COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - He's been in and around South Carolina's government for decades, but Gov. Henry McMaster says his running mate's fresh perspective gives their ticket the ability to tackle the state's challenges with both experience and new ideas. Thanks to a recent law change, hopefuls for governor and lieutenant governor now run on a joint ticket instead of in separately.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the 2015 stabbing death of a man in South Carolina. Thirty-eight-year-old Rolando Aldama Ocampo entered a plea to voluntary manslaughter this week in Charleston. Police say Jose Rolando Martinez Castro was killed and buried behind a bar in North Charleston.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republicans need a runoff to pick a candidate for a vacate state senate seat in the Columbia area. Ballentine attorney Benjamin Dunn and United Methodist Church minister John Holler were the top two candidates in Tuesday's primary. They will meet in a runoff Aug. 28. The winner faces Democrat Dick Harpootlian in a Nov. 6 special election.
LIBERTY, S.C. (AP) - Sheriff's investigators say there is no sign of foul play in the death of a man in a fire in South Carolina last week. Pickens County officials say there was no sign of criminal activity in the death of 66-year-old Arnold Barry Case Sr. at a home in Liberty on Aug. 9.
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