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Guns galore (access required)

As far as Sidebar knows, there’s no scientific definition for—or no precise quantity that constitutes—a [butt]-load of something. But according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks, it’s somewhere around 5,000. Last week, The Associated Press, among others, reported that after ...

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Thanks for the tip, buddy (access required)

When exotic dancers perform a service, they expect a tip. They do not expect that tip to be that they should consider losing some weight. But according to news reports out of Myrtle Beach, that’s exactly what 23-year-old Kyle Yeomans ...

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Enough already with the lists (access required)

The Palmetto State has made an appearance on yet another bad list. A financial news and opinion company, 24/7 Wall Street, released on Dec. 1 a list of the most dangerous states to drive in and South Carolina ranked eighth. ...

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What happened to Charleston Thug Life? (access required)

The controversial blog chronicling the lives of alleged ne’er-do-wells in the Charleston area has made a lot of noise since it first appeared in 2012. But it has quietly disappeared without explanation. CharlestonThugLife.net and its anonymous writers used social media, ...

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Reservations for one (access required)

Anyone who watches the archived live stream of arguments in Stogsdill v. South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services might get the impression that a class of criminal justice students from Central Carolina Technical College flaked on an invitation ...

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What is romance? (access required)

There is no pocket guide to love and romance; sometimes we just have to go through the fire to master these hard-learned lessons. For 57-year-old Dale Versher, finally discovering the meaning of romance meant another trip to the penitentiary. Versher, ...

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A little help from my fiends (access required)

Guns and inmates don’t mix – or at least they shouldn’t. But Sheila Gillespie, administrator for the Chesterfield County Detention Center, says the local sheriff, Jay Brooks, took 10 inmates from her jail while she was on vacation and had ...

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Smart lawyer, dumb crook (access required)

The road to esquireship isn’t an easy one. There’s the mind-boggling LSAT, three years of arduous scholastics and a bar exam that many recall as nightmarish. But every now and then Sidebar questions the intelligence of some attorneys. Though he ...

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