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

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CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Electric & Gas is going ahead with plans to develop two solar farms in the Lowcountry and the Midlands. The utility says it is seeking requests for proposals to put solar arrays at sites in North Charleston as well as adjacent to its corporate headquarters in Cayce.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - An Anderson man will spend more than three years in prison for demolishing a mill full of asbestos without properly protecting his workers or the people living in the area. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says 37-year-old Scott Farmer had been told to stop the demolition work in the spring of 2013 and he ignored the orders.

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A man and his daughter are safe after they were rescued from their partially submerged kayak in St. Helena Sound near Beaufort. The Coast Guard says a helicopter from Savannah, Georgia, was sent to search for the 40-year-old man and his 12-year old daughter yesterday evening.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Bishopville woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $50,000 from the Social Security Administration. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says 65-year-old Earnestine Lowery did not tell Social Security when her mother died in 2008 and continued to collect her retirement benefits until this January.

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