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Gamecocks Take Tumble in Polls

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) – The South Carolina football squad slipped in the national polls this week following its first loss of the season, a 35-27 setback at nationally-ranked Auburn on Saturday night. The Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1 SEC) are ranked 19th in this week’s Associated Press poll and 22nd in the latest USA TODAY/Coaches poll, both released today.   They…

Hundreds Attend Funeral For McKinley

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) – Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was remembered Monday as a model teammate with a body-shaking laugh that could provide much-needed breaks from locker room tension. Family, teammates and coaches were among several hundred people who gathered at a suburban Atlanta church for the 23-year-old’s funeral. McKinley died last week at his home near Broncos headquarters…

Kenny McKinley is Laid to Rest

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } AUSTELL, G.A. (WOLO) – The funeral for former Gamecock football standout and Denver Bronco wide receiver Kenny McKinley was held Monday in Austell, Georgia. There was a time during Monday’s service when one of the pastors asked the Gamecock family to stand. About 75 coaches, teammates and fans made the trek from Columbia to suburban…

Meeting will discuss college building, tuition

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is holding a meeting this week on college tuition costs.    The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the meeting at Midlands Technical College in Columbia on Tuesday is expected to discuss the link between college construction and tuition. Sanford spokesman Ben Fox says stopping new projects at public colleges and…

Orangeburg Co. Sheriff Laid to Rest

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WOLO) – The body of Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams was laid to rest in Orangeburg Monday. Approximately 1,500 people showed up to the South Atlantic Conference Worship Center of the Seventh Day Adventist Church to pay their last respects.  Many remember him as a ‘gentle giant.’ “Larry’s heart was as big as he was,” commented one of…

Record Temperatures, Now Rain

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO/AP) – Several cities across the Carolinas have posted record high temperatures to end the long hot summer.   The National Weather Service says Florence, S.C., saw its hottest Sept. 25 since 1986 with a temperature of 95, one degree higher than the previous record. It adds Raleigh, N.C., had a high of 98 degrees Saturday, six degrees…

Shaw Air Base celebrates families of deployed

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) – Shaw Air Force Base is holding a dinner to honor the spouses and families of its deployed airmen. Air Force Chaplain Capt. Lane Campbell says the Monday night event provides a chance for the military to give the unaccompanied spouses a night off from cooking. Campbell says the event also gives the families…

Sheriff Williams to be laid to rest Monday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Orangeburg County will pay respect to Sheriff Larry Williams Monday. Williams will be laid to rest at 11 AM. The funeral will be held at the South Atlantic Conference Worship Center on Highway 4 in Orangeburg. 53-year-old Williams passed away Tuesday after being hospitalized for more than a month from an undisclosed illness. ABC Columbia news…

Hundreds Attend Funeral For McKinley

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was remembered Monday as a model teammate with a body-shaking laugh that could provide much-needed breaks from locker room tension. Family, teammates and coaches were among several hundred people who gathered at a suburban Atlanta church for the 23-year-old’s funeral. McKinley died last week at his home near Broncos headquarters…

Infante Gives Braves Another Walk-Off Win

(WOLO) — Omar Infante’s 2-out single in the 11th inning gave the Braves another walk-off win–this time, when they needed it most. Atlanta’s 2-1 win against Florida temporarily pulled the Braves into a tie with the Padres for the National League wildcard. Tommy Hanson turned in a solid starting pitching performance. 3rd baseman Martin Prado left the game early with…