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Ratepayers fight back against utility's proposed rate hike

Jan. 28, 2020 11:19 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of customers are fighting back against a proposed rate increase for a water and sewer utility in South Carolina. Two public hearings are being held this week to discuss a request by Blue Granite Water Company to increase rates for water services by about 45% and sewer...

Man found dead in SC apartment after gun battle with police

Jan. 28, 2020 11:05 AM EST

BARNWELL, S.C. (AP) — A man has been found dead inside a South Carolina apartment a few hours after a gun battle with police trying to arrest him on an attempted murder charge, authorities said. Barnwell police and State Law Enforcement Division agents came to the Barnwell apartment Monday afternoon...

Plans for new psychiatric hospital in the Upstate on hold

Jan. 28, 2020 8:18 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Plans for a new psychiatric hospital in Greenville are on hold. Executives of Prisma Health-Upstate said last year that the $34.7 million hospital was set to open in the winter of 2020. The Greenville News reports that it was to replace the aging Marshall I. Pickens Psychiatric...

Bethune-Cookman beats S.C. State 78-74 behind Bailey

Jan. 27, 2020 10:39 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Isaiah Bailey scored 17 points and made four assists and Bethune-Cookman beat South Carolina State 78-74 on Monday night. Cletrell Pope and Joe French scored 15 points apiece for the Wildcats (10-11, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who shot 68% from the field (27 of 40) and...

This undated photo provided by the Darlington County Detention Center, in Darlington, S.C., shows Darius Grant Dickey. Police say they have arrested two suspects, including Dickey, in a weekend shooting that killed two people and wounded several others at a South Carolina bar, early Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (Darlington County Detention Center via AP)

2 arrested in SC bar shooting that killed 2 and wounded 4

Jan. 27, 2020 8:17 PM EST

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Police have arrested two suspects in a weekend shooting that killed two people and wounded several others at a South Carolina bar, authorities said. The suspects were taken into custody Monday for the shooting that happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at Mac's Lounge in Hartsville, said...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2007, file photo, then presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, shares a laugh with Greenwood County, S.C., Council Woman, Edith Childs, right, whom he credited with giving him the idea for his popular

Woman behind 'fired up' Obama campaign chant backs Steyer

Jan. 27, 2020 5:06 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina woman credited with popularizing a memorable slogan and chant that epitomized the 2008 presidential campaign of then-Sen. Barack Obama has endorsed Tom Steyer's bid for the White House. The billionaire climate activist’s campaign told The Associated Press on...

Arrest made in pregnant South Carolina woman's strangulation

Jan. 27, 2020 4:53 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the slaying nearly five years ago of a pregnant South Carolina woman who was found strangled in her home, state agents said Monday. The charge came after prosecutors asked for an independent review of the slaying because of misconduct by the...

Deputies shoot at SC man who fired into girlfriend's home

Jan. 27, 2020 2:30 PM EST

INDIAN LAND, S.C. (AP) — A man who fired a gun into his girlfriend's home and briefly held her, her mother and young son hostage was wounded by police officers who shot him during a gunbattle, authorities said. Joshua James Hendricks III was released from the hospital less than a day after he was wounded,...

POLL ALERT: Oregon jumps UConn to No. 3 in women's AP Top 25 basketball poll, South Carolina and Baylor remain 1-2

Jan. 27, 2020 1:00 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Oregon jumps UConn to No. 3 in women's AP Top 25 basketball poll, South Carolina and Baylor remain 1-2.

Deputies: Dead and malnourished cows found, man charged

Jan. 27, 2020 6:03 AM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been accused of having a dozen malnourished cows and improperly burying several cows that had recently died. David Howard Walker, 81, turned himself in Saturday to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, news outlets reported. Animal control officials...