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  • First Baptist repeats as State ChampionsFirst Baptist repeats as State Champions

    NEWBERRY, S.C.– After winning their first state title this time last season, the boys from First Baptist did it again. Johnny Waters took his team to for a chance at a repeat today against Trinity-Byrnes. Unlike most of the games this season, First Baptist struggled. The Hurricanes go down 20-0 at the half, but things would change out of the break. 35 unanswered points lead to a 35-30 victory over the Titans. The best part about all of this for First Baptist, the return star running back and quarterback Michel Dukes and Tremez brown to the team next year to try and win a third straight title.    

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  • Gamecocks get 8th win, move on to clash with Clemson - The StateGamecocks get 8th win, move on to clash with Clemson - The State

    WYFF GreenvilleGamecocks get 8th win, move on to clash with ClemsonThe StateThe Gamecocks got their eighth win of the season Saturday evening in Williams-Brice Stadium, beating Wofford 31-10 and maintaining their late season momentum headed into the season finale against No. 2 Clemson. South Carolina (8-3) now has its most ...South Carolina pulls away from Wofford in second halfWYFF GreenvilleSouth Carolina-Wofford: Recap, score, analysis for Week 12 game (November 18, 2017)SECcountry.comFINAL: Carolina 31 – Wofford 10247SportsWIS -Reuters -Garnet And Black Attackall 33 news articles »

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  • News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. ESTNews Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST

    The South Carolina Supreme Court says two sections of the state's domestic violence law should stand as written. Those sections made gender references unconstitutional. The court also said there was no basis to support...

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  • Skai Moore ties South Carolina record for most career interceptions - The StateSkai Moore ties South Carolina record for most career interceptions - The State

    Skai Moore ties South Carolina record for most career interceptionsThe StateSouth Carolina senior linebacker Skai Moore tied Daives for South Carolina's program record for career interceptions with his 14th pick Saturday in the second quarter against Wofford. Skai Moore ties @GamecockFB career Interception mark with this, his ...Moore moves into the record booksWISall 2 news articles »

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  • 2 killed, 1 injured in single-car crash in North Myrtle Beach - ABC NEWS 42 killed, 1 injured in single-car crash in North Myrtle Beach - ABC NEWS 4

    ABC NEWS 42 killed, 1 injured in single-car crash in North Myrtle BeachABC NEWS 4He also explained why he gives back to his community, "Moncks Corner, South Carolina made me who I am, and I didn't leave South Carolina until 2006. So between Moncks Corner and Columbia, they raised me. Furthermore, I learned how to do radio here, ...and more »

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  • 2 killed, 1 injured in single-car crash in South Carolina2 killed, 1 injured in single-car crash in South Carolina

    Two people were killed and a third person was pinned under a car in a one-vehicle accident in South Carolina.

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  • Will South Carolina expand Medicaid? Gov. Henry McMaster's administration says no. - Charleston Post CourierWill South Carolina expand Medicaid? Gov. Henry McMaster's administration says no. - Charleston Post Courier

    Charleston Post CourierWill South Carolina expand Medicaid? Gov. Henry McMaster's administration says no.Charleston Post CourierChristian Soura, South Carolina's former Medicaid director who now works as vice president of policy and finance for the S.C. Hospital Association, said the federal government has recently become more willing to work with individual states on ...

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  • North Carolina radio personality Robert Raiford dies at 89North Carolina radio personality Robert Raiford dies at 89

    Robert Raiford, a North Carolina radio personality whose career spanned decades, has died at age 89.

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  • Technology pushes South Carolina ports to plan, simulate for autonomous mega-ships - Charleston Post CourierTechnology pushes South Carolina ports to plan, simulate for autonomous mega-ships - Charleston Post Courier

    Charleston Post CourierTechnology pushes South Carolina ports to plan, simulate for autonomous mega-shipsCharleston Post CourierRooney told the South Carolina International Trade Conference last month that when he got his start in the business, "new ships were just coming out and I was amazed at their size — 2,950" containers. "Now, you're talking about 22,000," he said ...and more »

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  • South Carolina town settles lawsuit over 86-year-old man tased by policeSouth Carolina town settles lawsuit over 86-year-old man tased by police

    Albert Chatfield, 86, was tased by police, who said he took a "fighting stance," and remains hospitalized following a car chase in October.

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  • VIDEO: South Carolina town settles lawsuit over 86-year-old man tased by policeVIDEO: South Carolina town settles lawsuit over 86-year-old man tased by police

    VIDEO: South Carolina town settles lawsuit over 86-year-old man tased by police

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  • Bluegrass Pickin' is one of just a few informal bluegrass gathering sports left in South CarolinaBluegrass Pickin' is one of just a few informal bluegrass gathering sports left in South Carolina

    Guy Faulk is 83 and still running the pickin' parlor two years after the death of his wife Tina. He started hosting musicians in his house in 1977, then built the parlor in 1978.

    South Carolina News / 8 h. 15 min. ago
  • Tree ordinances help municipalities across South Carolina protect nature - Charleston Post CourierTree ordinances help municipalities across South Carolina protect nature - Charleston Post Courier

    Charleston Post CourierTree ordinances help municipalities across South Carolina protect natureCharleston Post CourierSouth Carolina is nicknamed the Palmetto State. The state seal and flag both have trees. So it's no surprise that many of the state's municipalities have strict laws designed to protect trees based on size, species, significance or a combination of all ...

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  • The number to remember this season for USC basketball - The StateThe number to remember this season for USC basketball - The State

    The StateThe number to remember this season for USC basketballThe StateMaik Kotsar hit a layup, Chris Silva drilled a 3-pointer and Hassani Gravett popped a mid-range jumper. The South Carolina basketball team, less than two minutes into its Friday game against UTEP, hardly resembled the Gamecocks from 24 hours earlier.

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  • State Supreme Court rules on domestic violence lawState Supreme Court rules on domestic violence law

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court says two sections of the state’s domestic violence law should stand as written. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the ruling declared the sections that made gender references unconstitutional “as applied.” That avoids a situation where the law itself would be unconstitutional, rendering it useless. The court also said there was “no reasonable basis . . . to support a definition resulting in disparate treatment of same-sex couples.” That means protections will be extended to any unmarried couples, regardless of their sexual orientation. Attorney General Alan Wilson issued a statement applauding the decision. He said it applies the state’s domestic violence law to all victims of domestic violence, as his office argued that it should. ___ Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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  • State Supreme Court Rules on Domestic Violence Law - U.S. News & World ReportState Supreme Court Rules on Domestic Violence Law - U.S. News & World Report

    State Supreme Court Rules on Domestic Violence LawU.S. News & World ReportCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday that two sections of the state's domestic violence law should stand as written. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the ruling declared the sections that made gender ...and more »

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  • First South Carolina execution in six years set for Dec. 1 - Charleston Post CourierFirst South Carolina execution in six years set for Dec. 1 - Charleston Post Courier

    Charleston Post CourierFirst South Carolina execution in six years set for Dec. 1Charleston Post CourierCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has scheduled its first execution in more than six years. The State Department of Corrections said Friday it had received an order from the state Supreme Court setting a Dec. 1 execution date for 52-year-old Bobby ...and more »

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  • Highway patrol trying to keep Thanksgiving week deaths at zeroHighway patrol trying to keep Thanksgiving week deaths at zero

    They anticipate a busy week on roadways in the Midlands. In 2016, highway patrol officials say they reported 16 deaths on South Carolina roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period which ran from Wednesday-Sunday.

    South Carolina News / 13 h. ago
  • Most in SC identify as Christians. Guess which religion is the 2nd most popularMost in SC identify as Christians. Guess which religion is the 2nd most popular

    South Carolina is the only state where Baha'i is the second most prevalent faith, according to the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, which conducts a religious census every decade. In the 1960s and '70s, Baha'i communities began to grow in South Carolina along with the Civil Rights Movement.

    South Carolina News / 17 h. 30 min. ago
  • No. 23 UCLA routs South Carolina State 96-68 behind 3 froshNo. 23 UCLA routs South Carolina State 96-68 behind 3 frosh

    Jaylen Hands scored 22 points to lead three freshmen in double figures, and No. 23 UCLA defeated South Carolina State 96-68 for its third straight win despite a depleted roster

    ABCNews.com / 20 h. 43 min. ago
  • South Carolina women's basketball team declines invitation to...South Carolina women's basketball team declines invitation to...

    Women On Clinton And Sanders Campaigns Allege Sexual Harassment - Lilian Adams and Zoey Jordan Salsbury worked on opposite sides of the Democratic presidential primary. But they had similar problems.

    South Carolina News / 21 h. 56 min. ago
  • DoD releases sexual assault reports from local military installationsDoD releases sexual assault reports from local military installations

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A new report by the Department of Defense (DoD) shows the number of sexual assault allegations received at military installations and combat areas. Congress requires the DoD to report the number of sexual assault allegations it receives each year involving Service members, which includes Restricted and Unrestricted Reports. An Unrestricted Report of a sexual assault consists of a sex-related allegation that is referred for investigation to military or civilian law enforcement agencies. Restricted Reports allow individuals making a report to confidentially seek support and medical services. However, the reports are not referred for criminal investigation or to commanders. Before FY 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014) the DoD reports that 15% or fewer military members reported a sexual assault. That rate more than doubled to 32% by FY 16 (Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016). Officials said the higher numbers may be attributed to a DoD policy in 2005 put in place to encourage more Service members to report assaults, regardless of when the incident occurred. Victims of sexual assault in the DoD may report an incident at any time and place of their choosing, so the location of where a report was made may not necessarily mean the incident occurred there. The DoD uses the term “sexual assault” to refer to a range of adult sex-related crimes including: penetrating crimes such as rape, sexual assault, and forcible sodomy sexual contact crimes like aggravated and abusive sexual contact attempts to commit the above offenses   Take a look at the full report here or local numbers: These sexual assault allegations may come from persons age 16 or older who allege a sexual assault by someone unrelated to them. Other reports are addressed by DoD’s Family Advocacy Program.

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  • Summerville police taking part in “No-Shave November” to raise money for charitySummerville police taking part in “No-Shave November” to raise money for charity

    SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – This month you might see Summerville police officers with some scruff. The Summerville Police Department is taking part in “No-Shave November.” It is part of an effort to raise money for Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For a donation of at least 25 dollars officers can grow facial hair. Female officers can wear pony tails and braids with a donation. The officer themselves can donate money or a member of the public can sponsor them. The department has raised about $1000 so far. It is continuing to collect donations through the end of the month. The donations are part of the department’s effort to try to help make communities better. “It’s us having a little bit of fun, it’s showing some humanity to what we’re doing and it’s really bringing charity into police work and I think that’s something that’s been missing in the past so we’re just trying to do what we can to make our communities better,” said Jon Rodgers, chief of police for the department. To sponsor an officer visit the Summerville Police Department located at 300 W 2nd North Street in Summerville. Donations are accepted by either cash or check.   jQuery(function( $ ){ map = new google.maps.Map( document.getElementById( "lin-map-0" ), { center: new google.maps.LatLng( 33.0239873, -80.1760175 ), zoom: parseFloat( 16 ), mapTypeControlOptions: { style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU } }); marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: new google.maps.LatLng( 33.0239873, -80.1760175 ), }); marker.setMap( map ); });

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  • Savannah VA Clinic is working to find a treatment for PTSD and substance abuseSavannah VA Clinic is working to find a treatment for PTSD and substance abuse

    SAVANNAH, GA – The Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic is conducting a clinical trial to develop a treatment for PTSD and substance abuse. Twenty percent of the millions of men and women who serve in the U.S. military experience Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Nearly half of them turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. PTSD can lead to unemployment, violence, homelessness or even suicide. “It’s sort of a way of self medicating, and a lot of veterans think that it will help, but in the long run it can actually make the symptoms worse,” said Michelle Pompei Research Study Coordinator at the Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic. The VA Clinic in Charleston has been conducting the Patriot Study, or PTSD and Alcohol Treatment Research in Outpatient Trials, for the past year. The Savannah VA Clinic began the study over the summer of 2017 after its grand opening. For twelve weeks, veterans in the trial take doxazosin, a medication normally used to treat high blood pressure. Researchers believe doxazosin will last longer than prazosin, which is commonly used to treat PTSD. Participants also have the option to undergo therapy at the clinic, or accept help elsewhere. “If we’re able to curb some of the drug or alcohol use and curb some of the symptoms like nightmares, they’re able to just in general cope with PTSD better,” said Pompei. Pompei told News 3, she hopes the study will encourage veterans to seek help, building a bridge to further treatment in the future. “I feel like this is a valuable way to give back to the medical community and then also be able to help veterans and just be a source of compassion for them,” she said. If you suffer from PTSD and substance use and are interested in participating in the Patriot Study, call: 912-920-0214 ext. 2169 or 2132. Participants in the study are compensated.

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  • Top 20 onshore US petroleum spills since 2010Top 20 onshore US petroleum spills since 2010

    By The Associated Press

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  • South Carolina added 10,000 jobs after Tropical Storm Irma dented the economySouth Carolina added 10,000 jobs after Tropical Storm Irma dented the economy

    South Carolina's economy rebounded in October, posting robust job gains after Tropical Storm Irma dented the state's labor market. The passing storm caused one of the state's biggest one-month job losses in years.

    South Carolina News / 1 d. 2 h. 34 min. ago
  • Wounded warrior gets the gift of a brand new home in BlufftonWounded warrior gets the gift of a brand new home in Bluffton

    BLUFFTON, Sc. (WSAV) – Often times, when soldiers return home, their fight isn’t over. Many struggle with the physical and mental wounds from war. Staff Sergeant Clark “Jey” Johnson enlisted in the United States Army in 1996. “First days on deployment, I could still call, I could still call her, and I knew she was there,” Johnson said, talking about his wife of 18 years, Shana. He completed tours in Bosnia, Kuwait, and two in Iraq. During his last deployment in Iraq, his tanker convoy was struck by an IED twice within a month, leaving him with head, neck, and hand injuries. “We’ve struggled a lot of time, been through a lot, a lot of things together, and I know this would be a tremendous, burden, off our shoulders,” Shana Johnson said. Johnson has struggled fitting back in… “It’s been difficult finding where I fit in I guess,” he said, “Because what you do in the military doesn’t necessarily carry over.” As part of PulteGroup’s “Built to Honor” program, Johnson and his family were selected for a brand new house. “A chance for us to give back to our veterans, by building a home and using our trade partners to help construct that house,” said Laura Ronan with PulteGroup, “And then giving it to a veteran and his family, mortgage free.” The families get to pick a spot on the company’s map, and the Johnson’s chose to move from Colorado to start their new lives in Bluffton. “It’s such a small town feel, that’s still veteran friendly and family friendly,” said Katie Slattery, the family’s financial mentor from the Military Warrior Support Foundation, “They’re excited for a fresh start in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.” Friday morning, the community lined the street in Sea Grass Station with a warm welcome for the Johnsons. When the Johnsons walked in their new home, they had no idea it would also be fully furnished. Johnson addressed the crowd at the dedication ceremony Friday, with tears in his eyes, he said, “For all the people who have donated and spent their time working for us to have this, we can’t say enough… thank you.” He paused for a long moment, fighting the tears, and added, “To my brothers who are no longer with us, you remain in our thoughts and prayers.” This is the 50th house PulteGroup has donated to a wounded warrior in the United States. In Bluffton, the community showed it’s more than just a house, it’s a home.

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  • South Carolina’s schedules first execution in 6 yearsSouth Carolina’s schedules first execution in 6 years

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina has scheduled its first execution in more than six years. The State Department of Corrections said Friday it had received an order from the state Supreme Court setting a Dec. 1 execution date for 52-year-old Bobby Wayne Stone. Stone has been on the state’s death row for 20 years for the 1996 murder of Sumter County Sheriff’s Sgt. Charlie Kubala. Stone admitted he shot Kubala as the officer responded to a call in February 1996, but he said the shooting was accidental. South Carolina uses lethal injection as its execution method, although inmates have the choice to opt for electrocution. The state’s protocol requires three drugs. Other states have gone to using a single drug. South Carolina hasn’t carried out an execution since 2011.

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  • Secretary of state expects hearings over missing SC sealSecretary of state expects hearings over missing SC seal

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The state official whose office failed to affix South Carolina’s seal to more than a hundred pieces of legislation says the failure has the potential to become problematic. Secretary of State Mark Hammond told The Associated Press Friday that his office is currently reviewing past laws and making sure the Great Seal of the State of South Carolina has been applied, as is required by the state constitution. State law doesn’t specifically delegate that duty to the secretary of state, although the office has traditionally performed it. Hammond said he first learned in August the seal hadn’t been consistently applied. Hammond said he will personally ensure new bills have the seal. But he said he expects hearings and that legal challenges to acts without the seal could arise.

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  • South Carolina’s first execution in 6 years set for Dec. 1South Carolina’s first execution in 6 years set for Dec. 1

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has scheduled its first execution in more than six years. The State Department of Corrections said Friday it had received an order from the state Supreme Court setting a Dec. 1 execution date for 52-year-old Bobby Wayne Stone. Stone has been on South Carolina’s death row for 20 years, convicted of murder in the 1996 slaying of Sumter County sheriff’s Sgt. Charlie Kubala. Stone has acknowledged he shot Kubala as the officer responded to a call in February 1996, but said the shooting was accidental. South Carolina uses lethal injection as its execution method, though inmates can opt for electrocution. The state’s injection protocol requires three drugs. Other states have gone to using a single drug. South Carolina hasn’t carried out an execution since 2011.

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  • South Carolina Ex-Cop Faces December Sentencing for Motorist's Shooting - U.S. News & World ReportSouth Carolina Ex-Cop Faces December Sentencing for Motorist's Shooting - U.S. News & World Report

    U.S. News & World ReportSouth Carolina Ex-Cop Faces December Sentencing for Motorist's ShootingU.S. News & World ReportFILE PHOTO: Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager looks on during testimony in his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Grace Beahm/Post and Courier/Pool/File ...Sentencing set for former South Carolina officer who shot unarmed manKHQ Right Nowall 11 news articles »

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  • PHOTO: Reality TV host and New York real estate mogul Donald Trump holds up a replica flintlock rifle awarded him by cadets during the Republican Society Patriot Dinner at the Citadel Military ...PHOTO: Reality TV host and New York real estate mogul Donald Trump holds up a replica flintlock rifle awarded him by cadets during the Republican Society Patriot Dinner at the Citadel Military ...

    PHOTO: Reality TV host and New York real estate mogul Donald Trump holds up a replica flintlock rifle awarded him by cadets during the Republican Society Patriot Dinner at the Citadel Military College, Feb. 22, 2015 in Charleston, S.C.

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  • Sentencing set for officer who shot unarmed black manSentencing set for officer who shot unarmed black man

    A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a white former South Carolina police officer who pleaded guilty to a federal charge in the shooting death of an unarmed black man two years ago.

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  • Sex charges in South Carolina: How do the numbers add up?Sex charges in South Carolina: How do the numbers add up?

    Hilton Head is looking to get into the Guinness Book of World Records with a meatball. Here's how to make your own.

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  • South Carolina's jobless rate steady in OctoberSouth Carolina's jobless rate steady in October

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  • South Carolina lawyer confirmed for US District judgeshipSouth Carolina lawyer confirmed for US District judgeship

    A South Carolina lawyer has been confirmed for a U.S. District judgeship.

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  • Trump welcomes college sports champions at WH receptionTrump welcomes college sports champions at WH reception

    President Donald Trump is congratulating college sports champions at the White House.

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  • 3 suspects rob Sumter County Dollar General3 suspects rob Sumter County Dollar General

    SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three men who robbed a business, Thursday night. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. November 16, three men armed with handguns entered the Dollar General located at 3380 N. US Hwy 15 in Sumter County and forced the employees and a customer to lie on the floor. jQuery(function( $ ){ map = new google.maps.Map( document.getElementById( "lin-map-1" ), { center: new google.maps.LatLng( 34.015236, -80.326131 ), zoom: parseFloat( 11 ), mapTypeControlOptions: { style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU } }); marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: new google.maps.LatLng( 34.015236, -80.326131 ), }); marker.setMap( map ); }); The men reportedly took the victims’ cell phones some cigarettes before forcing an employee to open a safe where an undetermined amount of money was taken. The men then fled the scene. There were no injuries. The men are all described as African-American males between the ages of 20-25. All are around 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh about 170 pounds. One of the men wore camo sweatpants with a purple hoodie covering his face. A second man also wore camo pants with a black hoodie. None of the victims were able to provide a clothing description for the third suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Investigative Office at (803) 436-2011 or Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIMESC. You may remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward. Keep checking counton2.com for real-time updates on this story. To get breaking news alerts, download the free News 2 App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

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  • SC Highway Patrol wants to equip troopers with new riflesSC Highway Patrol wants to equip troopers with new rifles

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — The South Carolina Highway Patrol says it’s trying to better equip troopers to respond to an active shooter situation. The department’s commander wants to put rifles in the hands of troopers. Mass shootings seem to occur more and more often. So agencies across the country are looking to beef up their response in case it happens in their town. And SCHP is one of those agencies. They’re asking lawmakers to approve more than half-a-million dollars for semi-automatic patrol rifles. Colonel Chris Williamson said they’re weapons the department has now is outdated. “South Carolina Highway Patrol has been equipped with shotguns for a number of years and many law enforcement agencies are starting to phase them out and purchase rifles. And we need to do the same.” The rifle will allow troopers to have a sharper aim from a farther distance. The gun can also hold up to 30 rounds at one time. The shotgun, some troopers say is harder to use. Sgt. Barney Pope trains troopers to use both their primary and backup weapons. He explained some of the disadvantages of the shotgun the department currently uses. “The shot gun has shorter range and a low ammunition capacity and it has a harder recoil which makes it difficult for some troopers to effectively use,” said Sgt. Pope. The department says differences like that could mean life or death if violence breaks out. “We won’t be able to protect ourselves or our citizens if we don’t have the proper equipment. and if you use the shotgun vs the rifle you may take out innocent bystanders who are just there,” said Colonel Williamson. “A shotgun fires multiple projectiles as it goes down the lane and if you think about the type of environments where mass violence or a terror attack occurs, it happens in a generally populated area,” explained Sgt. Pope. Right now about 200 troopers have rifles, 150 of them are members of an emergency response team. The other 50 troopers purchased their own rifle. One trooper brought his personal rifle while responding to the shooting at Townville Elementary in 2016. The department is looking to purchase about 600 rifles. They cost about $800 each. The budget request in for this upcoming session.

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  • SCE&G President offers proposal that would roll back electric rates and buy new plantSCE&G President offers proposal that would roll back electric rates and buy new plant

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSAV)- Utility company SCE&G is looking to fix financial problems after the company walked away from a multi-billion dollar nuclear plant earlier this year. The decision cost the company more than 5,000 jobs and close to 2 billion dollars that’s been added to customers’ bills. Thursday morning, the company’s president announced a new proposal that will offer customers financial relief. The conference started with SCE&G President Keller Kissam apologizing for the situation, which has caused an 18% increase on customers’ bills. Kissam offered a solution he’s calling a “win-win.” Kissam announced the company will rollback residential electric rates to the rate it would have been in March 2015, which would mean a 3.5% decrease on their bills. SCANA’s shareholders would then take the loss of the rest of the construction costs. The company also announced it has entered an agreement to buy a 540-megawatt natural gas fired power plant. The plant in Calhoun County will replace more than 40% of the power the nuclear plants were supposed to provide. The president says this is the answer to a lot of questions customers have been asking. “One of the things customers tell me and it resonates the strongest.. is the fact we paid for something and we’re not getting anything out of it,” said Keller Kissam, president of retail operations at SCE&G. Kissam says the suggestions have to go through the regulatory process, but once that happens customers should see the reduction immediately. Not everyone is satisfied with the proposal. Speaker of the House,  James Lucas, called for the resignation of the company’s CEO in October. Speaker Lucas issued this statement:   “Today’s proposal provides further proof that SCANA has consistently prioritized the company’s profits over protecting its consumers. Ratepayers have demanded a serious approach to the VC Summer nuclear facility collapse and the House has succeeded in meeting their demands. We will continue to move our utility ratepayer protection package through the legislative process to ensure South Carolina consumers receive the protections they deserve.” Speaker Lucas adds the House will move forward with its series of bills that would eliminate that 18% and pay customers back. The company says the proposal would generate close to $5 billion in benefits for SCE&G customers that would ultimately reduce rates. The company is also adding more solar-energy to its system.

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  • South Carolina’s jobless rate steady in OctoberSouth Carolina’s jobless rate steady in October

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s jobless rate was unchanged last month. The Department of Employment and Workforce said in a news release Friday the unemployment rate in the state was 3.9 percent, unchanged from September. The national unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in October compared with 4.2 percent in September. The agency said the leisure and hospitality segment added more than 4,500 jobs in October. Professional and business services added more than 3,500 jobs. The manufacturing segment lost about 2,200 jobs in October. Trade, transportation and utilities lost 800 jobs. Fairfield County had the highest rate at 9.4 percent. South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. and the state-owned utility Santee Cooper abandoned construction of two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County earlier this year. Charleston County had the lowest rate at 3.1 percent.

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    South Carolina's jobless rate was unchanged last month.

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  • Store clerk fends off robber with broomStore clerk fends off robber with broom

    GREENWOOD Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Deputies say a store clerk with a broom stopped a robber armed with a rifle. The armed robbery happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday at the Cokesbury Grocery store on Highway 246 in Hodges. Deputies say the robber walked in as the clerk was sweeping and the employee chased him out of the store. K9 units were brought in to help search for the suspect. No arrests had been announced as of Friday morning.

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  • Lawmaker: Decade of S. Carolina bills missing required stampLawmaker: Decade of S. Carolina bills missing required stamp

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) —  Democratic Congressional candidate Joe Cunningham (SC-1) released the following statement in response to Mark Sanford’s vote today to raise taxes on middle-class families in the Lowcountry: Today Mark Sanford voted to raise taxes on middle-class families in the Lowcountry in order to pay for a tax cut for the super-wealthy. In the process, he voted to blow up the budget deficit and saddle our children with $1.5 trillion in more debt. By voting to eliminate tax deductions for medical expenses, student loans, and state and local taxes, Mark Sanford has made it even harder for regular people to get a leg up in this new and changing economy. We need tax reform that simplifies our tax code, lowers our deficit and puts more money in the pockets of working people.  Mark Sanford used to oppose more debt and tax hikes. But much like his flip-flops on term limits and accepting PAC money, what Mark Sanford says and what he does are two very different things. Today he made his wealthy donors happy while the rest of us are figuring out how we are going to afford yet another tax increase passed by self-interested Washington career politicians.

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  • SC man accused of setting wife on fire arrested in NYSC man accused of setting wife on fire arrested in NY

    FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – The man who Florence County deputies say poured gasoline on his wife and then set her on fire has been captured in New York. According to Major Mike Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, deputies have been looking for 32-year-old Charles Durell Nethercutt, of Florence, for nearly two months. A warrant for attempted murder was issued for Nethercutt after he allegedly tried to kill his wife. Deputies say Nethercutt poured gasoline on his wife and set her on fire on Sept. 19. The report states that deputies were called to the home on Longfellow Drive and found the victim being treated for severe burns to her arms, torso, legs and feet. At the time, the victim was conscious and alert and was able to tell investigators that her husband accused her of cheating on him before he doused her in gasoline and lit her on fire. The incident report also says the suspect left before officials arrived and took the couple’s 1-year-old child with him. Major Nunn confirmed that the child was no longer with the suspect, but would not release where the baby was. Warrants for Nethercutt state that his wife was taken to an out of state burn center to be treated for her injuries. Nethercutt was arrested in Yonkers, New York and booked into the Westchester County Jail Wednesday, according to online booking records. Major Nunn says the sheriff’s office worked closely with the U.S. Marshalls service and other law enforcement until Nethercutt was caught. Nethercutt is expected to be extradited “shortly,” but no definite time line was available.

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    CAYCE, S.C. (WCBD)  South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (SCANA) (NYSE: SCG), has proposed a comprehensive solution to outstanding issues regarding the abandoned V.C. Summer Station nuclear construction project, by significantly reducing costs for customers while simultaneously expanding energy production. The proposal provides approximately $4.8 billion in benefits to SCE&G customers, and includes the following: A rollback of residential electric rates to where they would have been in March 2015, resulting in an immediate annual reduction to rates by approximately $90 million, or 3.5% (the monthly bill of a customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity would decrease more than $5). SCANA’s shareholders will absorb the net nuclear construction costs through lower earnings over 50 years. The addition of a 540-megawatt, natural-gas-fired power plant to SCE&G’s system, replacing more than 40 percent of the projected power that was to be provided to SCE&G from the V.C. Summer nuclear construction project. (Acquisition cost to be borne by SCANA shareholders.) The addition of approximately 100 megawatts of large-scale solar energy to SCE&G’s system (an approximate 50-percent increase in non-rooftop solar capacity). “We’ve heard our customers’ frustrations about paying for a power plant and having nothing to show for it. This proposal gives customers additional power generation while also lowering rates for customers,” said Keller Kissam, who is currently SCE&G’s President of Retail Operations and will become its President and Chief Operating Officer Jan. 1, 2018. “We hope interested parties will endorse the proposal so that we can obtain approval from the Public Service Commission and get this relief to customers,” said Jimmy Addison, who is currently SCANA’s Chief Financial Officer and will become its Chief Executive Officer Jan. 1, 2018.  “Current projections indicate that if this proposal is adopted, we would not need an additional generation source for several years. This is a key step to meeting South Carolina’s robust economic growth.” Approximate benefit to customers $2.9 billion Reduced shareholder earnings over 50 years as they absorb nuclear construction amortization costs. $810 million Company write-off (includes $210 million impairment charge from third quarter of 2017). $680 million Additional generation (includes purchase price of $180 million & foregoing of shareholder return over the life of the plant). $450 million Five-year benefit of immediate 3.5% reduction to customer rates. $4.84 billion TOTAL BENEFIT

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