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Fort Jackson general leaving the military

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The two-star general in charge of the Army's largest training base is departing military life after overseeing the start of a $1 billion building boom and the most intensive revamp of training in decades.

Carolina Investors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The final executive convicted in the collapse of Carolina Investors is heading to prison to serve his five-year sentence nearly a decade after one of the biggest bankruptcies in South Carolina history.

Severe Erosion Causes Aiken Bridge to Sink 1 Foot

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina Department of Transportation crews are rushing to shore up a bridge in Aiken that is quickly sinking. Authorities say severe erosion under the Laurens Street bridge has caused it to settle nearly a foot in the past several days. The bridge has been closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

CPD's Fan the Heat Program Delivers Cool Relief

Officers with the Columbia Police Department were at the scene of Gonzalez Gardens Apartments near downtown Columbia Thursday, but not for a crime. The only villain they were fighting is the heat. Their secret weapon is brand new air conditioning units to residents who need them most.

Justices Return Liquor License to Newberry Club

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Supreme Court has given a Newberry private club its liquor license back after deciding state agents and revenue officials were too strict in their enforcement of rules over who can be a guest to the club. In a 3-2 decision Wednesday, the justices said an undercover State Law Enforcement Division agent was denied entry to the Blue Moon Sports Bar and ordered to call a number. A club employee who answered the call made him an official guest.

1-On-1 With Frank Martin

New USC Head Basketball Coach Frank Martin sat down for 1-on-1 interviews with the local Columbia media Wednesday afternoon. Here's part of his interview with ABC Columbia Sports Director Tim Hill.

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