ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A family owned plant in Orangeburg County that makes machines for textile mills is closing after nearly 50 years.
Mayer Industries Inc. CEO George Fischer says the...
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man who swindled $18,000 out of a woman by making her so scared of a character he invented that she didn't want to talk about it in a room with windows has been ordered...
County won’t pay to have storm debris hauled away
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Some residents of a South Carolina county hit hard by severe thunderstorms last month aren't getting help from the government to haul away the debris.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A Florida man is suing South Carolina's Department of Transportation and Kia motors, accusing them of responsibility in the death of his family after their vehicle hit an...
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a dead man was found in a car along Interstate 95 in South Carolina.
News outlets report the South Carolina Highway Patrol...
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a driver who struck a South Carolina trooper while fleeing from a traffic checkpoint in Orangeburg County.
Harris-Stowe president Dwaun Warmack leaving post
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dwaun Warmack, president of Harris-Stowe State University, has resigned to become president of Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city is being sued by a man who spent more than four months in jail on charges that he hit an officer even though a police supervisor said the accusation...
HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — The administrator in Orangeburg County says a new development with 100 homes shows Charleston's growth is heading in that direction.
Southern half of SC enters mild drought stage
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The southern half of South Carolina, from Orangeburg County on down, has entered the state's mildest drought stage.
Harris’ campaign focuses on black colleges for support
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her...
4 South Carolina tornadoes confirmed from storm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Forecasters have confirmed that four tornadoes touched down in the South Carolina Midlands on Friday.
The National Weather Service on Saturday announced that survey...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who shot and wounded two South Carolina police officers in 2017 has been sentenced to the maximum on a federal gun charge.
SC emergency room shooting wounds nurse; man arrested
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A nurse was shot inside a South Carolina hospital emergency room on Wednesday by a man who had carried a weapon when he sought mental health care the day before and was...
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is set to give the commencement address at a historically black university in the critical early primary state of South...
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — In the first primary state where Democratic presidential hopefuls can test their mettle before a mostly black audience, Beto O'Rourke took on issues of race Friday, telling...
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Jaquan Dotson had a season-high 25 points as Savannah State narrowly beat South Carolina State 90-87 on Thursday night.
Savannah State looks to extend streak vs SC St.
Savannah State (10-19, 7-8) vs. South Carolina State (7-24, 5-10)
Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
State agents investigate after 6 trash trucks burn
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — State agents are helping investigate after six trucks burned at a trash company.
Jamison Fire Chief Kirk Davis said the Wednesday night fire didn't appear to be...
County history preserved: Artifacts, docs shown at archives
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — If you're wondering what Orangeburg County was like about 200 years ago or at any point since, check the Salley Archives at the Orangeburg County Historical Society for...
Raynor-Powell helps SC State beat FAMU 57-54
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Janai Raynor-Powell shot 7 of 12 from the field and finished with 16 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 50 seconds left, to help South Carolina State beat Florida A&M 57-54 Monday night.
Damani Applewhite added 13 points for South Carolina State. The Bulldogs (7-21, 5-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) have won three of their last four after losing five straight.
Maitland carries Bethune-Cookman past SC State 98-73
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Malik Maitland had 29 points, tying his career high, as Bethune-Cookman routed South Carolina State 98-73 on Saturday. Cletrell Pope added 26 points for the Wildcats. Pope also had 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.
Shawntrez Davis had 13 points for Bethune-Cookman (12-14, 7-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Houston Smith added 12 points and six rebounds.
Police: Woman charged in man’s death after hammer attack
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say they have charged an 18-year-old woman with murder after she attacked a man who let her stay in his home with a hammer.
Police say Tyekiva Harvin and an unidentified man left the Orangeburg apartment after the Sunday morning attack.
Orangeburg Public Safety Chief Mike Adams said at a press conference that 68-year-old Bobby Huggins ran from his bedroom after being hit with the hammer and a man in his living room then shot him several times.
Applewhite’s dunk lifts South Carolina St past Coppin St
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Damni Applewhite scored 21 points and threw down a dunk with two seconds left and South Carolina State beat Coppin State 85-84 on Monday night.
Dejuan Clayton made 1 of 2 foul shots and Coppin State led 84-81 with 27 seconds to left. Taqwain Drummond immediately fouled Applewhite who went to the foul line and made a pair. Lavar Harewood came up with a steal on the Eagles' next possession to set up Applewhite's game winner.
SC plans $28M new US 301 Edisto River bridges in Orangeburg
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials have a proposal to replace a pair of bridges over the Edisto River near Orangeburg, one of which is nearly 100 years old.
The state Department of Transportation recently showed the $23 million plan to build new bridges on U.S. 301.
Applewhite lifts SC State over Morgan St. 85-81
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Damni Applewhite had 21 points as South Carolina State narrowly beat Morgan State 85-81 on Saturday.
Lavar Harewood had 19 points for South Carolina State (5-20, 3-6 Mid-Eastern Conference), which ended its five-game losing streak. Janai Raynor-Powell added 15 points and seven assists. Ozante Fields had nine rebounds for the home team.
Stanley Davis had 20 points for the Bears (8-15, 3-7). Kyson Rawls added 19 points. Antonio Gillespie had 17 points.
Owner with unwanted Confederate flag to sell SC restaurant
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — After years of battling the Confederate flag, a South Carolina restaurant owner has surrendered.
Tommy Daras says he's selling his Edisto River Creamery in Orangeburg because he's been unable to remove the rebel banner flown by the Sons of Confederate Veterans on a tiny piece of property in front of his business.
Puppy survives being shot in the head with an arrow
SWANSEA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-month-old puppy survived after showing up on its owner's porch in South Carolina with an arrow through its head.
Calhoun County deputies say the owner let the dog out of the house without a leash Tuesday afternoon and "Loca" returned with an arrow that had entered the front of its head near the snout.
The owner rushed the dog to a Columbia veterinarian.
Thomas scores 19, Norfolk St. beats South Carolina St. 74-69
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Nic Thomas scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half to help Norfolk State rally from a nine-point deficit and beat South Carolina State 74-69 on Monday night for the Spartans' sixth win in a row.
Steven Whitley added 12 points, Joe Bryant scored 11 and Mastadi Pitt 10 for Norfolk State (11-10, 6-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Jordan Butler finished with 10 rebounds and three blocks.
Howard takes out SC St 71-67 in OT behind Cole’s 26 pts
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — RJ Cole scored 26 points, distributed six assists and grabbed four rebounds and Howard snapped its two-game skid beating South Carolina State 71-67 in overtime on Saturday.
Howard (8-11, 2-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) got 19 points and six rebounds from Chad Lott and the Bison finished 12 of 15 from the free throw line. South Carolina State (4-16, 2-2) saw its two-game win streak come to an end.
Couple found dead in state park were both shot in the head
BAMBERG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a couple found dead in a state park were both shot in the head.
Bamberg County Coroner Billy Duncan says 35-year-old Janis Quintero Natos and 38-year-old Jamell Reggie Carter were both killed by someone else.
Man arrested in South Carolina man found dead Christmas Eve
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested in the Christmas Eve shooting death of a man in South Carolina.
Orangeburg County sheriff's deputies told news outlets Wednesday evening that 55-year-old Stanley Lee Dixon of Denmark has been arrested and charged with murder.
Dixon is charged with killing 40-year-old Louis Wise of Bamberg County on Dec. 24.
2 bodies found at Rivers Bridge State Park identified
BAMBERG, S.C. (AP) — Officials in South Carolina say two bodies found at a state park have been identified as two people reported missing several weeks ago.
Bamberg County Coroner Billy Duncan tells the Times and Democrat of Orangeburg that the bodies have been positively identified as 35-year-old Janis Quintero Natos and 38-year-old Jamell Reggie Carter. Duncan says the cause of their deaths hasn't yet been determined because of decomposition.
Gantz makes 2 late FTs, helps NCAT beat SC State 80-77 in OT
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Milik Gantz scored six of his 17 points in overtime that included two late free throws to push North Carolina State A&T past South Carolina State 80-77 on Saturday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener.
The Aggies opened the extra period with a 12-6 surge, but Jahmari Etienne hit a 3-pointer and Janai Raynor-Powell made two free throws to pull South Carolina State to 76-75 with 33 seconds left. Gantz's two free throws made it 78-75 with 25 seconds to go.
Presbyterian holds off S. Carolina State 72-70
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Davon Bell scored 19 points, Adam Flagler added 16 with nine rebounds, and Presbyterian beat South Carolina State 72-70 on Wednesday night.
Cory Hightower grabbed nine rebounds and made a key block with two seconds left for the Blue Hose (8-7), who scored 23 points off of 18 Bulldogs' turnovers.
Police: South Carolina man asleep in drive-thru with gun
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say they found a man asleep in the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant with a loaded gun in his lap.
An Orangeburg Public Safety report says someone called police around 4:50 a.m. Wednesday to report the car at an Orangeburg McDonald's.
Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter talks about her legislative career
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — "Once I decide to do something, I give it my all."
Those words by Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, are ones that she has been living by since 1992 when she became a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
As the longest-serving House member, she had the opportunity to preside over the body on Dec. 4 for the swearing in of its newly elected representatives gathered to organize for the 2019-20 session.
Business owner asks judge to let him remove Confederate flag
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — The lawyer for a South Carolina restaurant owner who wants to get rid of a Confederate flag in front of his business says it is a historical display in an area only zoned for businesses.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans were given a small piece of land in front of Edisto River Creamery in Orangeburg by the building's previous owner.
Police officer accused of domestic abuse is fired
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A now-former police officer in South Carolina who worked as a school resource officer has been accused of beating his wife.
Authorities: 2 men found dead in vehicle had gunshot wounds
HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say two men found dead in a vehicle on a rural dirt road had gunshot wounds to their heads.
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports the bodies of 34-year-old Ricky Antoine Taylor and 29-year-old Michael Laprince Pinckney were found in a 2004 Chevrolet Impala near Holly Hill.
Police officer fired after domestic violence arrest
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A police officer in South Carolina has been fired after he was arrested and charged with domestic violence.
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Director Mike Adams said he fired 43-year-old Eric Boneparte as soon as he saw the details of Saturday's arrest.
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South Carolina State dominates NAIA’s Voorhees 90-69
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Ozante Fields and Damni Applewhite both recorded double-doubles as South Carolina State got off to a fast start and eased to a 90-69 victory over NAIA's Voorhees to halt an eight-game losing skid on Thursday night.
Officials: Girl, 4, dies after house fire in South Carolina
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Officials say a 4-year-old girl has succumbed to injuries she sustained in a South Carolina house fire.
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Capt. Alfred Alexander says the girl's mother and sibling are being treated for injuries due to the fire. The County Coroner's Office has not yet released the name of the 4-year-old girl.
Man shot in arm outside of South Carolina mall
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot in the arm in the parking lot of a South Carolina mall during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety spokesman Lt. Anthony Robinson said the shooting happened Saturday afternoon at the Prince of Orange Mall.
The mall was placed on lockdown for about two hours after officers arrived so they could investigate.
Watson’s 4th quarter scores send NC Central past SC St.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A pair of Tyquan Watson touchdowns in the fourth quarter was the difference as North Carolina Central rallied to beat South Carolina State 21-17 on Saturday.
The game was originally scheduled to be played on Sept. 15 but was postponed due to Hurricane Florence.
Fumble recovery gives South Carolina State 21-17 victory
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Duane Nichols' fourth-quarter fumble recovery in the end zone with 8:42 remaining gave South Carolina State a 21-17 victory over Savannah State on Saturday for the Bulldogs' fourth straight victory.
The Bulldogs (5-5, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who have won five of their last six games, take on North Carolina Central in a regular-season finale next Saturday. The Tigers (2-8, 1-6) played their final game and are dropping to Division II next season.
South Carolina editorial roundup
Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg on new moped laws:
Mopeds are popular on South Carolina roads. As with all other vehicles, they must conform to laws designed to make travel safer.
At last that will be the case in South Carolina with new rules and regulations to take effect Nov. 19.
After a battle of more than five years, Gov. Henry McMaster in 2017 signed a moped safety bill similar to the one his predecessor, Nikki Haley, vetoed.
Fields, Applewhite lead South Carolina State to 99-51 win
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Ozante Fields scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and Damni Applewhite added 19 points and six boards to lead South Carolina State to a 99-51 win over Brevard in the Bulldogs' season opener Tuesday night.
Jani Rayner-Powell added 17 points and Ian Kinard 11.
South Carolina State took a 17-2 lead to open the game and led 31-7 after four straight points from Rayshawn Neal with 6½ minutes left in the first half, which ended with the Bulldogs leading 47-18.