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  • Retired female Army drill sergeant commander sues

    The first woman to head the Army's Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson has filed suit against the government, contending she was the target of racial and sexual discrimination.


  • SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

    South Carolina House members removed their names Thursday from legislation that would allow the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate ethics allegations against a constitutional officer or other officers under the governor's control.


  • SC House gives key approval to $7B spending plan

    Republicans say K-12 public schools are a big winner in the House budget plan approved late Tuesday, but Democrats criticized the plan as still not meeting the state's obligation to education.


  • Murray State names 2 as presidential finalists

    Murray State University has narrowed its presidential search down to two finalists after a third person dropped out because of health issues. The next president is expected to be selected Wednesday.


  • Feds to probe evidence handling in Mingo case

    Federal prosecutors are investigating the handling of evidence in a Mingo County drug case linked to a corruption probe.


  • Stolen medals returned to brother of Vietnam vet

    Law enforcement officers in Kalispell and Flathead County went above and beyond the call of duty to recover stolen military medals that belonged to a Vietnam War veteran.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Longbourn'

    You could fill a bookcase with prequels, sequels and other reworkings of Jane Austen's novels. If you added unfinished works such as "The Watsons" and "Sanditon" that have been kitted out with endings, and the unlikely mysteries such as Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen series and P.D. James' "Death Comes to Pemberley," your shelves would have far, far more Jane Austen novels than the six she published.


  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Letters of T.S. Eliot’

    The third volume of T.S. Eliot's letters shows the poet and critic in a period of transition. Readers of the unauthorized biographies by Lyndall Gordon and Peter Ackroyd tend to think of Eliot as either the effete Francophile of "Prufrock and Other Observations" or the austere self-professed "classicist in literature, royalist in politics, and anglo-catholic in religion" who wrote "Ash-Wednesday."


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King said she still does not know what conduct of hers was being investigated by her superiors when she was suspended, but she claims her promotion to command of drill sergeant training was resented.

    Female drill sergeant fights removal

    COLUMBIA, S.C. | The first woman to command the Army's drill sergeant training took legal action Monday to reclaim her job, saying she was improperly suspended last year because of sexism and racism and demanding that two of her superiors be investigated for abuse of their authority.


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