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Copper Thieves: Take This!

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A South Carolina measure meant to discourage thieves from gutting air conditioning units and farm irrigation systems to resell the copper has been signed into law.

Jobless Rate Increases

South Carolina unemployment went up slightly in May, re-establishing double-digit jobless numbers. The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the May jobless rate was 10 percent, up from 9.8 percent in April.

Local Businesses Opening Despite Recession

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)--Two restaurants on Main Street and Drip Coffee Shop in Five Points are just the latest local businesses to set down roots in Columbia. But in this recession, when banks aren't lending to small business owners, how are they doing it?

Arrest Made in Greenbrier Apartments Robbery

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) -- Richland County deputies have made an arrest in an armed robbery at the Greenbrier Apartments earlier this month. Deputies have charged 23 year old Merellis Dixon, Jr. with armed robbery, kidnapping, and burglary.

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