U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn said Thursday that financially troubled S.C. State University could make needed repairs with $13 million in federal money originally awarded to build part of a transportation research center. The Democrat from Columbia said he does not think the transportation complex, which bears his name, ever will be finished at his alma mater. Only one of six planned buildings has opened. Thus far, the school has spent $11 million of $24 million awarded by Congress a decade ago. But S.C. State President Thomas Elzey said no efforts are underway to get the $90 million needed to complete the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center. Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/09/11/3675643/clyburn-sc-state-could-use-13.html#storylink=cpy
A man accused of shooting a fellow student to death after an argument outside a dormitory at South Carolina State University was arrested on a murder charge on Saturday, state police said. Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, was taken into custody for the Friday shooting death of 20-year-old Brandon Robinson, a member of the school's football team, the State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement.