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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down. The rate was 5.5 percent in March. That's down from 5.7 percent in February. The drop means the state's unemployment rate has now fallen for 10 straight months. Nationally, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent in March.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. The Horry County Coroner's office says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name of the victim has not been released while family members are notified. Authorities don't suspect foul play.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The coroner of Lexington County has died after more than three decades in office. Harry Harman was 79. First elected in 1977, the longtime coroner had been in a care facility for a little over a year following a February 2013 car accident. Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

LATTA, S.C. (AP) - The police chief in Latta says she was fired because she's gay. About 100 people attended a special town council meeting yesterday, hoping to be heard on the firing of Crystal Moore. But Mayor Earl Bullard fired Moore on Tuesday and has refused to say why because it's a personnel matter.

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