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4 hrs ago | ETonline

Bill Murray Dances to 'Turn Down For What'

Murray is still the world's best party crasher, as was proven once again when he showed up at the head of the table for a birthday party in rural Jedburg, South Carolina. Charleston Chef Brett McKee was catering the event and posted a few moments from the bash that was in honor of the party's host Marvin Larry Reynolds and Murray's upcoming 64th birthday on Sept.

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8 hrs ago | Post and Courier

New South Carolina alliance promotes 'patient-centered' primary care

A handful of health care agencies, including the largest private health insurance company in South Carolina and the state Medicaid program, announced a new partnership Monday to improve the way primary care is delivered. The alliance will encourage primary care practices across the state to become "patient-centered medical homes."

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Medicine, Nursing

9 hrs ago | Patch.com

I-85 Crackdown on Speeding, Distracted Drivers Starts Tuesday

Drivers on Interstate 85 throughout Georgia should expect to see law enforcement officers targeting truck drivers in a 72-hour crackdown. According to a news release, the Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division will take part in a multi-state campaign to target unsafe driving by commercial vehicle drivers on I-85 from South Carolina to Alabama.

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10 hrs ago | ABC News 4 Charleston

US Marshals: Man threatens shootout with SC police

Authorities in South Carolina are looking for a man wanted for assault, resisting arrest and running from police who has said he will shoot it out with officers next time they try to arrest him. U.S. Marshals said in a news release that DeWayne Shaw is wanted by authorities after an assault in July 2013.

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12 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Judge: Sanfords to Mediate over Divorce Issues

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny have agreed to mediate parenting issues and other concerns in their contentious divorce, a South Carolina family court judge said Monday. Attorneys for Jenny Sanford have asked the family court to limit the Republican lawmaker's visitation with his youngest child and to have the lawmaker undergo psychological tests and take anger management and parenting courses.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mark Sanford, Parenting, Family, South Carolina Government

14 hrs ago | The Hill

Juan Williams: GOP right content to attack the president

One of the most often repeated Republican complaints about President Obama is that he has only made political polarization in Washington worse, despite having promised to end it. The nation "has been bitterly divided by our president," Sen. Marco Rubio said in May at a GOP fundraiser in New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jack Kingston, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, John Boehner, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, Opinion

18 hrs ago | Forward

11 Facts About Jewish South Carolina

In it, he granted "liberty of conscience to all heathens, Jews and dissenters." 3. In 1774, Francis Salvador became the first Jew to hold elected office in the Americas when he joined the South Carolina Provincial Congress.

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Related Topix: Camden, SC, Religion, Judaism, Kingstree, SC

21 hrs ago | Philly.com

Holtec chief on doing well and doing good

With the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the background, Holtec International's chief executive, Krishna P. Singh, in July faced the news media, Gov. Christie at his side, and talked about plans to build a $260 million factory on Camden's waterfront, bringing, eventually, 3,000 jobs to the impoverished city. "We look at this as our social responsibility," Singh, 67, told reporters as officials described how New Jersey would provide $260 million in tax incentives and Singh would guarantee 400 jobs.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, Nuclear Energy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

SC ignores laws under ADA concerning service dogs in business establishments

This article will bring to light a problem veterans with service dogs in South Carolina face on a daily basis. The right to enter a business establishment accompanied by their service dog.

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Down The Drive

SB Nation Underdog Poll Ballot: BYU Stays On Top

This is getting easier by the week. At this point there is a bit of a chasm developing between the top of the group of five and the rest.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Cincinnati NCAA

WIS-TV Columbia

South Carolina jumps to No. 14 in AP poll

South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15. The SEC had eight teams ranked for the third straight week and five teams in the top 10 for two weeks running.

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Memeorandum

Mark Sanford's Breakup Post Caught His Fianc e Off Guard

Mark Sanford's Breakup Post Caught His Fiance Off Guard - Representative Mark Sanford of South Carolina surprised the political world on Friday with his announcement that he was ending his engagement to the woman with whom he had an extramarital affair, the revelation of which stunted his rising-star career five years ago.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mark Sanford, South Carolina Government, Conservative Political News, US News

WBTV

Lowcountry SC motorcyclists ride to help vets

Dozens of motorbikers in the South Carolina Lowcountry are getting their motors running and heading out on the highway to benefit homeless veterans. The 6th annual Undy 500 motorcycle rally is being held Sunday along 100 miles of highways in the Charleston area.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles

Concord Monitor

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye1glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far cry from the conquering hero who, almost two decades before, docked a ship in Norfolk, Va., loaded with what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history - thousands of pounds of gold that sat in the ocean for 131 years after the ship carrying it sank during a hurricane.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Tommy Thompson

Sat Sep 13, 2014

TwinCities

It's end of the trail for Sanford and his mistress

Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina surprised the political world over the weekend with his announcement that he was ending his engagement to the woman with whom he had an extramarital affair, the revelation of which stunted his rising-star career five years ago. But in interviews last spring, Sanford and his fiancee, Maria Belen Chapur, indicated that a relationship born in a stew of infidelity, 21st century politics and Twitter-enhanced cable-news sensationalism had, perhaps inevitably, sustained damage.

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Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Jim DeMint, South Carolina Government, Mark Sanford, US Governors, Wedding

Wired

Leading a Double Life Turned This Woman Into a Best-Selling Author

The Witch with No Name , out this month, is the 13th and final volume in Kim Harrison's popular Hollows series, about a young witch from Cincinnati who battles demons and vampires. The books have landed Harrison on at the top of the New York Times best-seller list and attracted the interest of TV producers, but the path to success wasn't easy.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

WPDE

Solar storm hits Earth's atmosphere

The sun shot out a solar flare on Wednesday and NOAA experts say it hit the earth's atmosphere just before noon Friday. "We have one through five, one being minor, five being extreme.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Solar Flare, Astronomy, Science

WTKR-TV Norfolk

USS New York sailor rescued off South Carolina coast

According to the Navy, a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter crew from HSM-46 embarked from the USS Jason Dunham and performed the rescue. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

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NWAonline

Georgia has one less concern against South Carolina

South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier won't have Jadeveon Clowney on his defensive line today when the Gamecocks take on Georgia. For the first time in four seasons, Georgia prepares to face South Carolina without having to worry about Jadeveon Clowney, the terrorizing pass rusher who was the No.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

Acting speaker announces road funding committee

South Carolina's acting House speaker has created a bi-partisan study committee to develop a plan for funding the state's dilapidated roads and bridges and reforming the Department of Transportation again. Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas and Ways and Means Chairman Brian White jointly announced Friday the 13-member committee will start meeting Tuesday.

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