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South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) is defended by Mississippi State guard Myah Taylor (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 South Carolina women beat No. 9 Mississippi St 81-79

Jan. 20, 2020 10:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Down nine points in the fourth quarter and close to getting run out of her building, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley didn't panic. Her top-ranked Gamecocks wouldn't let her. Tyasha Harris had a season-high 23 points and the Gamecocks rallied in the final period to win their 12th...

Wright scores 24, helps High Point hold off SC Upstate 70-62

Jan. 20, 2020 8:53 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — John-Michael Wright had 24 points, the final four coming from the free throw line in thei final minute-and-a-half, as High Point topped South Carolina Upstate 70-62 on Monday night. SC-Upstate got within two points, 59-57 with 4:12 left in the game and Bryson Mozone hit two...

3 found dead after shooting in South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2020 7:02 PM EST

PINEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Three people were found dead Monday after a shooting in South Carolina, police said. In a news release, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said the shooting occurred in Pineville, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Charleston. Authorities did not immediately release any...

Democratic presidential rivals Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders link arms during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march

Jan. 20, 2020 6:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump in...

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley talks to her team from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. South Carolina won the game 78-45. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

South Carolina, Baylor lead women's Top 25; Northwestern in

Jan. 20, 2020 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina still sits atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll, with Baylor in second place. The Gamecocks received 22 first-place votes from a 30-member media panel Monday. The Lady Bears got six. UConn moved up to third after previous No. 3 Stanford lost to Oregon by 32...

POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, UConn top women's Top 25, Oregon up to No. 4; No. 22 Northwestern joins rankings

Jan. 20, 2020 1:27 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, UConn top women's Top 25, Oregon up to No. 4; No. 22 Northwestern joins rankings.
Senate President Harvey Peeler, R-Gaffney, presides over the opening day of South Carolina's 2020 legislative session on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Education overhaul bill set for debate in SC Senate

Jan. 20, 2020 10:44 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators will return to the Statehouse this week with a long, complex debate in front of them. Senate leaders have said they will take as much time as needed to debate the education overhaul bill they have been working on for nearly a year. Senate Education Committee...

Bill would raise age to get out of SC jury duty to 75

Jan. 20, 2020 9:27 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state senator wants to raise the age someone can get out of jury duty in South Carolina from 65 to 75. Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey is sponsoring the bill because people are living longer and healthier lives. “Jurors who are a little bit older but have a lot of life...

Karate master has taught Greenwood discipline for decades

Jan. 20, 2020 12:01 AM EST

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — For nearly 60 years, martial arts Master Darnell Leak has been following a message he got from God — one that’s taught him a lifetime of discipline and strength. When he was a 10-year-old boy living in Greenwood, he said he wasn’t exactly a fighter. He was a...

Accreditation board: McMaster had undue influence on search

Jan. 19, 2020 2:50 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The group that awards accreditation the University of South Carolina has determined Gov. Henry McMaster had undue influence on last year's search for a new president. The determination by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools means the university will have to submit a...