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14 min ago | New York Daily News

South Carolina K9 dog dies in hot patrol car

A South Carolina bomb-sniffing dog, like the one seen here, was killed by hot temperatures inside a parked patrol car. Emma, a 9-year-old bomb-sniffing Lab, was killed in "a tragic accident" under investigation by the Greenville-Spartanburg Police Department, according to spokeswoman Rosilyn Weston, WYFF-TV reported.

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14 min ago | News Max

Christie Woos South Carolina's Wary Conservatives

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this week is testing his appeal in South Carolina, where voters remain skeptical after his controversial embrace of President Barack Obama when he was touring the Superstorm Sandy-hit Jersey Shore just days before the 2012 election. "I knew what it meant.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul

14 min ago | WIS-TV Columbia

Low-level drought declared in 9 SC counties

The South Carolina Drought Response Committee says low river flows in nine counties west and south of Columbia have led them to declare drought has returned to the state. The committee voted Tuesday to classify Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Edgefield, Hampton, Lexington and Orangeburg counties in an incipient drought, which is the least severe of the panel's four drought levels.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Columbia, SC, Bamberg, SC

1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Odd bedfellows and burritos: Chris Christie visits Nikki Haley in South Carolina

Talk about your odd bedfellows. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent the afternoon of Sept.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, Nikki Haley, US Governors, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Medicaid, Health

2 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Pro-Hillary Clinton group helping Senate Democrats

A pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton super PAC is dispatching staffers to key states before the fall elections and helping Senate candidates with fundraising, laying the foundation for a potential Clinton presidential bid in 2016. Ready for Hillary said Wednesday it would send more than two dozen staffers to 14 states key to Democrats' prospects in the November mid-term elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley

3 hrs ago | SFGate

Former governors: Students must know basic civics

Three former South Carolina governors are promoting legislation that encourages high school students to gain a basic knowledge of American civics. Former Gov. Dick Riley says civics education must become a higher priority, calling it critical for the country's future.

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government, Education Etc.

4 hrs ago | ABC News 4 Charleston

Former Summerville HS Resource officer accused of child pornography

A former Summerville Police officer has been charged in connection with pornography involving a minor. According to the court affidavit, 40-year-old Carlisle Johnson Floyd is accused of "distributing, transporting, exhibiting, receiving, selling, purchasing, exchanging, or soliciting materials that contain a visual representation of minors in a state of sexually explicit nudity."

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8 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

South Carolina's Improving Economy Allows DEW to Make Second Early...

The early payment will also allow the state to apply for a fourth consecutive Federal Unemployment Tax Act credit reduction. If approved, the FUTA credit reduction will avoid higher federal unemployment taxes for businesses.

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government

12 hrs ago | ABC News 4 Charleston

Uber files for legal status in SC

Since Uber started operating in Charleston in July, state officials said it was operating "outside the law." It did not have a business license from the S.C. Public Service Commission.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

Sheheen calls for federal investigation into DSS

Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic opponent is calling for a federal investigation into South Carolina's Department of Social Services. Sen. Vincent Sheheen said Tuesday the U.S. attorney in South Carolina should look into allegations he's heard from potential whistleblowers that the Cabinet agency has misused federal money.

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

The Daily Caller

Benghazi Committee To Hold First Hearing

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, the appointed chairman of the committee, has called Greg Starr, the assistant secretary for diplomatic security; Mark J. Sullivan, the former director of the Secret Service; and Todd Keil, the former assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security as witnesses. "Chairman Gowdy is leading a fair, fact-based and impartial investigation," committee spokesman Jamal D. Ware said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Conservative Political News

Daily Kos

It's a good year to be a immoral, scandal-plagued hypocrite

A man of strong values, if you ignore the having affairs with multiple patients and getting one pregnant and pressuring her to get an abortion part. As they endure humiliating headlines, damaging federal investigations and tough scrutiny of their personal lives, scandal-tarred lawmakers aren't just surviving this midterm year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott DesJarlais, 2012 Presidential Election, Cameras, Mark Sanford, US Governors, South Carolina Government

BroadwayWorld.com

Theatre South Carolina to Present Ajax in Iraq, 10/3-11

Theatre South Carolina at the University of SC will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the provocative war drama Ajax in Iraq, October 3-11 at Longstreet Theatre. Show times for Ajax in Iraq are 8pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, with additional 3pm matinees on Sunday, October 5 and Saturday, October 11. Tickets for the production are $12 for students, $16 for USC faculty/staff, military personnel and seniors 60+, and $18 for the general public.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Life, Veteran Affairs

The Northern Echo

HEYROCCO on tour

SOUTH Carolina rockers, HEYROCCO, are heading across the pond for the first time for a short UK tour. They're working on their debut album at the moment, which will air in 2015 and already have a few supporters, including Radio One's Huw Stephens and XFM, who have been championing their first single Melt.

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Sys-Con Media

Walmart Works With AutoInsurance.com to Drive Into South Carolina...

Walmart and AutoInsurance.com today announced the continued national expansion of the first-of-its-kind auto insurance comparison site into 11 new states, including South Carolina. This comes on the heels of an overwhelming customer response to the service in the eight states launched earlier this year.

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government

Oxford Mail

Teddy takes to the skies for round-the-world charity trip

Pilot Officer Ted Little, immaculately dressed in standard uniform, has flown 70,000 miles across the world, spanning four continents and 12 military bases. The teddy bear - launched on his global adventures after Carterton mayor Lynn Little came up with the concept - has visited British servicemen and servicewomen stationed abroad to raise money and awareness of miltary charity SSAFA .

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Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Prince William, World News

Monterey County Herald

NYer to be sentenced in fatal girlfriend stabbing

A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades, and has spent half his life in prison as a result, may never get out again. Lucius Crawford is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday after being convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Tonya Simmons, at his Mount Vernon home in 2012.

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ABC News

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Visiting South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South. Christie was visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attending a pair of fundraisers for Gov. Nikki Haley and a governor's association event in Charleston.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Chris Christie, US Governors, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Nikki Haley

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WPDE

Florence man admits to killing ex-girlfriend

Doni Anderson, 47, pled guilty Monday morning to murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend Kendra Johnson in Florence last February. Johnson's coworker went to her home that morning to pick her up for work, but Johnson didn't answer the door.

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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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