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Few deaths linked to South Carolina state parks

COLUMBIA - Holing up in one of South Carolina's four-dozen state parks might be a healthy bet this Labor Day weekend, unlike other similar recreational facilities nationwide.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2011-09-01/few-deaths-linked-south-carolina-st
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North Augusta police were searching Monday for the people responsible for a home invasion. Three men said they were at home at 212 Belgium Drive about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when the doorbell rang. At least two men used handguns to gain entry, according to an incident report.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/06/met_550749.shtml
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Aiken told its horses can boost tourism

...of life, but if not managed" it will make you sick. TDI is a firm from Ireland hired by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism to develop a detailed, long-range, statewide tourism action plan. Reach Michelle Guffey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/22/met_508597.shtml
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Two people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in front of The Pizza Joint on Washington Road in Evans.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/21/met_508439.shtml
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COLUMBIA - A campus memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the University of South Carolina's Koger Center to remember the six USC students who died Oct. 28 at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/04/met_150493.shtml
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Panel pushes tourism growth

...travel and tourism in 2005 - 44 percent came from out-of-state travelers - $421.57 is the average amount, excluding travel, spent by visitors on a trip to South Carolina Source: South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/28/met_130120.shtml
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Travelers head to S. Carolina

Are high gas prices elsewhere good for South Carolina?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/08/met_88200.shtml
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Senators OK bill for funds

...if it should be privatized because it is losing money, said Marion Edmonds, a spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. What's Next: A conference committee will be formed next week to discuss the differences...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/12/met_415352.shtml
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State leaders expecting tourism to increase despite gas hikes

...gas prices go up just before the summer travel season," said Marion Edmonds, spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. "But there's a lot of pent-up desire for travel out there with the economic recession...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/03/met_414364.shtml
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State park looks for ways to bring in more money

MCCORMICK, S.C. - Hickory Knob State Resort Park was built on the banks of Lake Thurmond to spur economic growth in rural McCormick County.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/23/met_413163.shtml
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