Included in this evening’s newscast:
— A project that would deepen the Charleston harbor down to 52 feet was authorized by the US Senate Thursday.
— More than 1,200 checks are now going out to farmers who suffered disastrous crop losses in last fall’s record rainfall and floods.
— Newberry County sheriff’s deputies say a school resource officer was assaulted while trying to stop a fight on a school bus.
— The first compressed natural gas station in the Midlands is now open.