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Few races on S.C. runoff ballot Tuesday

COLUMBIA — Some South Carolina voters head back to the polls for primary runoffs with only a few major races on the ballot.

Republicans in the state’s new 7th congressional district will choose between Horry County Council Chairman Tom Rice and former Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer on Tuesday.

There also is a hastily put together runoff for Democrats between Coastal Carolina University professor Gloria Bromell Tinubu and Horry County lawyer Preston Brittain. The district stretches from Florence to Myrtle Beach.

Just three state legislative races have runoffs.

Truck hits, kills man in wheelchair

COLUMBIA — A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed by a dump truck in Columbia.

Authorities said the man was hit Monday morning as he tried to cross a street in the city’s Five Points restaurant and bar district near downtown.

Police interviewed witnesses and reviewed surveillance video to try to figure out why the turning dump truck did not stop.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA is visiting Atlanta today for a fundraiser. The president is on a two-day, four-state campaign trip.


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Hardie Davis is still waiting to take office after winning a mayoral race that featured no white candidates and saw one of his opponents drop out the day before the election.
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