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SC House Wants to Ban 'Pink Slime' in Schools

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina House wants to ban public schools from buying meat containing the common beef filler dubbed ``pink slime.'' The House approved an amendment to its budget plan barring state money from buying food for students treated with ammonia hydroxide.

Sunshine Week Rally

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Sunshine Week in South Carolina is being celebrated with a rally at the Statehouse supporting the Freedom of Information Act.

SC House Democrats Try to Give Employees a Bonus

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina Democrats are trying to give state employees a one-time bonus in November, saying legislators need to recognize their service. The bonus would be in addition to the 2 percent raises called for in the Ways and Means' budget plan.

New Nickelodeon Theater to Revamp Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, launches the second phase of its Move the Nick Capital Campaign to renovate and move the theater, hoping to continue an economic boom in downtown Columbia.

Lifesaving Lessons

Dozens of area children learn skills during an after school course that can help them save a life during an emergency situation.

Unemployment Audit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A second independent audit of South Carolina's unemployment agency shows the system that checks whether people getting jobless benefits were also being paid at a job didn't work properly for six years.

Arrest Made in SC Shooting Over Drugs

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ Greenville County deputies say they arrested a man who killed one man and shot another while trying to take marijuana from him. Authorities said 23-year-old Colby Thomas was taken into custody Monday at a motel in Anderson and charged with murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and other charges.

Giving Youth a Fighting Chance

It's not your typical martial arts class. This new program is designed to help steer at risk youth in the right direction. The instructor says it's giving them a fighting chance to change their bad behavior.

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