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Warrant: Jail guard opened cell so inmates could beat others

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — State agents say a guard at a county jail in South Carolina unlocked the doors of two inmates so three other prisoners could beat them.The arrest warrant against …

Schools chief touts faith mentors, but only Christian ones

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Faith-based mentors can play an important role in children's lives, South Carolina's public schools chief said Wednesday. But in a video focused on the importance of …

Agency seeks fine for violations at Georgia nuclear plant

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency Wednesday proposed a $145,000 fine for safety violations at Plant Vogtle, saying employees failed to perform "vital" checks of equipment and conditions at …

University of South Carolina adds context to its history

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As some Southern universities grapple with uncomfortable truths about their histories, struggling with calls to rename or remove memorials and monuments to figures …

Woman dies from smoke inhalation in South Carolina fire

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Officials say a woman found dead in a burning home in South Carolina died from smoke inhalation.Anderson County Chief Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman told local media …

Study says abandoned reactor parts worth $860 million

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A study says the parts for two nuclear reactors abandoned during construction in South Carolina last year could be worth more than $860 million.The Post and Courier of …

2 arrested in South Carolina girl's hit and run death

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in a hit and run death earlier this month that killed an 11-year-old South Carolina girl last weekend.The Oconee County Sheriff's Office …

Parents group wants officer in every school in district

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Parents in one South Carolina school district are calling on officials to place a police officer in every school in the district after the latest school shooting in …

Crew catches 2 sharks in 5 minutes, including 16-footer

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A two-man crew hooked two great white sharks within a span of five minutes off the coast of South Carolina.The Island Packet reports Outcast Sport Fishing …

Former US Army member sentenced for false tax returns

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former member of the U.S. Army has been sentenced for preparing false tax returns that resulted in the government's loss of more than $700,000.The State of Columbia …

Salvation Army: Carolinas employee embezzled nearly $230K

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A worker at the Salvation Army's headquarters for the Carolinas is accused of embezzling nearly $230,000.News outlets report Salvation Army officials filed a police …

Gov hopeful supported pro-gun candidate, now criticizes one

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A candidate seeking to be South Carolina's next governor is condemning a fellow Democrat for a positive rating from a gun rights group. But in South Carolina, experts say …

Bill to likely ban all abortions advances in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators have advanced a bill that would likely ban all abortions in the state.Local media report the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 Tuesday to …

South Carolina county delays move from moldy courthouse

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Officials in a South Carolina county are delaying a decision on where to move employees who have been working in a courthouse plagued with mold problems.Media outlets …

Man arrested in shooting death of South Carolina man

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested in the shooting death of his girlfriend's new boyfriend in South Carolina.Spartanburg County Sheriff's Lt. Kevin Bobo said 24-year-old Andrew …

South Carolina officials identify drowned fisherman

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Officials have released the name of a fisherman who drowned in South Carolina over the weekend.The Berkeley County Coroner's Office told local media that 46-year-old …

Southeastern Wildlife Expo sets record in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition says it had record sales for a second consecutive year in South Carolina.The annual three-day event wrapped up Sunday in …

Girl accused of writing shooting threat in school bathroom

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old girl wrote a threat on the restroom floor at her South Carolina middle school.News outlets report that students at Chestnut Oaks Middle School …

She's hit the mark since age 6, now schooling boys, adults

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — One Fort Mill resident has been shooting bull's-eyes since age 6 — and she hasn't stopped there.At 13 years old, Shyanne Roberts has already won state …

SC lawmakers get dubious emails about nuclear reactors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers say they're receiving dubious emails that urge them not to pass laws that the senders say could kill a proposed sale of SCANA Corp. to Dominion …