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Former South Carolina State trustee wants racketeering conviction, other charges dropped

...former board chairman skimmed federal money going to a low-income housing project in Columbia and a diaper factory in Marion County, then filed false paperwork to get more money from the government. Prosecutors said Pinson used his influence at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-22/sc-state-trustee-wants-convi
SC copper thief electrocuted

...Authorities say a man has been electrocuted while trying to steal copper from the roof of a building in Marion.Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson said the man died at a burn center a day after he was shocked. Richardson is still trying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-16/sc-copper-thief-electrocuted
Former South Carolina State trustee Pinson found guilty of 29 charges in corruption scheme

...Prosecutors said Pinson skimmed federal money going to a low-income housing project in Columbia and a diaper factory in Marion County, then filed false paperwork to get more money from the government. They said he used his influence to make money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-03/former-south-carolina-state-t
SC jobless rate unchanged

...jobless rates remained unchanged. Lexington Coun ty had the state's lowest unemployment, at 4.2 percent, while Marion County's rate of 9.6 percent was the state's highest.Unemployment fell in 20 states last month and nearly three-quarters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-20/sc-jobless-rate-unchanged
Across South Carolina

...killed instantly Friday when his two-third scale P-51 Mustang aircraft crashed in a cornfield about a mile from the Marion County Airport.Officials say the single-engine, single-occupant plane was in the air for about 15 minutes before it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-14/across-south-carolina
Overtime

...Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the eve of the Indy 500.Avory Johnson, 19, was released shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday, Marion County Jail spokesman Julio Fernandez said.Witnesses who were supposed to be kept separate before the police line-up were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-05-28/overtime
Man arrested in shooting death near speedway in Indianapolis

...death of 25-year-old Max Levine, of Kokomo, Ind., Speedway Police Lt. Trent Theobald said in a news release. Marion County Jail spokesman Julio Fernandez said that Johnson is being held without bond on a charge of murder.Theobald said that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-24/man-arrested-shooting-deat
South Carolina unemployment fell to 5.5 percent in March

...four counties were unchanged. Many counties that have the lowest unemployment saw joblessness increases last month.Marion County had South Carolina's highest jobless figure last month, at 10.4 percent. Unemployment was lowest in Lexington...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-18/south-carolina-unemploymen
South Carolina jobless rate falls for 8th straight month, dipping to 6.4 percent in January

...sectors are up by 5,200 jobs.Jobless rates went up in all but three of South Carolina's 46 counties in January. Marion County had the state's highest unemployment, at 13.6 percent. Jobless rates were lowest in Lexington County, at 5...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-17/south-carolina-jobless-rat
Fugitive Ga. banker suspected in marijuana case

...knew as Jason, according to a police report from the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Ocala, Fla. Sheriff's deputies...drug investigation, and Pogue said detectives from Marion County plan to travel to Georgia to interview Price.It wasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-03/fugitive-ga-banker-suspected-