Stories by Meg Kinnard

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ex-South Carolina state Sen. Ford sentenced to probation

COLUMBIA — Former state Senator Robert Ford must serve five years of probation on charges connected to an ethics case involving campaign funds spent on personal expenses.
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Charleston gains on largest SC city

COLUMBIA- Rapid growth in Charleston means that Columbia is in danger of losing its place as the largest city in South Carolina, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers.
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Former SC State board chairman sentenced to 5 years

COLUMBIA - During a lengthy and at times tearful hearing in Columbia, the former board chairman of South Carolina State University was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for his role in a ...
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, April 27, 2015

Longtime SC sheriff sent to prison for year

The man who had been South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty in a corruption scheme.
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Death by SC firing squad proposed

COLUMBIA - A proposal introduced in South Carolina on Wednesday would add death by firing squad to the state's list of approved execution methods.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, March 20, 2015

DSS wants child endangerment suit dismissed

COLUMBIA - State officials want a lawsuit accusing South Carolina's child welfare agency of endangering children in its care to be dismissed, saying it is an attempt to force the court system to ...
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, March 16, 2015

Bill would shield execution drug companies

COLUMBIA - A bill introduced in South Carolina would protect identities of pharmaceutical companies in the hopes that the providers will start selling execution drugs to the state again.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, March 13, 2015

SCE&G: Cost, build delays expected up for SC nuke reactors

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The company that owns a majority stake in new nuclear reactors in South Carolina said this week it wants approval to spend more on the project and finish construction later than ...
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, March 9, 2015

SC runs out of lethal injection drug

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina has 44 people on Death Row, but state cannot execute any of them because it has run out of a lethal injection drug.
By Meg Kinnard

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Obama says honor progress with service

COLUMBIA - President Obama told a crowd that young adults should honor the achievements of previous activists through service and commitment to bettering themselves.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Drug company ordered to pay South Carolina $126 million

COLUMBIA - A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary should pay South Carolina $136 million over deceptive drug marketing of an anti-psychotic drug, the state's highest court ruled this week.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

South Carolina closing 2nd minimum-security prison

Citing fewer inmates returning to system, SC closing another minimum-security prison.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

After damage, feds inspect construction at SC nuke plant

Feds conduct special inspection after damage during construction at V.C. Summer nuclear plant.
By Meg Kinnard

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Program showcases Charleston music scene

COLUMBIA - Charleston, S.C., has become a go-to destination for travelers seeking a dip into southern hospitality, history and haute cuisine, ranking consistently as a top travel destination.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Attorney general goes after fraud in food stamp program

COLUMBIA, S.C. - With help from federal officials, South Carolina's top prosecutor has set up a specialized unit in a pilot project to go after people accused of abusing the state's food stamp ...
By Meg Kinnard

SC cracks down on food stamp fraud

COLUMBIA - With help from federal officials, South Carolina's top prosecutor has set up a specialized unit in a pilot project to go after people accused of abusing the state's food stamp program.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Friendship Nine to have records erased

COLUMBIA - Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still ...
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Man sentenced for sending drone to prison

COLUMBIA - A man has been sentenced to 15 years for trying to use a drone to smuggle contraband into a maximum-security South Carolina prison.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Prosecutor urging tougher penalties for domestic abusers

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top prosecutor implored lawmakers to implement a range of penalties for the state's criminal domestic violence offenses.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Lawsuit: DSS fails to provide for SC children's basic needs

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's child welfare agency is endangering kids by failing to provide them with basic health care, according to a federal lawsuit.
By Meg Kinnard
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Keel lone finalist to lead GRU

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel, an Augusta native, is the lone finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University.
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