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Recent Articles by Laurel
‘Overtly racist and deeply offensive’: SC state rep. calls for colleague’s resignation
On the day a Hate Crime Bill passed the South Carolina State House after years of failed attempts, a controversy has erupted over one state lawmaker’s comments.
Published April 8, 2021 at 11:15 AM
SC rep. says he will not ‘bow down to the Left’ on Hate Crime bill
The bill passed the SC House on Wednesday. It now heads to the Senate.
Published April 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Officials: Sumter Co. man shot wife, himself in front of child and deputies
The 16-year-old called deputies because his mother and stepfather were fighting.
Published April 5, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Columbia Place Mall to become mass vaccination site, White House says
The site will be able to give out about 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines a day, officials said.
Published April 5, 2021 at 1:42 PM
Standoff ends with death of man in Newberry County
Officials were called two times about the man, who had been driving an SUV on a wheel rim on Interstate 26 around 4:30 a.m.
Published April 4, 2021 at 6:14 PM
SC woman celebrates 101st birthday!
Katie Anderson was born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina, where she still lives.
Published April 2, 2021 at 10:24 AM
Missing 11-year-old girl found safe in Sumter Co. woods
Eleven-year-old Jozanna Quezada was missing for 21 hours before she was found.
Published March 31, 2021 at 7:20 PM
COVID-19 vaccines in SC open to everyone 16 & up starting March 31
People in that group were not expected to be eligible for vaccine appointments until May.
Published March 26, 2021 at 6:28 PM
Several major retailers closed on Easter to give employees day off
Easter is Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Published March 24, 2021 at 6:36 PM
State trooper charged with aggravated assault, fired from SCHP
He's accused of grabbing a man by the neck and threatening him with a knife.
Published March 21, 2021 at 10:34 AM
Man charged with murder in deadly SC motorcycle shop shootout, victim identified
Two men remain in the hospital as of Friday morning.
Published March 12, 2021 at 11:51 PM
5 people shot, 1 killed at motorcycle shop on Two Notch Rd.
The shooting happened around 4 p.m. outside of Capital City Cycles.
Published March 11, 2021 at 11:01 PM
Lexington man accused of sexually abusing children under the age of 10
He faces felony charges.
Published March 11, 2021 at 10:34 AM
78-year-old veteran attacked, robbed outside his Sumter business
The victim's family said he was beaten and dragged into the woods behind his shop while unconscious.
Published March 10, 2021 at 5:41 PM
Two people killed in Kershaw County house fire
The deadly fire happened around 8 p.m. Friday on Lyttleton Street in Camden.
Published March 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Newborn baby found dead at Columbia apartment complex
The newborn was found unresponsive Thursday morning around 5:30 inside Colony Apartments.
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Published March 5, 2021 at 10:17 PM
DHEC employee stabbed at ‘off-campus’ location
Police have arrested someone, DHEC said.
Published March 4, 2021 at 6:18 PM
Woman found safe after leaving Lexington assisted-living home
Shortly before 4 p.m. officials reported that Holden had been found.
Published March 4, 2021 at 4:04 PM
UofSC commission focused on renaming buildings releases interim report
The report lists 16 buildings and campus area they will focus on renaming or contextualizing.
Published February 27, 2021 at 4:49 PM
Man missing from assisted-living home in Columbia found safe
He was found in less than five hours.
Published February 26, 2021 at 8:18 AM
4-year-old killed in fall from 7th floor of SC hotel
The child's mother works at the hotel, management confirmed.
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Published February 22, 2021 at 10:45 PM
Threatening, racist letters found in mailboxes in Fairfield County, deputies say
Deputies want to collect and process the letters for possible DNA and/or fingerprints.
Published February 12, 2021 at 8:51 PM
Graham calls evidence presented against Trump in impeachment trial ‘offensive and absurd’
Wednesday night, Graham tweeted that “the ‘not guilty’ vote is growing.”
Published February 11, 2021 at 9:12 AM
FBI: SC man threatened ex-assistant US attorney over case involving Proud Boys’ leader
James Giannakos, Jr., of Gilbert, is charged with making interstate threats.
Published February 4, 2021 at 6:57 PM
McMaster, Spearman say SC teachers need to return face-to-face regardless of vaccines
Spearman also rescinded accelerateSC guidance that suggested school districts should not return face-to-face if community spread was high.
Published February 4, 2021 at 6:55 PM
Trainee shot, seriously injured at Fort Jackson doing better
Pvt. Abraham Koh, 17, is still in the hospital but doctors have upgraded his condition.
Published February 4, 2021 at 5:10 PM
McMaster celebrates Prisma’s 100,000th COVID-19 vaccination
State health officials have said South Carolina will see a 16% increase in its weekly shipment of first vaccine doses from the federal government beginning this week.
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Published February 1, 2021 at 7:37 PM
McMaster touts support for Fetal Heartbeat Bill before Senate debate enters 2nd day
The bill would ban abortions around six to eight weeks, after a heartbeat is detected.
Published January 27, 2021 at 12:20 PM
SLED: Officials find military equipment in Saluda River
Sometime Friday morning, a fisherman was near Black’s Bridge when he found what he thought was military equipment of some sort in the water.
Published January 23, 2021 at 6:16 PM
Plane crashes into home in Rosewood neighborhood
Multiple emergency crews are on the scene.
Published January 13, 2021 at 10:27 PM
Charleston activists hold anti-hate rally, vigil for victims of violence
Veronika Kudermetova wins Volvo Car Open in straight sets
Cougars Ground Golden Eagles to Win Series
Gamecocks beat Missouri to earn series win
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The Citadel drops series finale at Samford
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