Local Update: April 17, 2008

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Controversial Position:

South Carolina's Department of Public Safety has a new leader this morning, Major Mark Keel of Sled. However, he's starting his new position at a very controversial time. News 12 has learned that senators and other lawmakers are planning to question him about some videos of troopers, ramming their patrol cars into suspects tyring to run away. Keel replaces Director, James Schweitzer, who resigned earlier this year.

Governor Candidate:

Another candidate is throwing his name in the hat, to run as the next governor of Georgia. The current State Insurance Commissioner, John Oxendine, has announced his plans, making him the first republican to enter the 2010 governor's election. It's expected to be a crowded field of G.O.P. candidates in the race to replace Governor Sonny Perdue.
Oxendine says recent bickering over tax cuts among lawmakers, helped him make his decision.

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