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Drug Indictment

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Federal prosecutors say a 32-year-old Barnwell man who was found with cocaine, guns and more than $600,000 in cash during an arrest last month has been indicted.

Duke Sandwich to Open New Anderson County Site

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Sandwich spread maker Duke Sandwich Productions is investing $5 million in a new plant in Anderson County. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said in an announcement Tuesday that the company, which traces its history in South Carolina back nearly 100 years, expects to add 45 new jobs at the plant in Powdersville.

Sales Tax Exemptions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A bill eliminating two-thirds of sales tax exemptions worth $260 million a year is up for debate in a South Carolina House panel.

Double Shooting Developments

It's a case that has presented more questions than answers. Richland County sheriff's are calling the killings of two people in the Ascot Subdivision a " tragic incident" and are now looking for a suspect and a motive.

Marine Unit Returns to Using Nickname Crusaders

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) _ A Marine flying squadron is again using a nickname a former commander thought was politically incorrect. The Beaufort Gazette reports Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is once again the Crusaders.

Sheriff Affair Lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Laurens County's sheriff says he has settled a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she was sexually harassed and forced out of her county job after refusing his request to have a second abortion.

Passing Game Shines In USC Spring Game

The Black team scored on the first play from scrimmage and never looked back, as they outscored the Garnet team, 38-24, in the Annual Garnet & Black Spring Game, held in front of 34,513 fans on a perfect Saturday afternoon in Columbia.

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