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Plane of Missing SC Man Found Near Moncks Corner

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) _ The wreckage of a plane belonging to a Berkeley County man missing for two weeks has been located near the county airport near Moncks Corner. Authorities say 65-year-old Kenneth Tollett was found dead inside. Tollett was last seen Oct. 13 on his way to the airport. He regularly flew out of state and his family reported him missing on Sunday.

Mobile Home Residents Pray for Change

Residents who live in the Parkwood Mobile home park in West Columbia could soon be without a place to call home. Residents who learned they could be evicted in less a month are literally praying for resolution.

Inheritance Fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say a 38-year-old Columbia man has admitted defrauding a finance company by inflating the amount of his mother's inheritance. Prosecutors said Darial Chatman pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud in federal court and faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced next year.

5 US assistant attorneys in SC to be honored

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Five assistant U.S. attorneys in South Carolina are being recognized for their roles in obtaining convictions and recovering more than $1 million from people who falsely received federal stimulus money from the Department of Energy.

21 Year Old Clemson Student Drowns

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) _ The Pickens County coroner says a 21-year-old Clemson student who was swimming with friends has drowned. Coroner Kandy Kelley said that Prashanth Elangovan (praz-HAWNTH ee-LAWN-go-vawn) was swimming at Twelve Mile Recreation Area in Clemson at about 6:30 p.m. Monday when he went under and didn't resurface.

GOP Debate Wofford

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Republican Party says GOP presidential candidates will debate at Wofford College. Party Chairman Chad Connelly announced Wednesday that the debate in Spartanburg on Nov. 12 will focus on national security and foreign policy and start at 8 p.m.

Perry wants flat tax with some popular deductions

GRAY COURT, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is proposing a sweeping economic plan that includes a flat tax proposal, private retirement accounts for Social Security, a lower corporate tax rate and reforms aimed at keeping Medicare solvent.

Lattimore To Travel With USC To Tennessee

Marcus Lattimore will travel to Knoxville this Saturday to support his Gamecock teammates from the sideline. ABC Columbia's Tim Hill has more information from Steve Spurrier's weekly press conference from Williams-Brice Stadium.

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