HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina gated community says it has changed its handling of nuisance alligators after a resident complained about a recent removal. The Island Packet newspaper reports the state Department of Natural Resources issued a warning to Hilton Head Plantation about relocating alligators without a permit. The community's general manager, Peter Kristian, said neighborhood officials have been relocating alligators from resident's pools, garages and yards for years.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Two South Carolina police officers stopped at a pizza place to get water, but walked out with two arrests. The Sun News reports that two Myrtle Beach police officers stopped in the beachfront pizza place to get water around 1:30 a.m. Friday. A police report said they saw two men seated in the restaurant, and one was breaking up a clump of marijuana into smaller pieces. The other one then yelled to complain about the price, according to the report.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina authorities say an early-morning crash ejected two people, killing one of them. The State newspaper reports that the crash happened early Sunday morning around 3:30 a.m. in a rural part of Orangeburg County southwest of Columbia. Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said the 2014 Dodge Charger went off the road and overturned. Neither of the two people inside was wearing a seatbelt. One died and the other was injured after both were ejected.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A GOP congressman who lost re-election amid questions about loyalty to President Donald Trump says he's concerned Republicans are afraid to disagree with the president and risk bad publicity. In an interview with NBC, South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford says he supported most of the White House's policy agenda. He added: "So this was not about policy, it was about personal loyalty." Sanford lost the Republican primary to a state lawmaker who repeatedly highlighted Sanford's criticism of Trump.
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