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3 hrs ago | The Island Packet

RCSD: Burglaries at all-time low compared to past 10 years

Sheriff Leon Lott said shrubs can be a deterrent to burglarizing a house and asks homeowners to remember the "3 foot, 8 foot" rule.

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5 hrs ago | Fort Mill Times

Richland deputy fired for running light, wreck

Sheriff Leon Lott said Cpl. Ken Proffitt was fired Tuesday after an investigation and a review of the deputy's driving record.

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Related Topix: Fort Mill, SC

9 hrs ago | Lexington County Chronicle

Reactions mixed on Sunday beer and wine sales

Is it a good thing to repeal the ban on Sunday sales of beer and wine? It depends on whom you ask.

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Related Topix: Lexington, SC, Chapin, SC, Irmo, SC, Lexington County, SC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Island Packet

RCSD press conference on deputy involved in crash set for Wednesday

Lt. Curtis Wilson said the conference will be held at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department headquarters at 12:30 p.m. Senior Trooper Hannah Wimberly, a spokeswoman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said Cpl.

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Camden Chronicle Independent

Crime Report - July 30, 2014

In the first incident, a man reported his 31-year-old son missing on Sunday. According to a KCSO report, the man's father said it's not unusual for his son to away from home from Friday through Sunday.

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Related Topix: Spartanburg, SC, Kershaw, SC, Lugoff, SC, Elgin, SC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Free Times

Appeals Court Ruling Could Bring Same-Sex Marriage to S.C.

The federal 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, Gay/Lesbian

The Island Packet

Lexington jury slams Richland County sheriff with $1.6 million verdict for malicious prosecution

The case of lawyer Kay Paschal, who won the verdict against Sheriff Leon Lott, involved a dispute over a dead Columbia businessman's multimillion-dollar estate, issues of sheriff's department jurisdiction and charges of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

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Related Topix: Lexington County, SC, Lexington, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Columbia, SC

Post and Courier

Lexington jury slaps Richland County sheriff with $1.6 million verdict for malicious prosecution

A Lexington County jury late last week took two hours to deliberate before awarding a woman $1.6 million in actual damages in a civil case in which she claimed she was hounded by the Richland County Sheriff's Department, strip-searched and tossed in jail on felony charges that were later dismissed.

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Related Topix: Lexington County, SC, Lexington, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Columbia, SC

The Star

Morning roundup: News from around the state on July 29

A Richland County sheriff's deputy has been charged with running a red light and causing a wreck in Columbia that injured a woman.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Columbia, SC, Sumter, SC

The Island Packet

One shot, injured after early morning armed robbery in Richland County

Lt. Curtis Wilson, a sheriff’s department spokesman, said deputies responded to an armed robbery call on 1460 Oakcrest Drive, which is near Trenholm Road, just before 5 a.m. and discovered a victim with a single gunshot wound to the lower body.

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WLTX-TV Columbia

Richland Co. Sheriff's Dept. Ordered to Pay $1.6a

The Richland County Sheriff's department has been ordered to pay $1.6 million in connection with a civil lawsuit.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

WBTV

Richland sheriff's deputy charged in wreck

A Richland County sheriff's deputy has been charged with running a red light and causing a wreck in Columbia that injured a woman.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Post and Courier

SC Supreme Court: Jury trials are for adults only

South Carolina's Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that juveniles do not have a right to a jury trial.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

The State

Murphy seeks to reclaim school board post

Murphy is ready to seek election again as a Richland County member on the board despite contentions she lives in Lexington County.

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Related Topix: Lexington County, SC, Chapin, SC

The Aiken Standard

In case you missed it: Top stories from the weekend

The two individuals arrested for a shooting that occurred in North Augusta have now been charged in a double-homicide that occurred in Richland County.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, Aiken County, SC

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Aiken Standard

AHS graduate enjoys Obama administration work

SUBMITTED PHOTO Christina Cue, a staffer with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, takes a 'selfie' with Shaun Livingston, the outgong HUD Secretary, during an event in his honor.

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Related Topix: Livingston, SC, University of South Carolina, Aiken, SC, Trenton, SC

Rock Hill Herald

Officials across South Carolina increasingly keeping public in the dark

Whether it is the result of court decisions, acts by elected officials, or bureaucrats who make decisions such as charging the public high prices to copy public records, people acting in the name of government are taking actions that keep the public in the dark.

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Related Topix: South Carolina

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

2 Shot Dead at Richland County Home

The Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://www.wltx.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/25/two-shot-dead-richland-county/13161463/ Richland County, SC - Richland County deputies have arrested two people in connection with a double homicide at a Columbia home Friday.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

FITSNews

Multiple Palmetto Politicians Owe Massive Fees To Taxpayers

Dozens of political candidates and groups seeking to influence the political process owe taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in ethics fines, according to a "debtor's list" compiled by the S.C. State Ethics Commission .

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Star

South Carolina basketball players to urge reading

The University of South Carolina men's basketball team wants kids to take an interest in reading.

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina, Kids, Family

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