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Authorities: Suspects From Tennessee Amber Alert in Custody

Suspects wanted in connection with Monday’s Amber Alert have been taken into custody. The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office says they were taken into custody on Tuesday morning. Sheriff’s deputies say the suspects that were arrested were identified as David Jackson,Brook Collins and  Ashley Laughlin. Authorities say it remains unclear if a third woman identified only as “Bunny” played a role in the…

NL Breaks Streak, McCann All-Star Game MVP

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — One key swing by Brian McCann pulled the National League out of the All-Star shadows. McCann’s three-run double in the seventh inning provided the NL all the offense it needed to capture its first Midsummer Classic since 1996 with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night. In a year of dominant pitching, young starters David Price and Ubaldo…

SC Governor Candidate Reeves Has Arrest Record

(AP) _ A minor party candidate for governor in South Carolina has several arrests for fraudulent checks in his record, along with driving offenses and an assault and battery charge.    State Law Enforcement Division records provided Tuesday show Morgan Bruce Reeves was charged twice in the 1990s with passing fraudulent checks. A 1994 assault and battery charge was dismissed,…

State Councilman Wants Ban Illegal Immigrants

(AP) _ A town councilman in South Carolina doesn’t want any illegal immigrants working in his city. Or living there either.    The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that Summerville Councilman Walter Bailey says the federal government is not doing enough to prevent illegal immigration. Bailey says illegal immigrants are taking jobs from legal residents.    He wants to…

State Farmers Market to Close, Move Next Month

The Farmers Market is on the move. A spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture tells ABC Columbia News that the market’s current site across from Williams Brice Stadium will close at noon on August 14th. The market will reopen in the early morning hours of August 16th at its new location in Lexington on U-S 321 near I-26 and I-77.

West Columbia Charity Gives Textbooks to Orphanage in Africa

If knowledge is power that an orphanage in Africa just got a shot in the arm from some folks in West Columbia. On Tuesday, CharityTextbooks.org, which is based in West Columbia, loaded more than three tons of textbooks onto a truck. These books will eventually find their way to an orphanage in the country of Togo. The orphanage in the…

SC Prep Football Gets National TV Time

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A standout defensive end at a South Carolina high school says he’s ready for next month’s national spotlight. South Pointe’s Jadeveon Clowney is the country’s No. 1-ranked football prospect. His Stallions take on Northwestern High as part of a double-header to be broadcast by ESPN. The schools announced the doubleheader Tuesday. ESPN will show Byrnes…

Beer Tasting Law Signed Today

Governor Sanford is hoping a new law will bring beer drinkers to the Palmetto State. The Governor held a ceremonial signing today in Spartanburg for a law that would allow people to sample beer at micro-breweries in our state. Microbrewers say the law could make our state a travel destination for beer connoisseurs.

Hilton Head Island to Review Airport Alternatives

(AP) _ Officials at a South Carolina island resort are considering several alternatives for extending the local airport runway.    The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported Tuesday that the town of Hilton Head Island and Beaufort County Council want a consultant to study several different lengths for the runway. They want to know the impacts of extending the runway…