Charleston Southern rolls past Mississippi Valley State, 58-7

Charleston Southern’s Solomon Brown (34) celebrates after his fumble recovery Saturday night.

One could forgive Charleston Southern for not being completely focused going into Saturday’s game against winless Mississippi Valley State.

After all, the visiting team had allowed an average of 55 points and 502 yards per game in its three losses prior to arriving at CSU Stadium. But Charleston Southern found itself in a tough battle Saturday night before breaking the game open in the second half on its way to a 58-7 victory.

Leading 10-7 at the half, the Bucs scored 35 points in the third quarter after head coach Mark Tucker delivered strong words in the locker room at halftime.

“I told our players I am tired of this talking,” said Tucker, referring to an attitude of accomplishment after winning...

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The Agenda: Biden criticizes Trump at Charleston gala; Corner-cutting at VC Summer?; SLED called in

Could McCain sink Graham health care proposal?

Joe Biden @NAACP Charleston branch centennial celebration, "hate will have no home here" pic.twitter.com/MTZp7CqlwD

— Jon Hale (@jnhale2) September 24, 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker at the Charleston NAACP’s centennial celebration at the Gaillard Center, criticizing President Donald Trump’s treatment of white supremacists and telling attendees, "If you think your state and nation needed you in the past, we need you now more than ever." Source: P&C, The State, Politico

Millions of dollars in tricounty aid reimbursements for the response to Hurricane Matthew last year are stalled because of immediate aid needed for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief. Source: P&C

A P&C report Sunday says plans for complex VC Summer nu...

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Lead-tainted water found in Mount Charleston subdivision

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LAS VEGAS (AP) – Residents in a mountain-side community outside Las Vegas are being warned that their water could be tainted with lead.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday that lead concentrations above the federal safety limit were found in water samples taken from three houses in a subdivision on Mount Charleston.

Las Vegas Valley Water District spokesman Bronson Mack says the metal appears to be from lead pipe solder or plumbing components inside individual homes.

Mack says there is an increase in chloride in the source of the water that is "making the water more corrosive."

Residents were encouraged to let their water run for a minute or two be...

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4 fun things to do this weekend around the Charleston area

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The pipe and drum bands are not limited to adults. Here a young drummer marches in the Parade of Tartans during a previous Scottish Games and Highland Gathering. The annual event returns to Boone Hall Plantation on Saturday.

File/Alex Holt/Special to the Post and Courier

Looking for something to do this weekend? Charleston Scene breaks it down for you:

Scottish Games

Get your tartans on and prepare for a day full of fiddling, dancing, heavy athletic competitions and much more at the 46th annual Scottish Games and Highland Festival at Boone Hall Plantation on Saturday.

Click here or here for more info.

Fam Jam

Grab the kiddos for a day of activities and exercise at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry’s free Fam Jam at Marion Square on Saturday.

Click here for more info.

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What the Charleston area can expect from wind and flooding through Monday from Hurricane Irma

As of 11 a.m., a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Charleston Tri-County area and Charleston Harbor. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the coastal waters off Charleston County out 20 nautical miles.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds 39–73 MPH) are possible within the watch area within the next 48 hours.

This could be upgraded to a warning later today or tomorrow.

Note: Jared Smith of @chswx will do a Facebook Live session on The Post and Courier’s page around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to talk about the impact of the pending weather.

Storm Surge Watch in effect

As of 11am, a Storm Surge Watch has been issued for the Charleston area through Isle of Palms...

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The Benefits Of Moving To Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina is a great place to live and there are many benefits to living there. The cost of living is affordable and there are plenty of fun activities to do when you live there. The weather is great and it has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Charleston is a great place to live.

One of the best things about Charleston is how great the weather is. The weather is very mild in Charleston and it doesn’t have severe winters like you find in other parts of the country. In fact, the weather rarely goes below freezing. Fall and spring are gorgeous. The summer can get hot and humid, so you are going to want to have air conditioning in the house.

If you love the outdoors you will love Charleston because there are so many different types of landscapes to explore...

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Five things we learned from South Carolina’s win over NC State

Every week South Carolina plays, we will give you five reactions to the action and what it means for the rest of the season. The Gamecocks (1-0) beat N.C. State 35-28 on Saturday in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

The Offensive Tackles Aren’t Half Bad

Against one of the nation’s best defensive lines, which includes standout ends Bradley Chubb and Kentavius Street, South Carolina gave up only two sacks. Neither of those was made by Chubb or Street, a testament to how well left tackle Malik Young and right tackle Zack Bailey played. Young and Bailey were making their first starts at those positions. “They had a really good D-line,” Young said. “They are well-coached, but at the end of the day, I honestly feel like we will play better D-lines in the SEC...

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Charleston state Rep. Jim Merrill resigns ahead of hearing in Statehouse corruption case

Rep. Jim Merrill (right) and one of his lawyers Rep. Leon Stavrinakis wait for the start of Merrill’s December 2016 bond hearing in Columbia. File/Brad Nettles/Staff

State Rep. Jim Merrill of Charleston submitted his resignation from the Legislature Thursday night hours before he is scheduled to appear in court in Columbia in connection to the Statehouse corruption probe.

The resignation note was confirmed by House Speaker Jay Lucas’ office. It is effective Friday.

Merrill is scheduled to be in court Friday morning where the case special prosecutor will hold a hearing regarding the veteran lawmaker, who has been indicted on 30 ethics violations.

Prosecutor David Pascoe would not comment on the purpose of the hearing...

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South Carolina’s crowded backfield has something to prove

Like everyone else anticipating South Carolina’s first football game of the year, Bobby Bentley has seen the Gamecocks’ crowded depth chart at tailback. Now Bentley wants to see what it looks like when it’s not on paper.

“We’ve got talent, but I want to see it on the field,” said Bentley, USC’s running backs coach. “I want to see it in the N.C. State game. I want to see it in the season, not just the talking season.”

The talking season officially ends Sept. 2 when the Gamecocks take on the Wolfpack at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., at 3 p.m. Which running back will start that game remains a mystery with eight days remaining in the preseason.

“We still don’t know the lineup and the rotation,” sophomore running back A.J. Turner said...

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When to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse in Columbia, South Carolina

The total solar eclipse will be in peak view in Columbia, South Carolina at 2:41 p.m. EDT on Aug. 21, 2017. Viewers can expect to see a total view of the solar eclipse.

Check out the interactive below to see when the eclipse reaches its peak, or type in your exact zip code to see what the eclipse will look like from your location.

See The Eclipse From Anywhere in the U.S.

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