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Fmr. 5th Circuit Solicitor Dies at Age 62

A former 5th circuit solicitor and local prosecutor passed away Saturday.

(Columbia) - A former 5th circuit solicitor and local prosecutor passed away Saturday.62-year-old Jim Anders died of cardiac pulmonary arrest at the Medical University of South Carolina, according to officials.Anders (left: courtesy The State) served as teh 5th circuit solicitor for 16 years before opening a private law practice in Columbia.He's said to have influenced some of the state's political figures. A friend of Anders, Solicitor Barney Geise says the funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia.