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Charleston Southern tops Presbyterian 74-66

Jan. 23, 2020 10:26 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Phlandrous Fleming Jr. had 25 points as Charleston Southern topped Presbyterian 74-66 on Thursday night. Ty Jones had 12 points for Charleston Southern (10-9, 4-3 Big South Conference). Duncan LeXander added 10 points. Deontaye Buskey had nine points, six rebounds and six assists....

Winthrop wins 9th straight, beats SC Upstate 79-53

Jan. 23, 2020 10:23 PM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Hale had 17 points as Winthrop won its ninth straight game, rolling past South Carolina Upstate 79-53 on Thursday night. D.J. Burns had 14 points for Winthrop (13-7, 7-0 Big South Conference). Micheal Anumba added eight rebounds. South Carolina Upstate scored 19 second-half...

SC lawmakers reopen regulator race after 11 aren't qualified

Jan. 23, 2020 6:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are reopening the search for candidates for four regulator seats on the state's utility board after the initial search only turned up six qualified candidates. The Legislature's Public Utilities Review Committee held hearings earlier this month to review the...

Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer takes questions from reporters before a campaign event in Florence, S.C., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Steyer aims criminal justice plan at taking on racial bias

Jan. 23, 2020 4:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer is proposing a criminal justice reform plan that would reduce the costs of incarceration by redirecting funds to education, community policing and rehabilitation in an effort to amend a system he sees as prejudiced against lower-income...

Supporters of a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in South Carolina fill the Statehouse lobby for a rally on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Columbia, South Carolina.  The supporters of the heartbeat bill want Senators to vote on the proposal, while Senate leaders said they don't have the votes and it would bog down other debates. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

After setback, SC conservatives keep pushing abortion bills

Jan. 23, 2020 2:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers don't appear ready to debate a bill that would ban nearly all abortions this session, but abortion opponents are pushing some other related restrictions. On a party-line vote Thursday, a Senate subcommittee approved a Republican-sponsored bill that would ban...

Deputy uses stun gun to settle a beef between K9 and cow

Jan. 23, 2020 1:28 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call in South Carolina was forced to settle a beef between his K9 and a spooked cow by using a stun gun. Georgetown County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Pleasant Hill community on Wednesday when a K9 that was brought to the...

Home searched after cybercrime targets Florida school board

Jan. 23, 2020 9:56 AM EST

Cybercrime investigators searched a South Carolina home in a nationwide effort to track down suspects they say stole more than $206,000 from a Florida school board. Federal agents this week searched the Greenville home of a man who has been indicted in the scheme to defraud the Sumter County School Board in...

Private university offers tuition cut to regional students

Jan. 23, 2020 5:11 AM EST

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Students who live near a private university in South Carolina could receive at least 50% off their tuition to attend the school, bringing costs down near the price of public universities in the state. Coker University in Hartsville, formerly known as Coker College, announced the...

Auburn forward Isaac Okoro (23) scores two over South Carolina forward/center Wildens Leveque (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Cambridge’s big night lifts Auburn over South Carolina

Jan. 22, 2020 10:48 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — After back-to-back blowout losses highlighted the Auburn offense’s tendency to be stagnant, and at times nonexistent, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl leaned on a freshman off the bench to pull his team out of its two-game lull. Coming into the game, the Tigers had suffered losses...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands at the South Carolina Statehouse before a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

S. Carolina elected official now backing Sanders over Biden

Jan. 22, 2020 10:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina elected official who endorsed Joe Biden last month is switching her allegiance to Bernie Sanders in the state's first-in-the-South presidential primary, saying she had viewed the former vice president — whose support in the state is considered deep -- as...