Packaging company putting 30 jobs near South Carolina coast
Company out $4.6M to settle false claims at nuke fuel plant
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- Voters are choosing a Republican candidate for a vacant South Carolina Senate seat. Former Pendleton mayor Carol Burdette and Powdersville businessman Richard Cash are on Tuesday's ballot for the Anderson County seat. Burdette led the April 11 primary, getting 31 percent of the vote among eight candidates. Cash was second with 26 percent.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's The Sun News and Georgia's The Telegraph will see their respective publishers step down next month. Both papers are part of The McClatchy Co., which recently announced a new regional publishing structure. News outlets report that Sun News president and publisher Mark Webster and Telegraph president and publisher Don Bailey will each step down from their positions effective May 5.
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) -- Two dead leatherback sea turtles have been discovered along South Carolina's coast. The Post and Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2q93SQF ) that the large sea turtles are rarely seen in the area. One was found dead on the beach in front of Fort Moultrie on Friday, while another was first spotted already decomposing behind a sea wall on Isle of Palms on Saturday.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- A 19-year-old has been charged with attempted murder for attacking a man in South Carolina after borrowing his cellphone. The Greenville News reports (http://grnol.co/2oq9Tw3 ) that Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon says in a statement that Rocco Michael Recchia of Greenville approached a 67-year-old man who was standing in his yard Saturday morning. The resident, who hasn't been identified, allowed Recchia to use his cellphone to make a call.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina man accused in a number of killings won't be allowed to leave jail for his mother's funeral. Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Kevin Bobo tells the Spartanburg Herald-Journal (http://bit.ly/2pfWiXd ) that Kohlhepp also won't be allowed to view the funeral on video and inmates are generally not allowed to attend funerals.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Maryland saxophone player who was convicted of defrauding a Montana charity could be required to pay restitution to victims of similar schemes throughout the country, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A judge on Monday declined to allow a citizen's criminal complaint to go forward against the convicted former head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in a hearing that was punctuated by shouting matches between attorneys.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's House leader has created a legislative committee to study how the state can fight the rising problem of abuse of painkillers. Speaker Jay Lucas said in a news release Monday he is asking the committee to meet for the rest of the year to figure out what kind of laws South Carolina can pass to stop the abuse and trafficking of opioids. Lucas appointed Rep.
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities have charged two South Carolina teenagers with murder after deputies in Georgia found them with a dead man's car. Aiken County Sheriff's Capt. Eric Abdullah said in a news release that the teens killed 74-year-old David Mackie and set his mobile home on fire Saturday night in New Ellenton. Coroner Tim Carlton says Mackie was beaten and stabbed to death, dying before the fire.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Another lawsuit has been filed against a man accused of killing seven people in South Carolina. Local news outlets report the mother of Chris Sherbert has sued Todd Kohlhepp, a former real estate agent charged with killing Sherbert and three other people at a Spartanburg County shop. The lawsuit accuses Kohlhepp of negligence and intentionally inflecting emotional distress.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Heavy rains moving across South Carolina have left street flooding and scattered power outages. Duke Energy reported more than 2,500 customers without electricity Monday morning. Most of those were in Greenville County. South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. reported about 200 customers without service, most in Lexington County.
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) -- A judge has denied bail for a 66-year-old man arrested on child sex charges. News outlets report that Tony Calhoun Fulmer is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a victim under 16 years old but more than 10 years old between September 2016 and January 2017. Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed W. Hashe says Fulmer was arrested Sunday morning.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina woman whose son faces seven murder charges has died. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said that 70-year-old Regina Ann Tague was found dead Sunday morning in her home by her husband. Clevenger says she is the mother of Todd Kohlhepp, who is charged with four notorious slayings at a motorcycle store in 2003 and three more recent killings.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Restrictions on beach shade tents may be spreading further around the Myrtle Beach area. The Post and Courier (http://bit.ly/2oBIWR5 ) reports that Surfside Beach is considering whether to ban the canopy-like structures that are larger than a typical beach umbrella. Surfside Beach Mayor Bob Childs said a ban on the tents will be considered on Tuesday at a Council meeting, but a compromise may be worked out.
WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina authorities say a driver has died after his car ran off the road and caught on fire following an after-prom party. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller tells The Greenville News (http://grnol.co/2oBEzG1 ) that the single-vehicle accident happened early Sunday on a highway near Westminster.
CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) -- The coroner has identified two people who died in a boat crash on Lake Murray. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said in a news release that one of the victims of the Friday night collision between two boats was 37-year-old Mark Daniel Phillips of Columbia. He died of blunt force trauma. The news release identifies the other victim as 28-year-old Christopher Shawn Lanier of Blythewood. His cause of death was pending.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- The Orangeburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board recently presented its consumers with an opportunity to learn more about community services, their rights as contributing citizens and ways they can become gainfully employed.