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Fake SC doctor sentenced

...clinics before his scheme was uncovered. For about six months, Addo saw patients at several Agape facilities in the Columbia area, performing the sort of exams someone might get during a visit to a family doctor. Authorities have also said he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-23/fake-sc-doctor-sentenced
Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...Sherri Lydon on Tuesday asked for a lower bond, citing his ties to the community."Sheriff Metts has lived in the Columbia area his entire life," Lydon said. "This is a man who is very entrenched in this community. He is not going anywhere...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-01/longtime-sheriff-pleads-not-guilty-
South Carolina unemployment drops to lowest level in 13 years

...jobs during the past year.The Greenville area led in job growth during the past year, adding 7,900 jobs. The Columbia area added 6,700 while the Charles ton area added 5,100.Nationally, unemployment rates fell in nearly all U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-16/south-carolina-unemploymen
SLED arrests 3 in Denmark bank holdup

Three Columbia area men have been arrested in Thursday's holdup of the Enterprise Bank in Denmark.According to news release from the South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-07/sled-arrests-3-denmark
Man pleads guilty to stealing SC doctor's identity

...passed medical board examinations there.For about six months, Addo saw patients at several Agape facilities in the Columbia area, performing the sort of exams someone might get during a visit to a family doctor. Authorities have also said he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-04/man-pleads-guilty-stea
Woodrow Wilson's Columbia home reopening to public

...to what they would have been when Wilson lived there and is being replicated by preservationists working on other Columbia-area buildings from the same era. Once painted white and gray, now the home's outside is cast in more vibrant but still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-15/woodrow-wilsons-columbia-home
Report details problems at Columbia VA hospital

...rooms at Dorn were closed after officials determined that problems in the ventilation system were causing dust to accumulate on equipment. Surgeries were farmed out to facilities across the Columbia area, and operating areas remain closed.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-07/report-details-problems-
Hospital lawyers: Haley's veto of Certificate of Need funding didn't nix law requiring process

...she became governor, Haley worked as a fundraiser for Lexington Medical Center, which spent nearly a decade fighting with DHEC over whether it could do open-heart surgery before reaching a compromise with another Columbia-area hospital.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-06/hospital-lawyers-haleys-veto-certif
Columbia gang killings spike

COLUMBIA - Columbia area investigators say six recent killings involving victims younger than 30 were all gang-related. And, investigators say, five...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/13/met_139507.shtml
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Crimestoppers turning to inmates for information

...offering rewards of up to $1,000 to inmates in 10 Columbia-area prisons for tips that pay off in arrests. Crimestoppers...laminated signs will be displayed at phone banks in Columbia-area prisons. There will also be signs in visitors' areas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/29/met_210580.shtml
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