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“It’s a never-ending cycle”: SC needs $3 billion for bridge repairs (VIDEO)

“It’s not as bad as it looks,” Lee Estes says as he points to an all-too-noticeable crack in the concrete. Estes, a senior geotech with the South Carolina Department of Transportation, is inspecting the Highway 9 bridge over the Cataw…

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Colleges, lawmakers: How will $1.3B in upkeep fit into merit funding?

Gov. Nikki Haley says she wants to see colleges run like businesses, using a model called Accountability-based funding (ABF) to award state money for meeting certain criteria, including graduation rates, use of funds, in-state students, etc. But colleg…

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Monday’s weather

Today we will see a few showers and possible thunderstorms for the Upstate in the morning , which will move into the Midlands and the Lowcountry by the afternoon and evening hours. Mostly cloudy skies will allow highs to top in the mid 70s for the Upst…

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State Fair “Speed” ride, “like nothing I’ve ever been on!” (VIDEO)

A peanut butter banana bacon burger, an extreme speed ride new to North America, and sea lions. It’s a great day in South Carolina for State Fair fans looking for something new. The new ride that’s creating a lot of buzz is called “Speed.?…

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Missing Ft. Jackson soldier spotted in Indiana, deputies say

A Fort Jackson soldier who reported missing thsi week has been located in Gary, Indiana, authorities say. Sgt. Rob Larson was reported missing from his home in Calhoun County by his wife Pamela Larson last Saturday. This led Calhoun County deputies on…

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Missing Ft. Jackson soldier spotted in Indiana, deputies say

A Fort Jackson soldier who reported missing thsi week has been located in Gary, Indiana, authorities say. Sgt. Rob Larson was reported missing from his home in Calhoun County by his wife Pamela Larson last Saturday. This led Calhoun County deputies on…

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State Fair finally adds Mexican restaurant stand after 12 years

The South Carolina State Fair has begun in Columbia and, as always, there are some new food options this year. One of the new foods fairgoers can check out is at a San Jose stand. San Jose is a well-known Mexican restaurant in Columbia. The owner G…

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