Author Archives: Heath Hamacher

For the love or money (access required)

They say you can’t put a price tag on love. But for former Illinois prison inmate Juan Rivera, that price tag may very well be a portion of his $20 million wrongful-conviction settlement. According to a recent article in the ...

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Internet emergency (access required)

This old-school Sidebar reporter heard a song on the radio the other day that he hadn’t heard since he owned the cassette tape a couple of decades ago: 911 is a Joke by Public Enemy. Well, a recent York County ...

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Today, we are all Gamecocks

The 2016 version of the University of South Carolina’s Media Law School is in the books and it was a doozy. Last year, this Sidebar reporter provided news coverage for the inaugural event (USC officials say they plan on this ...

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Time to pay up (access required)

Cue the Law & Order: SVU music. Boom Booom. Dun dun dun dunn dunnn dunnnnn. The 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office has launched the WCU — the Worthless Check Unit. When this Sidebar reporter read the headline in the Carolina Gateway ...

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