- L. Chris Stewart, the lawyer for the family of Walter L. Scott, the black man who was shot dead by the former South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager, spoke after news of his mistrial, as did Mr. Scott's mother. Mr. Stewart said that the officer had "delayed" justice but that he would not "escape" it.
- Judge Clifton B. Newman of South Carolina declared a mistrial on Monday after a jury deadlocked on whether the white former police officer Michael T. Slager committed murder in the April 2015 shooting death of the black motorist Walter L. Scott.
- A federal judge allowed the defendant in the Charleston killings to bring back the legal team he fired last week for the guilt phase of his trial.
- Jurors could not agree on the fate of a North Charleston police officer, Michael T. Slager, in the fatal shooting of Walter L. Scott, an unarmed black man.
- A mistrial is declared in the fatal shooting of Walter L. Scott, an unarmed black man, by a North Charleston police officer, Michael T. Slager. The shooting was captured on video.
- In a written request, Mr. Roof, accused of killing nine blacks in a South Carolina church, asked to represent himself again in the sentencing phase.
- “I cannot in good conscience consider a guilty verdict,” one juror wrote the judge in the trial of Michael T. Slager. Deliberations are to resume Monday.
- By Anita BakerRobert Sheldon Telford ( 1923– 2016) passed away at the age of 93 on October 24, 2016.read more
- Contributed by Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s officeThe National Legal Aid & Defender Association has honored Daniel J. Westbrook, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, with the Arthur Von Briesen Award.read more
- Contributed by Greg BentonThe Great Amazing Race is coming. No, it’s not the TV show that features teams of competitors racing around the world for a $1 million prize.read more
- Lawyers make closing arguments in the case of Michael T. Slager, who was seen on a video fatally shooting Mr. Scott, who ran after a traffic stop.
- Michael T. Slager, who was fired after killing an unarmed black man in North Charleston, S.C., said “total fear” consumed him before the shooting.
- The judge called the request by Mr. Roof “strategically unwise,” but allowed him to have a lawyer present as backup.
- A federal judge called the request by Mr. Roof “strategically unwise,” but allowed him to have a lawyer present as backup.
- In the coming trial of Dylann S. Roof, who is accused of killing nine black churchgoers last year, no issue is more disputed than whether he should face execution.
- A federal judge ruled that the trial of Mr. Roof, the avowed white supremacist accused of killing nine black churchgoers in June 2015, can move forward.
- Ms. Haley, the governor of South Carolina, once criticized President-elect Donald J. Trump’s demeanor, but is now his choice for United Nations ambassador.
- By Sheryl McAlisterEditor’s note: This article originally appeared in the blog Old Broad & New Trix. read more
- Contributed by the Stephanie Benjamin, Lourie CenterOn Thursday December 1 from 11:30-am-12:30 p.m., the Lourie Center will host the Midlands Transit Riders Association for a lunchtime lecture. The Midlands Transit Riders Association wants to hear from the public. Participants at the luncheon and forum will discuss:
• Why is public transportation important?• What services are available now?read more
- Contributed by USC Public RelationsUniversity of South Carolina senior Jory Fleming has been named one of the 32 winners of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.read more
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- Contributed by S.C. Governor’s OfficeAs South Carolinians prepare for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, Governor Nikki Haley announced a day of prayer vigils throughout the state for Tuesday, November 22.read more
- By Jessica MejiaThe year’s Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade kicks off December 3 and will be celebrating 63 years sharing the holidays with Columbia citizens. The parade will commence at 9:45 a.m. at Gervais and Bull Streets and conclude at 11:30 p.m.read more
- By Sheryl McAlisterEditor’s note: This article original ly appeared in the blog Old Broad & New Trix. read more
- The Dewberry is a midcentury masterpiece (and a great place to enjoy a highball).
- The compulsion to engage the Charleston area’s complex history as a slave-trading center was, for the writer, a visceral thing, akin to the urge to revisit a crime scene.
- My ancestors in South Carolina, a generation removed from slavery, always knew what their country was capable of.
- By Anita BakerDr. Frank Clark, S.C.read more
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Tim Scott (R) U.S. House District 2
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- At First Thursday on Main, Kara Soper and six month old George Soper enjoyed a community screening of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.read more
- A city of 70,000 produces an outsize share of top players, and an outsize share of dreams for the area’s youth.
- The victims, a married couple, had been reported missing in December and were found on the land of a man linked to several murders.
- The federal judge also delayed jury selection in the death penalty trial of Mr. Roof, who is accused of killing nine worshipers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015.
- The bodies were removed from the property of Todd C. Kohlhepp, a registered sex offender who has been charged with kidnapping.
- Money raised from Tilit’s latest chefs’ apron will benefit a grant fund for women’s culinary education.
- A man charged in the kidnapping of a woman found alive confessed to the unsolved killings of four people in 2003, and may be linked to a total of seven deaths, the authorities said.
- The jury in South Carolina viewed the cellphone footage that spurred Mr. Slager’s prosecution and became a symbol of the national debate over race and policing.
- Investigators had been searching the rural property owned by a registered sex offender since the woman was found chained up in a storage container.
- Investigators had been searching the rural property owned by a registered sex offender since a woman was found in a storage container.
- A registered sex offender was arrested in connection with her disappearance, according to officials and news media accounts, as an investigation continues.
- Mr. Scott was portrayed as an imperfect figure whose own behavior contributed to his shooting, which was recorded on video.
- By Julia Rogers HookWe fondly remember our grandmothers’ special recipes, and our mouths water as we reminisce about our mothers’ wonderful sweets.
That’s the thinking of the organizers of the upcoming “Bubbie’s Brisket and Bakery” that will be held at the Beth Shalom Synagogue on Sunday, November 13.read more
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- Brockman Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week the last week of October. Red Ribbon week stresses staying healthy and being free of drugs.read more
- Miss Naomi’s true calling was as a tap dancing teacher, and for anyone who grew up taking dance in Columbia, the name “Calvert- Brodie” is synonymous with the ultimate in professional dance training.read more
- By Lt. Joseph Holleran, USS Columbia (SSN 771) Public AffairsLos Angeles-class attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a routine port visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, October 25.read more
- The trials of a police officer and the white supremacist will draw renewed attention to South Carolina, where many still struggle with killings that rattled the nation.
- In South Carolina, the program offers long-acting contraceptives during a new mother’s hospital stay, while she is still eligible for the benefit. Other states are following suit.
- By Cathy CobbsPalmetto Prep offers athletes a second chance at a college education by helping them become NCAA qualified. Wes Dorton, head coach and athletic director of Palmetto Prep Academy, wants his players to get out of Columbia.read more
- By Ann HumphriesEditor’s note: Along with all her other adventures and interests, now Ann Humphries has been named the first blind Ultimate Outsider.read more
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