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City Explores Limits on Pit Bulls

Plus, Lawmaker Will Fight Potato Farm
By Eva Moore
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 |

Columbia City Councilmen Cameron Runyan and Sam Davis would like to restrict pit bulls and related breeds in the city. Some believe bully breeds are more aggressive than other dogs, though the American Veterinary Medical Association disagrees, saying no breed is more inherently dangerous. Many organizations, including the ASPCA and the Humane Society, oppose breed-specific legislation, which they say doesn’t work.

On this day 111 years ago, Lt. Gov. James Tillman shot The State editor Narciso Gonzales, who soon died of his wounds. The University of South Carolina’s Digital Newspaper Program has the story.

Sen. Chip Campsen, a Charleston Republican, will try to fight a massive potato farm that some fear threatens the Edisto River.

Richland County Council members are defending their decision to hire an out-of-state firm to oversee the penny sales tax, even though a local firm scored higher on an internal evaluation. WLTX reports that ICA, despite being headquartered in Tennessee, has 30 employees in Columbia.

Gamecocks football coach Steve Spurrier is getting a raise and will make $4 million.

No action’s been taken yet, but Santee Cooper continues to discuss selling its share in the V.C. Summer nuclear plant to Duke Energy.

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