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FDA takes another look at caramel coloring in soda

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Ad­min­istration says there's no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure.
Compass Academy officials agree to receivership for school

...general's demand to place the school and its finances under the control of a receiver.Mark Powell, spokesman for the attorney general's office, said the two sides came to an agreement Tuesday morning before a hearing that had been scheduled...
Aiken businessman arrested on felony charge of securities fraud

...surety bond of $500,000 at a hearing held at the Richland County General Sessions Court.Mark Powell, a spokesman for the attorney general's office, could not say whether Brooks' arrest was connected to civil complaints filed against Compass...
S.C. official won't release details of wrongdoing by ex-Abbeville County sheriff

The attorney general's office told the newspaper it can't release additional details because the case of the former Abbeville County sheriff was heard by the state grand jury and South Carolina law requires matters that go before a grand jury be kept secret.
Jerry Sandusky upset over Penn State sanctions, lawyer says

Jerry Sandusky is distraught over the NCAA penalties issued to Penn State's football program for the school's handling of his child sexual abuse scandal and maintains his innocence as he awaits sentencing, his defense lawyer said Wednesday.
SC dentist pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud service. Manning also fined Bramlett $50,000 and ordered him to repay the $800,000.A spokesman for the attorney general's office says Bramlett has repaid the money.Prosecutors say the false claims were filed between 2008...
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Ard pressured to step down

Democrats called Thursday for the immediate resignation of Lt. Gov. Ken Ard as his ethics case heads to a state grand jury, calling on Republicans to stop working on backroom deals to replace him.
Public safety official drew complaints 10 years ago

COLUMBIA - The last complaint against the interim director of the public safety agency was made more than a decade before the attorney general's office started reviewing new allegations.
Local officials dispute online predator report

AIKEN --- Once he has entered a chat room, it takes only minutes for someone to make contact, thinking he's a 12-year-old child.
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Federal appeals court to hear Davis case Dec. 9

...conviction in the killing of a Savannah police officer, a state official said Wednesday. Russ Willard, spokesman for the Attorney General's Office, said a three-judge 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel will hear arguments on whether...