Stories by Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Tigers have lost to Gamecocks five years in a row

COLUMBIA - Clemson's unprecedented five-game losing streak to its most-hated rival is impossible for the No. 23 Tigers to ignore.
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Not many surprises expected in South Carolina elections

COLUMBIA - No Democrat has beaten an incumbent Republican in a statewide or congressional race since 1998. It will also be the first statewide general election under South Carolina's new voter ID law.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Graham says his remark about helping white men was joke

COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's remark at a private, all-male dinner about mainly helping white men if he became president was a joke taken out of context, his campaign said Thursday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Independent ends run for governor, endorses Sheheen

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Independent candidate Tom Ervin ended his campaign for governor and endorsed Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen.
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Graham, challenger Hutto congenial at Senate forum

COLUMBIA - Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and his Democratic challenger Brad Hutto disagreed, but did so politely as they met for the first time.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Challengers hammer Haley in last debate before election

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used their final debate to attack her handling of problems at the child welfare agency.
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Sheheen accuses Haley of pay-to-play

COLUMBIA - Candidate Vincent Sheheen said companies that get economic incentives from state government should not be allowed to donate to the governor or other political candidates,
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Graham focuses on getting voters to polls

AIKEN - As the days dwindle before the Nov. 4 election, the race for Lindsey Graham's U.S. Senate seat is more about making sure Democrats and Republicans get their voters to the polls than ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Hutto, Ravenel debate without Graham

COLUMBIA - Lindsey Graham wasn't at the U.S. Senate debate but the incumbent was the main topic of conversation between Brad Hutto and Thomas Ravenel.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

SC Supreme Court stops same-sex marriage license

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s Supreme Court ordered probate judges across the state to stop taking application for marriage licenses Thursday, saying it wants to give a federal judge time to rule.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Graham not participating in debate with opponents

COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has turned down an invitation to debate two of his challengers later this month on South Carolina Educational Television.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Sheheen calls for Confederate flag to come down

COLUMBIA - Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen tried to shake up the governor's race in South Carolina on Wednesday, calling for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies on a ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

SC cop shooting shrouded in mystery

NORTH AUGUSTA - Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with some habits, including ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Clemson freshman sparks Tigers

CLEMSON, S.C. - Freshman Deshaun Watson threw for 435 yards and set a school record with six touchdown passes in his first ever start to lead Clemson to a 50-35 win over North Carolina on Saturday ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina state trooper’s dashboard video shows an unarmed driver being shot just seconds after he was stopped for a seatbelt offense.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Clemson suspends all fraternity activities after death

COLUMBIA, S.C. — One day after a student fell from a bridge and died during a run with his fraternity brothers, Clemson University suspended activities for all of its fraternities.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

5 children were killed at home, sheriff says

The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the past three years.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Clemson revs up offense in rout

CLEMSON, S.C. - Cole Stoudt completed 22 of his 31 passes for 302 yards and No. 23 Clemson scored its highest point total in 33 years in a 73-7 win over South Carolina State on Saturday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Democrats threaten statewide shift

AIKEN - This year's elections give Democrats in South Carolina a rare opportunity to flip the state's leadership away from the Republican Party.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Police: Mom helped son partake in 'fire challenge'

A Charlotte woman is facing charges after police say she helped her son set himself on fire in a videotaped stunt known as the "fire challenge" that's gaining popularity on social media and has ...
By Jeffrey Collins

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Georgia Regents' hospital plan chosen

Georgia Regents Medical Center won a lengthy and hardfought battle over two other Augusta hospitals to build the first hospital in Columbia County, the Georgia Department of Community Health ...
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