State News

SC's first joint GOP gubernatorial ticket lays out vision

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — He's been in and around South Carolina's government for decades, but Gov. Henry McMaster says that it's the fresh perspective of his running mate, political newcomer …

New storms form over Atlantic, Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — New named storms have formed far out over the Atlantic and Pacific, though neither poses a threat to land.The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the Atlantic's …

Confederate Avenue: Possible new name to be focus of hearing

ATLANTA (AP) — About nine months after a panel recommended the immediate renaming of Confederate Avenue in Atlanta, city officials are planning a public hearing.A city council committee voted …

Man sentenced to 30 years in South Carolina stabbing death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the 2015 stabbing death of a man in South Carolina.News outlets reported that 38-year-old Rolando Aldama Ocampo …

Republicans need runoff for South Carolina state senate seat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans need a runoff to pick a candidate for a vacant state senate seat in the Columbia area.None of the four candidates received a majority of the vote in Tuesday's …

A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated?The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered …

Sheriff: No foul play in South Carolina fire death

LIBERTY, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff's investigators say there is no sign of foul play in the death of a man in a fire in South Carolina last week.Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed Hashe said in a …

South Carolina ended budget year with $177 million surplus

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State officials say South Carolina ended the latest budget year with a surplus of $177 million.South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom said in a news release …

Man dies in fall at South Carolina construction site

TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — A man has died after he fell from a ladder at a construction site in South Carolina.The Greenville County Coroner's office said in a news release that 39-year-old Denis V. …

'Southern Charm' star to quit show amid rape allegations

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An original cast member on the Bravo reality TV show "Southern Charm" has announced he's quitting amid rape allegations.News outlets report Thomas Ravenel tweeted …

Teen's body found in South Carolina river near coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a teen who fell from a boat in a river near the South Carolina coast.News outlets reported that Charleston County officials said the …

4 Republicans, 3 Democrats seek South Carolina Senate nods

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four Republicans and three Democrats are seeking their parties' nomination for a vacant state Senate seat in South Carolina.Republican Columbia Sen. John Courson resigned …

South Carolina aluminum plant hiring workers after tariffs

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) — An aluminum plant in South Carolina is hiring workers again even though it is operating at half of its capacity.Century Aluminum in Goose Creek has resumed hiring …

Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — In a story Aug. 13 about a man accused in the deaths of his mother and grandmother, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the murder suspect was in jail on a …

Man charged with holding woman in South Carolina motel

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after a woman told police he held her in a South Carolina motel room for about a month.News outlets reported that …

Lake Hartwell drowning victim identified as Fountain Inn man

HONEA PATH, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials say a Fountain Inn man drowned at Lake Hartwell.Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tells news outlets that the body of 67-year-old Larry R. …

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

The Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed …

South Carolina city to pay $1M over high-speed chase death

LIBERTY, S.C. (AP) — An upstate South Carolina city will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit involving a bystander who died when hit by a wrong-way driver pursued by police.The Greenville News …

Residents forced to leave decaying apartments

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — About 20 people are being forced to move out of an upstate South Carolina apartment complex after an electrical fire revealed many other safety hazards.Parker District …

Google plans $600M data center expansion in South Carolina

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Google plans a $600 million expansion of its data center in South Carolina.The Post and Courier of Charleston reports records regarding the expansion were filed with …