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Sep 22, 2023

September 2023 Bonus Issue

Here is the September 2023 Bonus Issue as a free PDF.

Sep 7, 2023

Upstate city lands region’s first Class A industrial park

Developers announced the completion of the Upstate’s first Class A small-scale multi-tenant industrial park in Greer. The groundbreaking 150,000-square-foot Atlas at Inland Port Greer is the joint venture of Warhaft Group and Atlas Capital Group, according to a news release. Atlas leased nearly 60,000 square feet of space in the park before its completion, which […]

Sep 5, 2023

Georgia trial could decide control of US House seat

ATLANTA — Democrats could gain a seat in the U.S. House and multiple seats in Georgia’s Legislature if a judge rules Republicans drew maps illegally weakening Black voters’ power. The trial beginning today is part of a wave of litigation progressing after the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year stood behind its interpretation of the […]

Jul 25, 2023

Educators urge state to heed court ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for the school districts that sued in Pennsylvania say they want action now that Republican lawmakers aren't appealing a judge's ruling on funding. The judge had ruled that the state's system of funding public schools violates the constitutional rights of students in poorer districts. The lawyers said Monday that the deadline to appeal the February decision came ov[...]

Jul 20, 2023

Coates attends school board meeting to back teacher

IRMO, S.C. (AP) — Author Ta-Nehisi Coates sat silently through a school board meeting in South Carolina to support a high school teacher told to stop using his book on racism and growing up Black in America in her advanced English class. Mary Wood has taught the lesson before at Chapin High School. But in February, a few of her students wrote a school board member that the unit made them feel "u[...]

Jul 20, 2023

SC officials see promise in prison where ‘restorative justice’ has boosted safety

TURBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prison unit where older men with lengthier sentences mentor young adults preparing to reenter society is giving officials hope that a different approach to living conditions will reduce violence behind bars. The special housing facility emphasizes an unorthodox method of prisoner reform called "restorative justice" that prioritizes open communication and [...]

Apr 12, 2023

Font choice exposes fabricated document 

By Michael C. Taylor Macomb County Probate Judge Sandra A. Harrison dismissed a man’s claims against his parents for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and conversion after ruling that a business record he attempted to admit at trial was typed in a font that did not exist when it was allegedly produced.   Michael Dorman sued […]

Apr 11, 2023

Judges block Tennessee move to cut Nashville council in half

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Democratic-leaning city of Nashville’s Metropolitan Council will get to keep all 40 of its seats for now, under a temporary decision issued Monday by three state judges. The ruling stymies an effort by state Republican lawmakers to cut the council in half after it blocked the the 2024 Republican National […]

Aug 20, 2021

AG sues Columbia over city’s mask mandate for students

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s top prosecutor on Thursday sued the state’s capital city over a school mask mandate that officials allege violates state law. Columbia’s school mask order conflicts with a state budget requirement that went into effect July 1 and bans school districts from using appropriated funds to require face coverings, State […]

Jun 4, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court limits prosecutors’ use of anti-hacking law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited prosecutors’ ability to use an anti-hacking law to charge people with computer crimes. Conservative and liberal justices joined to vote 6-3 to overturn the conviction of a police sergeant who used a work database to run a license plate search in exchange for money. The justices […]

Jun 3, 2021

An oil pipeline was a juicy target for hackers. Make sure your firm isn’t one.

In early May, hackers used malicious ransomware to shut down the oil pipeline that carries gasoline to North Carolina and South Carolina, causing long lines at gas stations lucky enough to have any gas to sell at all. The attack was unusual it the amount of disruption it caused, but it was just one of the thousands that are carried out each year.   While retail […]

May 20, 2021

After 7 years, Orangeburg man found not guilty of murder

By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press COLUMBIA (AP) — A man who spent nearly seven years awaiting trial for murder in South Carolina has been exonerated after testifying in his own defense that he gave police the name and address of the person who committed the crime. The jury found Jeffrey Keezel, 28, not guilty of […]

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