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Tree toppled in storm kills woman, 78, in South Carolina

May. 27, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — A woman sitting on the porch of her daughter's South Carolina home was killed when a storm toppled a tree onto the house, authorities said. Thelma Jordan Carroll, 78, was pronounced dead at the home in Gaffney Thursday afternoon, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis...

Authorities: Teen sneaks loaded gun into SC holding facility

May. 27, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 13-year-old arrested for having a loaded gun at a South Carolina mall apparently sneaked a second loaded weapon into the facility where he was taken, authorities said. A Columbia Police Department spokesperson called the incident “an egregious failure on...

Arrington ad aims to draw South Carolina contrast with Mace

May. 27, 2022 08:32 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Trump-backed Republican challenger has taken to South Carolina’s coastal airwaves with a “six-figure” digital and television ad buy seeking to contrast herself against incumbent Rep. Nancy Mace. Katie Arrington's 30-second spot, provided to The...

Senators talk expanded gun background checks, red flag laws

May. 27, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is considering how Congress should respond to the horrific shooting of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, restarting gun control talks that have broken down many times before. Aware of the difficulty of their task, the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

The Times and Democrat. May 24, 2022. Editorial: This is a good way to reduce S.C. abortions For decades, politicians across the political spectrum have declared a desire to decrease the number of abortions in South Carolina. Although abortion opponents have focused...

Senate panel approves Michelle Childs for DC appeals court

May. 26, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina jurist Michelle Childs — recently under consideration for a slot on the U.S. Supreme Court — is one step closer to confirmation for the federal court typically seen as a proving ground for the nation's highest bench. On Thursday, the Senate...

Magistrate suspended for 6 months for improper emails

May. 25, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A magistrate who has been reprimanded before and whose husband is a former sheriff awaiting sentencing for stealing money from government programs has been suspended from the bench for six months, the South Carolina Supreme Court announced Wednesday. Chester...

Weaver tallies up GOP endorsements in SC Education race

May. 25, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In her pursuit of South Carolina's top education job, Republican Ellen Weaver has received endorsements from a number of party leaders across the state, as well a political action committee led by one of the state's top GOP newcomers. In a statement to The...

Halter helps Florida oust South Carolina 2-1 in SEC tourney

May. 24, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Colby Halter drove in Ty Evans with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning and No. 7 seed Florida rallied last in a 2-1 victory over 10th-seeded South Carolina in the single-elimination portion of the SEC Tournament on Tuesday night. Florida (36-20)...

SC budget negotiators have almost $1B more to talk about

May. 24, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina lawmakers negotiating big gap s between the House and Senate versions of the state budget received a big gift Tuesday as the state's economy continued to do better than predicted. South Carolina can now expect to have about $950 million more...