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Haley Transparency

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley came into office promising a commitment to transparency, but the deletion of emails by staffers has brought new criticism that she has fallen short on that key campaign issue.

96-year-old SC Army veteran eager to give blood

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ninety-six-year-old Joe Johnson is first in line when a bloodmobile shows up at his South Carolina retirement home. He says he is eager to save lives and keep up the habit he started during his Army career.

Angel Poll

Angels play a major role in the Christmas story, but a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows they are a year-round presence for most, with 77 percent of adults saying they believe in their existence.

Last Minute Shoppers

Last minute shoppers race against the clock to get all of their Christmas shopping done.

Christmas Sunday Church Plans

The last time Christmas fell on a Sunday was in 2005. As this weekend approaches, some Midlands churches scramble to alter their plans, as they attempt to decide which day, Saturday or Sunday, is more appropriate.

Occupy Protesters Give Governor 'Gift'

A day after a federal judge rules that Occupy Columbia protesters must no longer camp out on the State house grounds with tents and other sleeping materials, they present Gov. Nikki Haley with an early Christmas gift...a tent.

Justice Dept. Rejects Voter ID

The U.S. Department of Justice has rejected South Carolina's voter ID law, saying the new policy doesn't do enough to ensure that minority voters aren't discriminated against.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas from ABC COLUMBIA. We wish you and yours a very happy holiday!

K-9 Fargo Remembered

A memorial service was held Thursday to honor and remember K-9 Fargo, who was killed in the line of duty last week.

Protester Urinated at State House

Authorities say a 47-year-old man who identified himself as an Occupy Columbia protester was arrested for urinating near a monument on Statehouse grounds, but protesters say they don't know him.

Earthquake Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ An earthquake that registered a magnitude of 2.6 shook residents near Charleston but no damage has been reported.

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