Stories by Jeffrey Collins

SC State trustees meet as senators want to fire them

South Carolina State University trustees said Thursday they are being unfairly blamed for the university's problems, but likely will leave quietly in the best interest of the school if lawmakers ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

SC Senate passes tougher domestic violence penalties

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In a state where gun rights tend to be fiercely guarded, the South Carolina Senate on Wednesday agreed to take firearms away from many people convicted of criminal domestic violence.
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

SC State president placed on administrative leave

Board members only briefly discussed their decision. It was not said whether Elzey would be paid during his leave. Elzey has nearly three years left on a four-year contract.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Loss of federal money small part of SC road funding woes

Road funding has never matched the state's growth, with a gas tax that remained unchanged for nearly 30 years, while road construction prices have risen considerably and vehicles are burning a lot ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Counties worry as House tries to change funding formula

County managers want the state to keep its promise to provide 4.5 percent of the last budget year's general fund revenues to counties and municipalities.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Gamecocks add to Tigers' woes

COLUMBIA - Sindarius Thornwell scored 14 points and Laimonas Chatkevicius added 13 points and eight rebounds to lead South Carolina to a 65-60 win.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Ex-wife killed professor in USC murder-suicide, coroner says

COLUMBIA - A professor who taught anatomy and physiology and was highly regarded by both his students and fellow faculty members was shot and killed by his ex-wife in an apparent murder-suicide at ...
By Jeffrey Collins

War memorial divides Greenwood

GREENWOOD, S.C. -- The mayor believes bronze plaques are relics of the South's past and should be changed. State law says no.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

2 dead in campus shooting

COLUMBIA - Two people died in an apparent murder-suicide inside a building on the University of South Carolina's campus in busy downtown Columbia.
By Jeffrey Collins

Campus danger ends

COLUMBIA — Two people died Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide on the University of South Carolina's campus, a shooting state law enforcement authorities called "very isolated."  
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Spurrier salvages top 20 class

COLUMBIA - Stever Spurrier dodges questions about age and bad season to salvage top 20 class at South Carolina.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Judge orders journalist to tell how she obtained diary of Brown's widow

COLUMBIA - A journalist covering the fight over soul singer James Brown's estate was ordered Friday to tell a court how she obtained a diary from Brown's widow.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Police: Family killed man over child custody dispute

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — Police say a woman and her family lured her estranged husband to their home by offering to let him see his children, then beat him in the head and fatally shot him as he tried ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Judge orders documents released in Brown estate fight

COLUMBIA - A judge says South Carolina officials must release e-mails concerning the diary of James Brown's widow and other documents.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Family of man killed by police chief pledges to seek justice

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Relatives of a black man shot and killed by a white, small-town South Carolina police chief said Tuesday they will continue seeking justice for their loved one after a judge ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Metts to plead guilty again

Former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts is scheduled to again plead guilty to preventing the deportation of illegal immigrants in a modied plea bargain that might end in jail time.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Museum remembers controversial SC Red Shirts

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The home of a Confederate officer who helped take power away from blacks and drive Republicans out of South Carolina's government after the Civil War is now a museum.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Gamecocks show no rust in rout of rival

COLUMBIA - Duane Notice scored 19 points as South Carolina clamped down on Clemson in a 68-45 win Friday night.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Judge says execution of black teen in 1944 "injustice"

COLUMBIA - More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

South Carolina sheriff to plead guilty in bribery case

Lexington County Sheriff Metts agrees to guilty plea in bribery case; deal calls for probation.
By Jeffrey Collins
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