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S.C. education leader wants more summer school money, nurse in every school when students return

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top education official wanted $115 million for summer school programs to get some of the state's most vulnerable students back on track after missing at least 10 weeks of in-person classes because of the … more

This Month in South Carolina History: May 1722, Naturalist Mark Catesby Arrives in South Carolina

In February 1722, Mark Catesby sailed for the Carolina colony. With funding from a group of Fellows of the Royal Society of London, he planned to spend the next four years examining the natural world of Carolina, Coastal Georgia and the Bahamas. He … more

Clemson plans in-person classes synced with online for this fall

COLUMBIA (AP) - Clemson University plans to hold in-person classes in the fall but synchronize them with online instruction so if a student is infected with COVID-19 - or a second wave of infections closes campus - learning won't be … more

$7K reward offered for man accused of murder in S.C.

TRAVELERS REST (AP) - Authorities have offered a $7,000 reward for information on a man suspected of fatally shooting an acquaintance in South Carolina. Ryan Dusha Kedar, 49, has been on the run since Feb. 26, after he was accused in the death of … more

Questions remain for Accelerate SC group

COLUMBIA (AP) - A group of government, health, tourism, religious and social leaders that Gov. Henry McMaster created to help South Carolina grapple with the coronavirus pandemic is winding down its work. Accelerate SC met Tuesday with members … more

No fall break at USC

COLUMBIA (AP) - One of South Carolina's major universities has a back-to-campus plan that cancels fall break next semester and ends in-person classes before Thanksgiving to avoid getting caught in a second wave of coronavirus infections. The … more

Deputies: Man kills 3 family members in St. Matthews, then himself; 2 escape

ST. MATTHEWS (AP) - A man shot and killed three members of his family and then killed himself after an argument in their South Carolina home, authorities said. Two children escaped from the home in St. Matthews during the shooting about 7 p.m. … more

Prisma Health Children's Hospital-Midlands cancels 2 camps

Prisma Health Children's Hospital-Midlands has canceled this year's Camp KEMO, a summer camp for children with cancer, and Camp Wonder Hands, a camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Both camps, offered free of … more

Via video hearing, S.C. court mulls absentee voting expansion

COLUMBIA (AP) - At its first-ever oral argument via teleconference, the South Carolina Supreme Court heard concerns about potential difficulties of voting in this year's elections due to the coronavirus outbreak, as social distancing recommendations … more

Economists hold steady predicting big revenue loss in S.C.

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Man found dead in median of I-85; officials seek public's help

FAIR PLAY (AP) — A man was found dead in the median of a South Carolina interstate and now authorities are asking the public for help figuring out what led up to his death.Lanny Mest, 53, was … more

ATF: Midlands Technical student in possession of 90 guns researched mass killings

COLUMBIA (AP) — A South Carolina student was arrested and accused of illegally possessing 90 weapons, including numerous assault rifles, authorities said. Edward Daniel Kimpton Jr., 25, was … more

S.C. House, Senate to return on May 12

COLUMBIA (AP) - The South Carolina Legislature plans to return in less than two weeks as lawmakers face a deadline to pass key bills before they are required to adjourn. House Speaker Jay Lucas and Senate President Harvey Peeler released a joint … more

Boy, 7, killed by gunshots fired into Columbia home

COLUMBIA (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was killed and his 13-year-old sister hurt after more than a dozen shots were fired into their South Carolina home where they were staying with their mother and … more

Boeing to cut 10% of workforce as 1Q revenue, profit slide

Boeing outlined plans Wednesday to cut 10% of its workforce, slow production of new planes and raise more cash to survive a downturn in business that started with the grounding of its best-selling jet and has accelerated with a deep slump in air … more

Popular S.C. beach opts to stay closed

COLUMBIA - It's been more than a week since South Carolina beach towns were allowed to begin opening back up, but some are still opting to stay shuttered due to concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak. Folly Beach City Council members on Monday … more

Had Harry sat here

Rain, rain and more rain. It hasn't been a biblical 40 days and 40 nights but sure seems like it. A record sopping-wet winter has creeks running high, swift and heavy with silt. Pockmarks dapple a … more

April 13 tornado leaves 1965 note on porch 90 miles away

CROSS - When Sherrie Sedgwick woke up to news of a tornado on the morning of April 13, she walked outside to make sure her home in Cross, near Lake Moultrie, hadn't sustained any damage. She was in luck. All was well. But on her porch she … more

Damage from twister at Seneca plant threatens to disrupt Ford line

DETROIT (AP) - A tornado strike at a critical Ford manufacturing plant threatens to disrupt the automaker's supply chain. Ford disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday that the BorgWarner factory in Seneca, South Carolina, which makes a key … more

High as a Georgia pine

By Tom Poland www.tompoland.net tompol@earthlink.net The South and its vernacular, love it and never lose it. Seems to me, we have the finest, most colorful expressions. Yes, Southerners have a flair for talking with flair. I was in Dad's … more
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