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4:05 am on Wednesday August 29, 2012

SC Voter ID challenge in federal court (not going so good so far)

Photo by flicker user Kheel Center, Cornell University ‘Amen, Ed, thank you for your support.’ Proponents to Voter ID laws state that the laws aren't to disenfranchised or make it harder to vote for one particular group of people, particularly the...
12:27 am on Tuesday March 27, 2012

Beaufort County sees opportunity in Beaufort Federal Courthouse closure

TheDigitel The Island Packet writes of talk that if the Beaufort Federal Courthouse is abandoned at the federal level that it could meet some of Beaufort County's space needs, namely for meetings like county council's and the school board.  (Read...
3:45 am on Friday March 23, 2012

Beaufort Federal Courthouse pops up on possible closure list

Flickr user jimmywane The iconic Beaufort Federal Courthouse on Bay Street with its art deco look has surfaced on a list of federal courthouses up for closure — surfaced at number one on a list of 60.
10:45 am on Wednesday August 4, 2010

Over 20,000 roosters died over 18 year span in S.C. cockfighting matches

Image by Flickr user gregoryperezIn documents that surfaced Tuesday just before the sentencing of convicted cockfighting operator Jimmy Collins, investigators have found that more than 20,000 roosters fought to the death over almost two decades at a...
11:00 am on Tuesday August 3, 2010

Charleston felon convicted on gun charges

United States Attorney Bill N. Nettles stated today that Robert L. Gillikin, age 44, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possessing stolen...
9:42 am on Monday June 1, 2009

Sanford stimulus plan rejected in federal court

Image by WikimediaImage by 20090601-perry.jpg Where the day's events unfolded: The Matthew J. Perry Federal Courthouse in downtown Columbia. Update June 1, evening: Sanford has said he'll let the state Supreme Court's word be the final one. First...
5:04 am on Monday June 1, 2009

Stimulus showdown in federal court today

Image by Flickr user lambdachialpha Image by 20090601-gavel.jpgToday's the big day for S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford and the state's lawmakers: A federal judge is hearing arguments on three lawsuits over $700 million in stimulus cash. Read more stories...