GREER, S.C. (AP) - A Greer woman has been charged with having sex with a high school student while she was a teacher. Thirty-one-year-old Jessica Ruth Bollinger is charged with sexual battery with a student 16 or 17 years of age. An arrest warrant says there was no coercion involved with the male student at Greer High School.
BELTON, S.C. (AP) - An Iva man has been shot to death while visiting his girlfriend in Belton. The Anderson County coroner says 41-year-old Jody Adam Powell was shot several times Wednesday. She died shortly after the shooting. Sixty-one-year-old Bobby Joe Arflin has been arrested and charged with murder, malicious injury to property and a weapons violation.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A planning committee has approved plans by the state transportation department to cut most of the trees in the median of Interstate 26 from I-95 to Summerville. A committee of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments voted this week to recommend approval of the $5 million project.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's top accountant is accused of using campaign money to accompany his girlfriend to the Republican National Convention last year. The state Ethics Commission found probable cause that Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom violated state ethics law.
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