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Cole Messina drives in 5, including go-ahead home run in 9th, and South Carolina tops Arkansas 6-5

May. 22, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Cole Messina belted a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning and South Carolina held on to defeat Arkansas 6-5 on Wednesday, the first day of double-elimination play at the SEC Tournament. Messina went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs. He drove...

Feaster is honored by SC Athletic Hall and now is focused on seeing daughter Strong play at UConn

May. 22, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Each March, Allison Feaster hears from those remembering perhaps her biggest, buzz-worthy athletic moment — when she led 16th-seeded Harvard to an upset of No. 1 Stanford at the 1998 NCAA Tournament, still the only time it has happened in the women's event. ...

Reeves hits grand slam, South Carolina eliminates Alabama 10-5 in the SEC Tournament

May. 21, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Dalton Reeves hit a grand slam, one of three South Carolina home runs in the third inning, to highlight a six-run outburst and the 10th-seeded Gamecocks eliminated seventh-seeded Alabama 10-5 in the SEC Tournament on Tuesday. South Carolina (34-21) was trailing...

South Carolina governor signs into law ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors

May. 21, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday signed into law a ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors. When the ink dried, South Carolina became the 25th state to restrict or ban such care for minors. The governor announced the signing on social...

South Carolina governor vetoes bills to erase criminal history in gun and bad check cases

May. 21, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov, Henry McMaster vetoed three bills Tuesday that would have required the erasing the records of people convicted of certain gun, fraudulent check and underage alcohol sales crimes. The three vetoes are the only ones the governor has issued...

Defending champion South Carolina to open season in Las Vegas against Michigan

May. 20, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Defending national champion South Carolina has another splashy opening planned. The Gamecocks will take on Michigan at the Hall of Fame Series Las Vegas on Nov. 4 to tip off season. A year ago, South Carolina began their undefeated, championship season by...

Nikki Haley faces a murky path forward and a key decision on whether or not to endorse Trump

May. 20, 2024 14:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is perhaps the highest-profile Republican in the nation who has refused to fall in line and endorse Donald Trump’s presidential bid. It’s unclear how long that might last. Some allies believe she may be forced to endorse him...

Noncitizen voting, already illegal in federal elections, becomes a centerpiece of 2024 GOP messaging

May. 18, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One political party is holding urgent news conferences and congressional hearings over the topic. The other says it’s a dangerous distraction meant to seed doubts before this year's presidential election. In recent months, the specter of immigrants voting...

Police conclude investigation into suicide of Boeing whistleblower

May. 17, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former Boeing manager who raised safety questions about the aircraft maker and was found dead after several days of depositions in South Carolina took his own life, police said Friday after concluding their investigation. John Barnett, 62, of Louisiana,...

Democratic South Carolina House member has law license suspended after forgery complaint

May. 17, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A legislator in South Carolina has had his law license suspended after a former client accused him of forging his signature to reach a settlement in a lawsuit without his permission. Democratic Rep. Marvin Pendarvis cannot practice law until the state...