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Buttigieg unveils disaster relief plan in hurricane-hit city

Sep. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday visited a South Carolina city ravaged by hurricanes twice in three years and pledged to improve the government response to disasters as part of an effort to combat storm damage that he says is the result of climate change. In...

Tagovailoa has career day in No. 2 Alabama's 47-23 victory

Sep. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa focused on what his team needs to work on instead of his career performance. Sounds familiar, huh? Tagovailoa threw for a career-best 444 yards — the third most in history for No. 2 Alabama — and tied his high with five touchdown passes...

Pig-headed pig's escapades cause owner to face citations

Sep. 13, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This little piggy should have stayed home. The State reports that for the fourth time, Leroy - a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig - wandered over to Brennan Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, leading officials to slap Mcgregor Wallace with citations for owning a pig within city...

Alabama's Saban remembers last beating at South Carolina

Sep. 13, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban is grateful most of his players don't remember the last trip into South Carolina. But he does. "What I remember from it is we got the lining kicked out of our britches," he said. "I don't know if you know what that means, but that means you get your butt...

SC to consider abortion ban; bill faces uncertain future

Sep. 10, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small group of South Carolina senators held a daylong hearing Tuesday on whether South Carolina should join about a half-dozen other states in banning nearly all abortions , but the Southern state might not be ready to follow some of its conservative compatriots. More than 50 people...

Parents slam schools that don't warn them of threats

Sep. 9, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When officials at a Catholic high school in South Carolina learned that a 16-year-old student made videos of himself firing a gun and using racial slurs, they alerted police, but not parents. After the videos made it into the news over the summer, the backlash came quickly. Outraged...

Freshman Hilinski's debut leads South Carolina to 72-10 win

Sep. 7, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina fans gave quarterback Ryan Hilinski even more love than a second string QB typically gets in his first start and the freshman with the inspiring backstory responded with a storybook debut. Hilinski completed 24 of 30 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns and ran for...

Gamecocks, Charleston Southern deal with injuries, storm

Sep. 6, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's been a challenging week for South Carolina and Charleston Southern. The Gamecocks have had to deal with the loss of starting quarterback Jake Bentley, out for at least six weeks — and possibly the season — with a mid-foot fracture. The Buccaneers of the Football...

South Carolina turns to freshman QB with Jake Bentley hurt

Sep. 3, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley has a foot injury that could sideline him all season. Coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday that Bentley hurt himself on the final play of a 24-20 loss at North Carolina and the early prognosis was that the Lisfranc injury would take six to eight...

4th time in 4 years: It's hurricane evacuation time in US

Sep. 2, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's become a hurricane-season ritual in the Southeast: When a storm threatens, coastal residents board up homes, load up SUVs and fill highways where the traffic lanes are reversed to offer a speedy escape inland. For some people, Hurricane Dorian is the fourth storm they...