COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Two University of South Carolina economists will offer their annual predictions today for the economy in South Carolina and the nation. Darla Moore School of Business economists Douglas Woodward and Joseph Von Nessen are speaking this morning at the Capstone campus room on the Columbia campus.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley and her family are inviting South Carolinians to visit the Governor's Mansion to see the Christmas decorations. The open house this evening is free and open to the public, although attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for Harvest Hope Food Bank and school supplies for Haley's nonprofit.
ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - The Abbeville County Sheriff's Office is honoring two police officers killed in a standoff over a land dispute 10 years ago. The Index-Journal of Greenwood reports the ceremony this morning will include a moment of silence and a wreath placed at a monument dedicated to the officers.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A new report says South Carolina's prison population fell almost 3 percent in one year, saving taxpayers more than $5 million. Sentencing reform is getting credit for the savings. A 2010 law strengthened penalties for violent crimes while offering alternative sentences for nonviolent offenses.
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