A former Secret Service agent who once guarded U.S. presidents and ran for Sheriff of Oconee County has been found guilty of plotting to kidnap a retired South Carolina judge Read The Rest Of The Article
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28, Jan 2015 - Saluda Civil War historian would like historical marker for prison camp
A South Carolina Civil War historian who has written several books about Columbia-area history would like to see an official marker placed to identify the site of a former prison camp in West Columbia.
28, Jan 2015 - Men who sat at all-white lunch counter in 1961 cleared of their crime
Black civil rights protesters credited with reinvigorating the 1960s U.S. sit-in movement were absolved by a South Carolina court on Wednesday of the convictions lodged against them 54 years ago after they dared to sit at a segregated lunch counter.
28, Jan 2015 - Judge tosses convictions for Friendship Nine
A South Carolina judge on Wednesday threw out the convictions of the Friendship Nine, who were jailed in 1961 after a sit-in protest in Rock Hill, South Carolina, during the civil rights movement. "Today is a victory in race relations in America," sai...
28, Jan 2015 - South Carolina judge tosses out criminal records for 9 civil rights workers
"We cannot rewrite history, but we can right history," Judge Mark Hayes said as he made the ruling for the men known as the Friendship 9.
28, Jan 2015 - Landmark Civil Rights-Era Convictions Voided
A South Carolina judge has voided the convictions of nine black men who were jailed for ordering lunch at an all-white counter more than five decades ago. "We cannot rewrite history, but we can right history," Judge Mark Hayes said as he made the ruling. The so-called Friendship Nine were convicted of trespass and breach of peace after their arrest in February 1961 for ordering lunch at McCrory ...
28, Jan 2015 - Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest
The "Friendship Nine" were college students arrested for a sit-in at a South Carolina lunch counter in 1961. A judge is set to clear them of a five-decades-old trespassing conviction.
28, Jan 2015 - South Carolina judge overturns convictions for civil rights activists
A judge officially overturns the conviction of civil rights activists decades later. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has the details.
28, Jan 2015 - Charleston Case of South Carolina police chief accused of murder ends in mistrial
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial early on Tuesday after a jury said it was deadlocked in the case against a white former police chief accused in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man. Richard Combs, 38, was charged with murder after killing Bernard Bailey, 54, with his service weapon in the town hall parking lot in Eutawville, a ...
28, Jan 2015 - Martin 2 men sentenced for recruiting SC homeless to cash checks
Two Atlanta men have been sentenced for recruiting homeless people in South Carolina to cash counterfeit checks.
28, Jan 2015 - Charleston Prisons, advocacy group reach agreement in mental health lawsuit
COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s prisons would receive a boost in staffing to improve the treatment of mentally ill inmates under a proposed agreement in a 10-year-old lawsuit filed by advocates for the disabled.
28, Jan 2015 - York Mistrial declared for South Carolina police chief accused of murder
© AP Former Eutawville Police Chief Richard Combs, right, listens as opening statements are given in the first day of testimony of his murder trial in Orangeburg, South Carolina 7 January 2014 A judge declared a mistrial early on Tuesday in the case against a white former South Carolina police chief accused in the shooting death an unarmed black man in 2011, local media reported.
28, Jan 2015 - South Carolina judge tosses sit-in convictions for Friendship Nine
ROCK HILL, South Carolina (CNN) — A South Carolina judge on Wednesday threw out the convictions of the Friendship Nine, who were jailed in 1961 after a sit-in protest in Rock Hill, South Carolina, during the civil rights movement. “Today is a victory in race relations in America,” said Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. […]