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Feb. 25—Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle Jr., a South Carolina native who has served as the commander at Fort Jackson since 2018, has been given a new assignment, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Beagle will leave the Army installation in Columbia to be the commanding general of the 10th Mountain Division (Light) at Fort Drum in New York, according to the Pentagon. Fort Jackson's next ...

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Feb. 25—COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nearly three years ago, South Carolina voters rejected the Legislature's attempt to make the state's schools superintendent an appointed position by the governor, rather than leave it up to the voters every four years. Now state lawmakers want a do-over. They're hoping to place a similar question on the ballot in 2022. A House panel Thursday approved in a 3-2 vote a ...

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Feb. 25—A Minneapolis man is facing federal charges for allegedly possessing several fraudulent identification cards when he was stopped by Maumee police for a traffic violation, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Toledo. Ronald Lee Jenkins, 38, is charged in federal court with counterfeit and forged securities; unlawful production of a document or authentication ...

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Feb. 25—STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State men's basketball team made quick work of South Carolina on Wednesday night. Mississippi State beat South Carolina, 69-48, at the Humphrey Coliseum. The Bulldogs, which have won two straight for the first time since the first week of January, are now 13-11 with a 7-8 record in conference play. South Carolina was without starting point guard Seventh ...

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One of the most inspiring businesses on the East Coast will be expanding into the Lehigh Valley. The business in question is Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, your friendly neighborhood coffee shop. What’s unique about the small chain, however, is that its four operating locations are staffed by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The business was started by Amy Wright, whose two ...

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Feb. 25—Her tree was incomplete. That's how it looked to Melissa Evans when she compared her family tree to the ones created by her third-grade classmates. Some of her white classmates had branches stretching back centuries. Evans, one of only a handful of Black students at her school in Gulfport, traced her family to her great-grandparents. When other students asked why Evans' tree was so ...

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Florida reports 127 new COVID-19 deaths, including 10 in Duval County The Florida Department of Health recorded 127 more COVID-19 deaths in Wednesday's daily report and 7,128 new cases. Ten of the deathswere in Northeast Florida: 10 in Duval County and negative one in Baker County, meaning a previous death reported in the county was retracted. It's unclear if the retracted case was removed ...

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I never do trades in my mock drafts. Bless the analysts who do, but my spidey sense is tingling. There could be a lot of wheeling and dealing come late April. Especially with so many teams in the market for a quarterback. The hot spots I'll be watching the rest of the way: The draft really begins with the Jets and the No. 2 overall pick. Sticking with Sam Darnold would allow them to auction it ...

Nevada state Sen. Pat Spearman, a Democrat and chief majority whip, successfully shepherded legislation in 2020 requiring pharmacists to honor 12-month doctors’ prescriptions for birth control pills, over the objections of some male lawmakers. “We had men on a committee making statements like, ‘if you give them a whole year’s supply, they are going to sell them,’” Spearman recalled in a phone ...

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Harriet Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, with a record of never losing a single passenger on the road to freedom from slavery. She aided the Civil War effort as a Union spy, scout, cook and battlefield nurse, and in 1863 she led an armed raid that freed 700 slaves in South Carolina — making her the first woman ever to lead a U.S. military expedition. In contrast, Andrew ...