Tim Scott wins election for US Senate in SC - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Tim Scott wins election for US Senate in SC

U.S. Senator Tim Scott | Source: U.S. Senate U.S. Senator Tim Scott | Source: U.S. Senate

JEFFREY COLLINS

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina voters have sent Republican Tim Scott back to the U.S. Senate, making him the first black candidate to win a statewide race since just after the Civil War.

Scott was declared the winner based on projections from exit poll data.

Scott has served in the U.S. Senate since January 2013, appointed to the post by Gov. Nikki Haley after Jim DeMint resigned. He has spent his time quietly building support back home and expanding his base from Charleston. His seat will be up for re-election for a full term in 2016.

Scott is also the first African-American senator from the South since Reconstruction.

Scott beat Democratic Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, who also is African-American, and Jill Bossi of the upstart American Party.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Tim Scott wins election for US Senate in SCMore>>

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • One killed in Lake City motorcycle accident Saturday night; victim identified

    One killed in Lake City motorcycle accident Saturday night; victim identified

    Sunday, August 20 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-08-20 17:13:38 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

     One person was killed in a motorcycle accident in Lake City Saturday night, according to Coroner Keith von Lutcken. The accident happened around 7:40 pm on South Morris Street and Dogwood Lane. The victim, identified as Victor McKenzie of Lake City, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Florence County Coroner’s Office is still investigating this incident.  

    More >>

     One person was killed in a motorcycle accident in Lake City Saturday night, according to Coroner Keith von Lutcken. The accident happened around 7:40 pm on South Morris Street and Dogwood Lane. The victim, identified as Victor McKenzie of Lake City, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Florence County Coroner’s Office is still investigating this incident.  

    More >>
  • Female hit by car on Highway 544 Saturday night

    Female hit by car on Highway 544 Saturday night

    Sunday, August 20 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-08-20 17:09:06 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

     A female was hit by a car on Highway 544 Saturday night, according to Lt. Selena Small with the Conway Police Department. Small said the female was hit around 10:45 pm near the 700 block of Highway 544. The victim was taken to the hospital and was admitted for her injuries. The accident is still under investigation, check back with WMBF News for more information. 

    More >>

     A female was hit by a car on Highway 544 Saturday night, according to Lt. Selena Small with the Conway Police Department. Small said the female was hit around 10:45 pm near the 700 block of Highway 544. The victim was taken to the hospital and was admitted for her injuries. The accident is still under investigation, check back with WMBF News for more information. 

    More >>
  • Conway man arrested for attempted murder

    Conway man arrested for attempted murder

    Sunday, August 20 2017 10:43 AM EDT2017-08-20 14:43:11 GMT
    Michael Douglas Faulk (Source: HCPD Facebook)Michael Douglas Faulk (Source: HCPD Facebook)

    Horry County Police announced Sunday that Michael Douglas Faulk, who was wanted for attempted murder and assault and battery has been caught. Horry County Police Department HCPD last posted about Faulk on July 28 as part of their “Horry County Crook” campaign.  

    More >>

    Horry County Police announced Sunday that Michael Douglas Faulk, who was wanted for attempted murder and assault and battery has been caught. Horry County Police Department HCPD last posted about Faulk on July 28 as part of their “Horry County Crook” campaign.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly