USC researcher: Prolonged sitting is health hazard

Sitting for long periods of time can be more harmful than people may think. Dr. Steven Blair, a researcher with USC’s Arnold School of Public Health, authored a study that is receiving lots of national attention. Blair says that exercise may not offset long periods of sitting still: When we look at other risk factors, low [...] [...] Read More

Co-ops could soon keep more of their money

Local electric and telephone cooperatives would be able to keep more of their revenue under an act set to become law in South Carolina. Utility cooperatives are electric or telephone services that are owned by the members, who also act as customers. It’s similar to owning stock. At the end of the month, any excess revenue (profit for a traditional [...] [...] Read More

Meth lab found at murder scene, officers hospitalized

The identity of a woman shot to death found by Kershaw County Sheriff’s deputies Saturday afternoon has been released. A suspect has also been charged in her killing. The body of 59-year-old Debra Tyler was discovered after deputies responded to a domestic dispute call at a home on Highway 601 south of Lugoff. They found [...] [...] Read More

Highest road travel weekend wraps up, use caution

As the holiday weekend wraps up today, AAA Carolinas says more travelers are on the roads than any other time of the year. As travelers make their way back home later today, AAA Carolinas spokesperson Lori Jo Simmons says beware of the amount of traffic on the roads. It’s the highest road travel weekend. In [...] [...] Read More

SC honors veterans, fallen heroes

It’s an American holiday–a day to have off work and maybe light up the grill, but at the same time, it’s a national day to remember those Americans who have made a sacrifice for the rest of us. Services are being held across the state today to honor veterans and remember those who have lost [...] [...] Read More