Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:27:43 GMT
A Maine teenager's mug shot is going viral online after he decided to make a statement with what he wore. Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to performMore >>
Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to perform a sentence from an arrest earlier this year.More >>
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Both Governor Nikki Haley and Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen are filing campaign paperwork to run for governor Tuesday.
Governor Haley's office announced Tuesday morning she will officially file for re-election at 4 p.m. Tuesday. A news conference with SC Republican Party Chairperson Matt Moore is planned at that time at the SCGOP Headquarters in Columbia.
SC Senator Vincent Sheheen of Camden, who unsuccessfully ran against Haley in 2010, filed his paperwork with the state Election Commission Tuesday morning.
Their filings officially signal the long-expected rematch between the 2010 general election opponents. Sheheen lost by 4.5 percentage points.
No other candidate has announced a run for governor. Unless someone jumps into the race before the two-week filing period ends Sunday, both Haley and Sheheen will go unchallenged in the June primaries.
As of their January campaign disclosures, Haley had $3.7 million available to spend on the race, while Sheheen had about $1.4 million.
Both sides are already pointing fingers. While Haley's advocates have runads highlighting Sheheen's support for expanding Medicaid, Sheheen rattles offissues that he says show her lack of leadership. At the top of his list is thefall 2012 hacking of the Department of Revenue in which a cyber-thief stole unencryptedpersonal data belonging to 6.4 million people and businesses.
It's time to "put the nightmare of the last four years behind us,"Sheheen said.
Their filings come a day before a pro-Haley group called The Movement Fundreleases its first TV ad this year. The 30-second, statewide spot asks thestate Senate to approve a budget that includes Haley's budget recommendationsfor K-12 public schools.
The House's budget plan for 2014-15 includes her proposal that gives more tostudents in poor, rural districts without taking money away from otherdistricts. It spends $30 million on additional reading coaches in elementaryschools, $29 million to improve schools' Internet and wireless capabilities andadds a first-ever weighting for poverty in funding formulas. That translates toan additional $97 million spent on students who qualify for free- andreduced-price meals.
Sheheen says the ad proves Haley's motivation in unveiling her education planthis year was purely political, after years of her proposed cuts and vetoes topublic education. He plans to push this year to increase teachers' salaries andfurther expand 4-year-old kindergarten. Last year, the Legislature approved aplan he advocated for the first expansion of a 2006 pilot program providingstate-paid, full-day kindergarten for at-risk 4 year olds.
"If you want another politician who just talks, that would be Haley. Ifyou want somebody who's accomplished something in education, there's a clearalternative," Sheheen said.
The commercial follows two TV ads paid for by the Republican GovernorsAssociation that attack Sheheen as supporting the federal health care overhauland tie him to President Barack Obama. Sheheen says the ads distort hisposition on Medicaid expansion. Sheheen has said Haley shows a lack ofleadership by refusing to expand Medicaid eligibility under the federal law toan estimated 200,000 poor uninsured adults in South Carolina. He calls itfoolish ideology.
Sheheen said the early ads show "they're very scared."
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Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:55:40 GMT
You may not have heard of Morgan Reeves or seen any of his election ads on television. That's because the state gubernatorial candidate doesn't have any and he doesn't have any campaign contributions.More >>
Independent candidate Morgan Reeves is looking to level the playing field when it comes to campaigning for elections. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:53:16 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:30:17 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:52:08 GMT
The suspect wanted for shooting into an occupied Sumter home has turned himself in. Terrance D. Haynesworth, 32, was wanted by the Sumter Police for a shooting that took place on Sampson Street on MondayMore >>
Terrance D. Haynesworth turned himself after being wanted for a shooting on Sampson Street. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:29:29 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>