Latest South Carolina News

Lawyer says Murdaugh to turn himself in on insurance fraud

Sep. 16, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago plans to turn himself in to face charges in a plot to arrange his own death that ended with the shooter only grazing him in the head, his defense attorneys said. ...

Police: Lawyer Murdaugh arranged own death but shot grazed

Sep. 15, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said...

Governor touts SC school without mask rule as state model

Sep. 15, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster toured an elementary school in Camden on Wednesday that he said is an excellent example of how to fight COVID-19 in schools without requiring everyone to wear masks. Camden Elementary School starts with a thermal...

South Carolina officials want out of mask mandate ban suit

Sep. 15, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

South Carolina officials who have been sued over a law banning school districts from issuing face mask mandates say that they should be removed from pending litigation. That's the argument made in recent court filings from Gov. Henry McMaster, Attorney General Alan Wilson...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Sept. 13, 2021. Editorial: Murdaugh murders spur rumors, conspiracy theories in SC and beyond Rumors and conspiracy theories are like fire: give them oxygen and they spread fast. Until there is an arrest in...

Ex-Trump voting battle adviser set for South Carolina forum

Sep. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

A GOP lawyer who advised former President Donald Trump in his campaign to overturn the 2020 election results and the lawmaker leading Republicans' efforts to win back a Senate majority, are among speakers planned for a South Carolina gathering billed as a must-stop on the road to the...

Beamer, South Carolina start fast heading to No 2 Georgia

Sep. 14, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer has new challenge with his first-year program — handling early success. The Gamecocks, picked sixth in the seven-team SEC East Division, are 2-0 for the first time in four years and just the second time since...

2nd largest South Carolina school district to enforce masks

Sep. 14, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's second-largest school district plans to begin enforcing its requirement that everyone in the building wear masks. The Charleston County School Board voted Monday to use federal money to enforce its mask requirement for its 48,000...

NC man dies after crashing into county welcome sign in SC

Sep. 14, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man died after his van ran off Interstate 77 in South Carolina and hit a brick welcome sign for Chester County, authorities said. Gregory Morris Hill, 70, of Charlotte, North Carolina, died at the scene of the crash Monday...

Gunshots kill 2 women in car in Orangeburg

Sep. 14, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two women inside a car have been shot and killed by someone in a different vehicle in Orangeburg, investigators said. Another person in the car was hurt, but is expected to survive, while a fourth person wasn't injured in the shooting around 3:40...