Latest South Carolina News

Police: Mother kills 6-year-old son with deer rifle

Dec. 03, 2021 12:47 PM EST

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother has been charged with murder after investigators said she shot and killed her 6-year-old son with a deer rifle, saying she wanted to send him to heaven, investigators said. Mary Rosborough's brother told police his sister...

Dry weather has SC firefighters worried about outdoor fires

Dec. 03, 2021 11:58 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Firefighters are urging people in South Carolina to be extra careful if they burn yard debris or set other fires over the weekend. The state Forestry Commission did not issue any red flag alerts as of Friday because winds aren't expected to be high...

Police: Substitute asked student to come home and smoke weed

Dec. 03, 2021 11:51 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A 43-year-old high school substitute teacher in South Carolina has been arrested after she put her breasts on a student as he filmed dances in class and asked another student to come to her home and smoke marijuana with her, police said. The...

Wily coyote climbs bridge, eludes animal control officers

Dec. 03, 2021 10:12 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a coyote who climbed to the top of a Charleston bridge managed to elude animal control officers who tried to capture it. Charleston police say they received multiple calls from motorists about a dog on the Don Holt Bridge...

Marsh carries Jacksonville past Charleston Southern 67-56

Dec. 02, 2021 23:59 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mike Marsh had 14 points off the bench to carry Jacksonville to a 67-56 win over Charleston Southern on Thursday night. Jordan Davis had 11 points and five steals for Jacksonville (4-2). Tommy Bruner added 10 points. Bryce Workman had eight...

Haley: Diversifying puts GOP in best position to lead

Dec. 02, 2021 21:20 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley drew on her native South Carolina’s struggles with racist violence during her time as governor, arguing Thursday that the Republican Party is best positioned to lead the country alongside a continued...

Chronic wasting disease found in deer in southern Arkansas

Dec. 02, 2021 18:25 PM EST

STRONG, Ark. (AP) — Chronic wasting disease has been found in a deer in southern Arkansas, near the Louisiana state line, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reported Thursday. The deer was harvested in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge in Union County, the...

Staley vague on status of injured Gamecocks PG Henderson

Dec. 02, 2021 17:34 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach coach Dawn Staley isn't saying if injured point guard Destanni Henderson will play when the top-ranked Gamecocks face Kansas State on Friday night. Henderson played less than a half in her team's 79-42 win over North Carolina...

S. Carolina House overwhelmingly approves new district maps

Dec. 02, 2021 14:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House overwhelmingly approved its new districts Thursday that appear to maintain Republican dominance in the chamber and protect many, but not all, incumbents. The 96-14 vote likely locks in the maps, because the Senate...

SC nurse created fake COVID vaccine cards, indictment says

Dec. 02, 2021 13:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An employee of a South Carolina skilled nursing and rehabilitation center has pleaded not guilty after she was indicted on federal charges of creating false COVID-19 vaccination cards. The State newspaper reported that the indictment says Tammy...