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Downey scores 35 in loss

COLUMBIA – A.J. Ogilvy scored 18 of 22 points in the second half and Vanderbilt remained perfect in Southeastern Conference play with an 89-79 victory over South Carolina tonight. Ogilvy, a 6-foot-11 junior, was too much for the Gamecocks to contain underneath. He made 7 of 8 shots from the fl...

01/16/10 - 9:31pm

Bush, Brees lead New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Reggie Bush scored on an 83-yard punt return and a 46-yard run, and Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 45-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals today in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Next up, New Orleans will play host to an NF...

01/16/10 - 9:04pm

Couple say they were destined to be in Haiti when quake hit

Columbia County missionaries who returned safely from Haiti on Friday believe destiny was responsible for their being there during Tuesday’s earthquake.

01/16/10 - 11:13pm

Georgia squanders 13-point lead

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Dee Bost and Phil Turner each scored 15 points to lead Mississippi State to a 72-69 victory over Georgia today. Mississippi State (15-3, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) overcame two separate double-digit deficits in the game. Georgia (8-8, 0-3) led 41-30 at halftime and led 6...

01/16/10 - 6:31pm

Peacock's basket saves Jackets

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Zachery Peacock made the go-ahead shot with 25.7 seconds left to rescue No. 20 Georgia Tech, which blew a 20-point first-half lead before holding on to beat No. 12 North Carolina 73-71 on today. Iman Shumpert finished with a career-high 30 points to lead the Yellow Jackets ...

01/16/10 - 5:49pm

Booker scores 20 in victory

RALEIGH, N.C. - Trevor Booker scored 20 points and No. 24 Clemson held on to beat North Carolina State 73-70 today. Tanner Smith added 11 points,including two late free throws, for the Tigers (15-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They never trailed but blew nearly all of a 21-point lead before com...

01/16/10 - 5:47pm

Soldier from Taylors, S.C., killed when vehicle detonates explosive

The military announced today that 21-year-old Pfc. Geoffrey A. Whitsitt, of Taylors, S.C., and 25-year-old Staff Sgt. Daniel D. Merriweather, of Collierville Tenn., died Wednesday.

01/16/10 - 5:07pm

Man arrested on crack cocaine charge dies in Rock Hill jail

Rock Hill police say 47-year-old Reginald McCullough was arrested Friday and charged with crack cocaine possession after officers saw what they thought was a drug transaction.

01/16/10 - 4:58pm

ASU falls 81-75 to Valdosta State

VALDOSTA, Ga, — As the clock struck zero, Ricardo Lewis threw the ball skyward as red-and-black clad Valdosta State fans stormed the court. The Blazers pulled off something today no other team has done this season – defeat top-ranked Augusta State. Despite a game-high 25 points from Fred...

01/16/10 - 9:07pm

Columbia man charged in 2-year-old killing on Allendale street

ALLENDALE, S.C. — South Carolina authorities say they have charged a man with murder in a killing that happened in Allendale more than two years ago.

01/16/10 - 3:23pm

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