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House Rep. Rita Allison, R-Spartanburg, talks with a colleague on the opening day of South Carolina's 2020 legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

As SC Senate education debate meanders, House takes action

Jan. 25, 2020 1:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House isn't just sitting around doing nothing with education as the South Carolina Senate spent their week debating a bill to overhaul public education without reaching a conclusion. The House Education and Public Works committee passed a bill Wednesday that reduces...

Rising seas flood roads and force coastal SC DMV to move

Jan. 25, 2020 11:54 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A driver's license office along the South Carolina coast is closing next month in part because increasing flooding from the sea is closing nearby streets needed for road tests. The Lockwood Boulevard branch of the state Department of Motor Vehicles in Charleston will close in...

Drink ad puts Pennsylvania village on map

Jan. 25, 2020 3:05 AM EST

MARLIN, Pa. (AP) — Seltzer, Pennsylvania, is undeniably having a moment this winter. The small Schuylkill County village between Pottsville and Minersville has spent most of its 125-year existence in relative obscurity, a hamlet of 300 or so people in Norwegian Township that is boasting – these days...

Elementary student receives scholarship for cabbage growing

Jan. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — For Delmae Heights Elementary School fourth-grade student Mia Taylor, the Bonnie Third-Grade Cabbage Program really paid off. Each February, Bonnie Plants donates cabbage plants in cups to third-grade students at Delmae Height Elementary to take home and plant. Mia, who took part in...

3rd South Carolina man convicted in neighbor's 2016 slaying

Jan. 24, 2020 4:41 PM EST

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to killing his disabled neighbor, who was found wrapped in blankets and bound with duct tape in her burned home. John Dontue Priester, 27, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder and 20 years for second-degree arson on Tuesday by...

In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Schiff sets tone of impeachment case, says 'right matters'

Jan. 24, 2020 3:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few gripping minutes, Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment prosecutor against President Donald Trump, had made the restless Senate snap to attention. Voice cracking as he spoke, Schiff made an impassioned plea late Thursday for removing Trump from office, framing the choice in...

Homeowner: Airbnb guest threw party that trashed island home

Jan. 24, 2020 3:34 PM EST

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) — The owner of an island home off South Carolina's coast is suing Airbnb, claiming it only reimbursed him for a “fraction” of the damages that a guest who threw a big party did to his home. In a federal lawsuit filed this week, Scott Shaw said the party left his home...

Coroner: 13-year-old killed in suspected ‘Russian roulette'

Jan. 24, 2020 12:03 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound to the head possibly while playing “Russian roulette,” authorities in Georgia said. Samuel Tatum was pronounced dead at the hospital Monday after being admitted early Saturday morning, news outlets reported. Columbus police...

Charleston Southern tops Presbyterian 74-66

Jan. 23, 2020 10:26 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Phlandrous Fleming Jr. had 25 points as Charleston Southern topped Presbyterian 74-66 on Thursday night. Ty Jones had 12 points for Charleston Southern (10-9, 4-3 Big South Conference). Duncan LeXander added 10 points. Deontaye Buskey had nine points, six rebounds and six assists....

Winthrop wins 9th straight, beats SC Upstate 79-53

Jan. 23, 2020 10:23 PM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Hale had 17 points as Winthrop won its ninth straight game, rolling past South Carolina Upstate 79-53 on Thursday night. D.J. Burns had 14 points for Winthrop (13-7, 7-0 Big South Conference). Micheal Anumba added eight rebounds. South Carolina Upstate scored 19 second-half...