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Authorities search for inmate who escaped

South Carolina authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped from the minimum security Catawba Pre-Release Center in Rock Hill.

William Newcomb, who is serving a three-year sentence for financial identity fraud, was confirmed missing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the state Department of Corrections.

Mr. Newcomb is white, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Department of Corrections' Fugitive Apprehension Unit at (877) 349-2130 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

After hours, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division can be reached at (803) 896-2258.

Classes resume this week for area schools

Students in Richmond and Aiken counties return to school Monday.

In Columbia County, a professional learning day for teachers Monday has been canceled. Students will return Tuesday.

Teachers in McDuffie and Edgefield counties have an in-service day Monday, and students are set to return Tuesday.

Schools in Burke and Jefferson counties are closed Monday. In Jefferson County, teachers return Tuesday for an in-service day, and students return Wednesday.

Tabernacle ex-pastor to speak at King event

The Rev. Otis Moss III will be the keynote speaker for the third annual "Keeping the Dream Alive: Why Dr. King Still Matters" event sponsored by the Progressive Religious Coalition of Augusta. The free interfaith worship service will take place 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at Congregation Children of Israel, 3005 Walton Way. Music will begin at 6:45 p.m.

The Rev. Moss, a former pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, is pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ.

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APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 01/03/10 - 02:14 am
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Umm, Willie? Where is you

Umm, Willie? Where is you hiding boy? Come on out and get back to prison. They left da light on for you.

deekster
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deekster 01/03/10 - 09:00 am
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It is an "early release

It is an "early release program".

deekster
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deekster 01/03/10 - 09:04 am
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Keeping what dream alive? Oh

Keeping what dream alive? Oh I'm still in slavery. Oh I never did get my mule and forty acres. Oh I long for my native lands. Oh white people are to blame for all the worlds ills. Oh I'm entitled. Oh I'm empowered. Oh black is beautiful. Oh the word "black" offends me. Oh I'm entitled. Oh I never got a fair chance at life. Oh I never won the lottery of life. Certainly not developing character, being a productive part of society and being judged by same.

getalife
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getalife 01/03/10 - 09:18 am
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Deekster, how did you get a

Deekster, how did you get a copy of that speech??

mieshel
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mieshel 01/03/10 - 10:08 am
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deekster lets see you write

deekster lets see you write your speech in reverse..Would love to see what you come up with..

ispy4u
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ispy4u 01/03/10 - 11:29 am
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Mieshel, forgive him and the

Mieshel, forgive him and the one that heeds to " getalife". They have to blame someone for their pathetic lives. You know all of us Blacks got our jobs by way of Affirmative Action and took all of those good jobs from them. Yet, they are so funny with the judge by character thing. It is amazing how the ones without character, love to quote that part.

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ispy4u 01/03/10 - 11:36 am
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That was meant to be " Needs

That was meant to be " Needs to getalife".

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 01/03/10 - 01:54 pm
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Deekster, let em have the

Deekster, let em have the reverse version. This will be a classic Boys... and girls I guess. You asked for it, just remember that!

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