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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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Hello, is it me you’re looking for? (access required)

You never know who’s listening. That’s one takeaway from the Feb. 13 arrest of Mount Pleasant criminal defense lawyer Melisa Gay. She’s been charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly telling the girlfriend of a client accused of drug trafficking ...

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Who broke the toilet?! (access required)

It’s unclear exactly what teed off a 20-year-old strip club patron, causing him to tee off on a toilet top, but there’s a good chance that he is currently rethinking his life decisions. According to a report from the Associated ...

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Like a good neighbor… (access required)

Depositions can be excruciatingly slow and tedious. But a lawyer for a well-known insurance company recently took things too far, according to Columbia attorney Robert Goings. He used Twitter to vent about a State Farm lawyer who spent more than ...

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In-house protection (access required)

  Becoming a cop is tough. There’s the extended application, background checks, polygraphs, psychiatrists, academy training…it’s a process, for sure. But with officers allegedly held to a higher standard, losing that job could be much easier than getting canned from ...

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