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Alex Moore, 6, laughs with his classmates at New Hope Christian School. Alex has a condition in which his bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells. A new treatment has made it possible for him to attend school.

Pastor's son improves after anemia treatment

Alex Moore squirmed in his seat Thursday, grinning at his parents standing in the back of his classroom at New Hope Christian School. A year ago this scene wasn't possible.
By Lisa Kaylor

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug.24-31

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 24.-31

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Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 91 assaults, three of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 29, occurred on Aug. 29. Other violent crime included seven armed robberies.
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Clemson expects tough test from Wofford's offense

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables did not need a refresher on Wofford's option offense to get worried for today's opener. All the holes on the 12th-ranked Tigers' ...
By Pete Iacobelli

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Martinez couple won't face murder charges in death of infant

A Columbia County Grand jury did not indict Lexis Fay Russell, 24, and Jacob Drew Harris, 26, on murder charges or any connected to the death of 5-½-month-old Bentley Royce Reeves.
By Valerie Rowell

Police seek man who fled and tried to ram deputy

Columbia County authorities were looking Thursday for a Marietta, Ga., man accused of stealing a vehicle, then trying to run over a deputy.

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Gamecocks fend off Tar Heels in opener

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - South Carolina's defense, a much-maligned unit a year ago, is off to a rousing start. The Gamecocks shut out North Carolina in the second half, and held on for a 17-13 victory ...

Editorial: Enough sins to go around

It is the most devout Christians, who are likely the most offended, who are advised by Jesus against casting the first stone.
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