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SC reading for the blind shuts down

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Since he was 9 years old, Parnell Diggs has gotten much of his news from a South Carolina radio reading program for the blind.Now, 32 years later, that option is disappearing.The state Commission for the Blind is eliminating the service at the end of this month as part of its plan to reduce expenses and absorb budget cuts.For Diggs, the loss will be critical.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-09-26/sc-reading-blind-shuts-down
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South Carolina plans to end radio reading for the blind

Since he was 9, Parnell Diggs has gotten much of his news from a South Carolina radio reading program for the blind. Now, 32 years later, that option is disappearing.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-09-26/south-carolina-plans-end-radi
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Money runs out for library's newspaper reading service for blind

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- State budget cuts have forced the South Carolina State Library to end a reading service for the blind.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/05/met_411111.shtml
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Local attorney to lead association Richmond County Solicitor General Sheryl B. Jolly will serve as president of the Solicitors General Association of Georgia. Elected Thursday at the solicitors association meeting at Jekyll Island, she is the first solicitor general from the Augusta area to hold the position, she said. "I think it's a tremendous honor," said the solicitor. "I think it says a lot for Augusta."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/17/met_228350.shtml
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Blindness no hurdle for Graniteville man

Graniteville resident Jerry Johnson said he cannot miss something he never had. Born prematurely, he has been blind all of his life.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/01/met_110778.shtml
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Woman sees ways to serve

...or jc.lexow@augustachronicle.com. LIZ MILLER LEWIS Occupation: Transition counselor for the South Carolina Commission for the Blind Family: Son, Rhys, 15; parents Allan and Betty Miller of Aiken and Michigan

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/27/met_59953.shtml
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Belvedere chapter of national federation will hold expo

There are lot of misconceptions about the blind.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/11/aik_1423.shtml
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Group lays firm foundation

WARRENVILLE - Patricia Green was hot, tired and moving slow Tuesday afternoon, tuckered out from a long tour of duty filling vending machines at Savannah River Site.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/19/met_425757.shtml
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Across the region

ROME, Ga. - A class-action federal lawsuit stemming from the discovery of hundreds of corpses at a northwest Georgia crematory has been settled for more than $39.5 million, attorneys said Thursday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/12/met_408583.shtml
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Board axes its leader

COLUMBIA -- Donald Gist, head of the South Carolina Commission for the Blind, was fired Friday by the governing board, which said only that "he no longer meets the expectations of the board." Mr. Gist was immediately escorted off the building's grounds by state guards after the decision, which came after a six-hour, closed-door meeting. Board Chairman Robert Harrelson provided no explanation. "At this time all I can tell you is that Commissioner Gist, now Mr. Gist, has been relieved of his duties because he no longer meets the expectations of the board," he said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/02/met_227243.shtml
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