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Adopted son named “person of interest” in Charleston woman’s death

The adopted son of a Charleston woman found dead in her home over the weekend is now under arrest. Patricia Walker’s body was found in her locked bedroom Sunday. Walker Wayne Pinkleton has not been charged in the woman’s death. But Charlest…

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State turns over highway cleanup program to nonprofit group

South Carolina is turning over its statewide litter cleanup program to a nonprofit group. The state Department of Transportation announced Monday that the nonprofit anti-littering organization PalmettoPride will be handling the “Adopt-A-Highway&#…

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SC workforce agency to lay off its own workers

The state workforce department is laying off its own workers.The South Carolina  Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) will downsize by about 136 employees by next June. DEW spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell says the elimination of $9 million of f…

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Graham: Libya was either cover-up or “failed foreign policy”

South Carolina’s U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is accusing the State Department, and more specifically the Obama Administration, of misleading the public on the September 11 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including …

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Missing Ft. Jackson soldier found safe in Minnesota

A Midlands soldier reported missing from his Sandy Run home on October 6 has been found safe in Minnesota, Calhoun County Sheriff’s deputies confirmed. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that 26-year-old Army Sgt. Robert Larson was found in som…

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Missing Ft. Jackson soldier found safe in Minnesota

A Midlands soldier reported missing from his Sandy Run home on October 6 has been found safe in Minnesota, Calhoun County Sheriff’s deputies confirmed. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that 26-year-old Army Sgt. Robert Larson was found in som…

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Peatsy Hollings, wife of Sen. Fritz Hollings, dies at 77

Peatsy Hollings, wife of longtime US Sen. Fritz Hollings, has died, the (Charleston) Post and Courier has reported. Rita Louise “Peatsy” Hollings was 77 when she died Sunday night. She suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, the newspaper rep…

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