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Casey Anthony's Parents, Day Two

Day Two of an exclusive interview on the Dr. Phil Show, reveals more details about the role George and Cindy Anthony played in their daughter, Casey's, life and murder trial and has folks in the Midlands showing sympathy for the two.

SC pension plan's tab soars to $17 billion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Experts say the long-term tab for the South Carolina Retirement System would soar from more than $13 billion to better than $17 billion after recommendations they've made on lowered investment returns and other retiree costs.

Interstate 20 traffic stop finds prison contraband

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — Kershaw County deputies say they found 22 cell phones, 13 pounds of tobacco and cigarette lighters that were likely heading into a South Carolina prison as contraband after authorities stopped a speeding car on Interstate 20.

County Public Health Departments To Offer Flu Vaccine

In just two days, county public health departments across South Carolina will begin administering this year's flu vaccine. State health officials say it's very important for you to get the vaccine, because it will help protect you from serious illness.

Casey Anthony's Parents Break Their Silence

For the first time on national television, George and Cindy Anthony, parents of Casey Anthony, who was acquitted in the death of her toddler daughter, Caylee, in July, sit down on the Dr. Phil Show and reveal what the jury never heard, and a Midlands psychologist discusses the emotional toll of it all.

SC GOP chair: SC will have primary before Ariz.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Republican Party chairman says the state won't settle for a same-day presidential primary with Arizona after Gov. Jan Brewer proclaimed a February 2012 date for her state to gain a bigger national political role.

Livingston: SC Guard will be engaged post-Sept 11

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The general who leads South Carolina's National Guard predicts it will be deployed in faraway nations in the post-Sept. 11 era, even after the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq is complete.

USC, State Museum acquire astronomy collection

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina native who made astronomy a lifelong passion has donated his collection of historic telescopes and astronomy documents to the University of South Carolina and State Museum.

Rivals plan to press Perry on Social Security

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls plan to use a televised debate Monday to press frontrunner Rick Perry to justify his criticism of Social Security, which has dominated the contest in recent days.

Bixby, father of death row inmate, dies at 82

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Arthur Bixby, who was involuntarily committed to a mental institution after being found unfit to stand trial for the 2003 deaths of two officers on his property, has died. He was 82.

USC, Duke Energy focus on leaders in energy issues

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina and Duke Energy are cooperating on an executive-in-residence program that will bring industry leaders to campus to discuss issues of energy, environmental policy, economic development and other issues.

Local Businessman on Obama Jobs Plan: 'It won't work'

As President Obama sends his new $447B jobs creation bill, The American Jobs Act, to members of Congress, a local businessman tells ABC Columbia he doubts anything written in it will actually benefit his or other small businesses.

Eye contact: Clemson's shopper research on display

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Clemson University project that tracks shoppers' eyes as they browse the aisles of a simulated grocery store will be featured this month at a packaging and processing trade show in Las Vegas.

SC gives heroes' treatment to 1st responders

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — First responders are getting the heroes' treatment in South Carolina as a memorial is dedicated to them in Columbia on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

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