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Treasurer seeks delay on firm’s creation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s chief financial officer says he wants to suspend plans to create an independent company that would oversee a portion of the state’s investments. The state commission that oversees public employees’ retirement system voted last week to proceed with steps that could put South Carolina’s private capital investments under management of a state-owned firm. Treasurer…

Clemson Ready To Move On To Miami

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says his Tigers appear to have put the disappointment of their last game behind as they prepare to open Atlantic Coast Conference play against No. 16 Miami. The Tigers (2-1) gave up a 17-0 lead to fell at No. 10 Auburn 27-24 in overtime two weeks back. Swinney said the club spent…

Georgia’s Green Ready For Season Debut

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A.J. Green says he has lost sleep worrying that his four-game suspension contributed to Georgia’s poor start. Green spoke for the first time Tuesday about selling his Independence Bowl jersey for $1,000 to former North Carolina and Marshall player Chris Hawkins. The NCAA ruled Hawkins was deemed to be an agent when it suspended Green, Georgia’s…

Hinske’s HR Leads Braves To 3-2 Win

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves got what they had hoped for from Tim Hudson and an unexpected lift from Eric Hinske. Hinske hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Braves improved their wild card chances with a 3-2 win over the Florida Marlins on Tuesday night. The Braves held a half-game lead over San Diego…

District Five Names Interim Superintendent

IRMO, S.C. (WOLO) – At their meeting Monday evening, the Lexington – Richland Five Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen Hefner as interim superintendent, effective January 1, 2011. Hefner will replace Dr. Herbert Berg, who announced his retirement earlier this month. Hefner retired from Richland School District Two on June 30, 2010. He served as superintendent of…

Gov. Sanford Hosting Education Summit

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-Tuesday Governor Mark Sanford Hosts an Education Summit in Columbia.   The summit will address tuition hikes and higher education reform. Attendees include University Administrators, Boards of trustees, state lawmakers and parents and students from across the state. Sanford says he hopes the open forum fosters talk and ideas that will best help easer what he calls “burdensome” tuition…

Smoak Gets Revenge Against Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Felix Hernandez allowed only one run over eight innings and former Gamecock Justin Smoak hit the tiebreaking homer to lead the last-place Seattle Mariners past the AL West champion Texas Rangers 3-1 Tuesday night. Hernandez (13-12) became the first pitcher since Randy Johnson in 2002 and only the seventh since 1980 to have a season with…

Spurrier Says Garcia Will Start Bama Game

Columbia, SC (USC SID) — The No. 20/22 South Carolina Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1 SEC) were back at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds” Tuesday afternoon, practicing for the first time since their 35-27 setback at Auburn on Saturday. “We had a decent practice today,” said head coach Steve Spurrier following the 90-minute workout. “We had a lot of errors in the…

Hidden Columbia: Secrets Under The Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – They have long been rumored, but do they really exist? Was there an underground escape route from the Statehouse to the Congaree River?  Was there a labyrinth that hid Confederate gold?  Are there really secret tunnels underneath the Statehouse? Find out here.

IRS Won’t Mail Tax Forms Next Year

WASHINGTON (AP) – Don’t look for tax forms and instructions in your mailbox next year. The Internal Revenue Service has decided to stop mailing them because so many people now file electronically. The Washington Post reports on its website that the IRS expects to save about $10 million a year by eliminating mailing. More than 96 million people filed their…