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USC Gamecocks Football

Gamecock hope fills Pigskin Poets event

Elliott Fry ripped through the paper banner with a flying kick, leading his teammates into the gym. The mostly freshmen players that followed him needed to get used to it anyway – in a month, they’ll be coming through the tunnel at Vanderbilt about to start the 2016 season.

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Trash collection change for Irmo-St. Andrews moves forward

Curbside trash pickup in three dozen neighborhoods in the Irmo-St. Andrews area is on the verge of becoming standard instead of optional. A one-year test of the change for homes on the north side of the lower Saluda River and Lake Murray won tentative approval Tuesday from Lexington County Council.

Crime & Courts

Why I’m a cop

In the wake of shootings that left officers dead in Dallas, Baton Rouge and just last week in San Diego, as well as heightened scrutiny of officer-involved shootings, three Midlands officers talk about why they take the risks and the pressures.

Videos

LaBrasca’s celebrates 5 decades, hosts flood recovery benefit 1:57

LaBrasca’s celebrates 5 decades, hosts flood recovery benefit

Boaters honor soldiers killed at Chapin bar 1:47

Boaters honor soldiers killed at Chapin bar

Drill Sergeant honored at Fort Jackson Memorial 1:26

Drill Sergeant honored at Fort Jackson Memorial

Why I'm a Cop 1:21

Why I'm a Cop