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SC Legislators Discuss New Voter ID Requirement

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Plans to require better proof of citizenship to register to vote in South Carolina have won an early test in the Senate and opened the door to a new round of arguments about voting rights. A Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Thursday approved a bill that says citizenship proof can come from documents that include a driver's license, birth certificate, United States passport or tribal identification.

Benedict's Dr. Ethel Taylor Dead at 87

As mourners gathered on the campus of Benedict College to celebrate the life of legend, icon and community activist, Dr. Ethel Mae Henderson Taylor, those whom she inspired vow to model her commitment to service.

New Development Helping Stimulate SC Economy

It's been four years in the making, and Wednesday night The McDaniels Automotive group opened their doors to their new multi-million dollar facility. It's just the beginning of several retailers sparking economic growth in the Killian's Crossing area.

Immigration Law

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina officials want a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's order putting parts of the state's tough new immigration law on hold.

Charleston Mayor Wants to Plant 10,000 Trees

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says he wants the city to plant 10,000 new trees. Riley delivered his state of the city address Tuesday. He says planting the trees would help local beautification and reforestation efforts. Riley says over the past decades, more and more of the city has become concrete.

Petraeus says US is united against terrorism

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — CIA director David Petraeus says while American civic life can be contentious, there is more that unites the nation than divides it and that no one should doubt the country's resolve to fight terrorism.

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