Stories 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

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Latest road bill would add interstate lanes

COLUMBIA - With as many as a dozen bills to put more money into South Carolina roads expected next session, state Sen. Nikki Setzler wants to make sure the interstates aren't forgotten.
By Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

SC nears drought, but wet winter may follow

COLUMBIA - South Carolina doesn't have any serious problems with drought yet, but experts warn rain will be needed this winter or the situation could get much more serious this spring.
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
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Romney won't run

WASHINGTON - After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016.
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