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Ex-SC prison guard charged with drug possession, inmate sex

Oct. 16, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prison guard who was fired last month has now been arrested on charges of drug possession and sexual misconduct with an inmate. The Herald reports 23-year-old Justin Jamar Bates has been booked into the same Chester County jail where he used to work until his Sept. 27...

South Carolina looks for another upset against No. 9 Florida

Oct. 15, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — While South Carolina players have enjoyed their big win over Georgia last week, the Gamecocks understand they need to build on success instead of reveling in it. "You go to sleep, you wake up and you realize you've got another game to play," said Javon Kinlaw, who was named...

Swift wants more creative play-calling from No. 10 Georgia

Oct. 15, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — D'Andre Swift is still looking for No. 10 Georgia's offense to play its first complete game. He suggests some changes may be necessary to make that happen. Swift, the leader of the Bulldogs' running attack, would like to see the offense be less predictable in Saturday night's game...

Media panel picks South Carolina to win SEC women's title

Oct. 15, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — South Carolina is projected to win the Southeastern Conference women's basketball championship, according to a media panel's preseason poll. The panel also named Texas A&M guard Chennedy Carter as the SEC's preseason player of the year. Carter received 14 of the 17 votes....

Supreme Court lets US stop work on $8B SC nuclear fuel plant

Oct. 15, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The federal government does not have to restart construction on a nuclear fuel facility in South Carolina that it abandoned after spending nearly $8 billion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The justices refused without comment to hear South Carolina's appeal of a lower court...

Police: Kidnapped Georgia mom, children found in S. Carolina

Oct. 15, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a kidnapped mother and her two children have been found in South Carolina. News outlets report 23-year-old Yajaira Lira Ramirez and her two toddlers were found Monday afternoon in Hardeeville, South Carolina after being kidnapped around 2 a.m. Monday in...

South Carolina inmate accused of killing cellmate

Oct. 15, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say an inmate accused of slaying a New Jersey gas clerk killed his cellmate during a fight. News outlets report 23-year-old Marcus Antonio Wright was charged with murder in the death of Matthew Williams at Lieber Correctional Institute in Dorchester...

Sen. Lindsey Graham posts record $3.29M fundraising haul

Oct. 15, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has posted what his campaign says is a record-setting fundraising haul as he seeks a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Graham's $3.29 million raised in the third quarter of this year is the most raised in a single quarter by any candidate in South...

Police officers face gunfire twice in less than 24 hours

Oct. 15, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Police officers in one South Carolina city say they have faced gunfire twice in less than 24 hours. Florence Police say no one was hurt in either shooting. Authorities say the first shooting happened Monday evening as officers served a drug warrant. Police Chief Allen Heidler said...

Clemson's Swinney going with 2 kickers against Louisville

Oct. 15, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he will used kicker B.T. Potter on kickoffs and long field goal tries when the third-ranked Tigers play at Louisville this week. Swinney angrily shouted at Potter after he missed a 24-yard kick right before halftime in a 45-14 win over Florida State on...