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The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -
The University of South Carolina's renowned collection of Scottish literature has a new addition.
Wednesday officials at the University's G. Ross Roy Collection of Scottish Literature showed off the Robert Burns manuscript for his poem, Afton Braes.
"It's one of his best-known poems," said Elizabeth Suddeth, Director of Rare Books and Special Collections. "I think a lot of people know that poem or know it as a song."
The G. Ross Roy Collection of Scottish Literature is known as the best collection of its kind outside of the United Kingdom. The Burns manuscript is one of three known manuscripts of the poem in existence.
"It was a way for the university libraries to honor the memory of G. Ross Roy, the gentleman who founded this collection, and a faculty member here who spent his whole life working on Scottish literature, building this collection," said Suddeth.
"There's a lot of stuff you can see here that you can't see anywhere else," said USC English professor Tony Jarrells, who plans to share the manuscript with his students.
"It's an early version of what was published in 1792, so you can see the original tune set out at the top," said Jarrells. "You can see words crossed out. There are some other words in there that are different from the published version. You get to see a certain work in progress."
Burns was the national poet of Scotland. The University's collection includes more than 5,000 items related to Burns, including manuscripts, music, books, even his porridge bowl and spoon. In April, USC hosts the Robert Burns Association of North America's annual conference.
Afton Braes has another connection to the University.
"The song is related to our own Alma Mater here at USC," said Suddeth. "That is the tune that the Alma Mater is sung to."
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>