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Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants

Jan. 11, 2022 14:59 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday. Officials with the nonprofit law center said the...

Moore, Venning carry Morgan State past SC State 88-81 in OT

Jan. 10, 2022 21:01 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Moore had 19 points as Morgan State defeated South Carolina State 88-81 in overtime on Monday night. Morgan State guard De’Torrion Ware made a game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime. The Bears made a season-high 15 3-pointers. Chad...

Corbett scores 23 to lead Coppin State past SC State 74-65

Jan. 08, 2022 18:59 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Tyree Corbett tied his season high with 23 points plus 22 rebounds as Coppin State ended its nine-game losing streak, topping South Carolina State 74-65 on Saturday. The game marked the first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference matchup of the season for both...

South Carolina resident gets ‘second chance’ after COVID-19

Jan. 03, 2022 00:06 AM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Monsherrie Brown considers herself a walking miracle after surviving a near-fatal struggle with COVID-19. She says the medical personnel at the Regional Medical Center saved her. ‘I HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT’ The Orangeburg resident entered the...

Edwards carries SC State past Tennessee St. 90-88 in OT

Dec. 18, 2021 18:38 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Rahsaan Edwards had 19 points to lead six South Carolina State players in double figures as the Bulldogs held on to beat Tennessee State 90-88 in overtime on Saturday. Jemel Davis added 14 points for the Bulldogs with nine rebounds and three blocked shots,...

In SC, Biden pledges fight for voting rights, police reform

Dec. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Friday to fight for stalled voting rights and police reform legislation, addressing graduates of South Carolina State University amid the harsh reality that months of talks with lawmakers have failed to move the measures closer to becoming law....

Person in wheelchair struck by 2 cars, killed in S. Carolina

Dec. 12, 2021 12:32 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a person in a motorized wheelchair was killed after being struck by two cars on a South Carolina Highway. The death occurred Saturday evening on S.C. Highway 33 near Orangeburg, said Master Trooper Brian Lee of the South Carolina Highway...

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...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 01, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Charleston Post and Courier. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: Deadbeats on the bench? SC chief justice’s order should spur magistrate reform We’ve seen a lot of evidence over the past few years that South Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of...

Duke Energy gives $150K of nuclear scholarships to SC State

Nov. 29, 2021 04:08 AM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Duke Energy is giving a historically Black South Carolina university $150,000 in scholarships to help train and educate new nuclear engineers. South Carolina State University said that money will provide about 15 scholarships over three years in...