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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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