Stories 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

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Animal cruelty cases climb in SC county

Union County Sheriff David Taylor said reports concerning animals have more than doubled in his rural county in 2014, with more than four months left in the year.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Graham praises veterans health care bill

COLUMBIA - An important part of a new health care bill for veterans passed by Congress gives administrators the ability to fire poorly performing executives.
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

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Former commissioner's case remains under review

While former Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith's statements to Georgia State Patrol investigators likely can't be used against him, the state Office of the Inspector General continues to conduct ...
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