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Expert predicts no change in SC unemployment rate

Updated: 10/21/2009 - Coastal Carolina University economist Don Schunk says he expects the figure released Wednesday by the Employment Security Commission will be about the same as August's 11.5 percent.

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2nd inmate found hanged in SC jail in a week

Updated: 10/21/2009 - Officials at a South Carolina jail are trying to determine if proper procedures were followed after a second inmate has been found hanged in less than a week.

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Ga. psych hospitals to get help from experts

Updated: 10/21/2009 - The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities announced Tuesday it's bringing the experts to provide specialized skills, improve professional standards of care, and standardize procedures across all seven hospitals.

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Small plane crashes near Charleston, SC

Updated: 10/21/2009 - Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the twin-engine Piper PA-23 crashed shortly after departure around 6:45 a.m.

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Author calls today's youth "The Dumbest Generation"

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Updated: 10/21/2009 - In "The Dumbest Generation", Dr. Mark Bauerlein argues this generation wastes their opportunity in exchange for a social life. News 12 compares a 78-year-old woman and an Augusta State University student.

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McClain put to death for 1994 murder

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Updated: 10/21/2009 - A man who fatally shot a pizza store manager during a 1994 robbery in which he stole a little more than $100 to give to his girlfriend has been executed by lethal injection.

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Ga. DOT launches Teen Driving Safety 101

Updated: 10/20/2009 - If you have a teenage driver in your home, the Georgia Department of Transportation has a new web site aimed at this group.

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Ga. Regents suing former med school foundation

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Updated: 10/20/2009 - The state Board of Regents has filed a lawsuit against a private foundation for continuing to use the Medical College of Georgia's name even though the campus has severed ties with the organization.

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NASA puts new rocket on launch pad for test flight

Updated: 10/20/2009 - It's the first time in 34 years that a rocket other than the solid rocket boosters used with the space shuttle has stood at Launch Pad 39-B. NASA modified the pad for this rocket.

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SC governor calls on legislators to fix jobless system

Updated: 10/20/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says lawmakers should look at problems at the Employment Security Commission when they return to ensure more workers don't lose emergency jobless benefits.

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