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Afternoon with the Red Tails, Metro Style

If you haven't see the box office hit, 'Red Tails,' Richland County is hosting a local event that will feature the Columbia chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and offer on-the-spot history lessons.

Chemical Company Expanding in Lee County

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A chemical company plans to expand its operations in Lee County, creating 60 new jobs. Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that Martech Research will spend nearly $5 million to expand the operation in Bishopville.

Judge refuses release of dashboard tape

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) _ A judge has refused to release to the public the videotape from a dashboard camera that captured the fatal December shooting of an Aiken police officer.

Stolen Dogs ID'd, Training Compound Uncovered

A dog theft investigation spanning multiple counties comes to a close, as a third suspect is arrested, stolen dogs are identified and the dog training compound the animals were kept in, is busted by police.

SC Big Brothers Big Sisters gets mentoring grant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Big Brothers Big Sisters of greater Columbia is getting a $122,000 grant from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice to expand its program for mentoring children in military families.

Fatal Dog Attack

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction and five-year prison sentence of a Dillon County man whose dogs attacked and killed a 10-year-old boy.

Senate Close to Passing Government Restructuring

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Senate is close to wrapping up work on a bill that would eliminate the agency that handles much of the state's bureaucracy and put much of its duties under the governor's control.

More Voting Modifications Proposed in SC

Republican State Representative Alan Clemmons of Myrtle Beach is proposing restrictions on third party voter registration organizations like churches and other civic organizations; however, those who oppose the measure say it amounts to voter suppression tactics.

A Matter of the Heart

Instead of spending time buying candy and flowers this Valentine's Day, one area family honors the memory of their baby girl by giving love to others.

Lyman Man Gets 25 Years in Fatal Motorcycle Wreck

GREER, S.C. (AP) _ A Lyman man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in an alcohol-related crash that killed two people on a motorcycle and injured a third. Solicitor Barry Barnette says 40-year-old Kevin Casey was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to two counts of felony driving under the influence with a death and felony driving under the influence with great bodily injury.

Hall Of Fame

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) _ The state's first black Supreme Court justice since Reconstruction is the newest member of the South Carolina Hall of Fame.

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