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Victim identified and teen charged in fatal northeast Columbia shooting

A man is dead and a teenager is jailed after a Friday shooting in northeast Columbia. The shooting happened at about 1 p.m. on the 4400 block of Hardscrabble Road, according to investigators. That’s just off Clemson Road near a shopping center with restaurants and other businesses. The Richland County Coroner’s Office said the shooting happened in some woods near the area.
COLUMBIA, SC
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Sumter gas at $2.58 per gallon? This is the cheapest fill-up in town

(SUMTER, SC) Depending on where you fill up in Sumter, you could be saving up to $0.40 per gallon on gas. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Murphy USA at 2350 Walmart Blvd was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $2.58 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Circle K at 2000 Wedgefield Rd, where a gallon of regular was selling for $2.98.
SUMTER, SC
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Gamecocks mourning former staffer who died after battle with COVID

Former University of South Carolina baseball equipment manager Ryan Fischer has died after a battle with COVID-19. He was 34 years old. Fischer died on Sept. 23, according to an obituary posted by Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory of Manning and a GoFundMe fundraiser set up for his family. South...
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Couple gets married at tailgate

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- — Two Gamecock fans decided to tie the knot at Saturday’s tailgate!. Nate and Melisa Rhodes have been together for three years, and today - dressed in their best Gamecock gear - they said ‘I do’ in front of a crowd of fellow Gamecocks and Cocky himself.
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Annual Irmo Okra Strut Festival returns

IRMO, S.C. — The Irmo Okra Strut returns this year and even though some things may look a little different due to COVID restrictions, the fried okra people know and love will stay the same. “We all have been locked up so long, and it is wonderful to get out...
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South Carolina Senate cancels special session planned in October

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate won’t meet in special session next month after all. Senate President Harvey Peeler sent a letter Friday to senators canceling the special session set to begin Oct. 12. They were supposed to debate how to spend billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief money and redistricting.
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4-Day Weather Forecast For Hopkins

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Hopkins: Saturday, September 25: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Sunday, September 26: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Monday, September 27: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Tuesday, September 28: Sunny during the day; while mostly
HOPKINS, SC

NC woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud in SC

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that Bethena Jackson, 57 years old, of Burlington, NC, pleaded guilty in Richland County General Sessions Court on September 21, 2021. Jackson pleaded guilty to Obtaining Signature or Property under False Pretenses, value $10,000 or more in violation of SC Code §16-13-240. Jackson was sentenced to seven years in prison, the balance of which was suspended to five years of probation with $24,273.55 ordered in restitution to the South Carolina Medicaid Program.
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SC has second straight week of high coronavirus death toll, DHEC reports

For a second consecutive week, South Carolina had one of its highest death tolls from the coronavirus in any seven-day stretch since the pandemic hit in March 2020, according to state health officials. From Sept. 18 to 24, the Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 472 COVID-19-related deaths, one...
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