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6:50 am on Tuesday January 13, 2015

Jury deadlocks in police slaying of S.C. man

After twelve hours of deliberation, a mistrial was declared in the trial of former Eutawville Police Chief Richard Combs over his fatal shooting a former prison guard.
9:19 am on Friday June 20, 2014

In tow truck shooting, Preston Oates sentenced to 26 years

Nearly thre-and-a-half years after Carlos Olivera was slain in a towing dispute, Preston Oates has been convicted.
4:48 pm on Sunday May 19, 2013

Port Royal jellyfish operation adds emphasis on shrimp to expedite green lighting

The company that wants to bring a jellyfish harvesting operation to Port Royal's shrimp docks is also requesting permission to process shrimp, and is asking for an expedited OK so the facility will be up and running in time for the season.
5:10 am on Monday April 1, 2013

Proposed Port Royal jellyfish program to get a trial run

Hoping to ease concerns over unpleasant odors, a company that wants to bring a jellyfish harvesting operation to Port Royal's shrimp docks has received permission to conduct a trial run this week.  If the operation goes ahead, Millenarian Trading Co...
9:58 am on Monday May 14, 2012

The Carlos Olivera slaying and Castle Doctrine delays

Flickr user Rose Robinson It's not the legal delay you'd expect. Using the ongoing case of Preston Oates' Christmas Eve shooting of Carlos Oliveria as a touching point, The Island Packet's Allison Stice has a story that walks through many of the...
7:46 am on Tuesday March 27, 2012

CFCA looking for volunteers for Carolina Forest roadside tidy

photo by flickr user Kulturlabor Trial&Error The Carolina Forest Civic Association is looking for volunteers, age 14 and older, to work with other Carolina Forest residents to collect trash littering the area's roads. The “Great Carolina Forest...
4:48 am on Wednesday October 5, 2011

Charleston chosen as trial region for Comcast's 'a la carte' cable service

Image by Flickr user Guanatos GwynAs a Comcast subscriber, are you tired of paying for dozens of channels that you rarely watch? Lowcountry customers who feel taken by their cable packages, listen up: Comcast has announced that viewers can buy MyTV...
3:52 am on Thursday August 11, 2011

Teen’s trial in Socastee High shooting, bombing (update: sentenced, media round-up)

TheDigitel Myrtle Beach Update August 11th: Christian Helms has been sentenced to six years in prison. Helms will spend the next two years in juvenile detention and then complete the remainder of his sentence in an adult facility. The local media...
4:22 am on Tuesday August 9, 2011

$210,000 Beaufort County embezzlement case proceeds (update: Another guilty plea)

Flickr user opacity Update August 9: Adrian Coore, who helped his girlfriend, Casaundra White, embezzle more than $200,000 from the Beaufort County Treasurer's Office has entered a guilty plea and been sentenced. The Island Packet has a full...
12:30 pm on Tuesday August 2, 2011

Truck Nutz: Disgusting or hilarious? Either way, they're against the law (update: trial date set)

Image by Flickr user goodmamiUpdate August 2: The Truck Nutz trial is heading to court at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21st, assuming that a judge doesn't dismiss it before then. Charleston attorney Scott Bischoff will be representing Virginia Tice, who...