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Fallen Cyclist Turns Deadly on SC Road

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say a bicyclist lying on a rural Richland County road was struck and killed after the driver of an SUV swerved to miss a bystander who ran into her path to warn her of the fallen person.

SC GOP: 'We will be first in the South'

South Carolina republican leaders react to Florida republican leaders' announcement that its state's presidential preference primary will be held January 31, which sends other states, including South Carolina, scrambling to establish new primary dates.

SC GOP Condemns Florida Primary Date

Florida will hold its presidential primary on Jan. 31, a decision that is expected to prompt other states to move up their primary and caucus dates. A special committee made the decision Friday, thwarting efforts by national GOP leaders to push back the nominating process.

Student Loan Fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A 36-year-old former state prison inmate from Florence has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for using the names of 23 fellow inmates to falsely secure financial aid for online college courses.

Local Domestic Violence Numbers Up

Numbers released from a recent study show South Carolina has the 7th highest rate of women being killed by men. Local domestic violence organizations preparing for awareness month, say they see a disturbing trend.

Immigration sweep nets arrests in NC and SC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A week-long operation by federal immigration officials across the country has led to hundreds of arrests, more than 160 in North Carolina and South Carolina.

SC Sheriff Sideswipes School Bus

The Highway Patrol says the Colleton County sheriff won't face charges after his personal sports utility vehicle sideswiped a school bus in Orangeburg County.

'Field of Dreams' Honors USC Baseball Champs

McLeod Farms pays tribute to the USC Gamecocks back-to-back College World Series Championships in 2010 and 2011 by creating a special corn field maze to raise funds for area youth sports.

SC DMV Offers Free Rides for Photos

The Department of Motor Vehicles is giving a free ride to 25 people who signed up to get a photo identification card to comply with a potential requirement to vote in South Carolina.

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