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Black Panther Party: Old Vs. New

   Intense controversy continues in Newberry County over the murder of a black man by a white man.  But what is occurring behind the scenes could add another element to an already explosive case.  A letter released by the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation denounces the organization, New Black Panther Party.  Huey P. Newton co-founded the original Black Panther Party…

Columbia Gets $190,000 Grant to Aid Veterans

   Homeless vets in Columbia are getting some much needed help.   Tuesday morning city officials announced a federal grant of $190,000.   The money will be used to help homeless veterans get back into the work force.  Organizers say the grants both here and across the country will help more than 14,000 homeless veterans find jobs.

Fire Damages Lugoff Home

   A passer by may have saved a Lugoff home from total destruction.    Fire Chief Dennis Ray says a passer by noticed fire coming from a home on Wildwood Lane in Lugoff just after 1am.    Ray says no one was home at the time of the fire that did an estimated $28,000 in damage.   No one was injured…

Daughter of Murder Victim Speaking Out

   A murder victim’s daughter is devastated and desperate for answers. An anguished April Hiller says, “I’m asking for anyone’s help who knows who killed my dad. Please, I’m begging you. My family needs closure.” Hiller stood with her family at a place that was her father’s livelihood. 63 year old Gerald McDaniel sold t-shirts, shoes, and other merchandise across…

Phillies, Halladay Beat Braves 3-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Roy Halladay pitched his major league-best seventh complete game this season, Greg Dobbs hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Monday night. Halladay (10-7) allowed five hits and struck out seven to record his second straight complete game. The All-Star right-hander outdueled Derek Lowe (9-7) and needed just 93 pitches…

Armstrong Crashes, Drop to 5th At Tour

SPA, Belgium (AP) _ Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, the Tour de France runner-up last year, was entangled in a crash on rain-doused roads in a wooded area during today’s second stage. Schleck, considered one of the top contenders for overall victory this year, was spotted standing on a roadside holding his left elbow _ and with his right elbow bloodied….

Evans Out As Georgia A.D.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ Damon Evans has resigned as Georgia’s athletic director less than a week after he was arrested on a DUI charge. School president Michael Adams made the announcement Monday following a conference call with the executive committee of the athletic association’s board of directors. Adams says he’ll have no further comment until Tuesday. Evans was arrested late…

Rose Builds Another Big Lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose asked himself some tough, honest questions last week after he blew a three-shot lead in the final round. He hopes to find the right answers in the AT&T National. With some big par saves in the middle of his round and one last birdie toward the end, Rose shot a 3-under 67 on…

Serena Williams Win 4th Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Getting set to accept her latest Wimbledon trophy, Serena Williams lifted both arms and held aloft 10 fingers. Then, raising only her right hand, she wiggled three more fingers, bringing the total count to 13. That’s how many Grand Slam singles titles Williams owns as of Saturday. “I thought, ‘I hope I got the number right,’”…

Cavs Name Scott Coach

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Byron Scott insists he didn’t wrestle with his decision to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers even though he doesn’t know if LeBron James will be on his team. The Cavaliers introduced Scott as their coach Friday afternoon as James was hearing a pitch from a fourth team, the Los Angeles Clippers. They are trying to lure him…