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SC's 2nd largest school district to start enforcing masks

Sep. 17, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Starting Monday, every student in South Carolina's second largest school district will have to wear a mask inside schools or have to go to online learning. Charleston County schools passed a mask rule in August, but waited until this week to put...

Vermont police: 1 dead after 6-vehicle crash in Waterbury

Sep. 17, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police troopers are investigating a six-vehicle crash that killed a 67-year-old man from South Carolina. The crash on Vermont Route 100 in Waterbury was reported Thursday just before 2 p.m., police said. A...

Lawyer Murdaugh exits jail after $10M insurance fraud arrest

Sep. 16, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Instead of a suit and tie, lawyer Alex Murdaugh found himself in a jail jumpsuit Thursday in a cramped South Carolina courtroom, struggling to wipe tears from his eyes with handcuffed wrists as his lawyer detailed how his life crumbled over the past three months. ...

SC senate plans October special session; masks not on agenda

Sep. 16, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators plan to return to the Statehouse next month for a special session on spending federal COVID-19 relief money and redistricting. But one thing not on the agenda at the moment for the Oct. 12 session is any discussion of mask...

No. 2 Georgia hopes to avoid huge upset vs South Carolina

Sep. 16, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

South Carolina (2-0) at No. 2 Georgia (2-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Georgia by 31 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Georgia leads 52-19-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? In the first of...

South Carolina reaches 50% vaccination rate as cases dip

Sep. 16, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Half of all South Carolinians eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are now fully inoculated, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Thursday. The benchmark puts the state closer to a 70 to 80% vaccination goal, health...

Muschamp faces old team when No. 2 Georgia hosts Gamecocks

Sep. 16, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The last time Georgia faced South Carolina, Will Muschamp had just been fired as the Gamecocks' coach. He didn't take long to land a new gig. Muschamp is now part of Kirby Smart's staff at No. 2 Georgia (2-0), which hosts South...

South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh charged in $10 million insurance fraud involving a botched shooting of himself.

Sep. 16, 2021 12:14 PM EDT
HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh charged in $10 million insurance fraud involving a botched shooting of himself.

South Carolina jail to add virus protections after ACLU deal

Sep. 16, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county jail will implement new COVID-19 protections for inmates to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other legal groups. Operators of the Spartanburg County Detention Center agreed in July...

No. 6 Clemson hopes to continue dominance of Georgia Tech

Sep. 16, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 6 Clemson is looking for some consistency on offense. Facing Georgia Tech the past few years has typically helped the Tigers find it. Clemson (1-1) has won the past six games in the series, the past three in dominant fashion including a 73-7...