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Police look for burglary suspect who escaped from hospital

Oct. 28, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in Greenwood are looking for a burglary and domestic violence suspect who escaped police custody after he told officers he ingested an illegal substance and was brought to the hospital. Police discovered Alexander Lanier was no longer...

US soldier back in SC to face charges in relatives' deaths

Oct. 27, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A soldier in the U.S. Army is back in South Carolina from a post in Germany to face charges he killed his grandfather and great-grandmother 16 months ago. Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey says 24-year-old Gene Alexzander “Alex” Scott was...

Second student arrested after gun found at SC high school

Oct. 27, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A second student faces charges after a firearm that was found at Richland Northeast High School. A 14-year-old girl has been charged with possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a pistol under 18, and unlawful carry of a pistol,...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Oct. 27, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Oct. 23, 2021. Editorial: How will SC carry out the death penalty? Execution details must remain in public view South Carolina currently has 35 souls listed on its “Death Row Roster,” a single-page document that lists inmates...

SEC: Expectations sky high for No. 1 South Carolina, Staley

Oct. 27, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

Dawn Staley already knows she is facing outsized expectations with what South Carolina's women's basketball program has accomplished. They come from players, fans and even the university president. Interim school President Harris Pastides, speaking...

SC Education Superintendent Spearman won't run again

Oct. 27, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Education Superintendent Molly Spearman said Wednesday she will not run for a third term, saying after 40 years of service as a teacher, lawmaker and education official she wants to devote more time to her family. Spearman, 67, made...

2 people killed in Spartanburg County shooting

Oct. 27, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two people have been killed in a shooting in South Carolina’s Upstate region, authorities said. The shooting was reported Tuesday morning on Oakway Avenue in Spartanburg County, WYFF-TV reported. Robert Geiersbach, 51, was...

Clemson RB Pace in COVID-19 protocol, out for Florida State

Oct. 26, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson leading rusher Kobe Pace will miss the game with Florida State this week as he's in COVID-19 protocol. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney announced Pace's status Tuesday. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Pace has started five games for...

Former public defender settles suit with county over firing

Oct. 26, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former assistant public defender has settled his lawsuit against his boss and Charleston County for $605,000. Beattie Butler accused Ashley Pennington, the county's top public defender, of violating his constitutional right to free speech when...

Bueckers, Boston, Clark headline AP preseason All-Americans

Oct. 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Paige Bueckers made history as a freshman and is poised for an even better sophomore season. UConn's sensational guard was the latest Huskies player to be honored as a preseason Associated Press All-America on Tuesday. She was a unanimous choice from the 29-member...