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

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GARDEN CITY, S.C. (AP) - One person is dead and several others needed hospital treatment after a blaze at a three-story house in a South Carolina beach town. Horry County chief deputy coroner Tamara Willard said one person died in today's fire in Garden City. County Assistant Fire Chief Scott Thompson said several people were taken to hospitals after the blaze.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Coast Guard is looking for the source of pools of thick, purple pollution in Charleston waters. The Coast Guard said today a team was trying to determine the amount and source of the diesel-type pollutants found in three marinas late yesterday.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina police say a man is recovering from a beating by dozens of men riled after he insulted women and shouted racial slurs. Police were looking for men in the crowd that left the 33-year-old white man unconscious on the sidewalk.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax collection agency. The state budget may also require all state agencies to adopt and implement cyber-security standards.

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