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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - One of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air has filed for personal bankruptcy protection, a move that halts a lawsuit filed against him by the trustee in the airline's corporate bankruptcy case. Ed Warneck filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He claims about $200,000 in assets and $26 million in debt.

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies has been involved in a wreck that killed a person in another vehicle. Sheriff's office officials say that a deputy was driving a patrol car with a reserve officer as a passenger when the wreck occurred late Friday. Officials say the car collided with a pickup truck.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - The chairman of Clemson University's Board of Trustees says a task force is discussing a policy that would ban the use of all tobacco products, inside or outdoors. The policy would ban smoking, dipping, chewing and e-cigarettes.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective. Both legislative chambers passed separate bills last week that supporters say will create consistency and replace the current hodgepodge of bans in cities and towns across the state.

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