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SC judge rules emergency must be proven before agenda change

Jan. 18, 2020 10:38 AM EST

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — A judge in a Freedom of Information Act case has ruled a two-thirds vote isn't enough for city and county councils to change an agenda during a meeting. The North Augusta City Council was sued after it added work on a dam to a list of items to be covered by the extension of a...

Daylight Saving Time all year? SC wants, Congress must agree

Jan. 18, 2020 10:35 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers want the state's residents to stop turning their clocks forward and backward each year. But it will take a law from Congress to do it. The South Carolina House gave final approval Wednesday to a bill saying the state will make daylight saving time year round...

Interim Greenville Sheriff reflects on his time in office

Jan. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Johnny Mack Brown opened the door to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office nearly two years ago expecting to step into a discouraged agency. The smiles he saw when he walked in took him by surprise. The sitting sheriff, Will Lewis, in April 2018 was indicted and suspended...

Wofford jets away to fast start, topples Furman 66-52

Jan. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chevez Goodwin scored 18 points and Nathan Hoover 17 as Wofford led from wire-to-wire and knocked off Southern Conference leader Furman, 66-52 Friday night. Trevor Stumpe, who finished with 11 points for the Terriers (12-7, 4-2) scored on a putback before the game was a minute old,...

Clemson running back Travis Etienne scores past LSU defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Two-time ACC player of the year Etienne returning to Clemson

Jan. 17, 2020 8:22 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his senior season. Etienne, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior running back from Jennings, Louisiana, announced his decision on social media Friday. Etienne's teammate, cornerback A.J....

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,, center, speaks as fellow candidates businessman Tom Steyer, from left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. listen, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats announce new criteria to qualify for Feb. 7 debate

Jan. 17, 2020 5:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced its criteria for the first debate to be held after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a new pathway to the stage based off delegate pledges. As they have before, qualifiers will need to meet polling and...

SC’s largest hospital system lays off 327 employees

Jan. 17, 2020 1:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s largest private health system is laying off 327 employees. Prisma Health said the eliminated positions affect all departments — both administrative and medical — and all locations, both in the Midlands and Upstate. The hospital system declined to...

Police: Note alerted teacher to gun in student's backpack

Jan. 17, 2020 10:41 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice took a 13-year-old boy into custody after another student handed a teacher a note saying the teen claimed he was going to shoot people, and police found a handgun in his backpack. An administrator and a teacher at Haut Gap Middle...

Steyer campaigns in N Carolina for second straight weekend

Jan. 17, 2020 4:26 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer is coming to North Carolina for the second weekend in a row. The billionaire environmental activist planned events for Friday and Saturday in Charlotte before heading to South Carolina for campaign stops through Monday. Steyer came to...

Roland leads Northeastern over Coll. Of Charleston 79-76

Jan. 16, 2020 11:02 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Roland had nine of his 33 points in the final three minutes and Northeastern edged College of Charleston 79-76 on Thursday night. Bolden Brace had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Northeastern (10-8, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive road...