IRMO, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say two children died today in a fire in their suburban Columbia apartment. Fire officials said a man asleep in an upstairs bedroom escaped from the blaze in Irmo this morning, but he could not get back inside to save a 5-year-old boy and an 18-month-old girl.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Capt. Michael Haley says improvised explosive devices hit his convoy twice during his deployment to Afghanistan, but thankfully no one on his team was seriously injured. Gov. Nikki Haley and her husband talked to The Associated Press today, a week after he and his fellow South Carolina Army National Guard soldiers returned home.
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - The general in charge of the Army's largest training post says Fort Jackson will train up to 63,000 soldiers in each of the next two years. Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker says the South Carolina post is one of very few considered vital to the nation's security.
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a woman whose body was found covered in cat litter under the floorboards of an Anderson mobile home was reported missing from that same address last year. The Anderson County coroner's office said Wednesday that Regina Black died from blows to the head.
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