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2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

Apr. 20, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. That's...

Charleston hires Lamar's Harmony as women's basketball coach

Apr. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Robin Harmony has left Lamar to become the women's basketball coach at College of Charleston. The school announced the move Friday. Harmony went 115-66 in six seasons at Lamar, including an 83-25 mark against Southland Conference competition. Harmony won three Southland Conference...

Emotional eulogies highlight funeral of SC's Fritz Hollings

Apr. 16, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State University. Clyburn, now the majority whip and third...

The Latest: Hollings recalled as leader whose views evolved

Apr. 16, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Speaking through tears, U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn has remembered his political mentor Fritz Hollings as a strong leader who was capable of transformative change on the issue of race....

Mourners and friends pay homage to Fritz Hollings

Apr. 15, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As a line of mourners paid tribute Monday to former Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, 97-year-old Bishop Frederick Calhoun James made a special effort to honor a man he considered his dear friend. Gingerly standing up from his wheelchair in a second-floor lobby of South Carolina's...

Mourners pay respects to SC's Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings

Apr. 14, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Family, friends and former colleagues have paid their respects at a visitation for Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to six terms in the U.S. Senate. The Post and Courier newspaper reports the family of the...

Former Vice President Biden to deliver Fritz Hollings eulogy

Apr. 8, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver a eulogy at the funeral of U.S. Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, one of his closest confidants in the chamber. Andy Brack tells The Associated Press that Biden will deliver remarks at the April 16 service for Hollings, who died...

American Keys overpowers Wozniacki to win Volvo Car Open

Apr. 7, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Madison Keys got much more than she expected at the Volvo Car Open, leaving with her first championship in two years and a successful reunion with coach Juan Todero. Keys was unsure how she would handle the season's first clay-court event — clay is not among her favorite...

Ex-Sen Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings of South Carolina dies at 97

Apr. 7, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman during...

The Latest: Beto O'Rourke says he's focused on White House

Apr. 6, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times EDT): 8 p.m. Beto O'Rourke says he hasn't thought about running for Senate in Texas if his White House bid is unsuccessful, and wants to focus fully on winning the Democratic presidential nomination. O'Rourke tells The Associated Press while campaigning in Des...