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Statehouse committee to probe Caslen's hiring

Oct. 7, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A committee created Monday will review the controversial hiring of new University of South Carolina President Robert Caslen. The State reports that South Carolina Senate President Harvey Peeler created a special committee to conduct the review at the request of state Sen. Darrell...

Longtime SC sheriff dies at 73

Sep. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A longtime sheriff in South Carolina has died after a brief illness. The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office confirmed the death Thursday of Sheriff A. Lane Cribb at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was 73. News outlets report Cribb had been sheriff of Georgetown County...

University wedding planning class chooses lucky couple

Sep. 15, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina students taking a wedding planning class have chosen the couple that will receive a free wedding. The school's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management picks out a couple each year. The 2019 couple is Jillian Owens and Brian Morris. They met at...

USC student helped Americans in Iraq. He might be sent back.

Sep. 14, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zaid Alibadi risked his life to help the American troops serving in his native Iraq. The U.S. government recognized the danger he faced when it admitted his mother and brother to the country as refugees who faced reprisals because of Alibadi's association with the U.S. military. But...