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SC Man Gets 30 Years for Killing Grandmother

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) _ A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the stabbing death of his child's grandmother. Prosecutors said that Jasper County jurors found Antonio Scott guilty Wednesday of one count of murder in Cynthia Nelson's death.

USS Yorktown marks Pearl Harbor 70th

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — More than 400 people gathered on the hanger deck of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Charleston Harbor to mark the 70th anniversary the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II.

City Tackles Water Quality

City officials are holding a series of public hearings to discuss changes to proposed ordinances. The changes could help improve the quality of the water you drink everyday.

Greenville Deputies Release Shooting Victim's Name

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ Greenville County authorities have released the name of a woman shot to death at her home. Deputy Coroner Kent Dill says 53-year-old Yolanda Kim Thurston was found in a bedroom of her home early Monday morning. Dill says he thinks Thurston was found several hours after she was shot.

SC Man Gets Life for Killing Girlfriend

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) _ A Jasper County man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting he beat his girlfriend to death The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports (http://bit.ly/uwSHoi ) that 46-year-old Terry Swanger pleaded guilty Monday to murder, the same day jury selection in his trial was set to start.

SC Court: Injury Risk Comes with Contact Sports

South Carolina's Supreme Court has ruled people playing contact sports assume the risk they will be injured. The high court on Monday upheld a lower court's ruling that a man who was injured in a 2004 pickup softball game during a Boy Scouts camping trip in Sumter should have known he could be hurt.

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