Latest South Carolina News

Hadley has 4-shot lead at delayed Palmetto Championship

Jun. 12, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Chesson Hadley moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour victory in seven years, opening a four-stroke lead over Harris English and six over Dustin Johnson on Sunday in the rain-delayed Palmetto Championship at Congaree. Hadley, English, Johnson...

Dallas Baptist rallies past Virginia 6-5 in super regional

Jun. 12, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Andrew Benefield homered in the seventh inning on Saturday and Dallas Baptist rallied for a 6-5 win over Virginia in Game 1 of the Columbia Super Regional that was delayed almost four hours due to weather. It was the Patriots’ first win in a...

More judicial circuits could split after Columbia exits

Jun. 12, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Leaders in counties in at least three other Georgia judicial circuits are interested in splitting up after Columbia County successfully persuaded lawmakers to break it off from what had been a three-county Augusta Judicial Circuit. The Administrative...

SCDOT: Road money drops without higher electric car fees

Jun. 12, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The woman in charge of South Carolina roads is warning lawmakers that the growth in electric vehicles will mean a drop in how much the state has to spend on roads unless they make some changes. Electric cars don't pay the gas tax because they don't...

Man charged with murder after dismembered body found in shed

Jun. 12, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

DEVEREUX, Ga. (AP) — Investigators in middle Georgia have arrested a man who they say killed his roommate, cut the body into pieces and then wrapped the body parts in a plastic bag that was left in a shed behind a house. The Union-Recorder of...

End of COVID-19 emergency means end of curbside beer in SC

Jun. 12, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster's decision to end the COVID-19 state of emergency in South Carolina means it's back to being illegal to buy beer and wine outside of a store. During the pandemic, McMaster's emergency order allowed grocery and other stores to...

Project helps SC teen who died become an Eagle Scout

Jun. 12, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of Chester County, SC, residents stood in the hot sun last Sunday afternoon to remember Evan Bass and unveil the project he started before he died -- a prayer building behind the Chester County Coroner’s Office. ...

Hadley 2 shots in front of DJ at Palmetto Championship

Jun. 11, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Chesson Hadley is off to his best start on the PGA Tour since 2016, shooting a 5-under 66 on Friday for a two-stroke lead over Dustin Johnson in the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. Hadley was at 11-under 131 at Congaree Golf Club, his lowest...

Governor signs law giving Nevada 1st presidential primary

Jun. 11, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed a law that would make Nevada the first state to vote in the 2024 presidential primary contests, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their leadoff spots. Signing the law is a gamble. ...

Ortiz, Virginia look to continue momentum vs Dallas Baptist

Jun. 11, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Devin Ortiz cemented his spot in Virginia baseball lore in a win-or-go-home game that allowed the Cavaliers to advance to this weekend’s NCAA super regional. The senior from Nutley, New Jersey, embodies the resiliency the Cavaliers (33-24) have demonstrated during a...