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

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A state budget proposal would provide new buses that run on alternative fuel to South Carolina school districts willing to pay part of the bill. In South Carolina, the education agency buys, owns and maintains the statewide school bus fleet. The fleet is among the nation's oldest.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A squadron of Beaufort-based Marines and their F/A-18 Hornet jets are returning from a nine-month deployment in the Middle East. A Marine Corps spokeswoman says the Marines of Fighter Attack Squadron 312 are coming come in two groups today and tomorrow.

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Department of Energy officials are participating in a public discussion on the financial future of the Savannah River Site. Organizers say representatives are expected to talk at a meeting in Graniteville today about work currently underway at the former nuclear bomb plant.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - An annual Easter program is scheduled to get under way this week at Bob Jones University. Officials say the Living Gallery is open today through Saturday in Rodeheaver Auditorium.

This is the 17th year for the gospel story program.

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