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Fire Does $250,000 in Damage

A family will have to wait to move into their new home in Spring Valley. Deputy Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins tells ABC Columbia news that Columbia firefighters responded to a home on Southlake rd. just after one this morning. Jenkins says no one was home at the time, but a family was in the process of moving into the home….

First Lady Speaks to Vogue

First Lady Jenny Sanford is speaking out to Vogue magazine. In an interview scheduled to hit newsstands this week, the First Lady speaks very openly about her husband’s affair and their future together. The article includes a picture taken by Vogue of Sanford, on the porch of the family’s beach house on Sullivan’s Island, wearing a short, white cover-up with…

Gaffney Woman Falls Out-Of Control Horse, Dies

(AP) _ Authorities say a 27-year-old South Carolina woman was killed when she fell from an out-of-control horse. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Tuesday that Randi Luby of rural Gaffney died Monday afternoon. She was riding a horse in a fenced pasture at her home when the horse took off into a grove of trees. Limbs hit her in…

Massive Pumpkin Could Break World Record

A midlands family is hoping to break some records with this massive pumpkin Wednesday at the State Fairgrounds. The State Agriculture Department will weigh the pumpkin tomorrow to determine if it surpasses the state or maybe even the world mark. The Cook’s also have a giant watermelon that is over four and half feet long and weighs more than 100…

New Jobs for Lexington County

Good news on the economic front in Lexington Tuesday. The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Lexington County announced Tuesday that Janpak will expand its operations in the county creating 15 jobs over the next five years. Janpak supplies cleaning and packaging materials to building service contractors, property management, industrial, healthcare and institutional markets.

Suspect to Plead Guilty

A Sumter man accused of shooting and killing a 12 year old Trick-or-Treater last Halloween is expected to plead guilty today to a federal gun charge. Quentin Patrick has three prior drug convictions making it illegal for him to be in possession of a firearm. Patrick is accused of emptying an AK47 into his door, after 12 year old TJ…

Woman in Critical Condition After Stabbing

A woman is in critical condition tonight after surviving a stabbing Tuesday morning. Columbia Police Department Spokesperson Brick Lewis says Roosevelt Bolden was arrested early this morning for allegedly stabbing a woman. Lewis says Bolden and the victim were in an argument at midnight this morning at a home on Glenn ave. when she ran to a neighbors home and…

Workers Injured at SRS

Three workers who were helping clean up a former nuclear weapons site were hospitalized today after suffering chemical burns. Savannah River Site Spokesperson Will Callicott says the employees were injured when they came in contact with nitric acid. Four others were treated at the scene for less serious injuries.

Favre Coming Back With Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Brett Favre is coming back for more. The 39-year-old quarterback turned his back on retirement for the second time in as many years, agreeing Tuesday to play for the Vikings. Favre took a morning flight on a team plane from Mississippi to Minnesota, arrived to cheering fans outside the team’s practice facility and was in…

Harper Shines In Clemson Scrimmage

(Clemson SID) — Jamie Harper and the Clemson running game highlighted Clemson’s final preseason scrimmage from an offensive standpoint. Dabo Swinney’s team ran 46 running plays in a 70-play scrimmage on Tuesday morning at Death Valley. The Tigers finished fall camp on Tuesday, as school begins on Wednesday at Clemson University. The Tigers will take Wednesday off, then go back…