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People walk down a road that is beginning to wash away because of floodwaters near Summerville, S.C. Residents and state officials are concerned that the rivers will continue to rise as floodwaters come down from Columbia.

Water woes remain as rain ends

COLUMBIA - Owners of inundated homes were keeping close watch on swollen waterways as they pried open swollen doors and tore out soaked carpets. So far, at least 17 people have died in the floods in the Carolinas, some of them drowning after trying to drive through high water.
By Jay Reeves and Emery P. Dalesio

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 21-Oct. 5.
South Carolina Flood

Water woes remain across South Carolina

Tuesday was the first dry day since Sept. 24 in South Carolina’s capital, where a midnight-to-6 a.m. curfew was in effect. But officials warned that new evacuations could come.

Grade your officials

Recent events have called into question the leadership of some of the area’s top officials and governmental bodies. So we want to know what you think of our leaders.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Listing of events associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Augusta mayor: No staff vehicle, no budget increase 

Mayor Hardie Davis asks commissioners to give up their gas cards as he backs down from seeking a car for his chief of staff.
By Susan McCord

Aiken County may receive federal disaster aid

Despite suffering less severe effects from the historic flooding linked to Hurricane Joaquin than the Columbia area and eastern counties, Aiken County may still qualify for help.
By Sarita Chourey

Demolition project eyes 4 more homes

Rick Keuroglian, director of City Hope Alliance, the Christian-based nonprofit overseeing the effort, said his team is finalizing plans and raising money to fund its next demolition at 609 Sibley St.
By Wesley Brown

Burke football player dies 

Rod Williams, a junior football player at Burke County, died Monday evening.
By Wayne Staats

Trial begins in Warren County murder case

John Alan Jacobs is accused of murder in the slaying of his wife, 52-year-old Harriette Jacobs, who wrote a blog about country life called "Below the Gnat Line."

Weekly Crime Map

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Editorial: Planned Parenthood's fuzzy logic

Without abortion, the organization could, quite literally, disappear tomorrow and cause no substantial ripple in women's health care.

European data-sharing pact with US ruled invalid

LUXEMBOURG - Facebook and thousands of other companies could find it vastly more complicated to do business in Europe after a court ruled that personal data sent to U.S. servers is potentially ...
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