COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina must seek the next contract for taxpayers' credit monitoring services next month to prevent a coverage lapse. Mid-July is the deadline for assuring a new contract is in place before the 1-year contract with Experian expires. That contract was signed after a hacker stole personal data from residents from their tax returns.
MCCORMICK, S.C. (AP) - Construction on the U.S. 378 bridge linking McCormick with Lincolnton, Ga., has been put on hold. Officials are studying cracks along the foundation of the structure at the bottom of Lake Thurmond. Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman David says he hopes the study will be done sometime in July.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a Greenville couple died because a car was accidentally left running at their house earlier this month. Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler says 76-year-old William Thomason and 71-year-old Woo Thomason died from a brain injury caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. They were found unconscious in their home June 9.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The state's Ports Authority board has approved a budget that projects an almost 6% increase in container volume. The budget approved spending $123 million on capital projects. About $29 million will go toward the authority's new terminal in Greer.
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