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Soldier with Columbia Ties Killed in Afghanistan

(AP) _ The military says a Fort Campbell, Ky., soldier was killed when his patrol encountered an explosive device in Afghanistan, continuing a deadly period for those serving from the post. Pfc. David Jefferson of Philadelphia was an Army Combat Medic. Survivors include his father, James Lyles of Columbia, S.C. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.) Related…

Two Year Old Found Dead in Dumpster

   Tough news to pass along, a missing two year old has been found dead.   Berkeley County deputies say the body of two year old Rodricus Williams was found in a dumpster in rural Orangeburg County Wednesday afternoon.    Williams’ father was arrested in Summerville Wednesday morning.    Deputies say there was an on-going custody battle between the child’s parents.

Update: Grandson Finds Grandfather Murdered

Columbia police have charged a man in connection with the murder of Frances Rawl Senior.     Investigators say the suspect, eighteen year old Jesse Ray Lane entered the home with the intent of robbery and killed Mr. Rawl with a blunt object.     A man in Columbia found his grandfather murdered, Tuesday. He got worried when his grandfather…

2 USC Freshman Get All-American Honors

Columbia, SC (USC SID) — South Carolina right-handed pitcher Matt Price and first baseman Christian Walker earned Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America. Price was selected to the first team with Walker being named to the second team. Price, who also received Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball, finished the 2010 season with a 5-1 record and a 2.26 ERA…

Leggett Proud Of Clemson’s Season

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Jack Leggett won’t let anyone diminish his team’s achievements this season, no matter how disappointing the end was at the College World Series. Leggett spoke Wednesday about the Tigers recently completed season, where they lost twice in a row to rival South Carolina in Omaha, Neb., last month. The Gamecocks went on to take…

NCAA Grants USC’s Campbell 6th Year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Terrence Campbell was granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA, meaning he could play two more seasons for the Gamecocks. The NCAA announced its decision Wednesday. Campbell is a 6-foot-3, 283-pound offensive lineman from Austell, Ga. He arrived at South Carolina in 2006 and received a medical redshirt that season after…

Armstrong Loses Time In Tour’s 3rd Stage

ARENBERG, France (AP) — Lance Armstrong’s hopes for victory in his final Tour de France hit a setback Tuesday when a burst tire cost him time during a jarring stage over cobblestones that was won by Norway’s Thor Hushovd. Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland finished the third stage in a five-man group behind Hushovd, but he regained the yellow jersey he…

Netherlands Advances To World Cup Finals

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Arjen Robben emerged from the bottom of an Oranje mosh pit, mud on his brow and a smile on his face. For good measure, he threw kisses at his teammates and fans. His goal gave the Netherlands a 3-2 victory over Uruguay and a spot in the World Cup final. Now that’s a Dutch…

Tiger Turns Icy At Personal Questions

ADARE, Ireland (AP) — After another warm welcome from the Irish public, Tiger Woods turned curt and dismissive at a news conference Tuesday when asked about his state of mind since the sex scandal that’s wrecked his marriage. Woods was questioned following his 3-under-par 69 in his final round of the charity J.P. McManus Invitational Pro-Am, his first foreign appearance…