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1 hr ago | Rock Hill Herald

Old Crow plans to rock Columbia like a - wagon wheel'

"How could you be sick of a such a magnificent song that's had such a rise?" said Ketch Secor, who also plays fiddle, banjo and harmonica, in the band.

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5 hrs ago | Politico

Rick Perry's extreme makeover

It's impossible to exorcise the memories of 2012. But Rick Perry is going all out to present a new and improved version of himself - the swaggering big-state governor of old, with a dash of seasoned wise man thrown in.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors

9 hrs ago | New Scientist

Mississippi dams aren't to blame for flood risks

Maybe the Mississippi river delta isn't doomed after all. Upstream dams on the rivers that run through the delta were thought to be starving it of the sediment it needs to stay above sea level but now it seems there's enough sand to feed the delta for centuries to come.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Rice University, University of South Carolina, Science / Technology

14 hrs ago | WMBF

SC data security efforts, monitoring may cost $27M

South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax collection agency.

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government

15 hrs ago | AlertNet

Musical shares stage with gay rights debate at S. Carolina college

Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, College of Charleston

19 hrs ago | Garnet And Black Attack

No. 6 South Carolina at Auburn, game 1 recap: Gamecocks fall to Tigers 4-2

Things got off to a rough start for USC in the first inning of today's doubleheader, as Auburn took a 4-0 lead thanks to an RBI groundout and a three-run homer.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, University of South Carolina NCAA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

KDWN

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.

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Related Topix: Prison

The Island Packet

EXCLUSIVE: Most in SC favor legal abortion but with limits

The majority of South Carolinians agree abortion should be legal when the mother’s life or health is at risk, or if the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape.

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Related Topix: Abortion

Free Republic

Lesbian police chief with 20 years service is summarily fired by new anti-gay mayor

An openly gay chief of police has been fired by a South Carolina mayor who was caught saying he preferred alcoholics to homosexuals.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Law

CFRA

Another Bush in the White House? Ex-ambassador says Jeb could be a contender

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens during an education panel discussion in Las Vegas, on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: US News, Florida, Florida Government, Jeb Bush, George Bush, Games, Card Game

The Miami Herald

SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting

A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective.

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jdsupra.com

South Carolina Legislative Update

The South Carolina House of Representatives will be on furlough for two weeks and the Senate is only meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16, and then off the following week.

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Flash Flood Warning issued for the Lowcountry

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Lowcountry.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Charleston, SC, Beaufort, SC

Goose Creek Gazette

'Scotty's Ride For Water' raises $62k

Stefan Rogenmoser/Gazette Scotty Parker, 10, with his parents Steve Parker and Pam Parker at Water Missions International gave an overview of the ride during an ending ceremony.

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Related Topix: Parker, SC, Hanahan, SC, Greenville, SC, Summerville, SC

KRON 4

Human Rights Campaign Joins Effort to Reinstate Fired Lesbian Police Chief

The Human Rights Campaign and other pro-LGBT groups are joining the call for the reinstatement of a small town South Carolina police chief who says she was fired because of her sexual orientation.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Fort Mill Times

Tax revenue increasing in South Carolina, country

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau reported state government tax revenue increased 6.1 percent nationwide from 2012 to 2013.

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Related Topix: York County, SC, Fort Mill, SC, Lake Wylie, SC, Education Etc., Clover, SC

BleacherReport

Clemson Fan Paints Tiger Paw on In-State Rival South Carolina's Football Field

Clemson and South Carolina like to argue about who runs the state. Based on the latest prank, the Tigers have the upper edge.

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Post and Courier

It's more about education now than jobs, survey of South Carolinians shows

A fifth grade student at Lambs Elementary School in North Charleston works a math problem during class in this 2009 file photo.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, Nikki Haley, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Moultrie News

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis named 'Friend of the Taxpayer'

The South Carolina Association of Taxpayers , 'The voice of the taxpayer in South Carolina,' held its 18th Annual Legislative Luncheon on Wednesday, April 2, at the Capital City Club in Columbia.

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WYFF-TV Greenville

First countywide distracted driving band in South Carolina

AN UPSTATE COUNTY IS THE LATEST TO PASS A DISTRACTED DRIVING ORDINANCE...LIMITING WHAT DRIVERS CAN AND CANNOT DO ON THE PHONE WHILE DRIVING.

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