The Latest: Half of Washington state vote ballots still out

The Latest on Election Day in Washington state (all times local): 10:55 Voters in Washington state have passed a measure tightening gun regulations including enhanced background checks for people buying semi-automatic rifles. Initiative 1639 would increase the minimum age to buy semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, add a waiting period to get those weapons …

Gamecocks make two changes to starting lineup for Tennessee game

South Carolina football made a pair of lineup changes for the Tennessee game. True freshman Dylan Wonnum was announced as starting right tackle, taking the spot held by Blake Camper. Running back Ty’Son Williams was in place of Rico Dowdle, who has started every game this season. Williams has 255 yards and two touchdowns this …

By a hair: Jadeveon Clowney yanks an opponent down for a loss by his dreadlocks

In football, the difference between a great play and a bad one is often said to be a matter of inches. For former South Carolina great Jadeveon Clowney on Sunday, the margin for error was a single lock of hair. In the third quarter of the matchup between Clowney’s Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills, …

Beaufort County Schools close for Hurricane Michael. When will students make

The Beaufort County School District will close schools Thursday due to the potential impacts from Hurricane Michael, officials announced Wednesday. “District schools will be closed on Thursday due to predictions of high winds, including the threat of tornadoes, that could produce falling limbs, power outages and conditions that would make bus operations unsafe,” district spokesperson …

Tornado Warning issued for Beaufort County as Hurricane Michael moves closer

11 :42 p.m. Update: The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Beaufort County as Hurricane Michael moved through Georgia as a Category 1. The warning will expire at 11:45 p.m. A circulation appearance was seen on radar, said James Carpenter, meteorologist for the National Weather Service at about 11:05 p.m. He said the …

Hurricane Michael: Savannah's Talmadge Bridge closing to all traffic Wednesday

Talmadge Bridge, which connects Savannah to South Carolina’s Lowcountry, will be closed to all traffic starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Anticipated “gale-force winds” related to Hurricane Michael will make the bridge dangerous for drivers, the agency said in a news release. “Motorists attempting to navigate vehicles across the …

How Hurricane Matthew changed Hilton Head: 2 years and $51 million later

Two years after Hurricane Matthew battered the Hilton Head coast, residents can still see how the Category 2 storm changed the island— from the landscape to the increasing bills from recovery experts. Hurricane Matthew brought winds of up to 88 mph and 14 inches of rain to the area on Oct. 8. 2016, according to …

NFL Today, Week 5

SCOREBOARD Monday, Oct. 8 Washington at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. Saints QB Drew Brees has 71,740 yards passing, and needs 201 yards to move ahead of Peyton Manning for the most all-time. Brees has completed 75.8 percent of his passes for 323.8 yards per game this season. He’s passed for eight TDs, no INTs and …