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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina could lose about 7,500 public workers when an incentive program that keeps employees on the job past their normal retirement ends next year. The State newspaper of Columbia reports Sunday that about half of those employees work in public schools. Their exodus would exacerbate the state's teacher shortage.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The FBI says a North Carolina teenager who went missing more than a year ago has been found in Georgia, and a 31-year-old man faces charges. FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said Sunday the 17-year-old girl is reunited with her parents after being found overnight at a home in Duluth, Georgia, about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A 27-year-old man has drowned in a river in South Carolina's capital city. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Deslin Lamar Mitchell of West Columbia drowned in Saluda River behind Riverbanks Zoo on Friday evening.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Deputies say a man accidentally shot himself while riding in a vehicle in South Carolina, and the driver is accused of having stolen guns. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says the victim accidentally fired the gun Saturday morning while in the vehicle's passenger seat.

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