SC beaches close after 6 saved from rip currents

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Police have closed beaches to swimming on South Carolina's north coast after six swimmers were rescued from rip currents caused by Hurricane Irene moving toward the area.

USC frats to issue bids 1 week after rush halted

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At least 11 fraternities at the University of South Carolina can hand out bids to potential new members, a week after college officials halted the rush process because of alcohol violations.

Bachmann: Obama has failed to deal with recession

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has criticized President Barack Obama's handling of the recovery from the Great Recession as she brings her campaign back to South Carolina.

Irene prompts tropical storm warning for SC coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Six people were rescued from treacherous rip currents Thursday and the National Hurricane Center raised a tropical storm warning for much of the South Carolina coast as Hurricane Irene approached.

CPD Loses K9 Officers, Asks for Community's Help

After one police dog retired a couple of weeks ago, one passed away last week and one prepares to turn in her badge, the Columbia Police Department needs new K9 officers and the community's help.

Huntsman announces SC finance team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has unveiled his South Carolina campaign finance team for his Republican presidential bid.

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