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Newberry is first SC school to add varsity women’s triathlon

Sep. 25, 2020 7:17 AM EDT

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Newberry College has announced that they will be adding women's triathlon as a new sport starting next fall, becoming the first school in South Carolina to sponsor the sport, officials said. On Wednesday, the school said they received a grant from the USA Triathlon Foundation, which...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano looks for a receiver during an NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Knoxville, Tenn. Guarantano and the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are about to find out how much having the same offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons can help a quarterback. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

No. 16 Tennessee looks for seventh straight win in opener

Sep. 24, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

No. 16 Tennessee at South Carolina, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network). Line: Tennessee by 3 1/2. Series record: Tennessee leads 26-10-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Tennessee fans have plenty of enthusiasm that third-year coach Jeremy Pruitt has the Vols pointed back in their championship direction. A victory...

Polling manager Diana Belton shows a roll of voting stickers as people arrive to vote in the Democratic presidential primary in Hopkins, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Appeals court: Witness signature required on SC mail ballots

Sep. 24, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal court on Thursday reinstated a requirement that South Carolinians voting by mail in this year's general election must obtain a witness signature for their ballots. The order from the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a ruling last week by U.S. District Judge J....

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives to meet with reporters following a Republican strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Republican efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are likely to move swiftly this week, with President Donald Trump possibly nominating a replacement within days and GOP senators hoping to jump-start the confirmation process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Politics mixes with law as Trump closes in on court pick

Sep. 24, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is infusing deliberations over his coming nomination of a new Supreme Court justice with political meaning as he aims to maximize the benefit before Nov. 3 and even secure an electoral backstop should the result be contested. Even before Justice Ruth Bader...

The South Carolina House of Representatives, led by House Speaker Jay Lucas, gavels in to the start of a two-week-long special session, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. The House debated legislation to expand voting access ahead of the November election. (AP Photo/Michelle Liu)

Broadband help passes on S. Carolina Legislature's final day

Sep. 24, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly wrapped up a most unusual 2020 session by passing a bill supporters said will help get high speed internet to hundreds of thousands of people in rural areas. The gap between cities and richer areas with good internet access and poorer, less...

AG: S. Carolina county supervisor trafficked meth on the job

Sep. 24, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a county supervisor for allegedly using government cars to run a methamphetamine trafficking operation while on the clock. Documents unsealed Thursday charged Chester County Supervisor Kenneth Shane Stuart with meth trafficking, criminal...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives to meet with reporters following a Republican strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Republican efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are likely to move swiftly this week, with President Donald Trump possibly nominating a replacement within days and GOP senators hoping to jump-start the confirmation process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP senators see political, principle gain in court fight

Sep. 23, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters. But Senate Republicans are with the voters on that. Despite Democratic cries of hypocrisy, they're hoping the battle over replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg will help them keep...

South Carolina approves 2nd round of federal COVID-19 aid

Sep. 23, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers agreed Wednesday on how to spend the remaining $693 million in federal money meant to help pay for COVID-19 expenses. Most of the money — $420 million — will go to replenish the state's unemployment fund, keeping businesses from having to pay...

A voter casts a ballot in the South Carolina primary election, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

SC witness signature order appealed as mail ballots go out

Sep. 23, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Republican leaders and the state election commission are appealing a federal court order that struck down a requirement that voters get a witness to sign their absentee ballots in the coronavirus pandemic. Their appeal poses a challenge for election officials trying...

Tidelands Health medical professionals conduct a drive-through COVID-19 testing site Friday July 17, 2020 at Myrtle Beach Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Josh Bell/The Sun News via AP)

South Carolina health agency promises new leader by November

Sep. 23, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leader of the board that directs South Carolina's health and environmental agency promised Wednesday to select a new director by November as senators questioned how the agency is handling its emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The South Carolina Department of Health...