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Holiday sales up 7.6% despite the squeeze of inflation

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Holiday sales rose as American spending remained resilient during the critical shopping season despite surging prices on everything from food to rent, according to one measure. Holiday sales rose 7.6, a slower pace…

Pickens County first responder reacts to high fuel prices

PICKENS COUNTY - Sky high gas prices are fueling problems for people everywhere, including local first responders. "That is a problem you know," Pickens County Sheriff Todd Hall said. "We do hope they will recover. How quickly that will happen…