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S. Carolina woman rides off to retirement on her motorcycle

Oct. 25, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Helping people realize their dream of home ownership has been Missy Stephens’ mission for 27 years. Stephens recently retired from her job at Finance of America Mortgage — The Pee Dee Mortgage Group on West Evans Street to join her husband...

Virus cases, hospitalizations decline in South Carolina

Oct. 24, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The number of new COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations are continuing to decline as the latest wave of the coronavirus appears to be waning, according to data from state health officials. The State reports that the South Carolina...

Historic Beaufort church gets $250,000 preservation grant

Oct. 24, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A 158-year-old Beaufort church has been given a $250,000 grant through a national program aimed at preserving historic houses of worship. The Island Packet reports that Tabernacle Baptist Church was among 15 churches that secured grants through The...

Comment period closing for Charleston flood fix plan

Oct. 24, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The public comment period for a proposal by the Army Corps of Engineers to abate flooding in Charleston, South Carolina is closing. The largest component of the Corps proposal unveiled last year is a seawall that would surround the peninsula,...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 24, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abington 36, Pennsbury 35 Abington Heights 41, West Scranton 0 Abraham Lincoln 28, Overbrook 0 Albert Gallatin 50, Charleroi 16 Aliquippa 42, Blackhawk 14 ...

Attendance dwindles at Joint Base Charleston’s chapel

Oct. 24, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joan Vandawaker has to pass armed guards and show a military ID to get to church on Sunday mornings. She could attend any number of houses of worship in the Charleston area, but going to the chapel at Joint Base Charleston is special for...

Wydermyer scores twice as No. 17 A&M routs Gamecocks 44-14

Oct. 24, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Ainias Smith spoke to his Texas A&M teammates about the importance of starting fast before Saturday night's game against South Carolina. Then he made sure the Aggies did just that. Smith had a 95-yard punt return...

Stout defense lifts South Carolina St over Delaware St 13-7

Oct. 23, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gavyn Zimmerman kicked two field goals, Jacory Benson had a short touchdown run and the South Carolina State defense did the rest in a 13-7 victory over Delaware State in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action on Saturday. Zimmerman's 24-yard field...

East Tennessee State rallies in fourth quarter to top Furman

Oct. 23, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Tyler Riddell threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Malik Murray with nine seconds remaining to lift East Tennessee State to a 17-13 victory over Furman on Saturday for the Buccaneers' first win in Greenville since 1997. The winning TD came on the...

South Carolina increasing payments to child care providers

Oct. 23, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's social services agency says it is now paying more money to providers in the program that subsidizes child care for low-income families. The state's Department of Social Services announced Wednesday that the agency has set up a new...