Stories by Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Judge orders James Brown documents made public

COLUMBIA - A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.
By Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SC town backs gay police chief

LATTA, S.C. -- The people of Latta turned against the mayor, stripped him of his powers and rehired their gay police chief, saying her dedication to the town mattered more than sexual orientation.
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, July 7, 2014

Split among Episcopalians reaches SC courtroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Conservative South Carolina Episcopalian churches that split with the national church in part over a gay bishop and same-sex marriage are headed to court.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ex-SC State trustee guilty in corruption case

COLUMBIA - A former trustee at South Carolina State University was found guilty Thursday of more than two dozen charges in a federal corruption case, including racketeering.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, June 20, 2014

SC Supreme Court: Public bodies don't need agendas

COLUMBIA - Public bodies in South Carolina no longer have to publish agendas before their regular meetings and can add to the list of items they plan to discuss or vote on any time during those ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Democrats vying to lead SC schools debate

COLUMBIA - The two Democratic candidates in a runoff for their party's nomination to lead South Carolina's schools debated Thursday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Husband, son charged in SC woman's death

COLUMBIA - The husband and son of a missing South Carolina woman killed her, wrapped her body in a tarp, put it in the family's garage, then waited a week before reporting her missing, police said.
By Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Graham meets GOP rivals at debate

The six Re­pub­lican challengers trying to beat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to position themselves as the best choice to replace the two-term incumbent Saturday night during their only ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, June 5, 2014

4 GOP candidates for lieutenant governor in SC debate

COLUMBIA - The four Republicans who want to become South Carolina's last elected lieutenant governor gave wide-ranging visions at a debate Thursday of what they want to do if elected.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, May 17, 2014

SC Democratic leaders take side in Senate race

South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jamie Harrison is prominently backing state Sen. Brad Hutto in next month's primary over unknown businessman Jay Stamper for the seat now held by ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Graham avoids major GOP rival in re-election bid

Here's how Sen. Lindsey Graham is navigating through six challengers in South Carolina's Republican primary: good will, shrewd politics and nearly $7 million in campaign cash.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Defense wants to ban mom's Facebook posts

An attorney for a Laurens County man charged with murder is asking a judge to order the victim's mother to stop posting about her daughter's death and the criminal case on Facebook.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dad, 2 children rescued at Congaree

CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK, S.C. - After spending 60 hours lost with his two children in the vast woods and swamps of Congaree National Park, drinking foul water and trying unsuccessfully to eat raw ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, April 28, 2014

Crews search for father, 2 kids in park

Searchers were looking Monday for a father and his two children who, in a text Saturday, said they were lost in the vast woods of the Congaree National Park east of Columbia.
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, April 14, 2014

Haley signs DUI bill

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law Monday a bill requiring more people convicted of DUI to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers have been drinking.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, April 4, 2014

SC woman gets 20 years in breast feeding overdose

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A judge sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison Friday for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered ...
By Jeffrey Collins

SC woman faces court in breast-feeding overdose

COLUMBIA - A woman faces 20 years to life in prison when she is sentenced for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, March 28, 2014

SC Sen. Hutto to run for Graham's US Senate seat

One of South Carolina's leading Democrats is entering the race to try to keep U.S. Sen Lindsey Graham from a third term.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Army general reprimanded in sex case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - An Army general who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SC deputy cried after shooting man, 70

The South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old man during a traffic stop after mistaking his cane for a shotgun broke down in tears as other officers arrived, according to video released Wednesday.
By Jeffrey Collins

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