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BLOODHOUND BITES BLOODHOUND BITES: Underage drinking in Florence County below state average

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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 5:00 pm

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Youths in Florence County aren’t drinking as much as their counterparts across the state, at least according to recent surveys on underage consumption of alcohol, and one group says local law enforcement is to thank.

According to statistics released by Circle Park Behavioral Services, while the average monthly underage drinking rate for South Carolina is 35-percent, Florence County is four percentage points less, coming in with a rate of 31-percent.

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