Latest South Carolina News

Sheriff: Man found in teen girl's closet during a drug call

Aug. 20, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Deputies in South Carolina say they found a man in a teen girl's closet while responding to a call about the smell of marijuana coming from her room. News outlets report 20-year-old Matthew Smith was charged Friday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of...

Sheriff: Investigation closed in racist videos, threat case

Aug. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff said Monday that no one else will be charged after last month's arrest of a Catholic high school student accused of making racist videos and charged with threatening to shoot people at his private school. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced at a news...

Union wins first step against Boeing over fired workers

Aug. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

A federal official is making Boeing defend itself against charges that it illegally fired workers for supporting a union at its South Carolina assembly plant. The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that there is enough merit to send the cases to trial in front of an administrative law...

SC elementary reopening despite toxic 'Trash Mountain' fire

Aug. 19, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina elementary is reopening for the first day of school despite a smoldering, toxic fire in a 50-foot trash pile at a nearby recycling center. News outlets report Beaufort County School District decided to open Okatie Elementary as scheduled on Monday. It says a sensor at...

Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population

Aug. 18, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of...

Former USC, South Carolina AD Mike McGee dies at 80

Aug. 16, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Southern California and South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee, a former Outland Trophy winner at Duke who hired Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier to lead Gamecocks football, died Friday. He was 80. The University of South Carolina announced McGee's death, while Southern...

Gamecocks tight end Kiel Pollard retiring due to spinal cyst

Aug. 16, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina tight end Kiel Pollard is giving up football after a cyst was found on his spinal cord. The Gamecocks announced Pollard's decision Friday. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Pollard sustained a small fracture in his neck last week and was expected to miss up to six weeks. But...

'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

Aug. 16, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black voters be able to reconcile their conservative religious doctrine with voting for a gay candidate for president?...

'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

Aug. 16, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In South Carolina, many religious black voters are facing a conflict between a cultural openness for same-sex marriage and their deeply held biblical convictions that could impede support for the 2020 race's only gay candidate: Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj). The historically...

Helicopter pilot becomes 1st female Marine to pilot F-35 jet

Aug. 15, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A former commercial helicopter pilot has become the first female Marine to pilot the F-35, a next-generation joint strike fighter aircraft. The Island Packet reports Capt. Anneliese Satz completed her fighter jet training this summer at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South...