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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina political strategist Richard Quinn has boasted a client list that includes GOP icons such as Lindsey Graham and John McCain. The veteran consultant's indictment this month on criminal conspiracy and illegal lobbying charges could mean difficult circumstances for the noted Republicans who have relied on his advice for years, as well as presidential contenders who may have been counting on his stewardship in this early voting state.

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Officials on a South Carolina island known for its pristine beaches and picturesque live oaks are trying to figure out how to deal with a smelly, overflowing public trash dump site. The Island Packet reports Daufuskie Island's only public waste collection center is unmanned and unsecured.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Federal authorities have approved a plan to allow S.C. Electric and Gas to leave a slick of polluted coal tar in the Congaree River rather than cleaning it up. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit Wednesday that allows the power company to cover the toxin-tainted coal tar with stones or other material to hold it in place.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities have confirmed that the foul brown liquid sprayed onto produce at a South Carolina grocery store was fecal matter. Charleston police also say in a news release that another charge has been filed against the former contractor who's accused of spraying the liquid on Oct. 15 on produce at a Harris-Teeter.

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