Posted by JAMIE SELF on November 26, 2014
• A St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown sparked nonviolent protests at the S.C. State House Tuesday. Protesters also hit the streets in Charleston and Greenville.
Darren Wilson’s account: Why I killed Michael Brown
• SLED released its 42-page report on former House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who was indicted on misdemeanor public corruption charges, pleaded guilty and resigned from office. But about nine pages of the report were deleted, raising questions about who might be other possible targets of an ongoing criminal investigation. Officials confirmed that the deleted pages – which may include names of suspects, for example – involved an ongoing investigation.
Posted by JAMIE SELF on November 25, 2014
Ferguson, Mo., erupted in violence, looting and fires after a grand jury announced that officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in Michael Brown’s death.
MORNING BUZZ: Confederate flag still divides whites, blacks + SC-wide property tax could address school inequities
Posted by CASSIE COPE on November 24, 2014
Posted by CASSIE COPE on November 22, 2014
The proposal would establish a statewide property tax rate to pay for schools. The taxes collected from businesses and industries would be distributed among the state’s 82 school districts, based on their student population.
Posted by JAMIE SELF on November 22, 2014
More than a decade after a bitter feud ended with it being moved from atop the State House’s dome to its grounds, the Confederate flag remains a racially divisive symbol in South Carolina. Most whites say it should continue flying on the State House grounds; most African Americans say it should be removed, according to an exclusive Winthrop poll asked for The State.
Posted by Andrew Shain on November 22, 2014
During her 10-day trade mission to recruit businesses and tourists, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was a constant presence in the Indian press.
Posted by SAMANTHA EHLINGER and DANIEL SALAZAR on November 20, 2014
South Carolina Republicans cried foul Thursday about President Barack Obama’s decision to act on immigration, calling it an overreaching act that misreads this year’s midterm election results.