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  1. This Beaufort Co. school board candidate drove trucks to supplement his teacher payRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | The Island Packet

    On the last day to file for candidacy in the Beaufort County Board of Education Nov. 6 election, a former teacher and businessman added his name to the mix. Butler, 77, was the 20th candidate to file for a seat on the board - making this the highest number of contenders for school board in a long while.

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  2. Whale Branch ranked in preseason S.C. Prep Media Football PollRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | The Island Packet

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  3. Her lost exotic cat was found. Now Lowcountry owner is working on another rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | The Island Packet

    The search for an Orangeburg woman's missing African serval cat touched the heart of a Lowcountry resident who understands how it feels. When Palmetto Bluff Conservancy staffers captured him Dec. 23., 2017, Toby had lost weight and had recently been attacked by a dog.

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  4. One of three escaped SC inmates captured, sheriff says. Two on murder charges still at largeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2018 | The Island Packet

    One of the three inmates who escaped from the Orangeburg detention center has been captured, Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced Sunday. "Christopher Boltin was taken into custody in Lexington County by sheriff's deputies in that jurisdiction," Ravenell said in a news release.

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  5. One of three escaped SC inmates has been captured, sheriff says. Two on murder charges at largeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2018 | The Island Packet

    "Christopher Boltin was taken into custody in Lexington County by sheriff's deputies in that jurisdiction,"Ravenell said in a news release. "He will be returned to Orangeburg and put back in jail to await his court hearing.

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  6. Three inmates escape Midlands jail. Two face murder chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2018 | The Island Packet

    Three inmates, two of whom are facing murder charges, escaped from the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center on Saturday night. Orangeburg County sheriff's investigators were notified of a possible escape attempt at the county jail around 10 p.m. Saturday, the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post early Sunday.

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  7. SC Senate votes to outlaw virtually all abortions in South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | The Island Packet

    The Legislature's upper chamber voted 28-10 to make exceptions only in cases of rape, incest or medical emergencies that threaten the pregnant woman's life. If passed, the new law would almost certainly spark a court challenge, but that's by design, according to Senate Republicans who want to overturn the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming abortion rights.

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  8. Should SC give an extra $11 million in scholarships to low-income students?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | The Island Packet

    A proposal to dedicate $11.3 million additional dollars to scholarships for students from low-income families faces an uncertain future as lawmakers wrestle over where to invest state money. While multiple lawmakers say they support increasing need-based scholarship funding, House Majority Leader Gary Simrill said it's too early to say whether the House will approve the increase, which passed in the Senate.

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  9. Fight over 'dismemberment' abortion ban set for SC Senate, threatens other billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | The Island Packet

    A fight over tightening South Carolina's abortion laws is about to rage on the state Senate floor, prompting a Democratic filibuster that could kill a number of other notable bills. After months of waiting, the Republican-majority Senate voted last Thursday to begin debate on a proposal to outlaw "dismemberment" abortions.

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  10. Damaged bridge over I-26 in Orangeburg is demolishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | The Island Packet

    SCDOT contractor United Demolition worked through the night Friday to begin demolition of a bridge that was damaged earlier in the day by an accident. LeRoy Stevens has worked in the operations department at Indigo Run on Hilton Head Island, S.C., for years.

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  11. How for-profit companies, paid millions in SC tax dollars, are driving online schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | The Island Packet

    South Carolina's two largest online charter schools paid nearly $39 million to for-profit companies last year to help manage the schools and provide the technology that connects students and teachers. Protecting their S.C. interests, the two companies - K12 and Connections Education - and their S.C. online school partners have spent $1 million lobbying state lawmakers since 2009.

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  12. Fatal I-26 crash involving tractor trailer, bridge shuts down lanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | The Island Packet

    A fatal crash involving a tractor trailer has damaged a bridge on Interstate 26 in Orangeburg and shut down westbound lanes of traffic Friday afternoon. The tractor trailer was traveling west near exit 154 when it crossed into the median and struck the support structure of a bridge, according to Lance Cpl.

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  13. SC could raise the legal age for dropping out of schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | The Island Packet

    South Carolina could raise the age that a student can dropout of high school, compelling students - through threat of legal action - to stay in school until they are 18. Under current law, S.C. public school students can drop out when they turn 17, a year before they become legal adults, regardless of what their parents or guardians say. A bill, sponsored by state Rep. Jerry Govan, D-Orangeburg, would change the dropout age, forcing parents and educators to do whatever they can to keep youth in school until they are adults, supporters say.

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  14. Some SC school districts could be forced to consolidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | The Island Packet

    Consolidating the state's smallest public school districts and giving raises to rural teachers top a list of education priorities in the state Senate. Tasked with improving education in rural communities, the Senate's K-12 school equity panel agreed to add mergers and raises, and other priorities, to its agenda Wednesday.

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  15. SC teachers get raises, but colleges wona t be happy with House budget proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | The Island Packet

    S.C. teachers will get a 2 percent pay raise under a budget proposal approved Wednesday by the House's budget-writing committee. The Ways and Means Committee also OK'd raising the starting salary for new teachers with a bachelor's degree to $32,000, up from about $30,000.

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  16. Survivors, SC State community remember Orangeburg Massacre, 50 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | The Island Packet

    The crescent on the SC flag isn't a moon, and other facts you didn't know about the state flag South Carolina State University held a commemorative ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center on February 8, 2018, in Orangeburg, SC. South Carolina State University held a commemorative ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center on February 8, 2018, in Orangeburg, SC.

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  17. 50 years after 3 students died in SC civil rights protest, survivors still ask a Why?aRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | The Island Packet

    The crescent on the SC flag isn't a moon, and other facts you didn't know about the state flag On February 8, 1968, police opened fire on a group of civil rights protesters outside of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Three people died and many more were injured, making the event one of the deadliest in the SC Civil Rights Movement.

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  18. DACA recipients are paying exorbitant tuition rates. This bill would change that.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | The Island Packet

    The crescent on the SC flag isn't a moon, and other facts you didn't know about the state flag Three people from Rock Hill were sentenced in federal court in Columbia Wednesday for conspiracy to defraud the United States in a $5 million food stamp fraud case that prosecutors said was "unparalleled in South Carolina." Li Phu, 55, described as the leader and organizer, was sentenced to two years in prison.

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  19. 3 from Rock Hill sentenced in $5M South Carolina food stamp fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | The Island Packet

    The crescent on the SC flag isn't a moon, and other facts you didn't know about the state flag The crescent on the SC flag isn't a moon, and other facts you didn't know about the state flag DACA recipients and supporters converged on the SC state house to encourage law-makers to support a bill that would grant in-state tuition and allow for Dreamers to obtain state licenses. A new plan to widen US 278 on Jenkins Island is up for a vote by the Hilton Head Town Council.

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  20. 'You want a 5-day-old baby?' Man makes unusual plea at SC gas stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 | The Island Packet

    A man stopped at an Orangeburg gas station off the interstate this week and tried to give away a 5-day-old baby, according to local media reports. An Exxon clerk was approached Wednesday afternoon by a man who asked her, "You want a five ... day old baby?" WLTX reported .

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