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Gamecock Fans React to Victory

Hundreds of Gamecocks fans who were unable to go to Orlando for the Capitol One Bowl game, instead supported the home team in spirit

Man Shot to Death by Robbers in his SC Home

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) _ Police say a man has been shot and killed after a home invasion in Florence. Investigators said three men banged on the back door of the home around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, and were let in by the victim's daughter.

Deadly Highways

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The number of people killed on South Carolina's roadways has gone up for the first time since 2007.

Bachmann, Perry plan to head south after Iowa vote

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann plan to make their next — and possibly last — stands in South Carolina instead of chasing the rest of the GOP presidential pack to New Hampshire.

Lawsuit, immigration enforcement lead SC new laws

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — New laws going on the books in South Carolina will limit awards in lawsuits and require employers to check a federal database to see if the people they hire are in the country legally.

Former SC Treasurer Ravenel endorses Ron Paul

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's former treasurer who spent 10 months in prison on a cocaine charge says his experiences as a victim of the government's costly "war on drugs" are among the reasons he's supporting Republican Ron Paul for president.

Final Moments of Murder Victim Caught on Tape

Surveillance video recently released shows images of Beverly Hope Melton entering a convenience store to pay for gas, as a suspected attacker, also caught on tape, proceeds to abduct, rape and beat her to death with a baseball bat, according to authorities.

Haley Places Wager on Bowl Games

Governor Nikki Haley will have her eye on our two in state schools next week as the USC Gamecocks take on Nebraska on Monday in the Capitol One Bowl in Orlando and the Clemson Tigers face West Virginia in the Orange Bowl in Miami Wednesday.

Alcohol Poisoning Killed Clemson Freshman

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say heavy drinking led to the death of a 19-year-old Clemson University student at an off-campus apartment last month. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley released a toxicology report Thursday confirming that alcohol poisoning killed Tyler Karolczyk on Nov. 12, three days before his 20th birthday.

Man Had Contraband Meant for SC Prison

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say an 18-year-old man stopped for speeding had contraband he intended to take to a South Carolina prison. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says an officer stopped a minivan Dec. 23 going 89 mph in a 70 mph zone. Matthews says the officer recognized the driver from a previous traffic stop and saw tobacco and cell phones in the van.

Inman Murder Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina's highest court has affirmed the guilty plea and death sentence of a man condemned to die for strangling a Clemson University student with her bikini top.

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