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7 hrs ago | WLTX-TV Columbia

ATF Involved in Child Shooting Investigation

The ATF is now part of the investigation into the shooting death of a 7 year old Lexington County girl.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Lexington, SC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

Dr. Mick Zais: 'I was a Struggling Reader'

Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, students who struggle to read by the end of the third grade would be held back for a year of literacy training.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Miami Herald

7-year-old girl accidentally shot, killed at party

Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy.

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WLTX-TV Columbia

7-Year-Old Killed in Accidental Shooting

A 7-year-old girl was killed and a 5-year-old boy was injured on Saturday night when another 5-year-old boy accidentally Gaston, SC - A 7-year-old girl was killed and a 5-year-old boy was injured Saturday night when another 5-year-old boy accidentally discharged a gun at a birthday party in Gaston.

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Related Topix: Gaston, SC

Free Times

Indie Grits 2014 | Hip Hop Family Day

Thousands came out on Saturday, April 12, for Hip Hop Family Day in Columbia SC.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Hip-Hop, Slick Rick

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The State

Lexington County tax swap ‘dead in the water’

The idea is “dead in the water,” County Councilman Frank Townsend of Batesburg-Leesville said.

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Related Topix: Batesburg-Leesville, SC, Leesville, SC, Irmo, SC

Lexington County Chronicle

Cayce man struck, killed by vehicle

Lexington County Chief Deputy Coroner Randy Martin has identified the individual who was struck by a vehicle while walking on Highway 302 near Creekside Road in West Columbia, near Columbia Metropolitan Airport at approximately 1:15 a.m,.

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Related Topix: Cayce, SC, West Columbia, SC, Columbia, SC

Post and Courier

Richland County authorities searching for driver in fatal hit-and-run

Authorities are looking for the driver who ran over and killed a pedestrian in Richland County and then drove away.

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Related Topix: Richland County, SC

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Column: Standing up to improve education in the future

Ah yes, a school built in the 1950s with the infrastructure to match and the sweet smell of mildew; that's exactly what our children need in Aiken County to boost their motivation to attend school... Not.

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Related Topix: Aiken County, SC, Aiken, SC, Lexington, SC

Charleston Business Journal

Amazon distribution centers boosting job recruitment

South Carolina is in a good spot when it comes to supply chain management and operations, according to David Clayton, director of research at the S.C. Department of Commerce .

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Related Topix: Summit, SC, College of Charleston, Spartanburg County, SC

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Vehicle fire on Jarvis Klapman Blvd stops traffic

Crews with the Department of Natural Resources are back searching the Congaree River Friday for a possible person who jumped from the Gervais Street Bridge Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, West Columbia, SC, Columbia, SC

WIS-TV Columbia

Woman killed in single-vehicle crash

The Lexington County Coroner's Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating a single-vehicle accident which happened Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Lexington, SC

Myrtle Beach Online

Bob Bestler | Kudos to legislature for passing Emma's Law

Devon Risi and LaToya Jenkins, the parents of Josiah Jenkins, and Karen Longstreet, the mother of Emma Longstreet, join others during a press conference promoting Emma's Law.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Manufacturing.net

Palmetto State Armory To Expand S.C. Plant, Hire 300

South Carolina-based gun manufacturer Palmetto State Armory has announced plans to expand its facility in Lexington, S.C., with a $4.2 million investment.

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Related Topix: Lexington, SC, Nikki Haley, US Governors

FITSNews

More Nikki Haley Financial Fun

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and her husband Michael have entered into a $400,000 financial transaction with Haley's parents - Ajit S. Randhawa and Raj K. Randhawa.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Lexington County Chronicle

9-11 memorial - a perfect setting to propose

Jacob Donald Cook got engaged to Jennifer Rhea Wells on Friday, March 7, in front of the S.C. Midlands 9/11 First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial.

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC, Lexington, SC, Columbia, SC

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Island Packet

SC legislators say they should have power to appoint prosecutor to probe colleagues

More than 80 S.C. House members sponsored a bill, introduced this week, that they say should end questions about who can investigate any allegations against the state's top prosecutor, the attorney general.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Lexington, SC, Charleston, SC, Greenville, SC

The State

Gervais Street bridge remains closed, crews search river

The Columbia Police Department, the Columbia Fire Department, the Lexington County Sheriff's Office, the Cayce Police Department and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are all on the scene, and a helicopter and plane are flying overhead as part of the search.

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Related Topix: Cayce, SC, University of South Carolina

Lexington County Chronicle

Meth lab busted in Gaston; four charged

Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team on Wednesday, April 9 seized a methamphetamine laboratory that was being operated at a home on Irvin Jumper Street near Gaston.

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Related Topix: Gaston, SC, Swansea, SC

WLTX-TV Columbia

Lexington Gunmaker Expands, Creates 300 Jobs

For Immediate Release April 10, 2014 Palmetto State Armory expansion in Lexington County to create 300 jobs $4.2 million investment to increase Palmetto State Armory announced Thursday it will make a $4.2 investment to add extra space and renovate their facility on Old Dunbar Road.

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