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Rebate checks are in the mail; S.C. taxpayers get $50 each

COLUMBIA (AP) - More than a year after someone in South Carolina won an $878 million lottery jackpot, 1.2 million of the state's taxpayers are getting their own modest windfall from that lucky day. The South Carolina Revenue Department said … more

Colonial baking is seen through archives' receipts

As the holidays approach, our thoughts turn to cooking and baking for family and friends. The archives of the South Carolina Historical Society contain a wonderful collection of family recipes, or "receipts" as they were frequently called. Some of … more

Cyclist who 'died twice' thanks emergency responders

GREENVILLE - Ben McCall's blood pressure had dropped dangerously low, his helmet was bashed in, and more than 30 bones were broken. Lying on a rural, two-lane section of Woodruff Road nearly 20 miles from the nearest emergency room, McCall's … more

Moderates add exceptions to S.C. abortion ban bill

COLUMBIA - A group of moderate senators restored exceptions for rape and incest on Tuesday to a measure to ban nearly all abortions in South Carolina, sending the bill to the state Senate floor for a potential 2020 election year fight. The … more

Editorial roundup: Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat Oct. 30 Returning unused prescription drugs will prevent tragedies Oct. 26 was National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a time to safely dispose of medicines that … more

ACLU: S.C. driving rule penalizes poverty

South Carolina unconstitutionally suspends the drivers' licenses of people who haven't paid traffic tickets without first determining if they can afford to pay, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit backed by the American … more

Mrs. Trump, Mrs. Pence make stop in Charleston

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON - Melania Trump and Karen Pence traveled to South Carolina on Wednesday to get briefings about some of the military's emergency preparedness and humanitarian efforts in a state where both are often needed because of active … more

Charleston nonprofit aims to save historic buildings

CHARLESTON - Julie O'Connor had passed by the sadly neglected single house at 98 Cannon St. enough times that she felt she had to try to do something about it. So O'Connor started a new nonprofit, Save Our Structures Charleston (or just SOS CHS), … more

Union remembers murder case 25 years later

UNION - Closing her eyes and shaking her head from side to side, Rozelle Bramlett practically bristles with quiet defiance. Nearly a quarter century later, the executive director of the Union County Museum remains reluctant to talk about Susan … more

'Brazen, naked corruption' gets S.C. sheriff 1 year in prison

COLUMBIA (AP) - A South Carolina sheriff found guilty of misconduct for using his power and office to push a personal assistant to have sex with him was sentenced Friday to the maximum of a year in prison. Former Greenville County Sheriff Will … more

Trump takes victory lap on criminal justice reform, makes stop in Columbia

COLUMBIA (AP) — Calling it the "most significant criminal justice reform in many generations" President Donald Trump revisited a signature bipartisan legislative achievement Friday at a South … more

Sen. Graham resolution condemns 'closed' House impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading Senate ally of President Donald Trump introduced a resolution Thursday condemning the Democratic-run House for pursuing an "illegitimate impeachment inquiry" and demanding that Republicans be given more chances to … more

Sheriff says sex with assistant was wrong but not a crime

COLUMBIA (AP) - A South Carolina sheriff said he did not plan to have sex with his young female assistant at an out-of-town budget conference, but one thing led to another after they went out for drinks and ended up in her hotel room. Prosecutors … more

Exceptions out of S.C. bill to ban most abortions

COLUMBIA (AP) - A South Carolina Senate subcommittee on Tuesday stripped protections for women who become pregnant from rape or incest from a bill that would outlaw abortions in that state after about six weeks of pregnancy. The State newspaper … more

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
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