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Greenville Deputy Followed Procedures in Crash

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ The Greenville County sheriff's office says a deputy was following proper procedures when he pursued a suspicious vehicle that wrecked, killing the driver. A deputy was pursuing a vehicle thought to contain a man who had been the object of a massive manhunt that prompted the lockdown of 10 schools on Oct. 28.

SC higher education agency seeks more money

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's higher education agency says its first budget priority is recouping money that's been cut from public colleges over the past two years.

Bachmann adds SC Campaign Adviser

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has added an adviser to her South Carolina presidential campaign. Bachmann said Wednesday that Wesley Donehue has joined her team. The outspoken Republican activist will serve as a spokesman and strategist, as well as help the national new media team.

More wrangling over estate of late James Brown

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Trustees who say they were unjustly removed from the charitable trust of the late soul singer James Brown urged South Carolina's Supreme Court on Tuesday to strike down the estate settlement.

Occupy Movement Marches to City Hall

More than a hundred protesters gathered their signs and voices and took their fight from the State House lawn to City Council Chambers. Demonstrators say they wanted to take their message to those who need to hear it most.

Dog Fighting Ring Update

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Richland County authorities say 15 of the 24 dogs seized during a September raid on a dog-fighting operation are in foster homes. Sheriff Leon Lott said Tuesday that $1,700 in donations helped pay to care for the dogs.

Conway Man Pleads Guilty To Counterfeit Charge

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A 23-year-old Horry County man admits he made counterfeit $10 and $100 bills on a computer. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Tuesday that Parish Gagum of Conway pleaded guilty in federal court in Florence to making counterfeit money.

Small Business Owner: 'We create jobs'

For the first time, the City of Columbia invites small business owners to a gripe session they hope, in the end, benefits them, merchants and consumers.

SC Math, Reading Scores Virtually Unchanged

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina students' scores on national math and reading tests haven't changed much in two years and continue to hover below the national average. The U.S. Department of Education released data Tuesday showing South Carolina's fourth- and eighth-graders posted scores that were between two and five points below the national average.

Spurrier Hopes Passing Improves For Arkansas

Steve Spurrier is frustrated by his team's lack of passing production and says it will need to improve for #9 USC to win at #7 Arkansas this weekend. ABC Columbia Sports Director Tim Hill recaps Tuesday's weekly Steve Spurrier press conference from Williams-Brice Stadium.

Deadly accident claims another child's life

A second child has died after a weekend car accident that killed her 7-year-old brother. Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman stated that 10-year-old Haley Upchurch died at the hospital Tuesday.

SC Democrats plan lawsuit over US House plans

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian says a lawsuit will be filed within two weeks over the U.S. House district plans the Justice Department says it won't challenge.

Banks Cancel Debit Card Fees

Just in the last few weeks four major banks have announced that they plan to do away with some controversial bank fees. A majority of banks were planning to begin charging their customers a fee in order to use their debit cards.

SC Democrats Plan Lawsuit over US House Plans

South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian says a lawsuit will be filed within two weeks over the U.S. House district plans the Justice Department says it won't challenge.

15 Indicted in Lancaster County Gang Crackdown

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) _ More than a dozen people have been indicted as part of a gang roundup in Lancaster County. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and Sheriff Barry Faile said Monday 15 people had been indicted for gang activity.

Fake Social Worker

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A Columbia man accused of posing as a social worker to take money from seven vulnerable adults faces new charges. Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announced that 45-year-old Mitchell Smith was arrested Monday morning and charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult and simple possession of marijuana.

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