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Bigelow has 7 of Wofford's 19 3s in 112-66 victory

Dec. 13, 2019 11:00 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Isaiah Bigelow made seven of Wofford's 19 3-pointers in scoring a career-high 28 points and the Terriers cruised past Division II North Greenville 112-66 on Friday. Bigelow, a freshman reserve who came in averaging 4.9 points per game, was 7 of 8 from the arc with the Terriers...

S. Carolina Deputies seeking 2 'grinches' for mail theft

Dec. 13, 2019 4:07 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina are searching for two women who have stolen mail from two dozen addresses. Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell told news outlets Thursday that two unidentified women have been stealing mail from the eastern part of the county. Ravenell said...

SC House leaders back bill to remove governor as USC trustee

Dec. 13, 2019 4:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some of the most powerful leaders in the South Carolina House, including Speaker Jay Lucas, are supporting a new bill that would remove the governor from the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. The bill, filed Thursday, also would remove the state education...

Man crushed by forklift and killed at SC workplace

Dec. 13, 2019 1:54 PM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A man driving a forklift died at his South Carolina workplace after another forklift with a boom on it fell on top of him, the Aiken County sheriff said. The man died about 1 p.m. Thursday at ALCS Inc. in Aiken, which is a recycling business, according to the Aiken County Coroner's...

Famous SC coastal landmark Folly Boat finally finds new home

Dec. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EST

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Folly Boat has finally found a new home along the road to one of the state's most popular beaches more than two years after Hurricane Irma tried to sweep it away. Crews used a crane and flatbed truck Thursday to move the boat, an unofficial landmark famous for its hand painted...

Police run out of leads in reported rape at Clemson Univ.

Dec. 13, 2019 7:51 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Police at Clemson University have run out of leads into a reported rape at the South Carolina school's main library. A student reported being raped and photographed in a third-floor bathroom at Robert Muldrow Cooper Library on Oct. 3. The case's investigation has since been...

Volunteer gets 75 years for abusing boys in church bathroom

Dec. 13, 2019 7:16 AM EST

ST. GEORGE, S.C. (AP) — A former volunteer at a South Carolina megachurch was sentenced to 75 years in prison Thursday following his conviction for molesting boys as young as 3 years old in a bathroom during a children's program . Jacop Robert Lee Hazlett, 29, was found guilty of six charges related to...

Senate education bill adds 5 extra days for SC teachers

Dec. 12, 2019 7:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina teachers would work an extra five days each year as long as lawmakers could find the money to pay them, under a change state senators made to an educational overhaul bill Thursday. After months of work, the Senate Education Committee approved its version of a bill...

SC given federal OK to make some Medicaid recipients work

Dec. 12, 2019 2:30 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has been given permission to require some people receiving Medicaid to work, volunteer or take job training to keep getting their health care, Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday. South Carolina is the 10th state to be granted the waiver, although court challenges have...

Funeral home owners sentenced after decomposing body found

Dec. 12, 2019 2:06 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The former co-owners of a South Carolina funeral home have been sentenced to a year’s probation in connection with a decomposed body discovered in a locked storage room last year. Lawrence Robert Meadows and Roderick Mitchell Cummings, who owned the now-defunct First Family...