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Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

Sep. 26, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before. On Monday and Tuesday, those same firefighters checked on those same neighborhoods with maps...

Demoted Clemson QB Bryant misses 2nd straight practice

Sep. 25, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Demoted Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant missed his second straight practice since freshman Trevor Lawrence was picked to start for the No. 3 Tigers on Saturday against Syracuse. Bryant was given Monday's workout off by Dabo Swinney after what the coach said was an "emotional" talk...

Florence: an unwelcome visitor who refuses to leave

Sep. 25, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — For many living near South Carolina's coast, Florence is the visitor they never wanted who now refuses to leave. Eleven days after the once-fierce hurricane arrived on the coast, and more than a week after it blew north and dissipated, rivers swollen by its relentless rains are...

'Southern Charm' reality star Ravenel charged in sex assault

Sep. 25, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Reality television star Thomas Ravenel was arrested Thursday after a former nanny said he fondled her at his South Carolina home featured in his TV show "Southern Charm" nearly four years ago. Ravenel, 56, was charged with misdemeanor second-degree assault and battery, according to...

The Latest: 2 public schools in NC uninhabitable after storm

Sep. 25, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding caused by former Hurricane Florence (all times local): 4 p.m. A North Carolina school superintendent says two of the six schools in his system will have to be demolished because of water damage caused by Hurricane Florence. Jones County School Superintendent...

South Carolina poised for SEC matchup vs No. 17 Kentucky

Sep. 25, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina center Donnell Stanley is eager to correct the mistakes the Gamecocks have made in big games this season. This week would be a good time for the Gamecocks when they square off against No. 17 Kentucky. The Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) were bludgeoned by...

Kennewick checks park trees after branch falls, kills woman

Sep. 25, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — City officials and tree experts are checking the health of trees in a Kennewick park after a massive branch fell and killed a Benton City woman over the weekend. The Tri-City Herald reports that 37-year-old Stephanie Judd was sitting on her bench with her son at a festival in...

Court suspends law license for SC prosecutor facing charges

Sep. 25, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a prosecutor accused of embezzling money seized from drug defendants to pay for personal trips to Europe and the Galapagos Islands. The court issued that order Monday for 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, whose...

Soggy South Carolina to get more rain as flooding continues

Sep. 25, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

YAUHANNAH, S.C. (AP) — The soggy remnants of Florence keep causing chaos in coastal South Carolina long after the hurricane swirled ashore, with rivers still flowing far beyond their banks and a new storm gathering more rain just offshore. Authorities urged up to 8,000 people leave their homes in...

Preacher charged with assaulting wife after she kidnaps baby

Sep. 25, 2018 5:25 AM EDT

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina preacher and his wife have been jailed on separate charges related to an investigation that was triggered by the kidnapping of a 2-month-old baby. Citing a Laurens County sheriff's release, news outlets report 31-year-old Jennifer Bunting English was arrested Sept. 21...