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Method to March Madness

In a recent retweet, the University of South Carolina School of Law suggested that choosing the university with the higher-ranked law school might be a viable method of mastering March Madness bracketology. Curious, this Sidebar reporter used last year’s NCAA ...

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A small gamble

March Madness is here. The time where college basketball fanatics, casual fans, and the wholly disinterested gather in office break rooms to drop off their tournament prognostications and a couple of dollars for the pot. But before you fill out ...

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Palpable friction

If the relationship between 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson and the media was strained before, we’re probably going to need a stronger word to describe it now. Sidebar met Johnson only once, during the University of South Carolina’s first Media ...

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Searching for Mayberry (access required)

Does your city’s high crime rate have you down? Are you tired of waking up to find your ride perched on cinder blocks? Maybe it’s time to relocate. But where to go? Fortunately, the people at Alarms.org, which describes itself ...

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Stop calling!

If you look closely enough, you’ll notice nowadays that the inmates aren’t the only folks providing free labor for the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Notoriously understaffed — not all that uncommon for jail and prison systems — SCDC has ...

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Something’s not right here (access required)

A crime story involving an alleged gun-toting self-described “cool cop” who had an encounter with some motorists, one of whom was vomiting, is classic Myrtle Beach weirdness.    The “cool cop,” who has been identified as 43-year-old Alec Hall Jr., ...

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Hitch up your britches (access required)

Ignorance of the law excuses not. So, if House Bill 4957 becomes law, those of you who like wearing your pants below your buttocks had best learn where your ileum is, or you could end up facing fines and community ...

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Eyes on the road (access required)

Driving in the Palmetto State might be about to get a little less dicey.   Members of the South Carolina House voted by an overwhelming majority on Feb. 27 to pass a bill that would resurrect the mandatory periodic vision ...

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