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The President is wrapping up a four day weekend with his family. Today, he??ll turn his attention to the violent insurgency in Iraq. The Commander in Chief has ruled out sending in American Troops but will review other options.
Five Richland County Inmates are being charged with assaulting another inmate. The motive for the attack appears to be gang related. Authorities are reporting that the five assailants are members of a gang and the 32-year-old victim tried to leave the gang. The victim did sustain some injuries during the attack but declined medical attention.
Opponents of Common Core are praising a new law signed by Governor Nikki Haley. The law requires a panel to review math and reading standards by January. Any changes must be approved by State Board of Education and the Education Oversight Committee. Two additions to the law would require elementary students to learn cursive and memorize multiplication tables.
The Lourie Center needs volunteer drivers for its 5 Point Wheels Program. The program helps local seniors run errands such as Doctor appointments and grocery shopping. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 9 to 1. Volunteers must have a standard Driver??s License and be comfortable operating a large vehicle.
The Salvation Army of the Midlands needs donations for its downtown food pantry this morning. Officials are saying that inventory is running low due to the summer season. The pantry generally has a ten to twenty day supply on hand but that number has dwindled to two. Donations can be dropped off at the Farrow Road location Monday through Friday from 10 to 4.