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Cash Mob Spurs Local Business

You may be familiar with Flash Mobs. An event where a group of strangers converge in a set location and break into a choreographed song and dance. Wednesday night one business owner was honored with a cash mob where the only thing dancing around was money.

South Carolina Senate Resumes Budget Debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Democratic state senators have failed in a bid to remove funding from the proposed 2012-13 budget for the voter ID lawsuit. The Senate defeated 24-17 on Wednesday an amendment stripping $1 million from the attorney general's office for its fight with the federal government on a state law requiring voters to show photo identification.

Shaw-Indianapolis 500

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) _ A member of the Air Force's 20th Fighter Wing at South Carolina's Shaw Air Force base is taking part in a military tribute at this weekend's Indianapolis 500.

Rabid Animal Attacks on the Rise

If it seems like you're seeing an increased number of people being attacked by rabid animals, you're not imaging things. The department of environmental control says they are already seeing more incidents statewide then this same time last year.

Long DMV Lines Could Be Thing of Past

On June 4, 2012, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin a pilot program offering road tests by appointment in 12 offices across the state for Class D passenger and Class M motorcycle licenses.

First Boeing Aircraft Made in SC to Take Flight

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ The first Boeing 787 made in South Carolina goes up for a test flight this week. Boeing spokeswoman Candy Eslinger confirms that the first flight is planned for Wednesday. The plane will take off from the Charleston International Airport near the company's new $750 million North Charleston assembly plant.

'Small Business Week' Declared in Columbia

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, along with Ike McLeese, president and CEO of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, presented a proclamation, declaring May 21st-May 25th Small Business Week in an effort to show leaders' support of small businesses and encourage customers to shop locally more often.

Pain at the Pump Eases

If you've noticed gas prices taking a dip in the Palmetto state, you're not imagining things. AAA Carolinas has named South Carolina the number one state in the nation for the cheapest gas.

Man Kills Girlfriend, Then Self in SC Restaurant

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say a man shot and killed his girlfriend at a Batesburg-Leesville restaurant, then turned the gun on himself. Police say 30-year-old Shaquanah Jones-Brannon reported her boyfriend was harassing her just hours before the shooting around 11 a.m. Monday. Officers were looking for 27-year-old Jamael Goodman, but he was driving a different car and hid his dreadlocks under a hat.

South Carolina Gas Prices

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ There's good news for motorists in South Carolina leading up to the first busy travel weekend of the summer season. Gasoline in South Carolina is the cheapest in the nation.

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