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New commander sets plans for Fort Jackson

FORT JACKSON, S.C. --- The new commanding general at the Army's largest training post in South Carolina says he wants a sharp focus on training soldiers to handle everything from high-intensity combat to diplomacy with civilians around the world.

Maj. Gen. James Milano assumed command at Fort Jackson outside Columbia on Wednesday from Brig. Gen. Bradley May, who has been assigned as director of the Army unit in Baghdad training Iraqi security forces.

In other news

SOUTH CAROLINA authorities have ended an investigation into a presumed threat against the state attorney general and will file no charges. State Law Enforcement Division spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said police spoke with the author of a note that purported to threaten Henry McMaster and determined the person poses no harm.

THE UNIVERSITY OF South Carolina might increase its freshman class by as many as 500 students this fall, as the school struggles with budget cuts. The State newspaper reported Wednesday that school officials think the fall freshman class could be as large as 4,400 students.

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Lawmaker wants citizen activism on reciprocity

COLUMBIA — North Augusta Rep. Bill Hixon wants his constituents to advocate for his gun-permit reciprocity bill, which would ease travel to... Read more

North Augusta city council passes 2015 budget on first reading

 

North Augusta residents can breath a little easier for now, knowing they might not be paying more in taxes next year.

On Monday... Read more

SC Supreme Court won't revisit certificate of need ruling...

 

COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s highest court has said that it won’t revisit its ruling on a program regulating the building or expansion... Read more

South Carolina social services director resigns

 

COLUMBIA — The embattled director of South Caro­lina’s Department of Social Services resigned Mon­day, a day before senators... Read more