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Retrial Date in Killing of Myrtle Beach Cop

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) _ The retrial of a man charged with killing a Myrtle Beach police officer is scheduled to start in March, Solicitor Greg Hembree told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that he will again seek the death penalty against 33-year-old Luzenski Cottrell when his murder trial starts March 26.

GOP Candidates Forum

The clock is ticking and most of the Republican Presidential Candidates are leaving nothing to chance. Texas Governor Rick Perry, Former house speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator Rick Santorum spent Tuesday evening making a last ditch effort to present their issues to South Carolina voters.

Amir Jennings Update

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _A notable Columbia criminal defense attorney said Tuesday he is now representing the South Carolina mother of a toddler who has been missing since Thanksgiving. Hemphill Pride II told The Associated Press that he was hired Monday to represent Zinah Jennings on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child.

Vandals Do $50,000 in Damage to SC Office

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) _ Spartanburg County deputies say someone did $50,000 worth of damage to a doctor's office over the weekend. Investigators said vandals drilled a hole in the roof of Weir Ear, Nose and Throat in Spartanburg, then put a garden hose through the hole and turned on the water.

Rivals assail Romney in South Carolina debate

Under heavy debate pressure from his rivals, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney defended his record as a venture capitalist, insisted he bears no responsibility for attack ads aired by his allies and grudgingly said Monday night he might release his income tax returns this spring.

Customers Fueled Up by Rising Gas Prices

Customers are beginning to feel the pain at the pump as prices continue to rise. Now analysts say things could get worse before they get better. News that's forcing a lot of people to buckle up for what's expected to be a pretty expensive ride.

Voter ID Law Focus of MLK Day Rally

Hundreds of South Carolinians gathered at the State Capitol to hear leaders commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and at the same time, learn more about controversy over a constitutional right King worked so hard to protect: the right to vote.

Adoption Challenge

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a 2-year-old girl whose adoptive parents had to turn her over to her biological father on New Year's Eve.

Huntsman quits GOP race, backs Romney

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jon Huntsman staked his entire presidential campaign on New Hampshire in the hopes he could emerge from the shadow of fellow Mormon Mitt Romney to become a legitimate competitor.

Army general in SC works as a military ambassador

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) — The three-star general who's taken charge of the Third Army in South Carolina has become a roving ambassador, traveling from his new command to more than a dozen nations around the Persian Gulf and in central Asia.

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