Latest South Carolina News

Suit aims to reclaim money from the government for taxpayers

Oct. 22, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit seeks to get $300 million for taxpayers in a South Carolina county after the county council voted against returning fees scrapped by the state supreme court. The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in June that the Greenville County...

Former S Carolina Juvenile Justice head back to state police

Oct. 22, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Freddie Pough, who resigned under pressure as head of South Carolina’s Office of Juvenile Justice, is returning to state police. Pough will begin work Nov. 2 as a senior investigator for the State Law Enforcement Division, where he was an...

Powerful South Carolina lawmaker Leatherman in hospice care

Oct. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, South Carolina's oldest and most powerful state lawmaker, is currently receiving hospice care after the discovery of what colleagues described as an inoperable cancer. Leatherman's staff notified a handful of lawmakers...

Aggies look to improve to 8-0 in series with South Carolina

Oct. 21, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

South Carolina (4-3, 1-3 SEC) at No. 17 Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2), Saturday at 6:30 p.m. EDT (SECN). Line: Texas A&M by 19 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Texas A&M 7-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Lawmakers: South Carolina redistricting lawsuit is premature

Oct. 21, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leading South Carolina Republican lawmakers are dismissing allegations they are taking too long to draw new congressional and legislative districts, arguing that legal action should be held off until new lines are actually drawn. The response came...

Former grad assistant back at QB for SC against No. 17 A&M

Oct. 21, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Former graduate assistant coach-turned-quarterback Zeb Noland returned to the field on South Carolina’s final drive last week against Vanderbilt to lead the Gamecocks to a win that snapped a nine-game Southeastern Conference skid. ...

South Carolina, Martin want to be physical hoops team again

Oct. 21, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin has bounced back from the worst season of his career. He believes his Gamecocks are ready to do the same thing on the court. Martin had COVID-19 twice, including a stretch in January during the disjointed,...

Juvenile guards wanted: Must endure long shifts, violence

Oct. 20, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Looking for work in South Carolina? Juvenile Justice corrections officers get $35,000 a year to start, but the shifts are grueling and violence is an ever-present danger. The acting head of South Carolina’s Office of Juvenile Justice says she...

Clemson, Brownell look to keep ACC momentum growing

Oct. 20, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Brad Brownell acknowledged the water took a lot longer to boil on his men's basketball program than he would've liked. These days, Brownell believes the Tigers have a rising basketball brand that stands strong in the powerhouse Atlantic...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...