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SC Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) _ A 36-year-old Chesterfield County teacher is accused of having sex with a former middle school student. The Darlington County Detention Center says deputies arrested Carole Ann Hope on charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act on a minor.

Virginia Family Slain

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) _ A hearing for a man charged in the stabbing deaths of his wife and three stepchildren in Newport News has been continued until January 4th. John Moses Ragin's status hearing had been set for Wednesday in Newport News Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The 36-year-old Ragin is being held without bond.

Greenville Deputy Followed Procedures in Crash

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ The Greenville County sheriff's office says a deputy was following proper procedures when he pursued a suspicious vehicle that wrecked, killing the driver. A deputy was pursuing a vehicle thought to contain a man who had been the object of a massive manhunt that prompted the lockdown of 10 schools on Oct. 28.

Bachmann adds SC Campaign Adviser

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has added an adviser to her South Carolina presidential campaign. Bachmann said Wednesday that Wesley Donehue has joined her team. The outspoken Republican activist will serve as a spokesman and strategist, as well as help the national new media team.

Occupy Movement Marches to City Hall

More than a hundred protesters gathered their signs and voices and took their fight from the State House lawn to City Council Chambers. Demonstrators say they wanted to take their message to those who need to hear it most.

Dog Fighting Ring Update

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Richland County authorities say 15 of the 24 dogs seized during a September raid on a dog-fighting operation are in foster homes. Sheriff Leon Lott said Tuesday that $1,700 in donations helped pay to care for the dogs.

Conway Man Pleads Guilty To Counterfeit Charge

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A 23-year-old Horry County man admits he made counterfeit $10 and $100 bills on a computer. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Tuesday that Parish Gagum of Conway pleaded guilty in federal court in Florence to making counterfeit money.

SC Math, Reading Scores Virtually Unchanged

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina students' scores on national math and reading tests haven't changed much in two years and continue to hover below the national average. The U.S. Department of Education released data Tuesday showing South Carolina's fourth- and eighth-graders posted scores that were between two and five points below the national average.

Spurrier Hopes Passing Improves For Arkansas

Steve Spurrier is frustrated by his team's lack of passing production and says it will need to improve for #9 USC to win at #7 Arkansas this weekend. ABC Columbia Sports Director Tim Hill recaps Tuesday's weekly Steve Spurrier press conference from Williams-Brice Stadium.

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