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More Revelations in Cola Police Soap Opera

Plus, An Effort at the State House To Repeal Stand Your Ground
By Porter Barron Jr.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 |

The State’s Noelle Phillips keeps the revelations coming with another report on the FBI and SLED investigations into Columbia Police Department leadership. Sounds like interim Chief Ruben Santiago had trouble getting his story straight. Plus former chief Randy Scott was sleeping with subordinates.

The Post and Courier’s new State House correspondent Cynthia Roldan looks at an effort by Rep. Harold Mitchell to repeal South Carolina’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which has become a questionable legal defense for avoidable shooting casualties. Mitchell is trying to amend the law so that “Stand Your Ground” protections would apply only to a person on her property or at her place of business.

The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg) gives a thorough rundown of S.C. State University President Thomas Elzey’s trip to the State House yesterday, during which he had to field questions from lawmakers about his school’s financial woes while asking for $13.6 million to pay bills.

Daytona Beach cops say that the Berkeley County woman who drove her minivan into the Atlantic surf with her three children on Tuesday had been fretting over demons, according to The Associated Press. At least this isn’t quite Susan Smith all over again.

Former S.C. Superintendent of Education Jim Rex explains the circumstances that led him and then-Gov. Mark Sanford to sign on to now-controversial Common Core K-12 academic standards.

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