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Frenetic last SC General Assembly day sees trustee bill fail

May. 12, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Time ran out for South Carolina senators as they tried to pass a bill that would restructure the University of South Carolina's board on Thursday, the frenetic final day of the 2022 General Assembly session. Gov. Henry McMaster's desk filled quickly on the...

Senate has own plan for Univ. of South Carolina trustees

Apr. 21, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate appears to have a different idea on how to revamp the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. The Senate's plan still kicks all the trustees off the board at the end of June 2023 and trims the number of seats similar to the...

5 Univ. of South Carolina trustees can't run for reelection

Apr. 19, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Five University of South Carolina trustees won’t be allowed to run for reelection next month after some powerful lawmakers felt they were responsible for hiring a president who crudely criticized the school and left in less than two years and interfered in daily school...

Human remains discovered in Beaufort County

Apr. 12, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after human remains were discovered in Beaufort County. The remains were found around 6 p.m. Monday in a wooded area near a marsh off in the Shell Point area, WCSC-TV reported. Beaufort County sheriff’s officials and the...

Bill to fire Univ. of SC trustees is on House's fast track

Apr. 05, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A proposal to fire all trustees from the University of South Carolina board has been put on a fast track by the South Carolina House a week after a hearing where lawmakers didn't hide their anger about spending and what they felt is interference in daily affairs. ...

Transgender athlete ban heads to South Carolina Senate floor

Mar. 23, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After nearly two years of work, supporters of a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls' and women's sports in South Carolina high schools and public colleges have gotten a proposal out of committee. But the bill as written — especially...

Grant aimed at reducing racial disparity in lung cancer

Mar. 15, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A $1 million grant has been awarded to Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center to study ways to reduce the disparity in lung cancer that affects Black residents. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the grant is part of a total $3 million...

Woman is killed, 4 others are hurt in shooting at party

Mar. 15, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A woman is dead and four people are injured after an argument at a party escalated into a shooting, Columbia police said. The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at the Greene Crossing Apartments near the University of South Carolina campus, WIS-TV...

Kennesaw State's interim president sole finalist for top job

Mar. 09, 2022 12:55 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — The interim president of Kennesaw State University has been named the sole finalist for the permanent position. The Georgia Board of Regents and University System of Georgia made the announcement Tuesday of Kathy “Kat” Schwaig as the sole finalist in the...

U of South Carolina grad’s story goes viral on Humans of NY

Mar. 06, 2022 00:08 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Humans of New York serialized story unfolding on Facebook Thursday was so salacious and heartfelt, people set aside plans for the day to wait for the next installment. And surprise, surprise the Cinderella-like story has ties to South Carolina and the...