Columbia

Local News
2:50 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Archaeologists Race Against Clock To Unearth Civil War's 'Camp Asylum'

One of the holes Union officers dug for shelter.
Credit James Legg

Archaeological work requires a lot of patience. Move too fast or dig too much, and you can destroy the precious artifacts you are trying to find. In Columbia, South Carolina, archaeologists are up against a deadline and must move quickly in an effort to excavate a 150 year old Civil War POW camp.


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Education
5:45 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

USC Proposes 3-Year Tuition Freeze

President Harris Pastides asked state lawmakers for more funding for higher education during his annual state of the university address.
Credit University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina's president is asking South Carolina lawmakers to make a deal with him.

USC president Harris Pastides says he'll freeze tuition for three years if the state gives USC more money to pay for the college's operating expenses.


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Crime
3:58 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Family Of Dead Pastor Asks Judge To Show Mercy

Twenty-two year old Mary Reames began a one-year prison sentence last week. She was convicted of hitting and killing a 71-year-old man while driving under the influence.
Credit South Carolina Department of Corrections

A woman who killed a pastor while drunk and high on drugs will only serve a one year prison sentence – in part because the pastor's family asked the judge to show mercy.

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