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Governor's Carolighting Cancelled

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the annual event has been called off. However, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Governor Nikki R. Haley will hold a brief tree lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on the north steps of the State House.

Lee Brothers showing off soup skills at tailgate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two celebrity chefs and best-selling cookbook authors from South Carolina are joining the state Department of Agriculture for a special tailgate before the annual gridiron showdown between the University of South Carolina and Clemson University.

Gamecocks Beat Clemson for Third Straight Year

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw played like a beast against Clemson. And he's got the T-shirt to prove it. The "Beast Mode" shirt Shaw wore after the game was a reward for leading the 14th-ranked Gamecocks to a 34-13 win against No. 18 Clemson on Saturday night.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go...Shopping !

Hundreds around the midlands traded in the traditional holiday meal for a jump start on their holiday wish lists. Many of them camping outside area stores for the best deals money can buy.

SC--Fake Cop Assault

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) _ The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office now has a description of a man officials are seeking in connection with a report of a motorist being pulled over by someone posing as a police officer.

The infamous Thanksgiving Day Parade

We here at ABC Columbia wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Here's our gift to you... the most hilarious and ridiculous parade our Good Morning Columbia Team has put together for you! Click the story to access the video.

Thanksgiving Fire Safety

Fire officials are urging people to prepare for more than just a holiday meal. Failing to cook your Thanksgiving feasts safely can be a reciepe for disaster.

SC Firefighter Assaulted

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ A Pelzer man has been arrested after authorities say he pushed and slapped a firefighter trying to help him after a car wreck. Greenville County deputies say 28-year-old Kenneth Henderson was arrested Tuesday night and charged with third-degree assault and battery.

Occupy Columbia Protesters Sue Governor Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Several Occupy Columbia protesters arrested last week for refusing to leave the Statehouse grounds sued South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and state public safety officials on Wednesday, saying their First Amendment rights were trampled when they were arrested for demonstrating on public property.

South Carolina chief: Arrest verifies complaint

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chief of security at the South Carolina Statehouse says officers arrested a protester for defecating on the grounds but couldn't remember when, and the state's public safety agency has yet to produce an incident report.

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