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Scenic SC swamp threatened (+ video)

The Sparkleberry Swamp on South Carolina’s upper Lake Marion is filled with rare animals, bright plants, cypress trees and clean water. But it is threatened by a toxic waste dump nearby.

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Greenville attorney named DHEC director

Catherine Heigel of Greenville, a lawyer who has worked for utilities and state agencies, was chosen Friday as the new director of the state agency that oversees health and environmental protection.

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A new sheriff in Lexinton County

Hundreds of family, friends, government officials and law enforcement officers gathered Friday in the Lexington County Courthouse to watch Jay Koon be sworn in as the first new sheriff elected in Lexington County in 43 years.

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