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South Carolina family funneling grief into helping the needy

May. 21, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — He was known as TFew. He loved to build things. To hunt and fish and be outdoors. Friends and family say he was always smiling. Thomas Few would have been a junior at Clemson had he not slipped from the roof of a garage at the Kappa Alpha...

NC State women adding South Carolina transfer Saniya Rivers

May. 20, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is adding South Carolina transfer and former McDonald's All-American Saniya Rivers to its women's basketball program. The school announced Rivers' addition Friday. She'll be immediately eligible to play for the upcoming season with three...

Ex-'American Idol' star charged in crash granted bond

May. 20, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge granted bond on Friday to the former “American Idol” contestant accused of barreling into a man with his pickup truck and killing him. Caleb Kennedy, 17, received a $50,000 bond and was ordered to receive mental...

Woman, daughter arrested in bullying dispute at a SC school

May. 20, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

DALZELL, S.C. (AP) — A 67-year-old South Carolina woman and her daughter face charges of assault after a dispute over bullying at a middle school, police said. Mamie Smith and her daughter, Whitley Smith, 37, both of Sumter, were charged Wednesday with third-degree assault by mob...

Ex-deputy gets 18 years after detainees drown in locked van

May. 19, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy in South Carolina whose police van was swept away by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, drowning two women seeking mental health treatment trapped in a cage in the back was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison. A Marion County...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 19, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. May 18, 2022. Editorial: Show us the money Knock knock. Who’s there? PR Firm. PR Firm who? Karl Allen’s PR firm, that’s who. Now go away. Not a funny knock-knock joke?...

Ex-NFL head coach Kitchens joins South Carolina as analyst

May. 18, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has joined South Carolina as a senior analyst. The school announced the addition of Kitchens on Wednesday. Kitchens has worked in the NFL since 2006, most recently with the New York Giants....

S. Carolina tries early voting even as other states restrict

May. 18, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina election officials are preparing for early voting for the first time in next month's primaries, expanding the ability to vote in an era when many other states are passing laws to make it harder to cast ballots. Republicans, Democrats and...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

South Carolina governor signs transgender sports ban bill

May. 17, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor has quietly signed into law a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls’ or women’s sports in public schools and colleges as the state joins about a dozen others that have passed similar laws in the past two years. ...