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  • South Carolina pastor who impregnated girl twice sentenced to prison

    10/15/2019 3:05:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WSAV3 ^ | October 11, 2019 | WYFF Staff
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WYFF) – A pastor who pleaded guilty to child sex charges will spend the next decade in prison. The victim says she became pregnant twice by 32-year-old Phillip Buckson and had abortions to terminate the pregnancies. According to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Buckson, pleaded guilty to this week to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor 11 to 14 years old in Spartanburg County. He was sentenced to 20 years, suspended to 10 years and 5 years of probation, must register as a sex offender, and can have no contact with the victim....
  • Grey No Matter What

    10/14/2019 3:44:07 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 2 replies
    Post & Courier ^ | 4/20/2019 | Mary Wildeman
    South Carolina hospitals are using a loophole in state law to scoop millions of dollars a year from the pockets of the poorest of patients. It mostly takes place outside the courts and the public eye. A law originally written to help state and local governments collect debts is being used to seize tax refunds from people with past-due medical bills. The S.C. Department of Revenue does the legwork, and the cash flows straight into the coffers of some of the region’s largest health care companies. The payoff is huge. Together, health organizations took at least $92.9 million in more...
  • Fox News Poll: Biden expands lead among South Carolina Democrats

    10/06/2019 8:21:08 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 6, 2019 | Dana Blanton
    Joe Biden increases his lead in the Palmetto State, as a growing number of South Carolina Democratic primary voters want a candidate who can defeat President Trump. The former vice president is ahead by 29 points, according to a Fox News Poll. That’s up from a 21-point lead in July. Biden captures 41 percent support among Democratic primary voters (+6 points since July), Elizabeth Warren trails with 12 percent (+7), and Bernie Sanders gets 10 percent (-4).
  • An SC veteran died with no known family, but hundreds showed up to give him a final salute

    06/15/2019 1:22:31 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 9 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 6/14/19 | Jessica Holdman
    COLUMBIA — He died with no family claiming him, but Petty Officer 3rd Class James Miske was surrounded by hundreds of people Friday at Fort Jackson National Cemetery where he would be buried. Miske, 75, was a Vietnam War veteran who served in the Navy from 1965 to 1967. He received a National Defense Service Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star, according to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home in Lexington, which handled the arrangements. Along with John Steubinger, George Shaw, Danny Ballentyn, Joseph Williams and now Miske — this is the fifth funeral of an unclaimed veteran that Pastor...
  • 7News Original Reporting: Upstate citizens group judging our judges [SC]

    05/02/2019 3:34:36 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 18 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | May 2nd, 2019 | Gordon Dill
    WSPA) - It's one of the most powerful jobs in the state, but before anyone becomes a South Carolina judge they're judged by a group of private citizens you've likely never heard of. Right now, there are official citizens committes with the power to make or break any judge's career. They use confidential surveys and private interviews to decide whether someone is the right fit for a black robe. Sometimes that means even a sitting judge can be found "unqualified" for the job, not because they're unfair, inexperienced or unfamiliar with the law, but because someone the judge can never...
  • NC teachers lay out demands for rally, top Republican pushes back

    04/28/2019 6:09:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 4/24/19 | Joel Brown
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- With one week left before North Carolina teachers march in downtown Raleigh, the state teachers union has laid out its five demands for state lawmakers. - More support staff - Medicaid expansion - $15 minimum wage - Reinstate retirement health benefits - Restore advanced degree compensation **SNIP** "Even though we are young, we are certainly aware of our need to plan for retirement," Wing said. "And if these benefits are cut, the future teachers will either change careers or look to teach in other states." **SNIP** "The far-left NCAE has changed the goalposts year after year,"...
  • USC confirms death of missing 21-year-old student

    03/30/2019 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    The State ^ | 3/30/2019 | David Bland
    Missing University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson has died, the school confirmed Saturday morning. USC President Harris Pastides released a statement about Josephson’s death, saying, “Times like these leave me searching for words of wisdom and comfort.” “Our prayers are with the family and friends of Samantha Josephson following the devastating news of her death,” Pastides wrote. “It has been a difficult week for our extended Carolina family. The loss of a student is never easy but this has been a particularly painful few days as we have experienced loss on several of our campuses. As a family, let’s...
  • McConnell blasts Pelosi for failed anti-Semitism vote

    03/07/2019 7:51:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for scratching a vote to condemn anti-Semitism, saying it was embarrassing that such a move had proved too controversial for Democrats. “Apparently even non-binding symbolism is too controversial within their own caucus,” Mr. McConnell said as he opened the Senate floor. He specifically called out “the speaker’s new far-left Democratic majority” as the hurdle to condemning anti-Semitism. Mrs. Pelosi and her top lieutenants had been poised to hold a vote Wednesday on a resolution written in the wake of controversial comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, who suggested lawmakers...
  • Hate groups at all time high in the Carolinas (SPLC)

    02/21/2019 10:01:54 PM PST · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    WCNC ^ | February 21, 2019 | WCNC
    Hate groups at all time high in the Carolinas The new "hate map" created by the Southern Poverty Law Center tracks various organizations like the KKK and Neo-Nazis all currently operating in our area.
  • SC senators resurrect bill to bring back the electric chair, add firing squad

    02/02/2019 4:50:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The State ^ | 1/30/19 | TOM BARTON
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - S.C. senators have revived a proposal to bring back the electric chair for the state’s death row executions, as well as add firing squads as an execution option. The proposal passed the state Senate by a 26-13 vote Wednesday, split mostly along party lines. It now heads to the S.C. House, where a similar proposal died last year. Backed by Senate Republicans, the bill is an attempt to address the S.C. Corrections Department’s inability to carry out executions because it does not have the chemicals needed for lethal injections. Drug companies won’t sell the state the chemicals,...
  • Netflix Pulls Production of ‘OBX’ From North Carolina Over State’s Trans Bathroom Law

    01/12/2019 8:39:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 11, 2018 | Jon Levine and Jennifer Maas
    Netflix has canceled plans to produce an upcoming series titled “OBX” in North Carolina after lingering concerns about the state’s trans bathroom law, a person familiar with the matter told TheWrap Friday. The network instead plans to host production in neighboring South Carolina, in a decision that was described as “final.” The series has not been officially announced by Netflix and the company declined to comment on the matter. TheWrap has confirmed that 10 episodes of the show have already been picked up by the network and shooting is expected to begin in the spring. The show is a creation...
  • Special Counsel Responds to Judge Sullivan Request for FBI Notes – Fails to Submit Agent Pientka ..

    12/14/2018 4:29:38 PM PST · by bitt · 52 replies
    The curious case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn gets even more curious as Robert Mueller doesn’t deliver the FBI notes (FD-302) from the January 2017 interview of Flynn, as requested by Judge Emmet Sullivan, and instead submits notes from an internal July 19th, 2017, interview with FBI agent Peter Strzok. The filing by the special counsel team (full pdf below) is a must read. The special counsel begins their filing by criticizing the approach taken by the Flynn defense in the defense sentencing memo; and attempts to validate/justify their charges against the accused. The details in their response...
  • Arrington blames Sanford for stunning loss to Cunningham in SC Congress race

    11/08/2018 9:28:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    The State ^ | November 7, 2018
    GOP congressional candidate Katie Arrington is blaming her defeated GOP primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, for her stunning loss to Democrat Joe Cunningham on Tuesday in South Carolina’s coastal 1st District. Meanwhile, S.C. Democrats on Wednesday were savoring a stunning upset, as they reclaimed a U.S. House seat they have not held for almost 40 years.
  • Dem Joe Cunningham turns Sanford open seat blue in South Carolina

    11/07/2018 5:35:08 AM PST · by buckalfa · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2018 | Melanie Zanona
    Democrat Joe Cunningham is projected win his bid to represent South Carolina’s 1st district, defeating a candidate closely aligned with President Trump and shifting a ruby red coastal district into Democratic hands for the first time in decades. Cunningham, a former ocean engineer turned lawyer, defeated Republican state Rep. Katie Arrington. The seat opened up this year after Arrington toppled Rep. Mark Sanford, an outspoken Trump critic and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, in the GOP primary. While Trump carried the Charleston-area district by about 12 points in 2016, Arrington – who ran on a pro-Trump platform –...
  • Archie Parnell Won a Rigged Primary

    10/17/2018 6:27:28 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 4 replies
    Fitnews ^ | 10/14/18 | Steve Lough
    I object to the reference in a recent Joe Cunningham article that Archie Parnell had “no credible opposition” in his primary for the fifth congressional district seat in South Carolina. I was his opponent. I graduated from Dartmouth. I’m good on the stump. I know what the hell I am talking about. Parnell spread the rumor that I was a Republican plant. (S.C. Democratic Party chairman) Trav Robertson told me everyone was saying that (there was only one place that rumor could have come from). Parnell stared so menacingly at my wife that she was upset and told me about...
  • Police seek York County judge candidate charged with domestic violence ‘punch’

    10/10/2018 9:58:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    Herald Online ^ | 10/8/2018 | ANDREW DYS
    York police have an arrest warrant for a York County Probate Court judge candidate, accused of domestic violence against her husband, according to police and court records. Diondra Chianta Love, 41, is charged with second-degree domestic violence in an Aug. 3 incident. The arrest warrant was issued Aug. 8 by a city judge in York. York’s police chief said Love has not been located. Love is a Democratic Party candidate for probate judge, county election records show. She has been entered in a national database of active warrants for arrest, said Andy Robinson, York Police Department chief. Robinson said Monday...
  • Burden is on Avenatti to show proof, or face consequences

    09/30/2018 3:18:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 9/28/18 | Alan Dershowitz
    Michael Avenatti, whose judgments have proved questionable so many times, may be right in demanding a thorough investigation of his client’s outrageous claims of multiple gang rapes participated in and witnessed by a young Brett Kavanaugh. These claims, typical of Avenatti, seem so incredible on their face that even partisan Democratic senators have generally stayed away from them. Yet, if they are true, they are not only disqualifying for Judge Kavanaugh to become an associate justice of the Supreme Court, but they should result in criminal prosecutions of anyone and everyone who allegedly drugged young girls and subjected them to...
  • Hurricane Florence Heads for the Carolinas

    09/11/2018 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush ^ | September 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hurricane Florence continues to churn toward the Carolinas. Looks like the latest forecast track has it hitting landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, as a Category 3. The danger of this hurricane — besides just the fact it’s a Category 3 and you have the wind and the rain — is it’s supposed to slow down significantly after reaching landfall. Now they’ve got it speeding up a little bit, but if they’re right on this forecast, it’s a significant flooding event and a number of people are trying to figure out what to do. Stay, ride it out, get out,...
  • Florence Forecast To Become A Major Hurricane And Risk To The East Coast Is Rising

    09/08/2018 2:33:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    npr ^ | September 8, 20183:21 PM ET | SHann Van Sant
    Tropical Storm Florence is quickly approaching the eastern United States, and according to the National Hurricane Center, the storm's threat to the East Coast keeps rising. The storm is traveling over warm water, and is expected to increase its speed and become a hurricane Saturday night. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Florence will be a dangerous major hurricane near the southeast U.S. coast by late next week, "and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase." "However, given the uncertainty in track and intensity forecasts at those time ranges," the National Hurricane Center tweeted, "it's too soon to determine the...
  • He wanted to keep girl as sex slave, eat her, cops said. SC judge gave him probation

    08/20/2018 12:21:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 49 replies
    The State ^ | August 19, 2018 | TEDDY KULMALA
    South Carolina man who, police said, wanted to “cannibalize” a young girl after turning her into a “full time baby maker and sex slave” was sentenced to probation, according to court records. Justin Teeter Bensing, 36, of Myrtle Beach, Cpleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor, according to Greenville County online court records. The records show he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but that the prison sentence was suspended to five years probation. The suspended sentence means if Bensing violates the terms of his probation, he could be sent to prison for 10 years....