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Columbia, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's top prosecutor officially kicked off his bid for a third term Wednesday, touting of some of his accomplishments during eight ... He also defended challenges to South Carolina's voter ID law and helped lead a 26-state challenge to the federal health care mandate.
On Thursday, South Carolina State University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the most significant civil rights event ever to happen in the Palmetto State. ... Back in February of 1968, students from then SC State College helped lead protests against the 'whites only' policy at All-Star Bowling Lanes.
After the shooting, Columbia, S.C., became the first city to officially ban devices called bump stocks, which allowed Paddock to turn semiautomatic weapons into ones that could fire more rapidly and consistently. Cities such as Denver have followed suit. More than a dozen states, including Massachusetts, ...
Drivers traveling at night on some of the most heavily used roads in the Midlands will be affected this week. That's because the South Carolina Department of Transportation will be closing lanes on sections of three major interstates in the area known as "Malfunction Junction" to conduct testing for a future ...

... "Easy Rider," nor did "Forrest Gump" make this cut. Thrillist picked films "that represent a state's place in the nation's collective consciousness." Keep that in mind when you find out what they picked for South Carolina. It's not that SC doesn't have that many movies to choose from... check out the top eight: ...
The longtime head coach of the Bulldogs had a wish list that needed to be filled and he could check off just about every one of them after South Carolina State picked up 22 signees on National Signing Day. Pough and his staff signed seven defensive players, 13 offensive players and two kickers to fill out ...
The former South Carolina star helped the NFC champs regain the lead in the second quarter by hauling in the first touchdown of the game. The catch was a 34-yard reception from Nick Foles putting the Eagles up 9-3. So far, Jeffery leads all receivers with three catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.
Ryan Roberts couldn't believe it when his wife called early Sunday morning to tell him her train had crashed. Waking up to his wife's call in their Raleigh, N.C., home, he asked her to repeat herself three times when she said the train she left on Saturday night had derailed near Columbia. Roberts' wife, who ...
Robert Sumwalt III, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board and a Columbia native, is heading to the Midlands in response to the Amtrak crash in Cayce, Gov. Henry McMaster said. Sumwalt, of Columbia's Heathwood neighborhood, was nominated to lead the agency by President Donald ...
Columbia police are hoping the community can help them find out what happened to a man whose body was found Saturday afternoon. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Officers said the body was found on the 3000 block of Beaumont Avenue. The incident is being investigated as a deadly shooting.
COLUMBIA -- Trains that regularly block traffic at the busiest times of the day have some South Carolina legislators steaming, but others worry proposals to impose hefty fines would hurt business. For House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, decades of frustration came to a boil last November as he sat in ...
Elliot Smith, 22, of West Columbia said he was at a friend's house off of fish Hatchery Road about 2:30 or 2:45 when they heard Sunday's fatal Amtrak ... A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina has left at least two people dead and about 70 people injured.
Palmetto Health hospitals have received an influx of patients from an Amtrak train accident in West Columbia, South Carolina, earlier this morning, Sunday, Feb. 4. Palmetto Health hospitals have received 62 patients: 60 adults and 2 children. Each of our Columbia-based hospitals has received patients.
A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train near South Carolina's capital has left two Amtrak workers dead and 116 people ... CAYCE, S.C. (AP) -- An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a freight train parked on a side track in South Carolina early Sunday, killing two Amtrak ...

The nearly 50 patients who arrived at Palmetto Health Richland were screened in a tent the had been set up to handle the recent influx of flu patients. Many passengers were released from all four hospitals after being treated for minor injuries. The South Carolina Red Cross set up a shelter for more than 30 ...
A construction worker fell 30 feet from a rooftop to his death Friday afternoon near Lugoff. Larry Durney, a 45-year-old from West Columbia, died in the accident, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West. Around 2 p.m. Friday, Durney was laying tin on a rooftop when a gust of wind caught the tin, ...
The race will be a fight to the finish, the three Democrats running for S.C. governor proved Friday when they debated for the first time at Progress South Carolina's Palmetto State Progressive Summit. The debate comes months before the three, and maybe more, will compete in the state's June 12 primary.
One person was killed after being ejected from a vehicle in a two-car interstate crash Friday afternoon in Columbia. The crash happened around 4:20 p.m. on northbound Interstate 77 near mile marker 7, not far from the Shop Road exit, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The driver of a Honda Civic ...
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina could eventually award more than $33 million for a Christmas Day lottery glitch that mistakenly printed 42,000 winning tickets of ... If the state hands out the cash, advocacy groups could head to court because S.C. law says the lottery is not supposed to pay winnings for tickets ...
COLUMBIA -- Legislators have a new target in South Carolina's $9 billion nuclear project fiasco -- the state's electric cooperatives. Lawmakers are set to question cooperative officials next week, probing into what the small power distributors knew about the V.C. Summer nuclear project. The state's 20 ...
The Columbia police Department wants to know who stole a dog from a city animal shelter. A female pit bull was stolen on Jan. 20, from The Animal Mission, at 127 Humane Lane, according to the police. That animal shelter is located near the I-77 exit on Shop Road. Police released surveillance pictures of ...
While the proposal is in the early and fairly undetailed stages of discussion, local education and philanthropy leaders expressed interest and optimism toward the goal of Benjamin's "Columbia Promise." "It's like a dream come true" for Richland 1 students and families, said Cheryl Harris, chairwoman of the ...
Columbia, S.C. (AP) -- The sharp increase in flu cases in South Carolina has prompted at least one hospital to open a mobile unit to help with the patient flow. Media outlets reported that Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia opened a mobile medical unit Thursday. Hospital spokeswoman Tammie Epps ...
24 in the S.C. House would prohibit local governments from regulating any firearm accessories. It would be an addition to a state law ... Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin said the new House proposal would, in effect, "expressly legalize bump stocks" in South Carolina. That is, unless the state itself issued a ...
In the Lowcountry, along the South Carolina coast and in the Pee Dee region near the North Carolina border, weather forecasts are similar to the one in Columbia. Predictions indicate rain and cool temperatures, but snow isn't expected in Charleston, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach or Florence. The Rock Hill ...
Columbia firefighters were called to the scene at platinum Plus on Wednesday morning. (Source: Columbia Fire Department). An early morning fire at Platinum Plus caused significant damage to the building. / Columbia Fire twitter. Columbia, SC (WIS) -. An early morning fire that occurred at a well-known ...
Columbia, SC (WOLO)- With the winter weather potential for South Carolina and parts of the Midlands, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has activated its winter weather web page to provide road information and other resources to help residents cope with winter storms.
When the weather Service moved its offices out of downtown Columbia in 1954, a cooperative weather station was established at USC under the supervision of Guilbert Graham, an associate professor of geography. Nineteen years later, the site was moved from LeConte College on Gibbes Green to its ...
With severe winter weather expected to affect South Carolina on Wednesday, schools and other organizations around the state are announcing closings, cancellations and changes of plans. The State newspaper will continue to update this list. If you know of any closings, cancellations, delays or other ...
A pair of signs containing racial epithets appeared outside the University of South Carolina's African American Studies department Tuesday morning, setting off a ... important black South Carolinians on the second floor of Gambrell Hall, a liberal arts building at the university's downtown Columbia campus.
Officials are looking into fliers with racial remarks that were posted on a University of South Carolina campus building sign on Tuesday, the day after the Martin ... "At Uof SC, we strive to create a campus built on the tenets of the Carolinian Creed, inclusivity and respect for all," Stensland said in a statement.
Precipitation from the cold front making its way over South Carolina will first start off as rain around 7 a.m. As the day goes on, it'll transition to snow or a ... As of 7 a.m., the National Weather Service reported that snow was already falling in McCormick County, S.C. At 7:45 a.m., the Newberry Sheriff reported ...
"With BBQ an essential menu item for South Carolinians, Columbia tops our list for meatiest city per capita in its population group," the writers at National Geographic Travel mused. "Locals get their grilled meats buffet-style at Little Pigs Barbecue or stuffed in delectable sandwiches at Southern Belly BBQ's ...
Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting. For previous editions of SpursUp surveillance, check out the link.
A South Carolina teenager died after he was injured playing in the winter weather from last week's storm. Brandon Peacock, 14, of St. George, was pronounced dead on Jan. 6, according to Dorchester County Coroner Paul J. Brouthers. The incident occurred on Jan. 3 in St. George, Brouthers said. Peacock ...
Columbia, SC (WOLO) - South Carolina business leaders laid out their plan for the coming year Monday (1/8) at the Statehouse. The State Chamber of Commerce unveiled its competitiveness agenda Monday afternoon. Among the items were lowering property taxes for businesses and developing the ...
Columbia, SC (WMBF) - Business leaders from across the state joined members of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce at the State House in Columbia Monday afternoon to announce the policies in their 2018 Competitiveness Agenda they will propose to lawmakers for the upcoming legislative ...
Remaining at the top of the AP rankings are the Connecticut Huskies. Geno Auriemma's squad is now 13-0 after lopsided wins over East Carolina and South Florida. The previously mentioned Notre Dame sits at No. 2 while Louisville, Mississippi State, and Baylor round out the top five. South Carolina and ...
Columbia, S.C. (AP) -- There will be no golden parachutes for executives of a South Carolina utility that's struggling after sticking consumers with higher bills for a failed nuclear reactor expansion. Directors of SCANA Corp. decided against awarding severance packages potentially worth tens of millions ...
A man who sexually assaulted a woman after picking her up from Five Points in Columbia was arrested on Monday. Mouad Bendahmane, 33, is facing charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping, according to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff's Department. He is being ...
Bullets recently fired at a car in traffic narrowly missed the head of the driver, a 22-year-old woman. The young woman is pregnant, according to wltx.com. The drive-by shooting occurred just before 9 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 4000 block of Water Street, which runs parallel to, and in between Colonial Drive and ...
It's a coyote.'" It's a sighting that is becoming more frequent near downtown Columbia and other urban areas across the Palmetto State. And it has residents like Hopkins - a former member of New York's Metropolitan Opera and now a voice teacher at the University of South Carolina - concerned.
and 3-star center Hank Manos (Chapin, S.C.) were the first two commitments who stopped by the media room. One of the most ... What can South Carolina fans expect from Hank Manos after he makes the short trip over from Chapin to Columbia? ... South Carolina and Auburn are recruiting him the hardest.
Homer Buford Goff Jr. and Barbara Lea Dent Goff of Columbia recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 28, 1957, at Eau Claire Baptist Church. Their children are David Leon Goff, Barbara Diane Goff, and Katherine Goff (Barry) Lockwood. Their grandchildren are Jordan ...
Ticket sales pushed the estimated Powerball jackpot to $440million for Saturday night's drawing. (Source: Multi-State Lottery Association/CNN). (CNN) Winning the lottery would be a great way to ring in 2018, and it seems like a lot of people were feeling lucky.Ticket sales pushed the estimated Powerball ...
A tax credit for South Carolina drivers who save their gas receipts and a requirement that elections be held even when just one candidate are on the ballot are ... Columbia, S.C. (AP) -- Tax issues dominate South Carolina's new laws in 2018, but the state is also banning people from buying large cats and ...
... Moore, right, congratulates Rashad Fenton after Fenton made a big defensive stop against Arkansas during third-quarter action in Columbia, S.C. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. ... The final game of the season for South Carolina and Michigan will showcase some of college football's most talented players.


 

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