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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A former investment firm manager sentenced to 10 years in prison has been released on probation after serving five days behind bars. Sixty-year-old Arthur Field was released Wednesday. Maddox pleaded guilty in May to 11 counts of securities fraud, two counts of conspiracy and one count of forgery.

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say two North Augusta women have pleaded guilty to fraud for receiving Social Security benefits by claiming they were blind. The U.S. attorney says

38-year-old Rita Marie Sherlock and 42-year-old Mary Teresa Sherlock obtained nearly $200,000 in Social Security disability payments since the mid-1990s.

PACOLET, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has been charged with driving under the influence after authorities say he hit his 19-year-old daughter with his minivan. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says 49-year-old Robert Darryl Nipper of Pacolet was being held without bond yesterday on charges including DUI and aggravated assault and battery.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Richland County are meeting with other law officers to talk about the best ways to combat gangs. National District Attorney's Association Director Brent Berkley speaks today to members of Richland County's Gang Task Force.

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