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SC panel approves compromise on teaching evolution

Updated: 2:29 PM - A six-member panel voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend the compromise to the full state Board of Education and Education Oversight Committee. Approval from both is needed for any change to education standards.

Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

Updated: 1:06 PM - The measure includes $10 billion in emergency spending to help veterans who can't get prompt appointments with VA doctors to obtain outside care. It includes $5 billion to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff and about $1.5 billion to lease 27 new clinics across the country.

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Lofty expectations for Wildwood Games

Updated: 2:15 PM - The start of something great is coming to Wildwood Park. For the endurance sports junkie, the first annual Wildwood Games has a challenge for every kind of athlete.

Recount ordered in Ga. school superintendent race

Posted: 4:33 PM - Unofficial tallies after the July 22 race showed that Irwin County educator Richard Woods earned just over 50 percent of votes and the two were separated by less than 1 percent of total votes.

Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

Updated: 4:42 PM - They were walking along Caspersen Beach in Venice Sunday afternoon when the 1972 Piper Cherokee plane made an emergency landing after reporting problems. Officials say the father and daughter were hit by either the plane or its debris.

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Updated: 4:35 PM - The study points to a disturbing trend: The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant, even as the country as a whole has whittled down the size of its credit card debt since the official end of the Great Recession in the middle of 2009.

Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

Updated: 1:06 PM - The measure includes $10 billion in emergency spending to help veterans who can't get prompt appointments with VA doctors to obtain outside care. It includes $5 billion to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff and about $1.5 billion to lease 27 new clinics across the country.

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