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  • Correction: Stand Your Ground story 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:07 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - In a story March 6 about South Carolina's "stand your ground" law, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a proposal to repeal the law would have limited a person's right to use deadly force against someone breaking into their home, business or occupied vehicle. The proposal from Rep. Harold Mitchell would have allowed deadly force in those scenarios.

  • SC men walk in heels, bring attention to violence 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:06 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina men and women are walking a mile in high heels to bring attention to the scourge of sexual abuse and violence against women.

  • A'ja Wilson ends suspense, chooses South Carolina 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:22 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A'ja Wilson, considered one of the nation's top women's basketball recruits, announced Wednesday she will play for South Carolina.

  • Social services head says she won't step down 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:47 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services said Wednesday that she wouldn't step down from the agency, saying she feels she has more work to accomplish.

  • Artworks by USC faculty, students at auction 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:04 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Artworks by faculty and students at the University of South Carolina are being auctioned for a good cause.

  • Man sentenced to life in Forest Acres killing 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:28 am
  • WINNSBORO, South Carolina - A man has pleaded guilty in the 2009 shooting death of a woman at a bank ATM near Columbia in 2009.

  • Pedestrian killed in Richland County hit-and-run 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:31 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Authorities are looking for the driver who ran over and killed a pedestrian in Richland County and then drove away.

  • Strippers sue South Carolina clubs over wages 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:19 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A group of strippers says several South Carolina nightclubs didn't pay them according to federal standards, and the women have filed a federal lawsuit against them.

  • 1st female physician in US House speaks on health 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:25 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The first female physician to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives is speaking at the Columbia Convention Center on the nation's health disparities.

  • SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:55 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina House members removed their names Thursday from legislation that would allow the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate ethics allegations against a constitutional officer or other officers under the governor's control.

  • SC Democratic June ballot to ask about marijuana 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:01 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina Democratic primary ballot in June will ask voters whether they support legalizing medical marijuana to treat severe illnesses.

  • Inventory shows SC agencies own 12,300 assets 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:38 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State agencies own far too much property in South Carolina, and much of it should be sold, Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday.

  • Haleys host Easter egg hunt at Governor's Mansion 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:05 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley is hosting an Easter egg hunt at the Governor's Mansion.

  • SC group suing over county election boards law 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:41 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A government watchdog group has filed a legal challenge to the constitutionality of the elections process South Carolina, a move one top lawmaker says could complicate this year's races if the issue isn't decided quickly.

  • Ex-HomeGold exec again seeking parole 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:53 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Former HomeGold executive Ronnie Sheppard is trying again for early release from prison.

  • SC sheriff's trial has colleagues watching 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:17 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - When "Big" Sam Parker was elected sheriff of Chesterfield County in South Carolina in 2002, he wanted to make good on his promise to help the place where he lived his life.

  • SC nonprofit invites kids, adults to touch a truck 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:06 am
  • WEST COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A nonprofit group is putting all things that move on display this weekend.

  • Farm tours in South Carolina scheduled for weekend 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:06 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Visitors to the South Carolina Midlands have a chance view 10 sustainable farms and talk to the families that work them.

  • Walkers raise money to fight MS at Columbia event 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:06 am
  • WEST COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Hundreds of people are expected to take part in a walk this weekend to raise money for multiple sclerosis research.

  • Columbia hosts free expo on financial stability 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:05 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Officials with the City of Columbia are offering residents a free chance to learn more about building up their credit and the benefits of investing.

  • Many returning military vets bound for college 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 11:40 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - After five years in the Marines, including a tour in Afghanistan in which he saw buddies die in combat, Andrew Kispert found going back to college as a new veteran one of his biggest challenges yet. For starters, there was the strangeness of resuming civilian life.

  • Star party includes stargazing around SC 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:07 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - People across the state will be looking to the skies as the South Carolina State Museum hosts the inaugural Star Party.

  • APNewsBreak: SC closing minimum security prison 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:17 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina is closing one of its prisons, officials said Thursday, citing a decrease in the number of inmates returning to the corrections system.

  • Staley sees bigger things ahead for South Carolina 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:06 pm
  • Dawn Staley was proud of what South Carolina accomplished this season and knows there's much more ahead for her young team.

  • SC has no consistent computer security plan 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:49 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Officials have told lawmakers that South Carolina has no consistent plan for computer security among state agencies, more than a year after the state's revenue department was hacked.