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Mine your own business at Diamond Hill in South Carolina

Jun. 14, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

ANTREVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Some people never stop playing in the dirt. Digging can be hot, dusty, tedious and filthy. And a whole lot of fun, even if the only souvenirs people take home are grimy fingernails and a thick coating of dust and sweat that...

South Africa's Higgo wins Palmetto Championship at Congaree

Jun. 13, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Garrick Higgo's day began with a call from South African golfing great Gary Player. It ended in triumph just like so many of Player's Sundays did in his Hall of Fame career. The 22-year-old Higgo won the Palmetto Championship at Congaree for his...

McGarry fans 10, Virginia beats DBU 4-0 to force Game 3

Jun. 13, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Griff McGarry struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings and Virginia beat Dallas Baptist 4-0 in Game 2 of the Columbia Super Regional on Sunday. The Cavaliers (34-25) improved to 5-0 this year in NCAA Tournament elimination games and forced a...

Myrtle Beach parking meters show booming tourism after COVID

Jun. 13, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — It may just be loose change, but parking meters are helping to show how tourism is booming along South Carolina's most popular beach after COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were lifted. Myrtle Beach collected as much in parking fees in May as they...

Family of man killed by police in his own home gets $75,000

Jun. 13, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The family of a South Carolina man who was shot and killed by police who forced their way into his home after he was the victim in a robbery and assault call has received a $75,000 wrongful death settlement. Charles Edward Rosemond Sr. fired at...

Current South Carolina state flag will keep flying, for now

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There’s a South Carolina state senator who looks at the furor over changing the design of the state flag much in the way he sees his wife. “A photograph of my wife is always different, but it’s always beautiful,” the adoring lawmaker, state...

Hadley has 4-shot lead at delayed Palmetto Championship

Jun. 12, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Chesson Hadley moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour victory in seven years, opening a four-stroke lead over Harris English and six over Dustin Johnson on Sunday in the rain-delayed Palmetto Championship at Congaree. Hadley, English, Johnson...

Dallas Baptist rallies past Virginia 6-5 in super regional

Jun. 12, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Andrew Benefield homered in the seventh inning on Saturday and Dallas Baptist rallied for a 6-5 win over Virginia in Game 1 of the Columbia Super Regional that was delayed almost four hours due to weather. It was the Patriots’ first win in a...

More judicial circuits could split after Columbia exits

Jun. 12, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Leaders in counties in at least three other Georgia judicial circuits are interested in splitting up after Columbia County successfully persuaded lawmakers to break it off from what had been a three-county Augusta Judicial Circuit. The Administrative...

SCDOT: Road money drops without higher electric car fees

Jun. 12, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The woman in charge of South Carolina roads is warning lawmakers that the growth in electric vehicles will mean a drop in how much the state has to spend on roads unless they make some changes. Electric cars don't pay the gas tax because they don't...