COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell says he will make curbing domestic violence a top agenda point for the House when the January legislative session opens. South Carolina consistently reports high rates of domestic violence, and lawmakers in the recent session failed to pass several measures aimed at stemming such abuse.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A bill that would impose new penalties on disruptive people in public libraries will become law. The South Carolina House voted 75-36 on Wednesday to override the governor's veto of a measure to allow a misdemeanor trespassing charge against people who return to a library despite a written warning to stay away.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A former South Carolina House member is scheduled to be in court for a hearing on charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents. Thad Viers' arraignment is set for Thursday in federal court in Florence.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Former Clemson infielder Taylor Harbin has returned to the baseball team as a student assistant coach helping Coach Jack Leggett. Harbin played at Clemson between 2005 and 2007 and was part of the team that reached the 2006 College World Series.
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