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More schools close as S.C. superintendent snubs teacher rally

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's education superintendent won't support teachers rallying for better pay and smaller class sizes on a school day and said she will spend the day as a substitute … more

S.C. lawmakers aim to strengthen animal cruelty laws including tethering penalties

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers are considering legislation to strengthen animal cruelty laws. Members of the House Criminal Laws subcommittee met Thursday and approved a Senate proposal that establishes new animal shelter standards, … more

S.C. district closing for teacher walkout

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina's seventh-largest school district is calling off classes Wednesday during a planned teacher protest in Columbia because of the number of teachers taking the day off. Dorchester School District 2 said more than half … more

S.C. may use firing squad as alternative execution method

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers are considering legislation that would add firing squads to the state's existing execution methods. The House Criminal Laws subcommittee on Thursday approved a Senate proposal that also changes South … more

Indictments: Sheriff took money, spent it on food, window tint

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina sheriff was indicted Wednesday after prosecutors said he used county funds and drug seizure money to buy groceries, window tinting and other personal items. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was charged with two … more

S.C. House gives key approval to heartbeat abortion bill

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina House gave key approval to a bill Wednesday that would ban almost all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, but may have little chance of clearing the … more

Police: S.C. man threw explosive at ex-girlfriend's home

CHARLESTON (AP) - A South Carolina man is facing multiple charges, including second-degree arson, after police said they think he threw an explosive device at the apartment of a woman who recently broke up with him. The State reported 32-year-old … more

All about the art: ArtFields comes to Lake City; Sumter, Clarendon, Camden artists will compete

Since its official launch in 2013, ArtFields has attracted more and more visitors each spring to the nine-day art event in tiny Lake City, South Carolina. The number of artists entering the competition has grown, too, as they vie to become one of … more

Uber safety bill is overhauled by S.C. lawmakers

COLUMBIA - After the slaying of a college student who police said mistook her killer's car for her Uber ride, lawmakers in South Carolina are tinkering with legislation that aims to improve safety for ride-sharing customers. A Senate subcommittee … more

Officials: South Carolina school girl died of natural causes

WALTERBORO (AP) - A South Carolina prosecutor said Friday that the death of a fifth-grader at school last month was because of rupturing blood vessels caused by a birth defect and not a fight with another student. Solicitor Duffie Stone said at a … more

Dead jellyfish, shrimp, crabs wash up on S.C. beach

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND (AP) - Hundreds of dead jellyfish, some shrimp and crabs have washed up across the Sullivan's Island beach. What's causing it? The Post and Courier reported it's because of summer breezes. Cannonball jellies tend to turn up … more

Emotional eulogies highlight funeral of Hollings

CHARLESTON (AP) - As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State … more

Florence coffee shop also becomes a coffee roaster

FLORENCE - An above-average coffee experience; that's what Jeff Felten and Tommy Bolger set out to do when they started Batch Nine Coffee Co. "It's kind of a personal thing that we believe that your coffee doesn't have to be average," Felten … more

Gov. McMaster: 'Fritz' Hollings was 'among the best of us'

COLUMBIA - Friends, colleagues and longtime admirers remembered Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings on Monday as a hard-working campaigner and representative who served South Carolina, in one way or another, for 50 years. More than 100 mourners filed past … more

April 18, 1939, Logging Begins for the Santee Cooper Project

On April 18, 1939, after four years of court battles, the plans for the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project were placed into action. Loggers started clearing the floodplain of the Santee River, removing the huge live oak and cypress … more

More states move to shield lottery winners

PHOENIX (AP) - A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are … more

Police: Middle schooler passed out whiskey to classmates

UNION (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old South Carolina boy is facing charges after allegedly getting drunk at his middle school and giving whiskey to other students. WYFF-TV reports the student at Sims Middle School in Union is charged with … more

Bill aims to help people with disabilities in traffic stops

COLUMBIA (AP) - A South Carolina lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow people with disabilities or their caregivers to apply for a special vehicle registration that would note their condition and alert law enforcement during a traffic … more

Cellphone jamming tested at South Carolina state prison

COLUMBIA (AP) - Federal officials this week oversaw the test at a South Carolina prison of a cellphone signal jamming technology that some hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with smuggled cellphones, officials told The Associated … more

Education overhaul, Uber safety make S.C. Legislature deadline

COLUMBIA (AP) - A bill that would overhaul the state education system and another to improve ride share safety have made an important deadline in the South Carolina General Assembly. Wednesday's crossover deadline says a bill must pass either the … more
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