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Struggling Mississippi hospital seeks financial turnaround

Sep. 26, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A hospital in the Mississippi Delta has been losing millions of dollars a year, and its CEO said the problems are exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic as nurses, laboratory technicians and respiratory therapists are being hired by out-of-state hospitals for...

Heart attack led SC man to create no-salt barbecue seasoning

Sep. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

PIEDMONT, S.C. (AP) — No salt. Low salt. This is a mantra for one Upstate man after a heart attack and two strokes prompted him to create barbecue seasoning that fits into heart-healthy nutrition guidelines. Robert Hoefer Jr. of Piedmont is the creator of Carolina...

SC Senate sets criteria; asks for public redistricting maps

Sep. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Senators are asking the public to submit proposed maps on new districts in South Carolina based on the 2020 U.S. Census as a special House committee wraps up a series of public meetings on redistricting across the state. Lawmakers are using the...

Families in subdivision hit by stray pellets from dove hunt

Sep. 14, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Residents of an Upstate South Carolina neighborhood say they were ducking for cover after pellets from a nearby dove hunt started striking them. Children playing outside were also struck by the pellets, one of them as he played on a trampoline,...

Gunshots hit 2 homes, striking woman as she slept in her bed

Sep. 08, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in the Upstate are investigating after a woman was shot while sleeping in her bed. The gunfire happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in Greenwood, Greenwood police Sgt. Jonathan Link told WYFF-TV. Two homes were...

Emmett Till marker in Mississippi toppled but not vandalized

Sep. 03, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Emmett Till historical marker in the Mississippi Delta will be repaired or replaced after it was knocked off the pole that supports it, says the president of an advertising agency that made the sign. Although a previous version of this metal...

SC family moves into rebuilt home 3 months after tornado

Aug. 30, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — It was nearly unbelievable, but more than three months after Christy Ward and daughter Pressley watched a tornado lay waste to their family’s home, they were moving into a new one. Christy remembered the afternoon of May 3 — she had just...

Paramedic found stabbed to death in his South Carolina home

Aug. 27, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A paramedic who was found dead in his South Carolina home was stabbed and bled to death, authorities said. Jonathan Pressley Wells, 50, found found dead Tuesday in his Greenwood home by deputies checking on him after he didn't show up for work,...

'Tinderbox conditions' fuel fire in Superior National Forest

Aug. 26, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

ISABELLA, Minn. (AP) — Officials in the Superior National Forest said Thursday that the ongoing drought has created “tinderbox conditions” in northeastern Minnesota as firefighters continue to battle an uncontained wildfire, while rain that's expected to fall in coming days is unlikely...

Minnesota wildfire jumps highway, triggers more evacuations

Aug. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

FINLAND, Minn. (AP) — Authorities fighting a northeastern Minnesota wildfire ordered additional evacuations Friday after the blaze jumped a highway before an anticipated shift in the wind this weekend that could put more properties in danger. The U.S. Forest Service...