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Good initiative, bad judgment (access required)

It’s unclear whether a couple of Lowcountry cops were really trying to do the right thing or just dry snitching on their boss, but the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a police chief is immune from their ...

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Oh, Pooh! (access required)

A convicted drug dealer who used the street name Pooh Bear probably feels like he’s got both hands in the honey pot right about now. Alphonso “Pooh Bear” Thompson successfully argued on appeal that an affidavit supporting a search warrant ...

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Well, that escalated quickly (access required)

Seventeen-year-old wisenheimer David Elliott of Georgetown County is facing 30 days in jail for allegedly hitting a teacher in the eye with a paper airplane. The incident occurred at Andrews High School and resulted in a charge of third-degree assault ...

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A catch-all solution (access required)

Corrections officials want to shore up the perimeters of 11 medium- and maximum-security prisons, but not to keep inmates inside. It’s to keep contraband out. The South Carolina Department of Corrections hasn’t had nearly the problem with people hopping the ...

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Get the fax outta here (access required)

Career Counseling Inc., a staffing services company in South Carolina, has filed a class-action suit on behalf of residents who are tired of getting junk faxes from New York-based Amsterdam Printing & Litho Inc. The suit seeks injunctive relief along ...

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Ballin’ on a Big House budget (access required)

Just last year, the General Assembly OK’d a $1,500 raise for state prison guards. Sure, South Carolina Department of Corrections officers face the daily threat of verbal abuse, assault and violent uproars, but the minimum hiring requirements are, well, minimal. ...

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The four McMaster bros (access required)

One of three troubled brothers of Henry McMaster, South Carolina’s next governor, has been cleared to practice law again following his separate arrests for driving under the influence and causing a stir in his upscale neighborhood near Lake Murray. Frank ...

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Bill would charge for access to porn (access required)

Lonely nights at home might get a little more expensive if state Rep. Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg, gets his way. Chumley has introduced a bill that would require manufacturers to install content filters on all computers and devices that access the ...

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