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Columbia SC News Update 06-30-2011


Haley’s vetoes mostly reversed by lawmakers

Lawmakers preserved about a half million dollars' worth of Gov. Nikki Haley’s $213 million of cumulative vetoes. S.C. ETV funding was a flashpoint issue with lawmakers, some of whom said they felt misled about Haley's stance on the funding plan.

Savannah River Site seals two old reactors

The U.S. Department of Energy and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions have sealed with concrete two nuclear reactors that generated weapons-related nuclear material for America during the Cold War.


Columbia woman pleads guilty to gift card Ponzi scheme

Annette Marie Benson, formerly Annette Marie Bussart, age 44, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to wire fraud in connection with a gift card Ponzi scheme. Victims are owed about $1.1 million, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said.

Fort Mill man pleads guilty in mortgage fraud case

Laney Earl Allen, 40, of Fort Mill pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for his role a mortgage fraud case. Allen and co-conspirator Samuel Cowles filed false loan documents in order to obtain loans.



F-16 flyover of S.C. coast to honor military on Monday

This Independence Day, beachgoers along the S.C. coast will have the opportunity to see the state’s home-based military in action. Fighter jets from Shaw Air Force Base will be conducting a low-altitude flyover along the S.C. coast, with video and pictures from the event being sent to U.S. service members around the world.


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