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  Wednesday, 3-Sep-2014 00:37 EDT
First lady speaks to Fort Jackson recruits
FORT JACKSON, S.C., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The newest recruits at Fort Jackson, S.C., learned not only leadership skills but also nutritional skills, first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday.

First lady to speak at Fort Jackson
FORT JACKSON, S.C., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama addresses obesity, nutrition, physical exercise and the graduating class at Fort Jackson, S.C., Thursday, the facility's officials said.

Major fish kill reported in S. Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Hundreds of thousands of dead fish washed ashore on the South Carolina coast Thursday morning, littering the sand along the tide line, wildlife officials said.

Haley to Oprah: No Susan Smith interview
CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- South Carolina's governor-elect says she won't allow talk show queen Oprah Winfrey access to Susan Smith, serving life in prison for killing her two sons.

Sen. Graham wants permanent Afghan bases
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Friday permanent bases in Afghanistan would help keep the country out of the hands of the Taliban.

African-Americans have different plaque
CHARLOTTE, S.C., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- African-Americans have more non-calcified plaque than others, which may increase their heart attack risks, U.S. researchers say.

Some southern groups celebrate Confederacy
CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Some southern groups are planning balls and parades to honor the 150th anniversary next year of the Confederate States of America, officials say.

Veteran threatens to shoot president
SPARTANBURG, S.C., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A white South Carolina veteran said he wanted to shoot President Obama because he wasn't "doing enough to help African-Americans," an affidavit shows.

Forensic camera can spot bloodstains
COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've developed a camera that can quickly scan a crime scene for bloodstains without altering or destroying valuable evidence.

Nikki Haley wins S.C. governor's race
COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican Nikki Haley was elected South Carolina's first female governor Tuesday, defeating Democrat Vincent Sheheen in a tight race.

Black Republican poised for House win
CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- If projections hold true, the U.S. Congress could see its first black Republican in seven years, political observers said.

Mom tries bribe to get kin off Facebook
ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- With social networking cutting into family and study time, one South Carolina mother is offering her daughter $300 to stay off Facebook for a month, she says.

Quality care, patient satisfaction differ
GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- An analysis of hospital and physician care shows where a person lives affects quality of healthcare, a U.S. healthcare information firm says.

Star tight end Saunders dismissed from South Carolina football program
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina has abandoned its wait-and-see approach with senior tight end Weslye Saunders. The Gamecocks dismissed Saunders from the team Wednesday, the school confirmed in a statement from athletics director Eric Hyman.

Catch of fisherman's day has a toothy grin
CLOVER, S.C., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A fishing trip brought a South Carolina man an unexpected 40th birthday present -- a fish with "teeth like a human."

7 people rescued off S.C. coast
CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Four adults and three children who abandoned their sinking boat off the coast of South Carolina were rescued Sunday by the U.S. Coast Guard, officials said.

Hootie helps raise money for working poor
COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Hootie and The Blowfish say the proceeds raised by the release of a new version of their song "Hold My Hand" will go to aid the working poor of South Carolina.

Alvin Greene not welcome at Dem meeting
SENECA, S.C., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene found himself on the outside looking in at a county Democratic Party meeting in South Carolina this past weekend, police said.

Catherine Bell gives birth to a son
CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Catherine Bell's publicist says the television actress has given birth in Charleston, S.C., to a son she named Ronan.

Mussels face shrinking U.S. habitats
COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. East Coast habitats of mussels, a popular seafood, are shrinking because of higher air and water temperatures from climate change, researchers say.

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