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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST

ATLANTA (AP) - At least five deaths are being blamed on cold weather in the South. In central Georgia, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says the driver of a Ford Mustang hit an icy spot on Interstate 75 Wednesday morning and lost control, sending the vehicle into a Honda Civic with two men parked on the roadside. Authorities say weather-related crashes killed one person each in Cabell County, West Virginia, and New Orleans. Officials in Houston say a homeless man found dead Tuesday apparently died of exposure.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The winter weather has ended the second week of South Carolina's legislative session early. Both the House and Senate decided to cancel their Wednesday and Thursday sessions because of snow in central and western South Carolina. A number of committee meetings have also been canceled.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The first woman to graduate from The Citadel after the school admitted female cadets has been elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. Nancy Mace got 56 percent of the vote in a special election Tuesday to fill a vacant seat. Democrat Cindy Boatwright got 43 percent of the vote in the Republican-leaning district.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to commit mail theft. A South Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to commit mail theft.

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