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  1. Former backup singer declared James Brown's wife in estate fightRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Star

    The long-running feud over “Godfather of Soul” James Brown's final will and testament has taken another odd turn after a judge declared former backup singer Tommie Rae Brown to be his legally surviving wife. If the order stands, Brown, as the surviving spouse, could potentially claim at least one-third of the late soul singer's estate under South Carolina law, after previously being excluded from his final wishes.

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  2. Police: Snapchat message sparked stabbing, leaving teen deadRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Star

    A 16-year-old fatally stabbed a fellow student because he was upset about a Snapchat message sent to his girlfriend, according to police. Matthew Joseph Fischer, 16, of Mount Pleasant was visiting his girlfriend's home in an upscale subdivision in the bedroom community just outside Charleston on Sunday when he saw a message from Lucas Cavanaugh, 17, on her iPod, detectives said.

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  3. SC port cargo volume up sharply in first half of fiscal '15Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Star

    Cargo volume moving through the state's ports was up sharply during the first half of fiscal 2015, and while the outlook is for continued growth, it won't be as rapid, the president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority President said Wednesday. Jim Newsome told the authority board that imports were up 15 percent during the first six months of the fiscal year ending June 30. Exports increased 7 percent over the previous year.

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  4. Other views: Don't give benefits to disgraced lawmakersRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 18 | The Star

    S.C. lawmakers were right to close their cushy pension plan to incoming lawmakers in 2012. The lucrative plan pays out at about triple the rate offered to other state employees.

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  5. 'Finding Bigfoot' cast, crew hear tales of Sasquatch sightings during Aiken visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Star

    STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES “Finding Bigfoot” cast member James “Bobo” Fay, right, signs Blake Farnsworth's T-shirt at the Aiken County Historical Museum on Tuesday night. Animal Planet's “Finding Bigfoot” came to Aiken to find proof that large, hairy, ape-like creatures roam the forests and swamps of South Carolina.

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  6. Gov. Haley chastises legislators on ethics in inauguralRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Star

    Republican Gov. Nikki Haley used her second inaugural address Wednesday to chastise legislators and again urge them to reform South Carolina's ethics laws, saying it's their duty to restore the public's trust in government. The governor said the public's confidence is shaken by recent scandals, just as it was following the FBI's 1990 Operation Lost Trust investigation, which resulted in 27 convictions or guilty pleas of state legislators and lobbyists.

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  7. Charleston Court will hear case on S.C. water laws, draws interest of Wagener residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Star

    Aiken Standard File photo Three generations of river enthusiasts – Doug Busbee, his son Ethan, and his great uncle Wayne Furtick – have spent much of their lives on the Edisto River. A group of Aiken residents will join environmental lawyers in Charleston today in the hopes that a judge grants a motion for an injunction to continue conversations on South Carolina's surface water laws.

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  8. Berkeley County man gets 2 years in animal abuse caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2013 | The Star

    A Berkeley County man has been sentenced to two years in prison after his guilty plea to animal cruelty charges. Prosecutors say 66-year-old Loney Garrett pleaded guilty in August to 10 counts of animal cruelty after being accused of killing dozens of dogs and leaving them to rot in the backyard of his home near Goose Creek.

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  9. Editorial: Fight human traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | The Star

    AP File Photo S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is pushing to hand greater power to the state grand jury in order to more effectively handle human trafficking cases in the state. Human trafficking, far too often misjudged as merely a problem in other parts of the world, is hitting our state hard.

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  10. Statewide grand jury change pursued in wake of Harrell caseRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | The Star

    Used by prosecutors to bust up gangs and root out public corruption, the attorney general is pushing for greater independence in dealing with the state grand jury after its role in the downfall of one of South Carolina's most powerful politicians. The statewide grand jury played a central part in the back-and-forth in the past year between Attorney General Alan Wilson and former House Speaker Bobby Harrell.

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  11. Editorial: Make our state more attractive to veteransRead the original story

    Monday Jan 5 | The Star

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  12. Berkeley County sheriff takes oath privatelyRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 3 | The Star

    Berkeley County officials say Sheriff Wayne DeWitt has taken his oath of office a week after he was arrested and charged with drunken driving. The county told two Charleston television stations that DeWitt was sworn in during a private ceremony Friday.

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  13. Editorial: Clearer laws may save state embarrassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | The Star

    AP File Photo Berkeley County Sheriff H. Wayne DeWitt was issued an unsecured bond during a bail hearing on Sunday night after allegedly plowing into another vehicle while driving drunk in a county-owned pickup and then leaving the scene. The arrest of a sheriff on DUI charges in South Carolina looks bad enough.

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  14. S.C. says goodbye to former Gov. James EdwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | The Star

    Former Gov. James Edwards ran South Carolina for four years. But at his funeral Monday, his son-in-law Ken Wingate said he should be remembered for far more than that.

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  15. Editorial: Whistleblower law a needed step forwardRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 25 | The Star

    Strengthening the state's whistleblower law hasn't been as high profile as some of the other pieces of proposed ethics reform, but it's still an important measure. A bill pre-filed by S.C. Rep. Laurie Funderburk, D-Camden, aims to strengthen that law, which is a vital part of having an open and ethical government.

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  16. Other views: Ban domestic abusers from possessing a gunRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2014 | The Star

    While South Carolina has long ranked among the nation's worst in violence against women, state lawmakers have done little more than study the issue. The Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C., currently ranks the state as the second most deadly in the nation for women at the hands of men.

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  17. Moore - EricsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | The Star

    Charlotte Noel Ericson of Aiken, SC and Clinton Reid Moore of New Ellenton, SC were married Nov. 29, 2014 at Sweetwater Baptist Church. The bride was given in marriage by Pastor Paul Noe.

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  18. Notice's 19 leads South Carolina to winRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | The Star

    South Carolina has beaten two major conference teams in a row by at least 23 points. That the latest win was over bitter rival Clemson just makes it so much better for the Gamecocks.

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  19. Sanford's ethics in question: Politicians get payouts from lenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | The Star

    AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford leaves The Citadel in Charleston on Jan. 19, 2012. A lawyer said Sanford trespassed at his ex-wife's home and he has been ordered to appear in court two days after his special congressional election.

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  20. Charleston park makeover begins soonRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | The Star

    The Post and Courier reports that the $4 million project calls for new granite facing around the shore of the lake, new trails and new pipes to improve the water quality in the lake that connects to the Ashley River. Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. said Charleston City Council considers a construction contract on Tuesday.

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