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Wofford jets away to fast start, topples Furman 66-52

Jan. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chevez Goodwin scored 18 points and Nathan Hoover 17 as Wofford led from wire-to-wire and knocked off Southern Conference leader Furman, 66-52 Friday night. Trevor Stumpe, who finished with 11 points for the Terriers (12-7, 4-2) scored on a putback before the game was a minute old,...

Clemson running back Travis Etienne scores past LSU defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Two-time ACC player of the year Etienne returning to Clemson

Jan. 17, 2020 8:22 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his senior season. Etienne, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior running back from Jennings, Louisiana, announced his decision on social media Friday. Etienne's teammate, cornerback A.J....

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,, center, speaks as fellow candidates businessman Tom Steyer, from left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. listen, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats announce new criteria to qualify for Feb. 7 debate

Jan. 17, 2020 5:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced its criteria for the first debate to be held after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a new pathway to the stage based off delegate pledges. As they have before, qualifiers will need to meet polling and...

Police: Note alerted teacher to gun in student's backpack

Jan. 17, 2020 10:41 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice took a 13-year-old boy into custody after another student handed a teacher a note saying the teen claimed he was going to shoot people, and police found a handgun in his backpack. An administrator and a teacher at Haut Gap Middle...

Roland leads Northeastern over Coll. Of Charleston 79-76

Jan. 16, 2020 11:02 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Roland had nine of his 33 points in the final three minutes and Northeastern edged College of Charleston 79-76 on Thursday night. Bolden Brace had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Northeastern (10-8, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive road...

Jones scores 23 to lift Radford past SC-Upstate 63-59

Jan. 16, 2020 9:30 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 23 points and made six assists, Devine Eke blocked three shots for his 100th career block and Radford beat SC Upstate 63-59 on Thursday night to win its sixth straight. Devonnte Holland grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots for the Highlanders (9-7, 4-0...

This Aug. 31, 2018, booking photo provided by the York County Sheriff's Office, in South Carolina, shows Lana Sue Clayton. Clayton pleaded guilty, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, to fatally poisoning her husband by putting eyedrops into his water for days. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison. (York County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Woman pleads guilty to poisoning husband with eye drops

Jan. 16, 2020 9:14 PM EST

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty to fatally poisoning her husband by putting eye drops into his water for days. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Lana Sue Clayton, 53, pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter and tampering with a food or drug, news outlets reported. ...

Clemson quarterback Chase Brice (7) scores a touchdown against Virginia during the second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Clemson won 62-17. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Clemson backup QB Chase Brice to transfer

Jan. 16, 2020 6:46 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson backup quarterback Chase Brice has decided to transfer, he said Thursday on social media. Brice is a 6-foot-2, 230-pound redshirt sophomore from Grayson, Georgia, who had backed up Trevor Lawrence and Kelly Bryant the past two seasons. Brice is best know for rallying Clemson...

Furman edges Western Carolina 83-79 with late run

Jan. 15, 2020 9:47 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Noah Gurley scored 13 points, including six-straight down the stretch and Furman handed Western Carolina its first Southern Conference loss 83-79 on Wednesday night. Gurley broke a tie with a layup at the 4:12 mark, his jumper made it 73-69 and he followed with two free throws at...

Darkening skies surround the Oktibbeha County Lake near Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The rain-swollen lake is keeping heavy pressure on a dam that is in danger of failing, state and local officials said Wednesday. A breach would affect an estimated 130 properties and nine highways. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Pressure building on rural north Mississippi dam

Jan. 15, 2020 6:58 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities worked to lower the level of a rain-swollen lake in rural north Mississippi on Wednesday, hoping to avoid the failure of a dam amid forecasts of more rain. An inspection of the earthen dam in Oktibbeha County on Tuesday led to warnings that it was in danger of failing...