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6 hrs ago | WLTX-TV Columbia

SC Awarded $1M in Mental Health Funding

The Federal Department of Health & Human Services announced today an award of $1,000,000 to the state of South Carolina to SC Awarded $1M in Mental Health Funding Columbia, SC -- The Federal Department of Health & Human Services announced today an award of $1,000,000 to the state of South Carolina to Check out this story on WLTX.com: ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | WTVR Richmond

Scared driver snaps photo of 'tongue-taunting' man during bizarre road rage incident

A South Carolina woman used her cell phone to take a picture of a man she said he hit her SUV.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

Tax Free Weekend is this weekend

Surpassed only by the weekends before Christmas and Thanksgiving, South Carolina's tax free holiday is the third largest shopping period in the state.

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The Charlotte Observer

DHEC: 4 people in Rock Hill exposed to rabies by infected bat

ROCK HILL Four people in Rock Hill are receiving treatment after they were exposed to rabies by a bat, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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The Edgefield Advertiser

The Crisis at the Border

News broke recently that 350 illegal immigrant children have been received in South Carolina.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, US News, Illegal Immigration, Nikki Haley, US Governors, Immigration Reform

Free Times

Appeals Court Ruling Could Bring Same-Sex Marriage to S.C.

The federal 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, South Carolina, Gay/Lesbian, Richland County, SC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Post and Courier

Expedite Medicaid applications

Medicaid expansion remains a topic of heated debate. So do numerous other aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, South Carolina, Medicare, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Free Times

Will South Carolina Take the Yellow Brick Road?

How far is South Carolina from going down the same road as Kansas? According to MapQuest, more than 1,000 miles separate the two states.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas Government, Kansas, US Governors

The Island Packet

S.C. advocates push bill banning gun purchases by criminal domestic abusers

Nearly two dozen criminal domestic survivors and advocates will fly in to Washington from all over the country, including South Carolina, to attend the hearing on the bill, aimed at protecting victims of stalking and dating abuse by ensuring that their abusive partners cannot legally buy and possess guns.

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Columbia Journalism Review

What's the matter with South Carolina?

In the last 90 days, the state Supreme Court has ruled that autopsy reports are medical records that may be kept secret; that public agencies are not required to post an agenda for a regular meeting; and that a state judge must close a hearing that will determine whether the state attorney general is disqualified from overseeing an ongoing probe of ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Evolution compromise heads to SC education panel

A special six-member panel of three State Board of Education members and three Education Oversight Committee members will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Blatt Building, Room 501, to discuss a change to the state's high-school science standard for teaching evolution: The rub: The two boards disagreed on whether to make high school science students ... (more)

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The State

Get your back-to-school baby bonnets tax-free in SC

Maybe we’ll even get a new laptop this year or plan to pick up sheets or a comforter to fit our new bed in the dorm room.

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Post and Courier

Will Virginia same-sex ruling affect S.C.?

A federal appeals court has ruled that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court

WTOC-TV Savannah

DSS finishes Jasper Co. daycare investigation

South Carolina's Department of Social Services started investigating Touched by an Angel Daycare last month after Mackenzie Wright's parents said she came home from the daycare with bruises on her face.

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American Reporter

MomentumTHE Odd Case of the Missing Iranian Revolution

This week, second term Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina disappeared for six days, leaving the state without a chief executive who could make decisions in an emergency.

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Related Topix: Mark Sanford, US Governors, South Carolina, US Politics, US News, Dan Burton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Henry Hyde

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Salon

Why do we vilify low-income black women simply for being mothers?

Debra Harrell was criminalized for letting her kid play in the park. Her real crime: Being a poor, black woman When Debra Harrell allowed her 9-year-old daughter to play in a park unattended on July 1, the 46-year-old South Carolina mother did not abandon her child, as some provocative headlines would have readers believe, nor did she carelessly ... (more)

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Aiken Standard

What's tax free this weekend?

Staff photo by Maayan Schechter Ashley Blocker, Target guest services team member, said she has a smile for every Target customer as they check out, even during South Carolina's sales tax-free holiday.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Post and Courier

Feds told Gov. Nikki Haley Thursday about immigrant children living in South Carolina

Gov. Nikki Haley learned Thursday - along with everybody else - that at least 350 children who have been detained at the border are living in South Carolina with either relatives or close family members.

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GwdToday.com

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Self Regional and investigating authorities are unaware of any attempted or actual misuse of patients' protected health information, but Self Regional is providing notification to ensure that patients are aware of the incident so that they may take steps to protect their information.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Aiken Standard

S.C. receives 350 children caught at U.S. border

New federal data show at least 350 children caught at the U.S. border this year have been sent to stay with relatives or other sponsors in South Carolina.

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