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Man Gets 32 Years For Ex-Girlfriend’s Stabbing Death

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) – A judge has sentenced a Holly Hill man to serve 32 years in prison for stabbing his former girlfriend to death after saying he wanted back in her life. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that 33-year-old Omar Profit pleaded to murder last week. Prosecutors say Profit killed Veronica Butler in her Elloree home in…

Confederate Flag Adds to SC Confederate Relic Room’s Woes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s Confederate Relic Room is dealing with smaller budgets as it takes on the unrequested responsibility of displaying the last Confederate flag to fly at the Statehouse. Museum Director Allen Roberson tells The State newspaper that the museum’s budget is $825,000 – about $100,000 less than 10 years ago. Roberson says the museum lost a…

James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

MADISON,WIS (AP)-Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital around noon. He had been suffering from kidney disease for 10 years, and had been hospitalized for…

Irmo’s Johnson takes 36-hole lead at rainy Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Johnson left the Genesis Open in the twilight Saturday realizing he could be as little 24 hours away from reaching No. 1 in the world. He wasn’t the least bit concerned, mainly because he still had 36 holes ahead of him. And all that really mattered to Johnson was winning at Riviera, the course he…

Vanderbilt rallies to beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 17 points and Riley LaChance had 14 to help Vanderbilt beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62 on Saturday night. The lead changed hands nine times during a frantic second half before the Commodores (14-13, 7-7 Southeastern Conference took the lead for good at 55-54 on Fisher-Davis’ free throw with 7:54 left. The Commodores…

Mom: Son who sought gun for Dylann Roof attack was religious

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – The mother of a man who authorities say wanted to kill Jewish or black people in an attack inspired by Dylann Roof says her son thought it was time for white people to stand up for their rights. Joanne Strickland told WBTW-TV that her son Benjamin McDowell was religious and carried a Bible with him Wednesday…