Stories by Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

The Citadel stuns big brother South Carolina

COLUMBIA - Tyler Renew scored the winning touchdown with a 56-yard run up the middle as lower division The Citadel shocked South Carolina 23-22 on Saturday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Gamecocks are in need of a victory

South Carolina's hopes for a bowl bid are likely gone, but the Gamecocks are in need of a win against The Citadel.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

South Carolina college cop fatally shoots student

A police officer at a small, private South Carolina college shot and killed a student from a nearby school after the student tried to run him over.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Family of teen killed by officer loses bid to remove prosecutor

COLUMBIA - The South Caro­lina Supreme Court has rejected a request to remove the prosecutor investigating the fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man during a drug sting in Seneca.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Gov. Haley extends state of emergency for 15 days

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley signed an order Thursday extending the state of emergency in South Carolina for 15 days so the National Guard can continue helping with cleanup efforts.
By Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

Columbia lifts boil water advisory for some

Columbia has been able to tell about 10 percent of its 375,000 customers that they no longer have to boil water from their taps before drinking it. 
By Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Man shot in 2012 raid still seeking name of officer

RIDGEWAY, S.C. - It's been nearly three years since Gregory McDaniel was shot twice during a police drug raid. But no one will tell McDaniel who shot him. His lawyer accuses officials of stalling ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

SC man shot while making 911 call

One of the two men shot to death outside a Pickens County home was on the phone with 911 and checking on the other victim when he was shot.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

S.C. police chief sentenced to home detention in killing of black man

COLUMBIA - A white former police chief will have to spend a year under home detention but won't have to serve any prison time in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Officer who fatally shot teen says he feared being run over

COLUMBIA - The police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old South Carolina man during an undercover drug buy in July had to push off the teen's car to keep from being run over, according to a ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, July 17, 2015

Clemson trustees call Tillman 'repugnant'

COLUMBIA - Clemson University trustees passed a resolution Friday calling the racist views of one of its founders, Benjamin Tillman, "repugnant to our values and our fundamental purpose."
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, July 13, 2015

Clerical errors allowed Roof to by gun

LEXINGTON, S.C. — A jail clerk made a mistake when entering information about a drug arrest for church shooting suspect Dylann Roof, the first in a series of missteps that allowed Roof to purchase ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, July 9, 2015

SC House OKs removal of flag

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal early Thursday in a state that was the first to leave the Union in ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

SC Senate votes for Confederate flag to leave Statehouse grounds

The South Carolina Senate gave its final approval Tuesday to removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds.
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, July 6, 2015

SC Senate votes to take down Confederate flag

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Con­federate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Victims' families offer forgiveness to suspect

CHARLESTON, S.C. - They forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God's mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm Roof to repent and confess, and "you'll be OK.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, June 19, 2015

Charleston shooting suspect appears on 9 murder counts

CHARLESTON, S.C.  - They forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God's mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm Roof to repent and confess, and "you'll be OK."
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, June 15, 2015

Prosecution attacks warrant as ex-police chief's murder retrial begins

COLUMBIA - A white former police chief should be found guilty of murder because he sought a trumped-up warrant against a black man after an argument and then shot him as he tried to drive away ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, June 8, 2015

E. coli outbreak closes day care

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina day care is temporarily closing after seven cases of E. coli were traced to the center and at least one child appeared to have died.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Road funding fails in SC Senate

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Getting more money to South Carolina roads was a top priority of the governor, lawmakers and businesses for this year. But with one day left in the 2015 session, the road funding ...
By Jeffrey Collins
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