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Clover boil water advisory lifted

Clover lifts boil water advisory

The town of Clover has lifted a boil water advisory for its water customers.

Water sample test results have returned and the all-clear has been issued, officials said Saturday.

An advisory was issued Thursday because of a water main break along U.S. 321 and to protect public health. The town’s water department repaired the line the same day and has been testing water samples.

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Camden to turn over post-game fight video

Camden High principal Dan Matthews says he will share video of a postgame brawl between Dreher and Camden high schools to law enforcement and the South Carolina High School League.

Matthews said in a statement Saturday that the fight broke out among some players as they lined up to shake hands Friday night after Camden’s 39-30 victory.

Matthews said coaches, officials and law officers intervened to stop the fight as quickly as they could. The principal said any person who took a swing with a fist or a helmet will be punished according to the rules of the league, the Kershaw County School District and, if need be, by law enforcement.

Matthews said Camden High was cooperating with authorities.

Kershaw County School Superintendent Frank Morgan said Matthews sustained a cut in the fight.

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$3 million awarded in jail suit

A federal jury has awarded almost $3 million to the family of a Berkeley County inmate who died three years ago after spending a month at the jail.

An autopsy showed that David Allan Woods, 50, died in November 2011 from gastrointestinal bleeding, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported .

His attorneys said in U.S. District Court that Woods complained about pain and bloody stools weeks before he was taken to Trident Medical Center in critical condition. His family sued in 2012, claiming jailers ignored Woods’ deteriorating condition and were negligent in the handling of his care.

The civil trial began Tuesday, and the jury spent about four hours deliberating Friday. The damage award goes to Woods’ 86-year-old mother.

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Graham, Hutto rally voters

As the days dwindle before the Nov. 4 election, both U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and his Democratic challenger Brad Hutto are trying to make sure their supporters get ready to vote.

Graham is crisscrossing South Carolina and visiting local party offices, expressing his gratitude to volunteers by name.

Graham says he feels good about his race and wants to help other Republicans win also.

Hutto says he still has a chance. The state senator from Orangeburg says if he can get the 45 percent to 47 percent a good Democratic challenger often gets in statewide elections in South Carolina, then independent candidate Thomas Ravenel and Libertarian Victor Kocher might draw enough votes away for an upset.

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Two injured in Hilton Head accident

One person was airlifted to a hospital Friday evening following a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 278 on the north end of Hilton Head Island, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident occurred just before 10:40 p.m. where the highway meets Northridge Drive, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. One driver suffered serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to a local hospital, according to the report and Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division. The other driver was treated and released from Hilton Head Hospital.

The names of the victims and cause of the wreck were not available Saturday from the Highway Patrol, which is investigating. The Sheriff’s Office report stated the driver who was released from the hospital was taken into custody, though it was not clear whether charges were filed. The wreck closed two lanes of westbound traffic for several hours. Deputies cleared the scene at about 2 a.m., the report said.

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