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SC Senators Delay Meeting on Pension Reform

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ House members are fuming that senators delayed a meeting on pension reform to recognize retiring colleagues. A meeting to work on a compromise between the chambers' separate plans was set for Tuesday. It was delayed, then rescheduled for Wednesday. The panel's Senate members wanted to stay on the floor as the chamber spent five hours honoring retiring members with farewell speeches.

Ft. Jackson's 'Top Cop' Contest Benefits Community

The Fort Jackson 17th Military Police Detachment hosted the 2012 Top Cop Competition on base. Twenty teams with competitors from several Army installations, S. C. National Guard, local law enforcement agencies and Shaw Air Force Base, competed over two days for top honors. But they say a safer community is the real winner.

Battle of the Bulge

It's a problem experts say is weighing heavily on the country and even right here at home. Obesity has become an epidemic that Governor Nikki Haley says needs to be addressed.

Shark Bites Swimmer on Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) _ A swimmer is recovering after being bitten on the foot by a shark in Myrtle Beach over the weekend. WMBF-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Kogdua) the attack happened about 7:45 p.m. Saturday near the 2nd Avenue Pier. Beach Patrol Sgt. Philip Cain said an undetermined type of shark bit 25 year-old Ryan Orellana-Maczynski.

Fire Marshal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Gov. Nikki Haley has named a new state fire marshal to replace outgoing Adolf Zubia.

USC Wins Regional, Eliminates Clemson

Adam Matthews' RBI single keyed a three-run first inning, and Jordan Montgomery held Clemson to five hits in nearly seven innings as two-time defending national champion South Carolina won its 19th straight NCAA tournament game, wrapping up the Columbia Regional with a 4-3 victory Sunday.

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