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Court allows gay marriage in South Carolina

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A federal court has cleared the way for gay couples to be married in South Carolina. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday denied state Attorney General Alan Wilson's request to block the marriages while it hears his appeal. Full story...
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Chester City councilman killed in shooting

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The Chester County Sheriff says a city councilman has died after a drive-by shooting. Sheriff Alex Underwood told local media outlets that Chester City Councilman Odell Williams was shot Tuesday night. Underwood says no arrests have been made. He says detectives are working to locate some suspects, whom he would not identify Wednesday. Full story...
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Judge issues gag order in case of 5 slain SC kids

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A judge has issued a gag order in the case of a South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children. Local media outlets report Wednesday that Circuit Judge Thomas Russo approved the step in the case of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. Full story...
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Woman drowns in pool near Myrtle Beach

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A woman has drowned in a swimming pool near Myrtle Beach. Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden tells area media outlets that the body of 31-year-old Linda Thompson of Myrtle Beach was found in a community pool in the Arrowhead community west of Myrtle Beach shortly before midnight Tuesday. Full story...
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Dad accused of killing five children returns to SC

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The man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama has been returned to South Carolina to face murder charges. Lexington County sheriff's spokesman John Allard says Timothy Ray Jones Jr. was driven to the jail Thursday afternoon. Allard says his first court appearance is Friday. Full story...
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Youngster bitten by shark off Folly Beach

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A young boy is recovering after being bitten by a shark off Folly Beach. Media outlets in Charleston report that the 10-year-old was nipped several times by the shark while riding a boogie board in the surf on Wednesday. Full story...
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Police: Woman reported missing in N. Myrtle Beach actually dodging court in NC

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A woman who was reported missing from North Myrtle Beach last weekend did not drown in the ocean and was never actually missing, according to the City of North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department. Full story...
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Small earthquake rattles some near Summerville, SC

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A small earthquake has shaken houses and rattled some residents in the Summerville area. The US Geological Survey initially reported the tremor at 2.4 on the Richter scale, then eventually upgraded it to 3.0. Full story...
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Officials discuss legislation over NC-SC border

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video Officials are trying to figure out how to minimize the impact of their work now that they have finished a modern survey of the state line between South Carolina and North Carolina. Full story...
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New SC-NC boundary could move retailer

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A Gastonia businessman is worried that his store in South Carolina will soon be a store in North Carolina. Full story...
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