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Not so lucky after all (access required)

The latest large group of Irish Travelers rounded up as part of an ongoing fraud and conspiracy investigation apparently realized the jig was up. Thirteen members of the North Augusta-based group entered guilty pleas at the federal courthouse in Columbia ...

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Battlefield: Tour (access required)

Does an ordinance regulating what Charleston tour guides can and can’t say regarding the Big Sweet Grass Basket’s history protect the city’s tourists or violate freedom of speech? The answer is as clear as a Lowcountry morning during moist air ...

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Bouncing ’round the room (access required)

After the main courtroom of the 103-year-old York County Courthouse was renovated to the tune of $10 million earlier this year, lawyers, judges, court reporters and anyone else who needed to hear what was happening in court found themselves in ...

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Rooftop adventure (access required)

It likely wasn’t as coordinated as the roof-tarring scene in The Shawshank Redemption, but somehow, a group of inmates ended up on the roof of one of South Carolina’s maximum-security prisons recently. Multiple media outlets have reported on the incident ...

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Lost time (access required)

Similar to a refund check from the cable company or a store credit at Wal-Mart, a South Carolina man who served more than 10 years in federal prison recently moved for the court to apply some of that active time ...

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The make-up man

In honor of National Newspaper Week, I want to share a story from the backrooms of the newspaper business. There are reporters with byline fever. There are editors who crusade. There are photographers who freeze moments of history. And then ...

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