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South Carolina man on golf cart killed in collision with car

Aug. 23, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man was killed when a car struck the golf cart he was driving, authorities said. Frank Sanders, 74, of Sumter was killed in the crash on Friday night, Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker said. The crash happened...

Golf cart driver dies in crash on S. Carolina highway

Aug. 22, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

DALZELL, S.C. (AP) — A 74-year-old man died after the golf cart he was driving got struck by a car on a South Carolina highway, authorities said. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash on S.C. 261 in Sumter County, The State reported. Master...

Rural SC counties worry redistricting will curb their power

Jul. 28, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's rapid growth isn't happening in rural areas, and people who live outside places like Greenville, Myrtle Beach and the state's suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, are worried this year's redistricting is going to take away more of their dwindling power....

SC senators hold first of 10 public redistricting hearings

Jul. 25, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina senators will travel around the state this week holding public hearings on how to draw new districts for South Carolina House and Senate seats as well as the U.S. House. The Senate subcommittee handling redistricting is...