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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...

Senate panel to discuss reducing number of USC trustees

Aug. 18, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of state senators is meeting this week to discuss a bill that would cut the number of trustees overseeing the University of South Carolina by nearly half to 11. The bill was introduced in April and will likely get even more attention after trustees were nearly split on hiring...

New USC leader learns to listen and choose words carefully

Jul. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Retired Army general Bob Caslen said Monday he has learned he needs to listen more and communicate his ideas better as he moves into the civilian world to lead the University of South Carolina. A divided Board of Trustees selected Caslen on Friday after a divisive search . A number of...