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Should Justices Toal, Pleicones Recuse Themselves From Harrell Case?

Plus, Drunken S.C. Parachutist Evacuated
By Porter Barron Jr.
Friday, May 23, 2014 |
The State examines whether S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, and her recently defeated challenger for that office, Justice Costa Pleicones, should recuse themselves from the Bobby Harrell case over a potential conflict of interest.



The woman who embezzled some $480,000 from the state’s tourism lobby, formerly known as the S.C. Hospitality Association, and gambled it away on the internet, is out of prison and back in Columbia, living in a federally supervised halfway house, The State reports. Rachel Duncan’s 2012 arrest was punctuated by the suicide of Tom Sponseller, the association’s president, who was not involved in the theft.



A bill that would legalize cannabis oil, a medical marijuana derivative, to treat young sufferers of epilepsy is headed to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk, South Carolina Radio Network reports. She is expected to sign it into law.



A Little River contractor has been sentenced to six months house arrest, three years probation and fined $10,000 for pressure washing asbestos off a building’s exterior and onto Myrtle Beach and neighboring properties, exposing his employees to the carcinogenic substance in the process, The Sun News reports.



A 30-year-old South Carolina man had to be evacuated by helicopter from Idaho’s Snake River Canyon after parachuting from a bridge to the bottom. When rescuers found him, he was too drunk to hike out on his own, according to The Associated Press.




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