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South Carolina students see safety concerns at high school

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Students touring schools in one South Carolina county saw safety and health concerns at a one high school, including moldy carpet that teachers rip out rather than let …

Fence put up around famous South Carolina peach water tower

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — Officials have placed a fence topped with barbed wire around the iconic water tower in South Carolina that's painted like a peach.The general manager of the Gaffney Board …

SC county education board nixes release of FBI subpoeans

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — An education board in South Carolina has refused to release federal subpoenas served to two school district employees concerning documents related to an FBI …

Parents of fraternity hazing victims to meet in S Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Parents of children who died from college hazing are gathering in South Carolina to determine how they can prevent other such deaths.The State newspaper of Columbia …

11-year-old South Carolina girl dies in hit-and-run wreck

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old South Carolina girl has died in a hit-and-run accident that occurred as she walked to a store with two friends.The Oconee County coroner …

New Lake City administrator Snowden looks to inspire, guide

LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) — Stephany Snowden said she intends to become the Dawn Staley for local government. She started as Lake City's city administrator on Feb. 1 and intends to inspire and …

Man charged with killing girlfriend missing for 3 months

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina woman who was apparently killed by her boyfriend three months ago wasn't reported missing until about a week ago.Bennettsville …

Driver gets 25 years for hit-and-run that killed 2 workers

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A man who ran over and killed two workers on the side of a state highway in South Carolina and did not stop has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.Lonnie Miller pleaded …

2 teens killed in separate shootings in S Carolina capital

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Police say a teenager and a taxi cab driver are dead after they shot at each other while arguing over a fare in South Carolina's capital city.Authorities say another teen …

Prosecutor: Judge wrong to give lawmaker probation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor wants a judge to throw out a sentence of probation against a South Carolina lawmaker, saying her unwillingness to listen to his legal arguments left him …

Pastor and key supporter of Trump to run for US House

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An African-American pastor closely linked to President Donald Trump says he is running for U.S. House as a Republican in South Carolina.Mark Burns released a video …

Firefighters respond to more medical emergencies than fires

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Rod German was surprised to see firefighters respond to his mother's home when the 86-year-old woman fell getting out of the shower last fall."There was no fire," he …

Gov. Deal wants study of offshore drilling 'pros and cons'

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday that he won't take a position on President Donald Trump's plan to allow oil drilling off the Georgia coast until a state agency studies the "pros …

Man accused of kidnapping 4-year-old girl returning to SC

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old South Carolina girl is headed back to that state after a court hearing in Mississippi.U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said 37-year-old …

Teen to be tried as adult in South Carolina school shooting

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A boy who was 14 when he was charged in the shooting death of his father at their home and a first-grader on a South Carolina elementary school playground will be tried …

Judge rules boy should be tried as adult for killing father and a first-grader on playground at South Carolina school

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Judge rules boy should be tried as adult for killing father and a first-grader on playground at South Carolina school.

Man sues South Carolina police for chase that killed wife

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A man is suing police in South Carolina for a chase that led to a fatal crash that killed his wife in 2016.The Herald of Rock Hill reported that William Bartell has sued York …

South Carolina woman sentenced for leaving baby in trash bin

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman was sentenced Thursday to more than two decades in prison for dumping her newborn daughter in an apartment trash bin.A judge in Conway sentenced …

Defense begins for teen in South Carolina school shooting

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A teen accused of killing his father and a first-grader at a South Carolina school seemed sad and sorry shortly after the 2016 shooting, a jail psychiatrist said …

Florida student accused of making school threat on Instagram

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old high school student is accused of altering and reposting a threat that had been circulating on social media sites.Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey tells …