Prosecutor: Slain deputy a 'hero' for firing back

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina deputy shot and killed while serving an eviction notice and two fellow officers did nothing wrong when a man suddenly pulled a gun and fired on them, a prosecuto...

SC attorney general: Monument protection law constitutional

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top lawyer thinks the state law protecting historic monuments from being torn down or altered without a legislative vote is constitutional. But...

Prosecutor to discuss Black SC teen killed by white cop

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor in South Carolina is expected to discuss his findings Wednesday in the shooting death of a Black teenager by a white police officer investigating car break ins. ...

5 years after church massacre, S Carolina protects monuments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Five years ago after eight black church members and their pastor were shot and killed in a racist attack, South Carolina came together and took down the Confederate flag from the...

Death sought in SC police ambush, suspect insults prosecutor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials will seek the death penalty against a South Carolina man charged with shooting seven police officers in an ambush, killing two of them, a prosecutor announced Thursday ...

Woman killed by alligator in SC was doing homeowner's nails

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The woman attacked and killed by an alligator in a gated community along the South Carolina coast was visiting the homeowner to do her nails and was trying to touch the animal wh...

Southern states largely go it alone in reopening decisions

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Governors in 17 states have committed to regional coordination to reopen their economies during the coronavirus outbreak — but none are in the South, where leaders are going it...

April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

It's the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent's due. For millions of Americans, Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus outbreak turned the e...

Living outside lockdown: Barbers, beauty shops still open

ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — With South Carolina's first coronavirus hot spot just a short jaunt up the highway, Johellen Lee hadn't been out for anything but groceries for nearly a month. “I ...

Winthrop to 11th NCAA Tournament with 76-68 win over Hampton

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — It took a freshman to bring Winthrop back to where it almost always used to go — the NCAA Tournament. DJ Burns scored 16 points, 12 of them in the second half,...

SC Speaker: Move energy policy away from massive projects

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — House Speaker Jay Lucas sees South Carolina's opportunity to sell or overhaul state-owned utility Santee Cooper as a chance to reshape the future of energy, at least where he liv...

Securities agents sue 2 SC utility execs over nuclear fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two former executives at a South Carolina utility lied repeatedly to regulators and investors about the progress of construction of two nuclear reactors taking more than a billio...

SC utility execs under investigation asked few questions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two current executives of South Carolina's state owned utility who remain part of a criminal investigation into the failure to finish two nuclear plants in the state showed up fo...

Current, former executives at SC utility refuse to testify

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the advice of their lawyers, four current and former executives from South Carolina's state-owned utility did not attend a Senate meeting Tuesday discussing whether to sell th...

Police: Girl, 6, was killed by neighbor who then killed self

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard after school was killed by a neighbor who then killed himself, authorities said Tuesday. Faye Marie Swetli...