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Tigers and Commodores fight for bowl eligibility

Nov. 9, 2018 2:13 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri had been lacking a signature win in quarterback Drew Lock's final season, losing late on the road against South Carolina and two weeks ago to Kentucky. The moment finally came last week on the road against No. 11 Florida, when the Tigers seemed to put everything together for...

FBI names special agent in charge of Memphis office

Nov. 8, 2018 4:08 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The FBI says a new special agent has been named to head the field office in Memphis, Tennessee. FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement Wednesday that M.A. "Mo" Myers will serve as the special agent in charge of the Memphis Field Office. Myers entered the FBI in 1996 and was...

South Carolina paper prints incorrect US House victor

Nov. 7, 2018 11:24 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Publication deadlines led a South Carolina newspaper to go to print showing the wrong winner for what turned out to be the state's most significant call in this year's midterm elections. The State newspaper in Columbia printed its Wednesday edition with the headline, "Arrington goes...

Charleston Southern beats NAIA Columbia International 100-68

Nov. 6, 2018 10:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Travis McConico and Duncan LeXander each scored 17 points and Charleston Southern beat NAIA Columbia International 100-68 on Tuesday night in a season opener. McConico sank five of CSU's 16 3-pointers and Deontaye Buskey added three 3-pointers and 11 points. Christian Keeling was...

Akron faces South Carolina Dec. 1 for storm canceled game

Nov. 2, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina will play Akron at home on Dec. 1 to make up for its September contest cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. The Gamecocks announced the addition Friday. South Carolina was scheduled to face Marshall on Sept. 15, but called the game off in midweek as the one-time...

Suspect waives hearing in shooting of 7 officers

Oct. 31, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — The suspect in the shooting of seven law enforcement officers in South Carolina has refused to take part in a hearing, and a magistrate ruled he abandoned his right to the session. News outlets report that 74-year-old Fred Hopkins refused to participate in Wednesday's hearing in...

South Carolina governor candidates clash in final debate

Oct. 25, 2018 10:24 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In the closing days before the Nov. 6 general election, the men vying to be South Carolina's next governor have given voters their final chance to see a side-by-side comparison of their stance on issues including tax cuts, medical marijuana and tariffs proposed by the Trump...

South Carolina adds 2nd billionaire with huge jackpot ticket

Oct. 24, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The number of billionaires in South Carolina may have doubled overnight — at least before taxes — after a lottery ticket sold in the state won the $1.537 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The ticket, sold at the KC Mart in Simpsonville, matched all six numbers...

2nd police officer dies after South Carolina ambush attack

Oct. 23, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A wounded police officer died Monday following 19 days in the hospital and multiple surgeries, after she was ambushed while approaching an upscale South Carolina home to question a man in a child sex assault case. Florence County Sheriff's Investigator Farrah Turner was one of seven...

AP Interview: Sanders foresees 'progressive' South Carolina

Oct. 20, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two years after a tough loss in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders returned Saturday to the state where he said his progressive message is resonating more strongly than before. In an interview with The Associated Press following a rally attended by...