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SC Santa Sent Packing, Now Unpacking Sack

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ A Charleston Santa who was sent packing from a local hospital is one again unpacking his sack. The Hollings Cancer Center of the Medical University of South Carolina said Wednesday volunteer Frank Cloyes may again dress up as Santa Claus to cheer patients.

Prescription Drug Summit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Federal and state authorities are meeting in Columbia for a summit on prescription drug abuse and addiction. United States Attorney Bill Nettles says representatives from the United States Attorney's Office, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Drug Enforcement Administration are among those planning to gather Wednesday at the University of South Carolina's Koger Center.

New Public Safety Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina's Department of Public Safety has a new leader. Maj. Leroy Smith took the helm Tuesday of the agency that oversees the state Highway Patrol, Transport Police and Bureau of Protective Services.

SC Welcome Centers Kick off Recycling Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Visitors to South Carolina are getting a chance to help keep the Palmetto State clean during stops at the state's nine welcome centers. The South Carolina Welcomes You to Recycle program kicked off Tuesday at the York County Welcome Center on Interstate 77.

Spurrier Talks Citadel, Lattimore Talks Injury

A special guest livened up Steve Spurrier's weekly press conference Tuesday before the Citadel game. Marcus Lattimore spoke publicly for the first time since his season-ending knee injury. ABC Columbia's Tim Hill has a video recap from Williams-Brice Stadium.

Citadel says it should have pursued abuse report

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Citadel president John Rosa says the Charleston military college has lost public trust because of the way it handled reports of sex abuse four years ago. And he says the school is bringing in an outside company to review the procedures in handling such situations with an eye toward making improvements.

Shopping Local

It's dubbed a Devine Night Out, and area retailers are hoping you will take advantage of what of Columbia's small businesses have to offer. Instead of making a mad dash to malls and department stores to get those holiday gifts, area shops are urging you to shop local.

Major Job Fair: 500 Positions Available

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina group of companies is seeking registered nurses, accountants, auditors, accounting clerks and others to fill more than 500 open positions. Interested individuals are invited to attend an open house from 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at a BlueCross facility at 17 Technology Circle, in the Carolina Research Park in Columbia (29203).

High Speed Chase

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say a Greenville man is in jail after leading Kershaw County sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase. Sheriff Jim Matthews said 22-year-old Joshua Damien Boyter was being held in the Kershaw County jail Monday for failing to stop for officers.

Police Charge SC Man with Killing 2, Injuring 1

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) _ Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies have obtained warrants charging a Greer man with killing his wife and brother-in-law and wounding his sister-in-law. Master Deputy Craig Bradley says warrants charge 69-year-old Jefferson Perry with attempted murder and two counts of murder.

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