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In SC, Romney looks to solidify campaign strength

MAULDIN, S.C. (AP) — Mitt Romney didn't win in South Carolina in 2008, but he's back in the state and looking to capitalize on his strong position atop this year's field of Republican presidential candidates. He hopes to sway voters who were cool to him four years ago.

Man Gets 15 Years in Myrtle Beach Shooting Death

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) _ A Myrtle Beach man will spend 15 years in prison in the killing of a man whose body was found near an Horry County park last New Year's Eve. Court records show 19-year-old Kendrix Corbitt pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter.

Man Arrested 5 Times While Awaiting Murder Trial

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) _ Prosecutors say they will ask a judge to revoke bond for a man arrested five separate times since he was charged with murder in an Aiken County shooting two years ago. The Aiken Standard reports (http://bit.ly/rZSPa5) that 22-year-old Freddie Simpkins' latest arrest came Tuesday on a second-degree burglary charge and he remained in jail on a $25,000 bond.

SRS hosting deer hunt for wounded warriors

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — The company that manages a former nuclear weapons complex near Aiken is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Energy and several other organizations for a two-day deer hunt especially for wounded veterans.

Port Expansion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The board overseeing South Carolina's environmental agency has approved a compromise with the Army Corps of Engineers over a permit to dredge the Savannah River. The agency's board voted unanimously Thursday to accept the agreement, putting Georgia and the federal government a step closer to deepening 35 miles between the Atlantic Ocean and the port of Savannah, Ga.

Marion Man Killed With Ice Pick in $14 Robbery

MARION, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say a teen has been charged with murder after he killed a 66-year-old Marion man in his home with an ice pick in a robbery that got him $14. Marion County Sheriff Mark Richardson said 18-year-old Shaquille Davis was arrested Wednesday in the Sept. 21 death of Walter Prince.

Citadel responds to FOIA requests in abuse case

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Citadel says it will honor requests from law enforcement and not release information about a 2002 incident at its summer camp allegedly involving a Charleston-area educator and coach accused of molesting five boys.

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