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Lancaster County sheriff, officer awarded state honors

Dec. 04, 2021 10:29 AM EST

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — Both the sheriff and an officer at a South Carolina sheriff's office have been honored by a state law enforcement group. Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile received an award for ethics and excellence and Lt. Christy Rogers was named officer of...

Before redistricting, change of power coming in SC Senate

Dec. 04, 2021 10:18 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before the South Carolina Senate takes up redistricting Monday, the chamber's president will likely step down to take charge of its most powerful committee. Senators expect Harvey Peeler of Gaffney, now the chamber's longest serving Republican at...

Christmas bar with 100,000 holiday lights opens in Columbia

Dec. 04, 2021 00:11 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As it turns out, sometimes a cocktail goes down just a little easier when you are surrounded by 100,000 Christmas lights. The holiday season has arrived at 1556 Main St. in Columbia, where the Miracle on Main pop-up Christmas bar has set up shop...

Furman tops College of Charleston 91-88 in OT

Dec. 03, 2021 23:01 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jalen Slawson had a career-high 33 points plus 13 rebounds as Furman edged past College of Charleston 91-88 in overtime on Friday night. Alex Hunter scored a career-high 25 points for Furman (6-2). Mike Bothwell added 19 points, including a...

Boston leads No. 1 South Carolina to 65-44 win over Wildcats

Dec. 03, 2021 21:57 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley knows about point guards. And the Hall of Famer saw all she needed the past few seasons to tell her 6-foot-4 Laeticia Amihere had the makeup to direct top-ranked South Carolina on the court. Amihere, starting for injured point guard...

Clemson WR Ladson, QB Phommachanh leaving football program

Dec. 03, 2021 16:16 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting receiver Frank Ladson Jr. and backup quarterback Taisun Phommachanh are leaving the program. Team spokesman Ross Taylor said Friday the pair have entered the NCAA transfer portal. Ladson is a 6-foot-3 junior...

Police: Mother kills 6-year-old son with deer rifle

Dec. 03, 2021 12:47 PM EST

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother has been charged with murder after investigators said she shot and killed her 6-year-old son with a deer rifle, saying she wanted to send him to heaven, investigators said. Mary Rosborough's brother told police his sister...

Dry weather has SC firefighters worried about outdoor fires

Dec. 03, 2021 11:58 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Firefighters are urging people in South Carolina to be extra careful if they burn yard debris or set other fires over the weekend. The state Forestry Commission did not issue any red flag alerts as of Friday because winds aren't expected to be high...

Police: Substitute asked student to come home and smoke weed

Dec. 03, 2021 11:51 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A 43-year-old high school substitute teacher in South Carolina has been arrested after she put her breasts on a student as he filmed dances in class and asked another student to come to her home and smoke marijuana with her, police said. The...

Wily coyote climbs bridge, eludes animal control officers

Dec. 03, 2021 10:12 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a coyote who climbed to the top of a Charleston bridge managed to elude animal control officers who tried to capture it. Charleston police say they received multiple calls from motorists about a dog on the Don Holt Bridge...