Stories by Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

VP Biden hoping to turn red SC to blue

COLUMBIA — It'd be a longshot to turn Republican South Carolina from red to blue in this year's general election, but a repeat visit from Vice President Joe Biden could signal the Democrats see ...
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

Flooding disaster familiar to some in South Carolina

NICHOLS, S.C. - To Na­talie McDowell, whose family has lived in Nichols for three generations, the flooding from Hurricane Matthew that swamped the Marion County hamlet is like nothing in ...
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Reactors deal saves money, officials say

JENKINSVILLE, S.C. — Officials overseeing the construction of nuclear reactors said Wednesday that a recent financing deal means fewer costs from the project will be passed on to power customers ...
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

SC prisons get green light for anti-cellphone technology

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's prisons agency got approval Tuesday to start implementing technology that can catch prisoners in the act when they try to use illegal prison cellphones.
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Haley praises detainee transfer delay effort

COLUMBIA - Some of South Carolina's top Republicans are heralding a U.S. House vote Thursday to temporarily halt the transfer of detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Deputy who tossed SC high school student won't be charged

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina sheriff's deputy will face no charges for tossing a student across a classroom, a prosecutor announced Friday in a case that focused attention on the consequences of ...
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Docs ask feds to probe use of live animals at USC med school

COLUMBIA - The emergency-medicine training program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine violates federal law by using live animals.
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

SC GOP asked to dump Trump

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top state House Democrat doubled down Wednesday on his call for top elected Republicans to withdraw their support of Donald Trump.
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SC attorney general loses fight with prosecutor

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's highest court has handed a big defeat to the state's attorney general, ruling Wednesday that a local solicitor was correct in thinking he had the authority to open a ...
By Meg Kinnard

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Confederate flag flies at Statehouse rally

COLUMBIA - The Con­federate battle flag flew again outside the South Caro­lina Statehouse on Sunday - temporarily - at a rally that drew both supporters in Civil War garb and ...
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Attorney in Charleston shooting challenges prosecutor

COLUMBIA - An attorney for the man facing dual death-penalty trials in the shootings of nine churchgoers in Charleston says a state prosecutor's desire to go to trial before federal authorities is ...
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, July 4, 2016

State hopes telemedicine improves inmate care, cut costs

COLUMBIA — South Ca­ro­li­na’s prisons agency is taking a high-tech approach to inmate health care, a change officials say will save money and cut down on potential security risks.
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, June 30, 2016

South Carolina, feds argue MOX lawsuit in court

COLUMBIA - It's now up to a federal judge to decide whether South Carolina's lawsuit against the government over an unfinished project at Savannah River Site should be dismissed, or whether the ...
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Appeals court sends SC graduation prayer case back

COLUMBIA - A federal court in Virginia ruled Tuesday that it's now up to a South Carolina judge to consider whether members of a humanist organization can continue a legal challenge over prayers ...
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Justices weigh prosecutor's firing by attorney general in corruption case

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Supreme Court on Thursday presided over a public feud between the state's attorney general and a local solicitor who says he has been empowered to initiate and use a ...
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Top S.C. federal prosecutor resigns

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Less than five months before the federal government’s death penalty trial of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, South Carolina’s top federal prosecutor announced his ...
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, June 6, 2016

Japanese plutonium arrives at SRS

COLUMBIA - A shipment of plutonium from Japan arrived Monday at Savannah River Site, despite objections from Gov. Nikki Haley to her state being used as storage for such materials.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, June 3, 2016

South Carolina museum hopes race exhibit will foster conversations

The ever-passionate conversation about race has a new venue: the South Carolina State Museum. Opening Saturday is an exhibit that aims to tackle the elements that comprise race and racism in the ...
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Judge refuses to let nonprofit join MOX case

COLUMBIA - A federal judge has ruled that a regional economic development group can't be part of South Carolina's lawsuit against the U.S. Energy Department over an incomplete nuclear fuel project ...
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Charleston church slaying families accept pursuit of the death penalty

COLUMBIA - The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to ...
By Meg Kinnard
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