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  • 4 hrs ago | via Daily Kos 

    The origin of Memorial day

    I'm sure this is common knowledge but just in case you missed it, here it is: Memorial Day had an interesting start: The first widely-publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. During the war, Union soldiers who were prisoners of war had been held at the Hampton Park Race Course in Charleston; at least 257 Union prisoners died there and were hastily buried in unmarked graves.

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  • Friday | via WMBF 

    Mayor of Pacolet dies at 68

    We have compiled all the important information you need to know about this year's Bikefest into one map, including the traffic loop route, locations of city cameras and barricades, the locations of local police stations, and much more. We have compiled all the important information you need to know about this year's Bikefest into one map, including the traffic loop route, locations of city cameras and barricades, the locations of local police stations, and much more.

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  • Wednesday May 20 | via Observer 

    Josephine H. "Grandma Josie" Rzepkowski

    Josephine H. "Grandma Josie" Rzepkowski, 99, of Dunkirk died Sunday morning at her home in Dunkirk where she had lived since the 1940s. The youngest child of Martin and Louise Mucha, she was born in Dunkirk on Feb. 7, 1916 and lived in Dunkirk all her life.

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  • Sunday May 17 | via Cape Cod Times 

    Historical Society recognizes Sue Monk Kidd for fict...

    Acclaimed by critics for its imaginative yet faithful recreation of historical fact, "The Invention of Wings" is set over a 35-year period and chronicles Sarah's activism after she moves to Philadelphia with her sister, Angelina, and Angelina's husband, Theodore Weld. The two women, who embraced the Quaker faith, were the first female leaders in the abolitionist movement.

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  • Wednesday May 13 | via The Age 

    Folk singer who overcame all protests

    Guy Carawan was an American folk musician and civil rights campaigner who adapted a one-time gospel song We Shall Overcome and turned it into an anthem for protest movements around the world. Guy Carawan was an American folk musician and civil rights campaigner who adapted a one-time gospel song We Shall Overcome and turned it into an anthem for protest movements around the world.

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  • Tuesday May 12 | via Pocono Record 

    William George Lee Jr.

    William George Lee Jr., 57, of East Stroudsburg, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, at his home. He was the husband of Elizabeth Lee; they were married Dec. 8, 2007.

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  • Monday May 11 | via Daily Dispatch 

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Edward Howard Hill , 79, of Oxford, died Saturday May 9, 2015. A native of Charleston, SC, he was the son of the late Hugh and Margaret Ann Hill.

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  • Saturday May 9 | via Post and Courier 

    Mothers plea for justice, closure in childrena s kil...

    The following victims' mothers have formed a group called Blind Justice and are pleading for more help from law enforcement and witnesses: Case details: Wilson was shot during the early morning hours of July 24, 1999, while riding a bicycle on Target Street near Rivers Avenue in North Charleston. Grant said detectives told her that her son was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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  • Friday May 1 | via Boston Herald 

    Atkins: AG Loretta Lynch's first week is tension-filled

    The new U.S. attorney general's job began this week amid turmoil as a section of West Baltimore erupted in fiery unrest, hours after yet another young unarmed black man who died in police custody was laid to rest. Attorney General Loretta Lynch's official job as the top federal law enforcement officer is to lead the Department of Justice in all of its undertakings - including the investigations into the deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C., and others who have died at the hands of police.

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  • Wednesday Apr 29 | via The Summerville Journal-Scene 

    Charles Van Buren Risher

    Charles Van Buren Risher, 75, of Lake City, FL, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015, at Lake City VA Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, May 1, 2015 at 3 o'clock in First Baptist Church of Jedburg.

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  • Wednesday Apr 29 | via 94.3 WSC 

    Mary Moultrie, Charleston civil rights icon, dies at 73

    She is remembered for leading a 113-day hospital strike that effectively changed the way minorities were treated in South Carolina. Human rights activist Bill Saunders stood shoulder to shoulder with Moultrie in her fight against inequality.

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  • Tuesday Apr 28 | via Post and Courier 

    Mary Moultrie, leader of 1969 Charleston hospital st...

    Coretta Scott King leads a march in support of striking hospital workers on April 30, 1969. Mary Moultrie and Rosetta Simmons walked arm in arm with King for hours that day.

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  • Tuesday Apr 28 | via Post and Courier 

    Goose Creek bicyclist dies overnight after being str...

    A 47-year-old Goose Creek man died Tuesday after the bicycle he was riding was struck from behind by a vehicle at U.S. Highway 52 and Rivers Avenue in North Charleston. Virgil Smalls died at Medical University Hospital from injuries sustained in the crash just before 12:30 a.m., according to Charleston County Chief Deputy Coroner Bobbi Jo O'Neal.

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  • Monday Apr 27 | via New York Daily News 

    Sharpton heads to Baltimore to arrange Freddie Gray ...

    Mourners visit the open casket of Freddie Gray during his funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore on Monday. The Rev.

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  • Monday Apr 27 | via The Summerville Journal-Scene 

    Timothy Allen Buckhannon

    Timothy Allen Buckhannon, 48, of Summerville, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015. His Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC.

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  • Saturday Apr 25 | via Myrtle Beach Online 

    Garten, Stewart and Bourdain sweep top food broadcas...

    Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death. For a second year running, the three dominated the top tier of television awards from the James Beard Foundation, winning for the same shows in the same categories as in 2014.

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  • Thursday Apr 23 | via Camden Chronicle Independent 

    Betty Lou Griffith Blackwell

    Betty Lou Griffith Blackwell of Kershaw, South Carolina, 80, the beloved wife of Dr. Danny Reese Blackwell, was the only child born to Ella Elizabeth Griffith and Robert Earl Griffith on October 26, 1934, in Pageland, South Carolina. She was an alumna of Columbia College and College of Charleston.

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  • Apr 22, 2015 | via The Atlantic 

    The Obscene Brutality of Police Culture in Baltimore

    In Baltimore, where 25-year-old Freddie Gray died shortly after being taken into police custody, an investigation may uncover homicidal misconduct by law enforcement, as happened in the North Charleston, South Carolina, killing of Walter Scott. Or the facts may confound the darkest suspicions of protestors, as when the Department of Justice released its report on the killing of Michael Brown.

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  • Apr 21, 2015 | via Myrtle Beach Online 

    House, Senate advance bills on police body cameras

    Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death. Bills that aim to eventually equip law enforcement officers across South Carolina with body-worn cameras are advancing in the House and Senate.

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  • Apr 21, 2015 | via Post and Courier 

    Coroner: North Charleston man died in Monday crash i...

    A 54-year-old North Charleston man died Monday after the dump truck he was driving struck a tree and caught fire on Davidson Road in Ravenel. Myron Singleton died at the scene from injuries suffered in the crash, according to Charleston County Deputy Coroner Brittney W. Martin.

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