Susan Alford retired Monday as director of the embattled S.C. Department of Social Services. In 2015, Alford was named to head the troubled agency by then-Gov. Nikki Haley after its previous director resigned.
S.C. lawmakers aim to pass a bond bill in 2019 to address years of deferred maintenance at the state’s buildings and colleges. But Gov. Henry McMaster could veto the borrowing if he wins a new term in November.
Republican U.S. Rep Joe Wilson, of Springdale, South Carolina, will appear on the new Showtime TV program “Who Is America?” starring Sacha Baron Cohen; he says he did not realize he was part of the comedian’s joke.
A man was asked turn his shirt inside out or leave the Greenville, North Carolina mall because security said his shirt, which included the word “F---” was against mall policy. Christopher Tutt said he believed he was targeted and racially profiled. There is no specifically stated rule at the mall that prohibits profanity on clothing.
A 17-year-old was hospitalized after he was bitten by two snakes while mowing a Jacksonville, Florida lawn. The teen said doctors think the bites were from rattlesnakes but venom never entered his body.
One person was killed and 4 others, including a teenage driver were injured when a pickup crashed into a building in Bamberg County, SC, early Saturday, July 14, 2018, according to the SC Highway Patrol.
The historic South Carolina church where nine African-American worshippers were slain has released plans for a memorial centered around a marble fountain flanked by massive stone benches that evoke angel wings.
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an 80-year-old woman from a cruise ship 150 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. She was taken to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for treatment. (Video has no sound.)