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The need for weed? (access required)

Despite efforts by the South Carolina Department of Corrections to keep contraband, including marijuana, out of its prisons, a weed compound may one day be welcomed to waltz in through the front gate. As the department has installed golf-course-style netting ...

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The First 48 (access required)

This Sidebar reporter recently spoke to South Carolina Department of Corrections officials about how the agency is working to prepare inmates for their return to society. But despite the best efforts of any agency employing any methodology, statistically speaking, not ...

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They Said It (access required)

“Former Chief Justice Costa Pleicones appointed Circuit Judge Tanya Gee as an Acting Judge of this court in the summer of [2016]. Judge Gee served as a law clerk, Chief Staff Attorney, and Clerk of Court for the Court of ...

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Don’t blame the moonshine (access required)

The moonshine defense didn’t work. A man who claimed that laced homemade liquor caused him to blackout before he went berserk and stabbed his wife with a barbecue fork has failed to convince the South Carolina Court of Appeals that ...

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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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