeller and the pilot's view was obscured by oil on the windshield. Police say Jones apparently did... more »
December 11, 2009 11:15 AM
South Carolina's first lady Jenny Sanford filed a divorce complaint Friday, months after her husband publicly confessed an affair with an Argentine woman.
The complain said she's entitled to a divorce on the grounds of adultery because two-term Republican Gov. Mark Sanford "engaged in a sexual relationship with a... more »
September 24, 2009 10:56 PM
Thursday night is made for upsets, and tonight college football in the SEC delivered. The fourth ranked Ole Miss Rebels could not get their offense going, and the South Carolina Gamecock defense was the main reason.
Steve Spurrier and his Gamecock club upset the Rebels 16-10 in Columbia, SC... more »
September 4, 2009 4:40 AM
The state second amendment sales tax holiday starts today. People buying guns, bullets, and other items will not pay any taxes through Sunday. That saves about nine-cents for every dollar spent depending on where you shop. It applies to any item that could be used for hunting or fishing, including... more »
August 25, 2009 3:10 PM
A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot. Solomon Jackson Jr. of Columbia refused Tuesday to say much about himself or his plans, including whether he will take his winnings annually over three decades... more »