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Columbia, SC, United States

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Recent articles by Jeffrey:

Sheriff: Teen’s racist videos show SC needs hate crime law

A South Carolina sheriff said Thursday that the state needs a hate crime law after his deputies couldn’t initially charge a 16-year-old Catholic school student who made videos using racial slurs and shooting a box that he said represented black people. → Read More

Sheriff: Teen's racist videos show South Carolina needs hate crime law

A South Carolina sheriff said Thursday that the state needs a hate crime law after his deputies couldn't initially charge a 16-year-old Catholic school student who made videos using racial slurs and shooting a box that he said represented black people. The teen was charged four days later with making student threats after a third video surfaced of him threatening to shoot people at the Cardinal… → Read More

Sheriff: Teen's racist videos show SC needs hate crime law

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina sheriff said Thursday that the state needs a hate crime law after his deputies couldn't initially charge a 16-year-old Catholic school student who made videos using racial slurs and shooting a box that he said represented black people. The teen was charged four days later with making student threats after a third video surfaced of him threatening to shoot… → Read More

Parents weren't told of student's racist video, threats

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Catholic school in South Carolina waited more than two weeks to tell parents a student was expelled and arrested after making racist videos and threatening to shoot black people. The videos of the white, 16-year-old male casually firing a gun and making racist comments revived painful memories of the fatal shooting of nine black worshippers in a Charleston church in 2015.… → Read More

Parents weren’t told of student’s racist video, threats

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Parents at a Catholic school in South Carolina say they’re angry they weren’t told until weeks after a student’s arrest that he had made racist videos and threatened to shoot people at the school. The videos show the white 16-year-old male shooting a box that he says represents all black men. […] → Read More

Sheriff: Inmate with 10 cellphone violations planned killing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina inmate serving a murder sentence who was also convicted of running a drug ring from behind bars on contraband cellphones orchestrated the killing of a woman from his cell last month, a sheriff said Friday. Michelle Dodge, 27, was kidnapped and shot in the back of the head last month by seven people taking orders from inmate James Peterson, Laurens County… → Read More

SC murder suspect planned escape with fire, attack on guards

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge planned an escape from a county jail in South Carolina by having fellow prisoners set fire to a mattress and attack guards trying to help them escape the smoke while he scaled a barbed wire topped fence, authorities said. But Stephen Stinnette was only free for about seven hours before deputies took him back into custody, Sumter… → Read More

SC murder suspect planned escape with fire, attack on guards

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge planned an escape from a county jail in South Carolina by having fellow prisoners set fire to a → Read More

New USC leader learns to listen and choose words carefully

COLUMBIA — Retired Army general Bob Caslen said Monday he has learned he needs to listen more and communicate his ideas better as he moves into the → Read More

S.C. Supreme Court abolishes common law marriage

COLUMBIA — After 20 years of trying and failing to abolish common law marriages in the legislature, South Carolina's Supreme Court on Wednesday abolished the antiquated practice of allowing couples → Read More

Deadly 2018 Amtrak crash caused by safety oversights, delays

Federal safety officials ruled Tuesday yet another fatal train crash in the United States has been caused by easy-to-fix human errors. → Read More

Officials review 2018 Amtrak crash that killed 2 crew in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal officials are meeting to discuss what caused an Amtrak train to divert onto a side track in South Carolina last year and slam into a parked train, killing two crew members and injuring more than 100 passengers. The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The board already determined that railway signals that would have warned the… → Read More

Officials review 2018 Amtrak crash that killed 2 crew in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials are meeting to discuss what caused an Amtrak train to divert onto a side track in South Carolina last year and slam into a → Read More

New USC leader learns to listen and choose words carefully

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Retired Army general Bob Caslen said Monday he has learned he needs to listen more and communicate his ideas better as he moves into the civilian world to lead the University of South Carolina. A divided Board of Trustees selected Caslen on Friday after a divisive search . A number of students and professors did not want him because he lacked a doctoral degree and research… → Read More

New USC president visits days after divisive search ends

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The new president at the University of South Carolina is in Columbia visiting campus. → Read More

USC trustees plan vote on divisive president search

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Trustees at the University of South Carolina were meeting behind closed doors Friday to decide whether to hire a retired Army general with ties to President → Read More

USC trustees vote to hire Robert Caslen as next president

Trustees at the University of South Carolina met behind closed doors Friday to decide whether to hire a retired Army general with ties to President Donald Trump as its new president. → Read More

Amid protests, USC trustees to meet Friday about president

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A billionaire businesswoman and the biggest donor to the University of South Carolina is asking trustees to cancel a planned vote Friday for a new president. → Read More

Meeting postponed as presidential search splits university

COLUMBIA — A special meeting Friday where trustees at the University of South Carolina were expected to vote on a new president was postponed by a judge just minutes before → Read More

SC moves death row to new prison for 2nd time in 2 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's corrections chief has moved death row prisoners for the second time in two years, this time trying to answer concerns over inmate treatment raised → Read More