Stories by Jeffrey Collins

Monday, April 14, 2014

Haley signs DUI bill

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law Monday a bill requiring more people convicted of DUI to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers have been drinking.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, April 4, 2014

SC woman gets 20 years in breast feeding overdose

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A judge sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison Friday for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered ...
By Jeffrey Collins

SC woman faces court in breast-feeding overdose

COLUMBIA - A woman faces 20 years to life in prison when she is sentenced for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, March 28, 2014

SC Sen. Hutto to run for Graham's US Senate seat

One of South Carolina's leading Democrats is entering the race to try to keep U.S. Sen Lindsey Graham from a third term.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Army general reprimanded in sex case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - An Army general who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SC deputy cried after shooting man, 70

The South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old man during a traffic stop after mistaking his cane for a shotgun broke down in tears as other officers arrived, according to video released Wednesday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Gamecocks move indoors as spring practice opens

A cold rain forced South Carolina into a closed practice in its cramped, outdated indoor facility Thursday, the first day of spring practice.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Former Laney star leads Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - Former Laney standout Rod Hall scored 14 points and had six assists to lead the Tigers to a 58-54 win over Miami on Tuesday night.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

11 arrested in Medicaid protest

COLUMBIA - Eleven protesters who want South Carolina lawmakers to accept federal money to expand Medicaid got themselves arrested Tuesday as they blocked a road leading into the garage at the ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Officer-involved shootings increase in SC

A 70-year-old man who was shot and wounded by a deputy as he reached for his cane during a traffic stop was the ninth person shot by a law officer in South Carolina this year, state officials say, ...
By Jeffrey Collins

SC cop-involved shootings rise

COLUMBIA - The shooting of a 70-year-old North Carolina man reaching for his cane by a York County deputy was the ninth officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year.
By Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Graham starts re-election campaign in earnest

ROCK HILL, S.C. - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has begun his campaign for re-election in earnest, opening a half-dozen campaign offices across South Carolina this week.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

South Carolina edges Alabama

COLUMBIA - Mindaugas Kacinas tipped in a miss with 16.6 seconds left to give South Carolina a 67-66 win over Alabama on Saturday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Officials discuss legislation over North, South Carolina border

MONROE, N.C. - Now that the scientific and historical work of clarifying the state line between North Carolina and South Carolina is finished, officials are trying to finish the delicate political ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Auburn outlasts South Carolina

COLUMBIA - Chris Denson and KT Harrell each scored 25 points to lead Auburn to a 79-74 win over South Carolina on Wednesday night.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Spurrier finds defensive players he needs

Steve Spurrier didn't sign a heralded class at South Carolina on National Signing Day, but he still found the key defensive players he needed after early-entry defections to the NFL Draft.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Court to rule on public autopsy reports

COLUMBIA - Are autopsies medical records or public records? South Carolina's Supreme Court will begin grappling with that question Wednesday, when it hears a lawsuit by a Sumter County newspaper ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Clemson continues hot start in ACC

CLEMSON, S.C. - K.J. McDaniels scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Clemson to a 61-53 win over Wake Forest on Saturday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

New info found in 1944 slaying

COLUMBIA - More witnesses have come forward to try to prove the innocence of a black 14-year-old executed in South Carolina almost 70 years ago for killing two white girls.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Freshman leads Louisiana State past South Carolina

COLUMBIA - Freshman Jarrell Martin scored a career-high 18 points to lead Louisiana State to a 71-68 win over South Carolina on Saturday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Top headlines

Augusta pensioners eye benefit increase

With an eye on the millions remaining in the city's oldest pension funds - its 1945 and 1949 plans - a handful of retired city and county employees are reviving a push to increase their monthly ...