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Baby Is First Born in SC’s Newest Hospital in Fort Mill
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Baby Is First Born in SC’s Newest Hospital in Fort Mill

By JOHN MARKS, The HeraldFORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Alyssa Ann Farley can’t talk yet, but someday she’ll be able to say something generations of Fort Mill residents can’t. She was the first born there.Farley arrived at 11:34 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 7 pounds, 15 ounces and 19.75 inches long. She’s the first baby born at the town’s first hospital, Piedmont Medical Center — Fort Mill. Parents Becky Hatton and Chris Farley met their third child after a scheduled induction.“It’s a crazy thing for her to be the first one born here,” Hatton said Friday afternoon. “It’s very special.”Alyssa is the first of her kind, and likely will be the first of many. Traditionally, expectant mothers in Fort Mill have gone either to the long-time Piedmont hospital in Rock Hill or have left the county for maternity ca...
SC Democrats Call on Their Party’s US Senate Nominee to Quit
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SC Democrats Call on Their Party’s US Senate Nominee to Quit

By MEG KINNARD, Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Democrat vying to oust Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is facing calls from within her own party to fold her campaign, following the publication of additional leaked audio in which she appears to make disparaging remarks about her constituents.The calls for state Rep. Krystle Matthews to withdraw just two months ahead of the general election came Thursday in reaction to leaked audio published by conservative activist group Project Veritas of Matthews speaking to one of its members, without her knowledge.Sitting in a restaurant, Matthews, who is Black, is heard saying that she represents a “mostly white” district, adding, of white voters: “I keep them right here — like under my thumbs. ... Otherwise, they get out of ...
Sen. Graham Testimony in Georgia Election Probe Put on Hold
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Sen. Graham Testimony in Georgia Election Probe Put on Hold

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday agreed to temporarily put on hold a lower court's order requiring that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating illegal plots to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 presidential election loss in Georgia.A subpoena had instructed the South Carolina Republican to appear before the special grand jury on Tuesday.U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May had denied Graham's request last Monday to quash his subpoena and on Friday rejected his effort to put her decision on hold while he appealed. Graham's lawyers then appealed to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.On Sunday, a three-judge panel of the appeals court issued the order temporarily pausing May's order declining to qua...
New Rhode Island National Guard Colonel Breaks Barriers
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New Rhode Island National Guard Colonel Breaks Barriers

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard has its first Black colonel.Sharon Harmon attained the rank of colonel at a promotion ceremony Saturday at the Joint Force Headquarters, Camp Fogarty, in East Greenwich, the National Guard said in a statement.“I pray that my promotion is only the starting point for other African Americans after me,” Col. Harmon said in front of family, friends, colleagues and elected officials, including Gov. Dan McKee.Harmon, a Woonsocket resident, enlisted as an administrative clerk for 455th General Hospital Army Reserve Unit in Providence in 1985 and in 1993, transferred to the National Guard to attend Officer Candidate School.She has served in various capacities with the National Guard and is currently state Family Program Director, overse...