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Indictments: Sheriff took money, spent on food, window tint

Apr. 24, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff was indicted Wednesday after authorities said his chief deputy reported he was using county funds and drug seizure money to buy groceries, window tinting and other personal items. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was charged with two felony counts of...

Emotional eulogies highlight funeral of SC's Fritz Hollings

Apr. 16, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State University. Clyburn, now the majority whip and third...

The Latest: Hollings recalled as leader whose views evolved

Apr. 16, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Speaking through tears, U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn has remembered his political mentor Fritz Hollings as a strong leader who was capable of transformative change on the issue of race....

Mourners and friends pay homage to Fritz Hollings

Apr. 15, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As a line of mourners paid tribute Monday to former Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, 97-year-old Bishop Frederick Calhoun James made a special effort to honor a man he considered his dear friend. Gingerly standing up from his wheelchair in a second-floor lobby of South Carolina's...

The Latest: Former Gov. Riley remembers Hollings' loyalty

Apr. 15, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings (all times local): 6 p.m. Several hundred people have filed past the casket of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings to pay respects to the former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator who died this month at age 97. Hollings'...

Mourners pay respects to SC's Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings

Apr. 14, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Family, friends and former colleagues have paid their respects at a visitation for Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to six terms in the U.S. Senate. The Post and Courier newspaper reports the family of the...

Panthers coach visits SC capitol as incentives considered

Apr. 11, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers take time to honor their sports heroes almost daily, but Thursday's welcome to the Carolina Panthers carried higher stakes: Some legislators are trying to entice the North Carolina team to move its practice facility and headquarters across state lines....

SC senator questions benefits analysis of Panthers HQ move

Apr. 10, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state senator said Wednesday he still isn't convinced an economic incentive bill meant to lure the NFL's Carolina Panthers practice fields and team headquarters to South Carolina is a worthwhile deal for taxpayers. Democratic state Sen. Dick Harpootlian of Columbia retained his own...

Former Vice President Biden to deliver Fritz Hollings eulogy

Apr. 8, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver a eulogy at the funeral of U.S. Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, one of his closest confidants in the chamber. Andy Brack tells The Associated Press that Biden will deliver remarks at the April 16 service for Hollings, who died...

Reaction to the death of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings of SC

Apr. 6, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Reaction to the death of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, a longtime South Carolina governor and U.S. senator who died Saturday at the age of 97: "I was saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and former colleague Senator Fritz Hollings. Fritz was a fixture in the Senate for nearly...