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Above the law (access required)

Whether she’s absent-minded or belligerent, the Louisiana Supreme Court has decided that it’s best that a Pointe Coupee Parish justice of the peace take some unpaid time off to go think about what she’s done. Or failed to do. The ...

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Into the wild (access required)

Talk to any of the 35-40 percent of inmates released from South Carolina prisons who make an eventual encore and you will likely find that many of them—if not most—attribute their return to the inability to make a living. It ...

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Cops won’t cop to use of quotas (access required)

South Carolina’s House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill April 26 that would prohibit police departments from requiring officers to meet quotas for ticket-writing—not that many departments will admit to using quotas as it is. House Bill 4387 would bar ...

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Cat’s meow (access required)

After failing twice to convince her fellow lawmakers to get on board with her effort to establish an “Eartha Kitt Day” in South Carolina, it appears that state Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter has finally succeeded. One wouldn’t think that it would ...

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God unhappy with Wal-Mart (access required)

A 34-year-old Camden woman has been arrested after allegedly driving her car into a Wal-Mart building and telling police and bystanders that she was on a mission from God. Security video footage reportedly showed Crystal Marshall ram Wally World with ...

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Are we there yet? (access required)

Faced with discrepancies between her requests for mileage reimbursement and MapQuest mileage calculations for the same trips, a South Carolina social worker did what many of us have done: She blamed the technology. Adeline Yon initially refused to explain to ...

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Rx for madness (access required)

Columbia lawyer Dick Harpootlian says embattled South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson would benefit greatly from a heavy dose of happy pills. “He needs something to calm him down … based on his frenetic activity,” Harpootlian said. He later added, ...

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