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Grill mishap burns elderly SC man

...himself attempting to light a gas grill. The man was taken to the Augusta Burn Center and his status is unclear. Orangeburg County Fire Services Director Gene Ball says people should always be extremely cautious when lighting any type of grill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-26/grill-mishap-burns-elderly-s
Across the region

...baby-sitting when the two started wrestling. Kemp gave the boy the bear hug, then put him into his crib for a nap.The Orangeburg County Coroner's Office says Jaylen Harris died from asphyxiation in June 2013. Kemp was charged more than a year later...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-03/across-region
Suspended SC State president sues school

...Tuesday for breaking his contract and asked the court to block his expected firing.Thomas Elzey sued S.C. State in Orangeburg County court a day before trustees were to meet privately to get legal advice over the turmoil at South Carolina's only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-03/suspended-sc-state-president-
SC man guilty of 'bear hug' death

...realized a short time later he hadn't heard the boy move, went into his room and discovered him not breathing.The Orangeburg County Coroner's Office says Jaylen Harris died from asphyxiation in June 2013. Kemp was charged more than a year later...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-03/sc-man-guilty-bear-hug-death
Across the region

...ex-girlfriendELLOREE, S.C. - Deputies say a man stabbed his former girlfriend to death in front of their two young children in Orangeburg County.Authorities said 30-year-old Omar Profit came to 32-year-old Veronica Butler's Elloree home around 7...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-06/across-region
Teachers can apply for STAR grants from Savannah River Remediation

...available for schools in Columbia and Richmond counties and Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield and Orangeburg counties in South Carolina, according to a news release.The grants must be used to purchase instruction kits for STEM...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-21/teachers-can-apply-star-grant
Transparency motivates longtime nuclear activist

...the public was not well-informed about the nuclear shipments through their neighborhoods.He spent a night in an Orangeburg County jail for trespassing on the Barnwell site in 1977 and another night as an inmate in Aiken County after his sentencing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-17/transparency-motivates-longt
White ex-cop charged in killing of black man in South Carolina

...like it and will have a more aggressive attitude," said Jenkins, who is black.Combs worked as a deputy for the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office for six years before being fired in 2007 for "unsatisfactory performance," according to documents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-04/white-ex-cop-charged-k
Family of man killed by police chief pledges to seek justice

...not speak with reporters. Several wiped away tears as they walked out after spending 16 consecutive hours in the Orangeburg County courthouse.Combs showed little reaction and did not talk to reporters.The jurors faced in charges between choice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-14/family-man-killed-police-chie
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleads guilty, resigns

...stepped aside and transferred the case to Pascoe, the Democratic chief prosecutor for Calhoun, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties.In a statement, Landess applauded Wilson and others for taking the complaint seriously but said more reforms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-23/south-carolina-house-s