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Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision

Jan. 23, 2019 12:18 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even before he announces whether he's a 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders is working to avoid the drubbing that South Carolina's African-American voters handed him in 2016. A day after speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally in the state capital on Monday,...

Sheriff: 2 dead children found buried behind Georgia home

Dec. 21, 2018 5:47 PM EST

GUYTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says the bodies of two children have been found buried behind a Guyton home. Effingham County sheriff's officials tell news outlets the children's father, 49-year-old Elwyn Crocker; stepmother, 33-year-old Candice Crocker; stepgrandmother, 50-year-old Kim Wright; and...

School's historical re-enactment causes shooting scare

Dec. 4, 2018 10:54 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of police offices rushed to a South Carolina elementary school Tuesday after 911 dispatchers heard gunshots and someone pulled an alarm reporting a shooting on campus. But it turns out the gunfire was actually blanks being fired as part of a historical re-enactment, deputies...

Show filmed near Georgia's coast draws complaints, concerns

Dec. 1, 2018 3:01 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP) — A true crime series that's filming near Georgia's coast has drawn complaints from neighbors about vehicles speeding by their houses to reach the set. The county needs an ordinance regulating filming locations, Effingham County Commissioner Phil Kieffer said. Kieffer said he learned...