News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate has rejected an attempt to help parents pay for private school tuition or educate them at home through the state budget. Efforts to use the tax code to help parents send their children to private school have died repeatedly in the Legislature since 2004.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The newest "American Idol" champion will be performing in Washington during the Memorial Day weekend. The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island reports that St. Helena Island native Candice Glover is scheduled to sing the national anthem at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 46-year-old man on death row for killing a fellow inmate killed himself. WCSC-TV reports that Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet says Kenneth Justus used a razor blade to commit suicide. Justus died Tuesday night at the maximum security Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is celebrating its 225th birthday as a U.S. state. On May 23, 1788, South Carolina became the nation's eighth state when it ratified the U.S. Constitution. AARP South Carolina is throwing the state a birthday party to note the occasion.
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WTOC spoke to a Joplin tornado survivor who has since moved to Effingham County. She says instead of focusing on the past, she is trying to help the victims of the Oklahoma tornado.More >>
Wednesday was an emotional day for Joplin tornado survivors all across the country. WTOC spoke to one survivor who has since moved to Effingham County. She says instead of focusing on the past, she is trying to help the victims of the Oklahoma tornado.More >>