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Let’s do the ‘Wobble’ (access required)

  Square dancing’s time is up, according to a teacher’s assistant in North Charleston who’s trying to replace the state’s official folk dance. KJ Kearney has started a petition on Change.org in an effort to convince lawmakers to boot square ...

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Cruising for a… (access required)

Anyone who follows politics is aware that there is a certain amount of shade—even criminality—that one can engage in and still be elected (and re-elected) to office. But if apparent allegations are true against an aspiring Upstate congressman, he might ...

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Say cheese! (access required)

Recently, in an effort to combat contraband, the South Carolina Department of Corrections supplemented its undermanned workforce by sprinkling the perimeters of some of its prisons with state guardsmen. The volunteers added eyes and ears to an agency desperate to ...

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That dotSucks (access required)

DotSucks has been stirring things up since at least 2015, when Fortune magazine called it “the most controversial domain name on the internet.” Back then, the company behind www.get.sucks, Vox Populi Registry Ltd., was making headlines for selling .sucks website ...

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A growing problem (access required)

With all the controversy and tragedy surrounding the South Carolina Department of Corrections recently, it’s about time a little bit of lighthearted news escape its communications office. So, cue the passionate melodies and sexual jingles because the most recent report ...

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Doctor to dealer (access required)

  A jailhouse lawyer, this Sidebar reporter has heard of. But a jailhouse doctor, well, that’s a new one. Mackie Walker, a former podiatrist, might not be the only physician in the federal prison system, but he’s the newest. Walker, ...

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