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Gov McMaster makes 4 appointments to SC's election board

Dec. 13, 2018 5:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster on Thursday announced his selection of four new appointees for the board that maintains South Carolina's elections system. Among the Republican's picks are former Kershaw County Councilman John Wells, who practices law in Elgin, and retired Mount Pleasant...

Sheriff wins suit over our-of-state qualifications

Dec. 13, 2018 4:41 PM EST

MCORMICK, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court has finally removed all legal questions about the McCormick County sheriff two years after his election. The justices ruled Wednesday that Republican Clarke Stearns is legally qualified for the job because he spent 31 years as a certified law officer...

Authorities investigating death of man who fell down stairs

Dec. 13, 2018 4:29 PM EST

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a bartender in South Carolina who had fallen down a set of stairs is being investigated after they previously said it appeared to be an accident. Beaufort County Sheriff's Capt. Bob Bromage tells The Island Packet the death of 46-year-old Brian...

Police officer fired after domestic violence arrest

Dec. 13, 2018 3:16 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A police officer in South Carolina has been fired after he was arrested and charged with domestic violence. Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Director Mike Adams said he fired 43-year-old Eric Boneparte as soon as he saw the details of Saturday's arrest. A police report...

SC senators 1st new bill goes after governor appointments

Dec. 13, 2018 2:06 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Several powerful South Carolina state senators want to clarify when the governor can make appointments to state agencies and boards without their vote. They filed state Senate Bill No. 1 on Wednesday, in response to a state Supreme Court ruling saying Gov. Henry McMaster's recess...

South Carolina deputies arrest man who attacked an officer

Dec. 13, 2018 11:09 AM EST

BELTON, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in South Carolina say they've arrested a man who attacked another deputy, knocking him down and taking his gun. Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride told news outlets that officers were trying to serve an arrest warrant near Belton on Wednesday when another man...

South Carolina businessman sentenced in $1M fraud scheme

Dec. 13, 2018 10:18 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina businessman has been sentenced to federal prison for scheming investors out of more than $1 million. The State newspaper reports U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie sentenced Wade Caughman on Wednesday to nearly three years in prison on fraud and money...

3rd man arrested in South Carolina shoplifting death

Dec. 13, 2018 7:48 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A third man has been arrested in the death of an 81-year-old store employee who died last year in South Carolina while trying to stop shoplifting suspects. The Richland County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday that 49-year-old Ervan Matthew Harvey was arrested and charged with...

Bowman, Popovic carry Boston College past Columbia 82-73

Dec. 12, 2018 10:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College Jim Christian doesn't believe there's a big gap between teams in college basketball like there was when he played. He certainly wasn't going to let his team overlook an Ivy League team, especially after what happened around the country a night earlier. Ky Bowman scored 24...

SC teen pleads guilty to murder in death of father, boy

Dec. 12, 2018 8:57 PM EST

A 16-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at the South Carolina elementary school he once attended. Jesse Osborne faces 30 years to life in prison without parole when he is sentenced several months from now in an extensive...