Dear Son

Dear Son

Dear Son, Remember yesterday when I helped you learn how to spell Connecticut? Today, a man in that state went to a school like yours…

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Using John Steinbeck

Using John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck died in 1968, four years before the landmark Furman v. Georgia capital punishment decision by the United States Supreme Court. It was the…

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Cracking the comments code

Cracking the comments code

This may surprise you, but I know a little more about crack cocaine than the average 37-year-old guy who grew up in a semi-rural community…

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Eric Nicholson, ten years later

Eric Nicholson, ten years later

Eric Nicholson donated a pint of blood, told his wife Misty he loved her, and went back to work. It was December 6, 2000, a…

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Charity Worley: Reading between the profiler's lines

Charity Worley: Reading between the profiler’s lines

Henderson County Sheriff’s investigators are trying to tell us something without actually saying it out loud. You don’t have to know much about law enforcement…

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Amanda Smith: Not a murderer

Amanda Smith: Not a murderer

I was fully prepared to write today about Amanda Smith avoiding the death penalty by pleading guilty to murder charges. I was fully prepared to…

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Charles Wakefield, finally free

Charles Wakefield, finally free

It was, in the jargon of my people, a scoop. I happened on it almost by accident. I had a habit of checking through probation,…

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Because we said so...

Because we said so…

Let me be clear from the outset: I believe the most dangerous sex offenders should be given life sentences. I don’t have to tell you…

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Charity Worley homicide update: Agents at the door

Charity Worley homicide update: Agents at the door

To have survived the pain to this point was an act of will Linda Casey wasn’t sure she had, which makes recent developments in the…

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Cons or kids?

Cons or kids?

The War on Drugs is making South Carolina kids stupid. According to this report in today’s local paper, our local school district is about to…

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