GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's governor is set to speak at Bob Jones University. The Greenville school announced Tuesday Gov. Henry McMaster would address the Bob Jones University Public Policy Organization on September 5. The event is free and open to the public, and the governor will take questions afterward.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Selling South Carolina's state-owned utility could force taxpayers to cover its $4 billion in debt from a now-abandoned nuclear project. Santee Cooper board Chairman Leighton Lord told senators Tuesday the scuttled project at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station accounts for half of the utility's total debt of $8 billion. He says no company would be willing to acquire that debt, leaving taxpayers with the bill.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - How do you top the celestial event of a lifetime? By getting engaged, totally! State Rep. Micah Caskey tells The Associated Press he started planning two months ago to pop the question to his girlfriend Erin Harris as moonshadow raced across South Carolina. Once the totality arrived and the skies went dark, it was time to do the deed. Luckily for him, she quickly responded with an enthusiastic "yes!" and the happy couple didn't miss the show.
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - The body of man missing for several days has been found in a South Carolina lake. The Anderson County Coroner's Office said the body of 34-year-old Oleg Odemchuk of Anderson was found in Lake Hartwell on Saturday. Odemchuk had been missing since Aug. 16 when he went in the water and his boat drifted away.
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