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Man accused of driving drunk in fire truck, crashing it

Sep. 21, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

STARR, S.C. (AP) — A man in South Carolina has been accused of driving a fire truck while drunk and crashing it, authorities said. John Russell Hendrix Jr., 36, has been charged with driving under the influence, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said. ...

Clemson DT Davis out with bicep injury, RB Dixon to transfer

Sep. 20, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting defensive tackle Tyler Davis will miss up to two months with a torn bicep tendon, and reserve tailback Lyn-J Dixon plans to transfer, coach Dabo Swinney said Monday. Swinney announced the moves for the ninth-ranked Tigers on his...

Consultants sued over 2018 deaths of women in sheriff's van

Sep. 20, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

The estates of two South Carolina women who drowned while locked in the back of a sheriff’s department van during Hurricane Florence have filed lawsuits alleging negligence by a company that created policies and procedures for the law enforcement agency. The lawsuits...

Shooting in South Carolina town leaves 1 dead, 7 others hurt

Sep. 20, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

YEMASSEE, S.C. (AP) — Police were searching for suspects after a shooting left one person dead and seven others injured — including several children — in the small town of Yemassee. The shooting happened early Sunday morning, when an argument began and then...

A school board may ask S.C to reverse mask mandate ban

Sep. 20, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A school board in South Carolina will consider asking the Legislature to drop what amounts to a ban on school mask mandates to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The State newspaper reports that the Lexington County School District 1 board surveyed...

No. 9 Clemson's offensive attack struggles to find end zone

Sep. 20, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 9 Clemson can't find the end zone, something that had come so easily for the Tigers the past few seasons. Clemson (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) was among top five in points scored from 2018-20, averaging almost 44 points a game. That's...

Man's body found in ravine behind Upstate apartment building

Sep. 20, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man’s body was found in a ravine behind a Greenville County apartment building in the Gantt area. Greenville County sheriff’s investigators opened a death investigation Monday after the body was found by...

Toddler drowns on lake on Georgia-South Carolina line

Sep. 20, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has drown in a lake on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The drowning happened Sunday afternoon on Lake Hartwell, WYFF-TV reported. The coroner in Georgia’s Stephens County identified her as...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: No. 1 rarely slips after ranked win

Sep. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

The teams that started the season ranked in the top four all won Saturday, none in particularly impressive fashion. The result Sunday was Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropped in The Associated Press college football poll for the second time this season. The...

Heart attack led SC man to create no-salt barbecue seasoning

Sep. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

PIEDMONT, S.C. (AP) — No salt. Low salt. This is a mantra for one Upstate man after a heart attack and two strokes prompted him to create barbecue seasoning that fits into heart-healthy nutrition guidelines. Robert Hoefer Jr. of Piedmont is the creator of Carolina...