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The cost of extra sauce (access required)

If you’re doin’ dirt, ridin’ dirty, or otherwise breaking the law, at least do so on the down low. You know, without calling attention to yourself. On a recent episode of Live PD, Richland County deputies responded to multiple incidents ...

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You’re doing it wrong (access required)

Just when you thought online stunts couldn’t get any more boneheaded than “The Tide Pod Challenge,” here comes condom snorting. Yes, it seems that teens have graduated from poisoning themselves by eating Tide laundry detergent pods to snorting condoms up ...

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Stick it to the Expedia man (access required)

The perfect vacation is a myth. Whether it be lost luggage, food poisoning, severe sunburn or switcheroos at resorts and hotels, the unexpected can ruin meticulously planned good times.    Some of us grin through the inevitable snafus. Others give ...

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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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