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By Chuck Crumbo, The State, Columbia, S.C. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Feb. 6--Veterans Affairs officials are expected to visit Columbia later this month to survey a proposed site for a new national cemetery at Fort Jackson.
Up to 500 acres on the fort's perimeter near Clemson Road and I-20 have been proposed for the cemetery, said George Goldsmith, chairman of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce's military affairs committee.
"I think we've got a very, very appealing proposal," said Goldsmith, a retired Army Reserve major general.
The Fort Jackson site is one of three that the VA's National Cemetery Administration will …