South Carolina

Patrick Gentry
May 22, 2019 - 10:32 am
The South Carolina city of Simpsonville and its police department are accusing of allowing the destruction of DNA evidence in a decadesold rape and slaying case. The Greenville News reports the lawsuit by Clovetta Johnson says she hoped the evidence could uncover who killed her mother, Cassandra,...
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Patrick Gentry
May 16, 2019 - 11:02 am
The Marine Corps has punished at least eight drill instructors amid allegations of hazing and abuse at a training center in Parris Island, South Carolina. Marine officials and documents obtained by The Washington Post say investigators found multiple incidents of female drill instructors abusing...
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Patrick Gentry
May 08, 2019 - 11:04 am
Three Georgia women bought a box of Legos while visiting a South Carolina consignment shop, only to find that the box was actually filled with about $40,000 worth of methamphetamine. Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Jim Riggs tells The Statesboro Herald that the women gifted the box to a child...
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SC Governor Henry McMaster
Ken Pauli
May 06, 2019 - 2:57 pm
A new department in South Carolina has a new leader. SC Governor Henry McMaster announced that he has appointed Amanda F. Whittle as the first person to fill the position of South Carolina’s State Child Advocate. The post was created during last year’s legislative session and will be responsible...
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Patrick Gentry
April 24, 2019 - 11:39 am
A South Carolina law meant to help the government collect debt is being used by hospitals to seize the tax refunds of people with unpaid medical bills. The Post and Courier reports health organizations took at least $92.9 million in more than 172,000 seizures in 2017. The newspaper's investigation...
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Sexually Transmitted Disease rates rise
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Ken Pauli
April 16, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise around the county. Here, in South Carolina, STD’s are spreading faster than in other states. Overall, gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia are spreading faster here in all but 2 other states. Figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that in...
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Evan Smith
April 03, 2019 - 2:35 pm
California is banning state-funded travel to South Carolina because of policies it considers discriminatory toward LGBT people. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the ban Tuesday. He says a provision in the South Carolina budget bill passed last year allows faith-based child...
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Patrick Gentry
March 13, 2019 - 10:26 am
The South Carolina House is closer to passing their version of the state's $9 billion spending plan Wednesday as Democrats struggled to make changes in the Republican-controlled chamber. Legislators voted 112-1 in favor of giving the bill a second reading. Work on Tuesday focused on disputed budget...
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Patrick Gentry
March 09, 2019 - 9:46 am
From $61 million lotto tax intake
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Patrick Gentry
March 06, 2019 - 4:44 pm
A group of senators has made some significant changes to a proposal to overhaul South Carolina's education system. The Senate subcommittee that has spent months reviewing the bill voted Wednesday to remove a proposed Student Bill of Rights and the Zero to Twenty Committee meant to oversee education...
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