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Senate Spending Plan Includes 2014 Ice Storm Reimburstment

The South Carolina Senate’s $7.5 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year would finish reimbursing counties’ clean-up expenses from the 2014 ice storm. The plan tentatively approved Tuesday would distribute nearly $12 million to 22 counties. According to The Associated Press, Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman says the $4 million provided in the […]

Annual Officer Memorial Today

South Carolina’s annual law enforcement memorial ceremony will honor three officers who died in the line of duty last year. The ceremony is this morning at the state’s Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia. There will be a special tribute to Marlboro County Sheriff’s Deputy Delton Daniels, Forest Acres Police Officer Greg Alia and Columbia Police […]

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Galivants Ferry Stump

Democrats gathered along the banks of the Little Pee Dee River for a political tradition that’s more than a century old Monday afternoon. The biennial Galivants Ferry Stump is took place Monday afternoon at the Galivants Ferry General Store. Party organizers said the event featured music, food and activities and stump speeches from candidates for […]

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SLED investigating after suspect stunned by police dies

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating after a suspect, who police say was intoxicated, died at a hospital after being stunned by officers during his arrest. Deputy Coroner Don McCown told media that 26-year-old Benston Calvin Clinkscales died Sunday at AnMed Health after being arrested. Lt. David Creamer with the Anderson City Police […]

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Law requires South Carolina high school students to learn CPR

A new state law will require South Carolina high school students to learn CPR skills. According to media reports the American Heart Association applauds Gov. Nikki Haley who signed the bill into law. CPR has been shown to double and triple survival rates. It’s named “Ronald Rouse’s Law.” Rouse, a high school football player from […]

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State to close 4th minimum security prison in three years

The state’s prison agency plans to close a minimum security facility outside of Aiken by the summer. The Lower Savannah Pre-Release Center will close in early June… the fourth such facility to shutter in the past three years. The facility houses inmates who have served the majority of their sentence and are being reintegrated into […]

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Local GOP Delegates to be chosen Thursday

This Thursday delegates to represent South Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District at the upcoming G.O.P. convention this summer in Cleveland will be elected. 126 delegates from the district’s 11 counties will meet to elect three of the state’s 50 dlegates at 7p.m. this Thursday at the Rock Hill Holiday Inn on galleria Blvd. These delegates along […]

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