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Duncan man gets 25 years

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A Duncan man will spend 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting three girls, Solicitor Barry Barnette announced Monday.

Christopher Michael Rickards, 43, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

D5 schools receive threats

Two more Spartanburg District Five schools were threatened over the weekend.

District officials say students at D.R. Hill Middle School and Florence Chapel Middle School are facing disciplinary hearings following incidents on Friday and Sunday.

Mandatory evacuations lifted

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has lifted some mandatory evacuations in southern coastal counties following recent projections for Hurricane Florence.

Evacuation orders remain in effect for Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties, along with Edisto Beach.

A blaze Monday morning caused major damages at Kensington Apartments in Taylors.

Fire forces 24 people from homes

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The American Red Cross said its volunteers are assisting 24 people whose homes were damaged in an apartment fire Monday morning in Taylors.

The fire broke out at the Kensington Apartments around 8 a.m. according to Chief Bobby Baker with the Taylors Fire Department.

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