Tag Archives: South Carolina

South Carolina County Rescinds Pride Month Resolution

The Myrtle Beach Sun News reports: Horry County Council members on Tuesday did something highly unusual. They voted to nix a not-legally-binding resolution after having voted to approve it last month. That resolution? To declare June as Pride Month. It’s a decision that’s highlighted the long-simmering tensions between conservative Christians and the LGBTQ community. The local LGBTQ advocacy group Grand …

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Nancy Mace Defeats Trump Pick In GOP House Primary

The New York Times reports: Representative Nancy Mace, a Republican who clashed with former President Donald J. Trump after the Jan. 6 attack, fended off a primary challenge on Tuesday from Katie Arrington, a former state representative who had Mr. Trump’s backing. The race was called by The Associated Press. Ms. Mace drew Mr. Trump’s ire a few days into …

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SC Man Charged With Walmart Mass Shooting Threat

Florence, South Carolina’s ABC affiliate reports: One person has been arrested in connection with threats made to hurt people at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on South Cashua Drive in Florence, according to Florence County Sheriff T.J. Joye. Wayne Anthony Reiser Jr., 39, of Bishopville, is charged with the threatened use of a weapon of mass destruction. Reiser allegedly used a …

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Baptist Youth Leader Charged With Child Sex Crimes

South Carolina’s Rock Hill Herald reports: A youth leader at two South Carolina churches in York County has been charged with sex crimes involving children, according to sheriff’s office and court documents. William Pinckney Carpenter III, 62, of Chester, was arrested late Wednesday, records show. The allegations happened from 2016 to 2021 to children victims as young as 7, warrants …

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SC Man Drops Dead While Burying Murder Victim

ABC News reports: The Edgefield County Sheriff says evidence shows Joseph McKinnon strangled Patricia Dent inside the home and was burying her in the backyard, when he died of a heart attack. They say they discovered Joseph McKinnon’s body first, before finding Dent’s body in a backyard pit. Evidence gathered at the scene, along with statements from witnesses aided investigators …

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SC Little League Players Flee Hail Of Gunshots [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Police in North Charleston (S.C.) are investigating a shooting outside of a youth league baseball field Monday night that sent parents, fans and players ducking for cover in the middle of a game. No injuries were reported. According to a police report obtained by USA TODAY Sports, officers heard dozens of gunshots at around 8:43 p.m., coming …

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SC Supreme Court Delays First Firing Squad Execution

Greenville’s NBC News affiliate reports: The South Carolina Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay halting the state from carrying out plans for its first-ever firing squad execution. Wednesday’s order by the state’s high court temporarily halts a scheduled April 29 execution of inmate Richard Moore. The court order said a more detailed order will follow. Moore’s attorneys had asked …

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At Least Ten Shot At South Carolina Mall [VIDEO]

Columbia’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Columbia Police Department confirmed that around 2:03 p.m. they were called to the scene of a shooting inside of Columbiana Centre. This triggered a response from the Columbia Police Department, amd the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Chief Skip Holbrook said no one was killed in the shooting but 12 people were injured. Ten of …

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South Carolina Inmate Chooses Death By Firing Squad

South Carolina’s The State reports: South Carolina courts gave Richard Moore eight days to decide exactly how he wants to die, and on Friday he made his choice. Moore, who has been on South Carolina’s death row for 21 years, is scheduled for execution on April 29. By state law, the 57-year-old Spartanburg man had to determine which execution method …

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SC Schedules First Execution With Firing Squad Option

The Associated Press reports: South Carolina has scheduled its first execution after corrections officials finished updating the death chamber to prepare for executions by firing squad. The clerk of the State Supreme Court has set a April 29 execution date for Richard Bernard Moore, a 57-year-old man who has spent more than two decades on death row after he was …

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South Carolina House Approves Bill Allowing Doctors To Deny Care Based On Their Personal Religious Beliefs

Changing America reports: South Carolina lawmakers on Friday passed a bill allowing medical professionals and insurance companies to deny care based on personal belief. Some say the legislation, which now heads to the state Senate for consideration, would disproportionately impact LGBTQ+ people, women, and people of color. Under the bill, titled the “Medical Ethics and Diversity Act,” South Carolina law …

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Cultist US House Candidate Calls Mick Mulvaney “Really A True Piece Of Shit” In Wild Text Message Exchange

South Carolina’s The State reports: A Trump-backed South Carolina GOP congressional candidate lashed out at the former president’s acting White House chief of staff in a series of text messages this week, where she twice called Mick Mulvaney a “piece of s—” after he told a national news outlet she was “not the best candidate by any stretch of the …

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SC Death Row Men Seek Delay Over Firing Squad Law

The Associated Press reports: Lawyers for two men on South Carolina’s death row have asked the state’s Supreme Court to hold off on setting execution dates while they challenge a new law allowing executions by firing squad. The Monday request by attorneys for Brad Keith Sigmon and Freddie Eugene Owens comes after the state Corrections Department said last week that …

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South Carolina Ready For Executions By Firing Squad

The Greenville News reports: South Carolina is now prepared to carry out executions by firing squad, the state Department of Corrections told the state Attorney General’s office on Friday. Once approval comes from the state Supreme Court, the death sentences facing the state’s 35 death-row inmates can follow. Law passed in May 2021 makes the electric chair the state’s primary …

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Rioter Accused Of Ransacking Pelosi’s Office Re-Jailed Over Thousands Of Abusive Texts To His Estranged Wife

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: A federal judge has revoked the bond for a South Carolina defendant in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and ordered him held in jail after he reportedly attempted to tamper with a witness — his wife. William Robert Norwood III of Greer sent thousands of text messages to the woman, …

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Anti-Vax Army Veteran Latest Collared In Capitol Riot

Law & Crime reports: Federal authorities on Thursday unsealed a criminal case against a defendant accused of playing a role in the Jan. 6, 2021 siege on the U.S. Capitol Complex — exactly one year to the day after the fateful event. James Wayne Brooks of Knoxville, Tenn., is accused of four counts. A warrant indicates that Brooks was arrested …

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“This Is War” SC Couple Pleads Guilty In Capitol Riot

Courthouse News reports: A South Carolina couple who yelled “This is war! We’re storming the Capitol” and then later posted on Facebook that the event was completely peaceful, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building on Thursday. “Us patriots were peaceful and literally sharing hand warmers and singing and being vocal. Not …

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Feds Indict SC Nurse For Making Fake Vax Cards

South Carolina’s The State reports: A top nurse at a Columbia skilled nursing and rehabilitation center has been indicted on federal charges of creating false COVID-19 vaccination cards. Tammy McDonald, 53, a registered nurse and director of nursing at the rehabilitation center, also lied to agents with the FBI and U.S. Health and Human Services Department when confronted about the …

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SC Gov Joins GOP Attacks On LGBT-Themed Books

NPR reports: In the latest call from Republican leaders to ban certain books in schools, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is telling his state’s department of education to investigate a graphic novel on queer identity being available at a school’s library. He says the content in the book is “sexually explicit” and “pornographic.” The book, Gender Queer: A Memoir, by …

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GOP Crowd Heckles Lindsey Graham For Pushing Vax

Mediaite reports: South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham experienced firsthand the ignorant hell that Covid-19 misinformation has wrought when he was heckled by Republican voters for very gently and apologetically recommending they get vaccinated. Just the mere suggestion that people think about getting — think about it — earned immediate jeers from the crowd, and an apologetic clarification from Graham, …

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