The judge on Wednesday rejected the proposed plea agreement between federal prosecutors and lawyers for former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts that would have given Metts no prison time.
Kela Thomas, one of two African-Americans in Gov. Nikki Haley's cabinet, has resigned as director of the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.
More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.
Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving its customers.
Greenville County deputies are looking for a woman they say has managed to steal more than $42,000 from several Upstate banks.
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A statewide system for enforcing child-support payments – two decades in development – could be operational in four years with state and federal approval, officials said Tuesday.