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  1. Haley: Spend extra $400 million on tax cuts, debt or roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Star

    AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley surrounds herself with Republican lawmakers as she talks about what she would like to do with $400 million in extra revenue the state is expected to get at a news conference on Tuesday in Columbia. Haley said the Legislature needs to give a tax cut, pay off debt or fix the state's roads and bridges with the extra revenue.

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  2. Real estate giant reported engine trouble before plane crashRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Star

    Authorities said an 85-year-old pilot reported engine trouble just before his fatal crash into a lake near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Saturday's crash killed Robert “Bob” Russell Jr. who helped start the giant Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate company in Columbia.

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  3. Group barred from changing segregated war monument sues S.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | The Star

    AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins A plaque honors World War I soldiers on Greenwood County memorial. The former governor who helped push to have the Confederate flag removed from atop the South Carolina Statehouse dome has some advice for people in Greenwood who want to change the plaques on a war memorial that separates fallen soldiers by race but can't without a two-thirds vote of the Legislature because of one tenet of the compromise.

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  4. Top tennis players converge on Aiken, againRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Star

    If it just seems like yesterday that a significant USTA South Carolina tennis tournament was being contested in Aiken, that's wrong. It was actually five days ago that the Adult 40-and-Over State League Championships concluded.

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  5. Charleston's growth: Columbia could lose spot as top S.C. cityRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | The Star

    Rapid growth in Charleston means that Columbia is in danger of losing its place as the largest city in South Carolina, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers released Thursday. Those numbers show that Columbia now has only about 2,000 more residents than Charleston.

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  6. Rusche remembered for 'firmest handshake' in stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Star

    L.L. Willis did not know Ben Rusche very well when they worked together on the Aiken County School Board in the early 1970s, but one of his physical traits remains in his memory. “He had one of the heartiest handshakes I've ever had,” said Willis, who was assistant superintendent and interim superintendent for the district and superintendent of Area 3 Schools.

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  7. Graham takes trip down memory lane at S.C. StatehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The Star

    Graham visited with lawmakers, staff members, pages, security officers, custodial staff and anyone else who would listen during a trip to the South Carolina Statehouse. Graham's political career started here in 1993 when his neighbors in Seneca sent him to the state House.

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  8. Mystery Plant: Mystery Plant is related to forget-me-notsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | The Star

    The forget-me-not family contains about 2,000 different species found nearly worldwide. In addition to “forget-me-not,” many species are popular garden plants and herbs, such as Virginia bluebell, comfrey and borage, and still others are best known as weeds, such as the prickly and brightly flowered “Viper's bugloss,” commonly seen in the Appalachians and farther north in New England.

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  9. Improving patient care is goal of new EMS councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Star

    A new organization with the goal of creating a dialogue among the multiple emergency medical service agencies in the Aiken-Augusta area and local and regional hospitals held its first meeting Wednesday at the Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Tentatively called the CSRA EMS Advisory Council, the group will focus on improving the quality and continuity of patient care as the volume of calls for emergency services continues to increase each year.

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  10. Officer-involved shooting, democrat convention & combat vets'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | The Star

    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says two deputies were justified in fatally shooting a man as officers tried to serve a drug-related search warrant at his home. Spartanburg Sheriff's Lt.

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  11. National park rescue, strip club dispute & marijuana summit:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | The Star

    Columbia Fire Department spokesman Brick Lewis told local media that the family had been canoeing in the park Tuesday evening when they got lost and called 911. Lewis said 16 people conducted the search using kayaks and on foot through the park.

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  12. Editorial: The vivid power of the pressRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2015 | The Star

    The Post and Courier's winning of American journalism's highest honor should be a sign that community newspapers can still make difference. The work the newspaper did last year in offering an eye-opening examination of South Carolina's consistently high rate of domestic violence deaths not only won the paper a Pulitzer Prize, but has also undoubtedly put needed pressure on state lawmakers to pass overdue reform in our state.

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  13. Sheriff: 17-year-old planned attack on Columbia high schoolRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2015 | The Star

    A 17-year-old high school student is getting a mental evaluation after Richland County sheriff's deputies found social media posts about him planning to attack Dreher High School in Columbia. Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release that the teen planned the attack for Monday's 16th anniversary of the Columbine High School attack that killed 12 students and one teacher.

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  14. Group of bishops starts program to reach childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | The Star

    SUBMITTED PHOTO The Rev. Susan Heath, left, coordinator of a faith-based, public education advocacy initiative, is assisting Lauri Sojourner, the Bishop Gravatt Episcopal Center director, with a residential academic and traditional camp program planned this summer.

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  15. Mystery Plant: Mystery Plant is a native plant often found in shady woodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | The Star

    Photo by Linda Lee The blooms of this plant are bright pink ray flowers with golden-yellow disk flowers opening in the interior. All the “composites,” or members of the sunflower family have their tiny, reduced flowers arranged in compact heads, and each head is called a “capitulum.” Before the capitulum opens, a series of bracts surrounds it, much like the sepals surround a flower bud before it opens up.

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  16. S.C. supporters set 175-mile river trip for military veteransRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | The Star

    Twenty-two South Carolina combat veterans are paddling 175 miles from Columbia to Charleston in a weeklong effort to bond and help veterans deal with issues related to combat and stress. “It's not meant to be an easy trip,” said Chaplain Bobby Farmer, a Vietnam veteran and an event organizer.

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  17. Supreme Court date set in Project Jackson trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | The Star

    The Supreme Court of South Carolina will hear the case of Stephen Donohue vs. the City of North Augusta, Mayor Lark Jones and the North Augusta City Council at 10:30 a.m. May 5. The Supreme Court of South Carolina meets at 1231 Gervais St. in Columbia. Aiken Standard is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories.

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  18. TSA big change collection, Clemson death update & creative prom...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | The Star

    The Transportation Security Administration says airline passengers in South Carolina left nearly $2,500 in change at security checkpoints last year. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that an agency spokesman said Tuesday the TSA collected about $1,050 in change at Charleston International Airport.

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  19. Edisto River's future talks take a 'major step forward'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | The Star

    Submitted pHoto Gerrit Jobsis, regional director with the American Rivers organization, addresses proposed surface-water legislation Tuesday morning in Columbia, with a backdrop of the legislation's boosters. Boosters of an effort to amend the state's surface-water laws reported encouraging words from Columbia on Tuesday, according to several Wagener-area residents with a particular focus on the Edisto River's future.

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  20. Pruitt - MelcherRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | The Star

    Lacey Melcher of Aiken, SC and Josh Pruitt of Aiken, SC were married Saturday, April 11, 2015. The ceremony and reception were held in Columbia, SC at the River Road and Jasmine Houses and Gardens.

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