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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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Party’s over? (access required)

The top-shelf days of $6,000 dinners, $160 bottles of wine and Jay Z-esque spending could be numbered for members of the MUSC Board of Trustees. State Rep. Mac Toole of West Columbia has pre-filed a bill that would rein in ...

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Fast track to nowhere (access required)

He who represents himself has a fool for a client, Abraham Lincoln once said. Even a licensed attorney who chooses to serve as his own counsel is being injudicious, most agree — especially when the stakes are high and liberty ...

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Cruel and unusual?

Once upon a time, in the eyes of many, driving under the influence was more of an infraction than a crime. These days, even first-offense DWI carries some pretty stiff penalties that include fines, suspensions, and even incarceration. (Prison gates ...

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North vs South (access required)

The sad state of driving in South Carolina has been underscored by yet another worst-of list. This time the Palmetto State was called out for being home to the sixth-worst drivers in the nation. How did North Carolina fare? Its ...

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Love in the fast lane (access required)

Palmetto State lovers in the Richland County area who are looking to get hitched quickly and on the cheap don’t need to jet off to Vegas. A notary public, ordained minister and travel agent named Chevanda H. is offering affordable ...

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I’ll drink to that (access required)

On Nov. 8, the people spoke. This Sidebar reporter sat in front of his TV, peeping periodically over his laptop while furiously refreshing his Twitter feed for updates. It was election night and I was in reporter mode, though there ...

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