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Horry County looks at first aid stands at beach

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Horry County officials want to add three first aid stations to some popular beaches near North Myrtle Beach.

County Councilman Brent Schulz told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach ( ) that the first aid stations would be staffed and would give people at the beach a place to get out of the sun and get treatment for minor problems.

The stations would be placed at the end of streets by the beach. Schulz says he has heard they are popular in Florida and California.

Officials will meet with North Beach Service Inc. about the stations. The company already provides lifeguards for the county.

County Council would have to approve any amended contract with North Beach Service.


Politicians come to Chapin for Labor Day parade

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) - Politicians from all around South Carolina came to Chapin to walk in the town's annual Labor Day parade.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel were there Monday morning, along with Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Bakari Sellers.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen and independent candidate for governor Tom Ervin also attended the parade in the town in northern Lexington County.

The parade has been a traditional stop for politicians with just over two months left before the general election.

Town officials say the parade will also include a classic car show and a children's carnival.


2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old boy have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell.

The Anderson County Coroner's Office told local media outlets that the older boy, Christian Henderson, was pulled from the water and could not be resuscitated, while divers found the baby, Timothy Dragoo, about four hours after the boat flipped. Neither child was wearing a life jacket.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough says the pontoon boat was pulling into a dock on the lake near Interstate 85 around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when it turned over. Witnesses say there were about a dozen people on board.

DNR agents charged the boat's driver, 52-year-old Dawn Thompson, with driving under the influence resulting in death. It wasn't known if she had a lawyer.


South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina.

With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina politicians feature their pet dogs in television ads, on websites and on Facebook pages.

The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican Henry McMaster in his TV ads for lieutenant governor.

College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts says dogs are part of American culture more than ever before and a dog in an ad can humanize a candidate.

But, he says, while they may help introducing a candidate, they are not good in winning votes. Ads that contrast candidates work better. Knotts says that while people talk about not liking negative ads, they tend to work.


2 women, 4 kids hurt in Lake Keowee jet ski wreck

SENECA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough said one of the jet skis ran over the other one around 7 p.m. Sunday on the lake near Cane Creek.

McCullough says the two women driving the jet skis were critically injured and taken to the hospital by helicopter. Each woman had two children behind her. McCullough says the children weren't as badly injured.

McCullough says DNR agents are still investigating the incident. No charges have been filed.


Residents of liberated French town visit SC

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Residents of the first French town liberated from the Nazis after the World War II D-Day invasion are visiting South Carolina.

About 20 residents of the town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, including its mayor, are being honored Sunday at a ceremony aboard the USS Yorktown at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant.

Several of those visiting were children during the war and are now members of the Friends of the American Veterans Association. That group provides host families for American veterans who return to visit France and maintains American gravesites and memorials across Normandy.

During the ceremony, a wreath is being laid in memory of those who died in the fighting.

French citizens can visit the museum for free on Sunday.


Son charged in father's stabbing death in Mullins

MULLINS, S.C. (AP) - Investigators say a man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his father in their Mullins home.

Police Capt. Joe Graham told WPDE-TV that Thaddeus Legette was arrested after the stabbing Saturday night.

Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson says Raymond Legette died shortly after he was stabbed Saturday night and his wife witnessed the attack.

Graham says Thaddeus Legette is in jail awaiting a bond hearing.


Man charged with DUI in crash with deputy

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man who crashed into a Spartanburg County deputy has been charged with driving under the influence.

Investigators said in a news release that 33-year-old Drako Nesbitt's vehicle crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 221 early Saturday and crashed head-on into the deputy's marked SUV.

Sheriff's office spokesman Kevin Bobo says the deputy is recovering from a concussion, whiplash and other injuries.

Authorities say Nesbitt was taken to the sheriff's office and booked charged with a first offense of DUI. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.

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