COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina House is not backing down from plans to punish two colleges in the budget for assigning freshmen to read books dealing with homosexuality. The matter involves the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina freshman Sindarius Thornwell says those complaining about Frank Martin's sideline behavior don't understand the coach. He adds the players wouldn't have anyone else leading the Gamecocks. Martin was suspended one game by the school for harsh language aimed at guard Duane Notice in a loss to top-ranked Florida last week.
NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 46-year-old Greenwood man has died after getting trapped in a machine at the Louis Rich meat processing plant in Newberry. The coroner's office said Todd Hendrix hadn't been seen for about 30 minutes early Saturday morning before he was found crushed to death in machinery. His death was ruled an accident.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Columbia city councilman is resurrecting a proposal that Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott run the city's police department. Councilman Cameron Runyan says Lott runs one of the best law enforcement agencies in the state and could help the scandal ridden department in South Carolina's largest city.
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