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Clemson professor wants to get rid of invasive tree species

Feb. 23, 2020 12:01 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A university professor wants to rid Clemson of Bradford Pear Trees, an invasive species that's spread throughout the entire Upstate and most states east of the Mississippi. David Coyle, assistant professor of forest health and invasive species, is spearheading the Bradford Pear...

Bothwell's layup lifts Furman over Wofford 67-66

Feb. 22, 2020 2:49 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Mike Bothwell scored 18 points, including a game-winning layup with 12 seconds left, and Furman came from behind to beat Wofford 67-66 on Saturday. Trailing 33-26 at halftime, the Paladins (23-6, 13-3 Southern Conference) tied it at 61 on Jalen Slawson's free throw with 2:51 to go...

Police: Man arrested, accused of setting woman on fire

Feb. 20, 2020 7:28 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Policein South Carolina arrested a man accused of breaking into a woman's home, pouring a flammable liquid on her and then setting her on fire. Christopher William Crouchman, 31, was being held Thursday morning in Greenville County on an attempted murder charge, according to jail...

Furman keeps rolling downing Chattanooga 58-53

Feb. 15, 2020 7:22 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Noah Gurley scored 14 points and Jalen Slawson scored 13 and Furman won its seventh straight with a 58-53 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. The Paladins are 15-2 in their last 17 games and only once this year have they lost two straight. The Mocs built an early 13-4 lead when Matt...

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

SC lawmakers reject naming interchange for Trump or Obama

Feb. 6, 2020 1:44 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small group of South Carolina lawmakers Thursday killed competing bills that would have named one of the state's busiest intersections after either President Donald Trump or former President Barack Obama. The members of the House Invitations and Memorial Resolutions Committee agreed...

Gurley carries Furman over Mercer 79-57

Feb. 5, 2020 10:04 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Noah Gurley had 15 points to lead five Furman players in double figures as the Paladins romped past Mercer 79-57 on Wednesday night. Jalen Slawson and Jordan Lyons, who became Furman's all-time leader in 3-pointers, added 13 points apiece for the Paladins (19-5, 9-2 Southern...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on human trafficking in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump or Obama? Lawmakers fight over SC interchange name

Feb. 3, 2020 7:42 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — “President Donald J. Trump Interchange" or “President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama Interchange?" That is the soon-to-be fiercely debated question for state lawmakers in South Carolina whose preferences fall along clear partisan lines. Each of the...

Greenville grapples with homelessness amid its rapid growth

Feb. 3, 2020 12:01 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — It’s a crisp mid-December Wednesday in Greenville, South Carolina, and for as far as the eye can see, household items abound. White chairs are stacked neatly on top of one another. A pair of navy blue Nikes lay ready for someone to lace them up. A small round wooden table at...

Prosecutor appeals overturning of SC's forfeiture laws

Feb. 2, 2020 10:39 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor is appealing to the South Carolina Supreme Court a lower court's ruling that the state's forfeiture laws are not legal. Last year, Circuit Judge Steven John ruled the state and U.S. constitutions were violated by a law that allows police departments to take cash, cars,...

Lyons scores 26, Furman beats VMI 74-72 in OT

Jan. 29, 2020 10:40 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Lyons scored 26 points and Furman overcame cold shooting from 3-point range to beat VMI 74-72 in overtime Wednesday night. Clay Mounce had 14 points and eight rebounds and Noah Gurley scored five of his 13 points for Furman in OT. The Paladins (18-5, 8-2 Southern...