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Lawmakers seek tour of prison home to deadly riot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A handful of South Carolina lawmakers want to tour a maximum-security state prison where a riot killed seven inmates.In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated …

Lawmakers try to change broad school disturbance law

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers said Thursday the current school disturbance law is too broad and negatively impacts the records of students by criminalizing youthful behavior.A …

Suspended South Carolina sheriff pleads not guilty

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff suspended this week after being charged with misconduct in office and obstruction of justice has pleaded not guilty.Suspended Greenville County …

South Carolina lawmakers want drone ban at prisons, bases

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers want to ban drones from airspace near military bases or prisons.A House subcommittee voted unanimously Thursday for legislation to make flying …

South Carolina Supreme Court considers nuclear landfill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court is considering whether to force the operator of a low-level nuclear waste landfill to reduce the possibility of leaking radioactive …

1 man dies after fight at South Carolina hotel

GREER, S.C. (AP) — One man has died after a fight at a hotel in South Carolina.The Greenville County Coroner's Office said a 25-year-old man died after the fight around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at …

5 charged in teen's death at South Carolina apartment

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Five people have been arrested in the shooting death of a teen at an apartment complex in South Carolina.Sumter police spokeswoman Tonya McGirt said in a news release that …

Howard commencement to feature "Black Panther" Boseman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University.The university announced Wednesday that Chadwick Boseman will give …

South Carolina Senate passes rate cut, threatening merger

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate approved a proposal Wednesday to significantly cut the amount a private utility can charge customers to pay for two nuclear plants that were …

South Carolina editorial roundup

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:___April 17The Post and Courier of Charleston on prison violence:It's easy for prisoners to be out of sight, out of mind, until an explosion of …

House approves sanctuary cities bill backed by governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers have given key approval to a sanctuary cities bill backed by Gov. Henry McMaster, but not without some changes.After hours of debate Wednesday, …

Prisons chief doubts transfers caused deadly riot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials transferred several hundred maximum-security inmates late last year to a prison where seven prisoners were killed this week in a gang fight. But …

Georgia publisher named new leader at The Charlotte Observer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Georgia publisher has been named the new publisher for The Charlotte Observer.The North Carolina newspaper announced Wednesday that Rodney Mahone will leave his job as …

South Carolina lawmakers delay action on dam safety bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina lawmakers delayed voting on a bill putting stricter regulations on dam and reservoir owners. The bill was proposed after dam failures caused …

South Carolina college president retiring after 25 years

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — The president of a college in South Carolina is retiring after 25 years.Claflin University President Henry N. Tisdale said Tuesday he will step down June 30, …

Peach forecast looks good for South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — It looks like this will be a good year for peach farmers in South Carolina.Clemson University agent Andy Rollins told The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg that 2018 might …

Man arrested in hit and run that killed South Carolina woman

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested in a hit and run earlier this month that killed a South Carolina woman.Media outlets reported 33-year-old Christopher Joseph Young of Anderson was …

Private operator to correct overcrowded South Carolina bus

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A private contractor has acknowledged there were too many students on a South Carolina school bus earlier this week.The Post and Courier of Charleston reported a photo …

Legislators seek more oversight after deadly prison violence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty South Carolina prisoners have been killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months. The staggering amount of violence, which includes the gang-fueled …

South Carolina's prisons among the deadliest in the US

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty South Carolina prisoners have been killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months. The staggering amount of violence, which includes the gang-fueled …