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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Senate panel OKs bill to release police shooting videos

A Senate panel has approved a bill requiring dashboard camera video in police shootings to be released unless investigators can convince a judge to keep it from the public.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

House takes increase in gas tax off the table

Republican leaders in the South Carolina House say they will not insist on their version of a bill to get more money to state roads, meaning a gas tax increase will not pass this year.
By Jeffrey Collins

Monday, March 14, 2016

Former SC trooper pleads guilty in shooting of unarmed black motorist

COLUMBIA - A white former state trooper was led out of a South Carolina courtroom in handcuffs Monday after pleading guilty to a felony charge in the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black driver ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, March 12, 2016

'In God We Trust' draws debate over its public display

COLUMBIA - At the same time stickers with the motto "In God We Trust" are first being put on police cars in South Carolina, a state legislator is fighting to require the motto be placed in every ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SC Senate passes $400 million roads bill

COLUMBIA - After nearly a year of debate, the South Carolina Senate passed a bill Wednesday to send an additional $400 million to state roads without raising the gas tax.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Tigers righty matches his sibling's win

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The Schmidt brothers are dominating this year's Clem­son-South Carolina rivalry.
By Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

Bill to allow trained school workers to carry guns set aside

COLUMBIA - South Carolina lawmakers have set aside for now a proposal to allow school employees to carry guns on campus after two weeks of training after education officials and police ...
By Jeffrey Collins

SC bill allowing school workers to carry guns stalls

COLUMBIA - Lawmakers have set aside a proposal to allow school employees in South Carolina to carry guns on campus after two weeks of training.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Clyburn endorses Clinton over Sanders

COLUMBIA - Jim Clyburn, South Carolina's top Democrat, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Friday, mending a rift between the two that was much more personal than political.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Who to watch as SC Senate begins debating roads

South Carolina senators say their extensive debate on road funding will start Wednesday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Auguste's 19 helps Notre Dame beat Clemson

Zach Auguste scored 19 points and had eight rebounds to lead Notre Dame to an 89-83 win over Clemson.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

SC Senate committee OKs bill to track refugees

A Senate committee has passed a bill that would require refugees to register with the state and for the State Law Enforcement Division to track them.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Tax credit for poor could be issue in SC roads debate

The Senate Finance Committee sought consensus Tuesday on how to get more money for South Carolina roads and cut taxes. But the meeting showed where arguments may arise when the proposals hit the ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

SC Senate panel hears proposals on refugee limits

South Carolina lawmakers are considering 2 proposals that would strictly limit refugees resettling in the state, although neither 1 would take the likely illegal step of banning them from the ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Clemson upsets cold-shooting No. 16 Louisville

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Jaron Blossomgame scored 17 points and Avry Holmes added 16 points to lead Clemson to a 66-62 win over No. 16 Louisville on Sunday. 
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

South Carolina football coach has faith in his play-caller

COLUMBIA - Just like South Carolina had faith that Will Muschamp was a better coach than his record at Florida showed, Muschamp believes Kurt Roper can run the Gamecocks offense better than the ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

SC chief justice faces mandatory retirement

COLUMBIA - When South Caro­lina Chief Justice Jean Toal became a lawyer in 1968, she could argue cases before a jury, but she couldn't be a juror.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Panel cuts Confederate flag display plans

COLUMBIA - The group coming up with a plan to memorialize the final Confederate flag that flew over the Statehouse cut the display's estimated cost by a third to less than $4 million at a sparsely ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Parents, civil rights activists to prosecutor: Drop charge against teen

COLUMBIA — A group presented a petition Thursday calling for officials to drop charges against a student who was videotaped being yanked from her desk and thrown to the floor by a police ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Man killed by deputies was armed robbery victim minutes earlier

COLUMBIA - A Green­ville County man shot and killed after he fired a shot at officers who kicked down his apartment door was the victim of an armed robbery a few minutes earlier, authorities ...
By Jeffrey Collins
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