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Team effort helps Woodruff athletic trainers save a life

WOODRUFF - When Jennifer Chesson raced into the stands at Varner Stadium on Sept. 13, she didn't know what she'd find. Chesson, one of Woodruff's athletic trainers, heard people screaming for help and took off. She found a man experiencing a … more

Only dairy farm left in Anderson County could be lost

TOWNVILLE - Megan Dobbins' entire life was based around the family dairy farm. At its peak, Pine Lane Farm, now called Four M Farm, had 300 cows. Now that she no longer sees them every day, she said … more

Ex-guard charged with drug possession, sexual misconduct

CHESTER (AP) - A South Carolina prison guard who was fired Sept. 27 has now been arrested on charges of drug possession and sexual misconduct with an inmate. The Herald reported 23-year-old Justin Jamar Bates has been booked into the Chester … more

Senators focus on interstate work

COLUMBIA - With South Carolina's rapid growth during the past 20 years, a group of senators says it is vital that the state's interstate highways keep up. The Special Interstate Subcommittee met Wednesday for the first time, getting an overview … more

Warrants: Man on stage shot into crowd, killing 2, hurting 8 in Lancaster

LANCASTER (AP) - A man charged with killing two people and wounding eight others at a South Carolina nightclub last month fired shots into the crowd from a stage, according to arrest warrants. Breante Stevens walked on the stage at the Ole Skool … more

Convicted killer gives glimpse of life on federal death row

MYRTLE BEACH - Chadrick Fulks will one day be strapped to a gurney and given a lethal injection. The government will kill him because of his crimes. That day moved closer to reality months ago. "Am I scared to be executed?" Fulks wrote in a … more

AAA Carolinas warns of heavier deer presence on roads

FROM STAFF REPORTS With deer more active this time of year, AAA Carolinas is urging motorists to take precaution to avoid collisions. Mid-October through mid-November is the typical mating season for deer according to a news release from AAA … more

S.C. police say 10-year-old girl shot to death by 11-year-old boy

HANAHAN (AP) - Authorities in South Carolina said an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 10-year-old girl inside a home near Charleston. News outlets report it happened about 10 p.m. Saturday. A police incident report said officers received a 911 call … more

Statehouse committee to probe Caslen's hiring as USC president

COLUMBIA (AP) - A committee created Monday will review the controversial hiring of new University of South Carolina President Robert Caslen. The State reports that South Carolina Senate President Harvey Peeler created a special committee to … more

Columbia teen gets 5 days in juvenile jail for racist videos, threats

COLUMBIA (AP) - A 16-year-old has been sentenced to five days in a juvenile jail and 18 months of probation for threatening to shoot up his Catholic school in South Carolina in a group chat where he also sent racist videos. The teen said in court … more

Oct. 15, 1918: 50,000 cases of influenza reported in S.C.

FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Although the origin is still debated, it is thought that the first outbreak of influenza in the United States in 1918 occurred in Kansas. By March, more than 1,000 men were admitted to the hospital at … more

Forestry commission asks public to be careful, diligent when burning outdoors

FROM STAFF REPORTS The South Carolina Forestry Commission is warning the public to be extremely vigilant about outdoor burning of any kind throughout the fall season. According to a news release, predictive forecasts for the coming months are … more

Deputy cleared in shooting of S.C. homeowner

COLUMBIA - A deputy in South Carolina who shot and wounded a 62-year-old man in the foyer of his home through a window while checking a medical alarm won't face criminal charges. State agents investigated the shooting, and in a two-paragraph … more

Deadly shooting in S.C. daycare parking lot

GREENVILLE (AP) - Authorities said someone has been shot to death in the parking lot of a South Carolina daycare. Greenville County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Ryan Flood said a fight in the parking lot of La Petit Academy in Greenville led to the … more

21 more indicted in prison cellphone, drug smuggling

COLUMBIA (AP) - Prosecutors say 21 more people have been indicted in a scheme to bring cellphones, tobacco, drugs and other contraband into South Carolina prisons. State Attorney General Alan Wilson said Friday the additional indictments in what … more

Lexington sheriff: Deputies shoot man who held gun on woman, stole car

LEXINGTON (AP) - Authorities say police have shot and killed a man who held a gun to a woman's head and stole her car in South Carolina. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said his deputies told him as the man fired at officers early Friday, he … more

Sheriff: Fingerprint cracks school arson case after 23 years

COLUMBIA — A 40-year-old man was charged Tuesday with burning down his South Carolina high school more than 23 years after authorities say he set books and other papers on fire in the … more

Southern drought deepens; 11 million affected

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Weeks of dry, hot weather have plunged the Deep South further into a drought that's affecting more than 11 million people and threatening crops across the region, a new assessment showed Thursday. The latest report from U.S. … more

Feds: Prison cellphone jam test has 'promising results'

COLUMBIA - Federal officials said Wednesday that they were encouraged by another test of a jamming technology that some hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with smuggled cellphones, which officials have long said represent the top … more

Jury to decide life or death for bank robber who killed 2

FLORENCE (AP) - A federal jury will decide whether a man who shot and killed two employees during a South Carolina bank robbery is to receive the death sentence for his crimes. The same jury in Florence found Brandon Council guilty Tuesday of … more
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