Jamie Self, The State Newspaper

Jamie Self

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Columbia, SC, United States

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Past articles by Jamie:

2020 hopeful Kamala Harris to meet with SC educators day before teacher protest

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., who hopes to be elected president in 2020, is coming to SC to meet with a small group of educators and community activists — the day before teachers are staging a protest at the state Capitol to demand higher pay and better working conditions. → Read More

SC principal cancels class to protest with his teachers at the State House

SC, South Carolina, teachers, education, SCforEd, walkout, May 1, pay, protest → Read More

S.C. Gov. McMaster’s agency director denies claim of racism

Steve Morris, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster’s nominee to lead the S.C. Office on Aging could face a tough battle for confirmation amid a charge of racism from a former Richland County Council colleague. → Read More

As his bachelorhood goes viral, SC’s Graham shares details of his personal life

Republican US senator Lindsey Graham from Seneca South Carolina is a bachelor and talks about being single. Interest in his personal life has grown since he said he would seek the GOP nomination for president. → Read More

SC students were traumatized by gun violence. Here’s how The State’s readers helped

A Greenwood, SC, teacher helping students traumatized by gun violence gets a boost from strangers who donate thousands of dollars after reading about her in The State. → Read More

Your state tax info was hacked. Now SC has stopped paying for your protection

The S.C. Legislature decided recently to stop paying for credit monitoring for the quarter-million SC taxpayers whose personal information was stolen from the Department of Revenue in 2012. → Read More

Lowcountry mom pardoned for 20-year-old crimes. Should SC do more to help ex-offenders?

Patricia Adams committed a string of crimes in the late 1990s and early 2000s in Berkeley, Richland Counties in South Carolina (SC). Last month, she was pardoned for those crimes. SC frequently pardons criminals, granting 400 a year. → Read More

He robbed people at gunpoint. But SC forgives him and most convicts who ask

South Carolina grants about 400 pardons a year, making it second only to Alabama and in line with Connecticut in the number of pardons granted. State lawmakers say the state should do more to forgive and forget the crimes committed in SC. → Read More

How to win, or lose, a pardon for your crimes in SC

The S.C. Probation, Parole and Pardon Board grants about 400 pardons a year to convicts who have served their time. A pardon is the state’s way of forgiving the legal consequences of a crime. Here’s a look at the crimes SC pardoned on Sept. 5, 2018. → Read More

Fugitive mom, pro-golfer, ‘Godfather of Soul’ caught nation’s eye in SC pardon cases

Professional golfer Dustin Johnson, late soul singer James Brown and civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers are among the memorable requests for pardons for convictions from South Carolina → Read More

SC made it easier to hide criminal records from the public. How far should it go?

South Carolina businesses with worker shortages pushed an expansion of the state’s law defining what crimes are eligible for expungement. Advocates say the state could do more to erase criminal records for some ex-offenders. → Read More

Family friend gives glimpse into lives of Florence shooting suspect, his family

A family friend of Fred Hopkins, charged with murdering a police officer in a shootout at a Florence, SC home, talks about his home life and adopted children, including Seth Hopkins, charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. → Read More

Officials: Florence shooting suspect knew police were coming to investigate sexual assault claim

A Florence, SC man, Fred Hopkins Jr., charged in a fatal shooting that left one police officer dead and six others injured Wednesday in a suburban neighborhood. His son, Seth Hopkins, is charged with unrelated offense. → Read More

Many SC jobs will be lost to robots. Is yours safe?

Robots are predicted to do many of the jobs that S.C. and U.S. workers now do, according to a study for the Hechinger Report. Some workers will lose their jobs altogether. A look where South Carolina workers stand. → Read More

Many SC jobs will be lost to robots. Is yours safe?

Robots are predicted to do many of the jobs that S.C. and U.S. workers now do, according to a study for the Hechinger Report. Some workers will lose their jobs altogether. A look where South Carolina workers stand. → Read More

Florence deaths rise to 6 in South Carolina. Pee Dee braces for more flooding

Alan Wallace crosses the flooded street to his Cheraw home after delivering a care package to a neighbor. Once a powerful hurricane, Florence’s heavy rains were still hammering South Carolina’s northern counties Sunday morning, causing flooding, road closures and evacuations in the Pee Dee and parts of the Piedmont. → Read More

Some nursing home residents dealing with high stress during Hurricane Florence evacuation

SC nursing home residents and others in hospitals and other health care facilities have been evacuated ahead of Hurricane Florence, a tropical storm slamming into South Carolina and North Carolina. → Read More

How much rain, wind can Midlands expect from Hurricane Florence?

Hurricane Florence is heading toward the coast of the Carolinas, expected to make landfall Thursday. Columbia and Midlands residents can expect heavy rainfall and tropical winds, National Weather Service forecasters say. → Read More

A mom got her kid into a top Columbia school by paying a stranger’s water bill

Demand for a cluster of elite Richland 1 public schools in Columbia and Forest Acres (SC) is driving up real-estate prices. The price parents will pay underscores the lengths they go for access to the schools of their choice. → Read More

A wealthy Columbia neighborhood wants a new school district. It is willing to pay

The Gregg Park neighborhood in Forest Acres, SC (near Columbia) wants access to a cluster of elite public schools in Richland 1. The rezoning would boost home values in the neighborhood where students mostly attend private school. → Read More