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Sep 23, 2014

Family to settle Taser death lawsuit with Greenville

The family of a man who died after being stunned with Tasers has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the city of Greenville.

Sep 19, 2014

Wisconsin pastor to become new Bob Jones president

GREENVILLE (AP) — A Wisconsin pastor is being officially installed as the fifth president of Bob Jones University in Greenville. The investiture ceremony for Steve Pettit is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium on campus. Pettit is coming to Bob Jones University after heading the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Association and serves […]

Sep 8, 2014

Immigrant kids in Beaufort, Greenville counties

HILTON HEAD ISLAND (AP) — The federal government says that about 160 of the more than 430 unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the nation’s southern border and sent to South Carolina have been relocated in Beaufort and Greenville counties. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that information recently released from the Department of Health […]

Aug 25, 2014

Sheriff’s office reviews Greenville arrest

GREENVILLE (AP) ” Greenville County deputies are doing an internal review of the arrest of a man at a Greenville Wal-Mart that was captured on video. Several videos posted to the Internet appear to show officers punching the man several times after he was shocked with a Taser on Saturday afternoon. Master Deputy Jonathan Smith […]

Jul 11, 2014

Criminal Practice – Jury Instructions – Circumstantial Evidence – Fingerprint Evidence – Victim’s Identity

State v. Jenkins (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-081-14, 14 pp.) (John Geathers, J.) Appealed from Greenville County Circuit Court (Edward Miller, J.) S.C. App. Holding: It is true that State v. Logan, 405 S.C. 83, 747 S.E.2d 444 (2013), applies retroactively to cases which, like this one, were pending on direct review when Logan was issued; […]

Jan 6, 2014

Greenville teacher busted in prostitution sting

A South Carolina teacher and football coach has been arrested in an undercover prostitution sting.

Jul 2, 2013

No charges against cops in Greenville teen’s death

A Greenville police officer was justified when he shot and killed a 19-year-old man with a baseball bat last November, prosecutor Walt Wilkins said July 2.

Oct 5, 2012

Prisoner collects $670K after van wreck

Johnny Odom knew he had a long ride in front of him. He was being transported in a privately owned van from a corrections facility in Greenville to one in Colorado. The bus was driving through the night, taking a detour through Florida to pick up other prisoners, during which Odom was handcuffed but not buckled into his seat. Around 4 a.m., a drunk driver collided head-on with the van, causing it [...]

Aug 20, 2012

Family sues Greenville over man’s Taser death

The family of a 39-year-old schizophrenic man who died after a Taser struggle with Greenville police officers has sued the city, according to court records.

Aug 17, 2012

Setback doesn’t slow down serial litigant

Maybe the courts have gotten tired of retired Greenville paving contractor Edward “Ned” Sloan Jr. But he certainly hasn’t gotten tired of them.

Apr 13, 2012

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd: Steady as she goes

Anne Ellefson had spent her entire legal career – nearly 30 years – in the Greenville office of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd before being elected the firm’s managing director in 2008. That made her the first woman to lead a large law firm in South Carolina.

Apr 13, 2012

Gallivan White & Boyd: Finding the silver lining

While most firms looked to cut expenses and reduce staff in order to survive over the past few years, Greenville’s Gallivan White & Boyd did just the opposite. “We actually infused more capital into that because although the downturn was a challenge for everyone, we strongly believed that it really presented some tremendous opportunities,” said Billy McGee, the firm’s managing shareho[...]

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