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SC Man Gets Life Sentence For Killing Co-Worker

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A 27-year-old Columbia man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a restaurant co-worker, wrapping his body in a shower curtain and dumping him in the woods. Solicitor Dan Johnson said a judge sentenced Victor Smith to life in prison Thursday without parole. A jury convicted him of murder two weeks ago.

Aiken County Police Chief's Daughter Killed

WAGENER, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say the police chief in Salley rushed to a car crash outside his jurisdiction after finding out his daughter might be involved. Investigators told The Aiken Standard that 20-year-old Lisa Bledsoe died in the fiery wreck after losing control on a rural road near Wagener around 5:50 p.m. Wednesday and smashing into a tree.

Parents Zone in on Redistricting Plan

Lexington county schools are overcrowded, the high school alone is trying to handle more than 3 thousand students. School officials hope the opening of two new schools will change that, and parents want to know where the lines will be drawn.

Steve Jobs Dies

Apple's co-founder loses his battle with pancreatic cancer. Steve Jobs died today at the age of 56. The company says it's lost a "visionary and creative genius."

Drug Bust Nets 400 Pounds of Marijuana

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) _ Spartanburg County deputies have seized nearly 400 pounds of marijuana and arrested two men. Sheriff Chuck Wright said Wednesday his narcotics unit seized 395 pounds of marijuana from two homes in Inman and Boiling Springs, along with a handgun, ammunition and material used to pack illegal drugs. The search followed a month-long investigation.

CPD Chief Randy Scott, One Year Later

At a one-year anniversary celebration for City of Columbia Police Chief, Randy Scott, dozens gathered to applaud his accomplishments and hear his plan for the city's future.

Haley heads to Aiken to discuss her report cards

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is heading to Aiken to continue her town hall series talking about how legislators measured up to her agenda and what she wants to accomplish next year.

Gingrich finishes 2-day campaign swing in SC

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is wrapping up a two-day swing through South Carolina with a town hall meeting and screening of his new documentary in Beaufort County.

Haley Holds Town Hall Meeting

It was an hour long chat with the Governor that concerned citizens took advantage of. While Governor Nikki Haley graded state lawmakers on their performance, area citizens were paying attention to hers.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Attorney General's Office has told the state Election Commission to provide details on voters excluded from an analysis of people lacking state issued identification required by a new law.

Fort Jackson Clinic

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) _ Soldiers in training at Fort Jackson will be treated in a newly-renovated health clinic with room for about 12,000 soldiers every year. Fort Jackson spokeswoman Nichole Riley says Tuesday's ribbon cutting at the McWethy Troop Medical Clinic opens renovated primary care, physical therapy, radiology and lab units.

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