MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of people shuffled into the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Friday morning to memorialize civil rights leader Bennie Swans Jr., who died last week. Those close to him celebrated his life with a number of gospel songs, memories that sometimes caused laughs an…

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MAULDIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city will spend $50,000 on diversity training and programs after one of its city council members drew objections for sharing social media posts defending the Confederate flag and criticizing racial justice protests as “getting out of hand.”

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Local attorney and civil rights activist Hemphill Pride II is calling on the city to preserve the 80-year-old Allen Benedict Court public housing project, which he says is an important symbol of Black history in Columbia.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed course and reinstated a ruling by a South Carolina federal judge that would not require a witness signature for those wishing to vote absentee in that state.