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2 men arrested in random shootings

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Two men have been arrested in connection with what a South Carolina sheriff says was a plot to randomly shoot at people and kill them.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said during a news conference Thursday that 20-year-old Bryan Marion Holder and 17-year-old Mattison Tyler Schomer are charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime and three counts of attempted murder.

The two are being held without bond.

Wright said a 19-year-old woman was shot in the back on July 2 with a 30.06 rifle fired from a field near a convenience store. He said the woman was sitting in a car with a man when she was shot.

On the same day, a man was pressure-washing gas pumps when he was shot at, but not hit.

Legislator pledges to lower BUI limit

BUFORD, GA. — A state legislative leader says he will introduce legislation to lower the legal alcohol limit for boaters after wrecks on Lake Lanier have raised concerns about safety.

Republican House Speaker David Ralston of Blue Ridge said he has the support of Gov. Nathan Deal in the effort to lower the BUI limit from .10 percent to .08 percent.

The lower figure is the limit for operating a vehicle on Georgia roads. Ralston said he believes the different limits for boats and automobiles represent a gap in Georgia’s law.

Two boys died when a fishing boat collided with a pontoon boat last month. Two more children were badly hurt last week, when a personal watercraft struck their inner-tube as they were being pulled by a boat.

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