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'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

GREENVILLE (AP) — Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black … more

S.C. farmers tell expert that tariffs are hurting them

YORK COUNTY - York County farmers made it clear that tariffs are hurting them when they talked to a federal official. Bill Northey, under secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, met with local farmers at Black's Peaches in York to hear … more

Sheriff says teen's racist videos show S.C. needs hate crime law

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina sheriff said Thursday that the state needs a hate crime law after his deputies couldn't initially charge a 16-year-old Catholic school student who made videos using racial slurs and shooting a box that he said represented … more

THIS MONTH IN S.C. HISTORY: Aug. 6, 1780: Sumter's forces claim victory at Battle of Hanging Rock

After the British forced Benjamin Lincoln to surrender Charleston, they advanced into South Carolina's upcountry and on into North Carolina. In his book Partisans and Red Coats, Walter Edgar explains that Hanging Rock and Rocky Mount were major … more

Parents weren't told of student's racist video, threats at S.C. school

COLUMBIA - A Catholic school in South Carolina waited more than two weeks to tell parents a student was expelled and arrested after making racist videos and threatening to shoot black people. The videos of the white, 16-year-old male … more

South Carolina farmers encouraged to report drought conditions

COLUMBIA - South Carolina is making it easy for farmers to share information on drought across the state. Through a collaboration with the National Drought Mitigation Center, the South Carolina … more

South Carolina CBD stores left confused amid raids, new opinion

GREENVILLE — Top Hat Tobacco and Cigar owner Todd Smith was on his way out of town July 13 for a rare day off when his phone rang. A friend manning the store for him was on the other end and … more

DNR warns beach visitors, boaters not to disturb nesting black skimmer birds

S.C. Department of Natural Resources avian biologists would like to remind residents and visitors to coastal South Carolina that if they are boating to a barrier island in the next few weeks, do not … more

Former South Carolina prisoner told his release was an error

COLUMBIA — When Michael Freeman was released from a South Carolina prison in December 2016, he began the slow and strenuous process of trying to pick up the pieces of his life and … more

Sheriff: Inmate planned killing from behind bars

COLUMBIA (AP) - A South Carolina inmate serving a murder sentence who was also convicted of running a drug ring from behind bars on contraband cellphones orchestrated the killing of a woman from his cell last month, a sheriff said … more

SCDCA shares what you should know to file claim against Equifax

Equifax's recent data breach settlement, costing the company more than $575 million, includes benefits the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs wants you to be aware of. Benefits include free credit monitoring … more

Georgia, S.C. commit $1.29 million more to develop port terminal

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia and South Carolina on Tuesday committed an additional $1.29 million toward developing a port terminal on the Savannah River that would be jointly operated by the neighboring states. Nearly $830,000 of the project's … more

S.C. couple dies in motorcycle crash, leaves behind young son

WALHALLA (AP) - A South Carolina woman has died from the head injury she suffered in a motorcycle crash that killed her husband. Neither of them wore helmets. They leave behind a … more

Body camera footage of S.C. shooting contradicts police claims

COLUMBIA (AP) - Body camera footage of a police shooting last month in South Carolina contradicts the Greenville County Sheriff's Office's first account of the incident. The sheriff's office … more

Greenville restaurant offers opportunity for trafficking victims

GREENVILLE - The old house that sits along Augusta Road doesn't look like much, but it holds the promise of a thousand possibilities. Its craftsman lines and worn frame that tell a story many years past will begin a new chapter when it opens as … more

Expert weighs in as S.C. leads nation in child hot car deaths

COLUMBIA (AP) - How could anyone accidentally leave a child in a hot car? South Carolina led the nation with six children dying in hot vehicles in 2018, the deadliest year in U.S. history for these tragedies, according to noheatstroke.org, a … more

S.C. Supreme Court abolishes future common law marriage

The Associated PressCOLUMBIA - After 20 years of trying and failing to abolish common law marriages in the Legislature, South Carolina's Supreme Court on Wednesday abolished the antiquated practice of allowing couples to claim they're married … more

SCDOT wants your help with its transportation plan; visit the website

FROM STAFF REPORTS South Carolina Department of Transportation is updating the Long Range Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan to address South Carolina's growing transportation needs and is asking the public to participate. SCDOT has … more

Inmate kept in S.C. prison for extra 2 years

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina prison officials blame an error by a clerk entering data from a paper form into a computer for an inmate serving nearly two years in prison beyond his sentence. The Department of Corrections reported it has also let … more

Officials review '18 Amtrak crash that killed 2 crew members

COLUMBIA (AP) - Members of the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that they are tired of conducting investigations into train wrecks caused by track switches being in the wrong place. The NTSB was meeting about another crash caused … more
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