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8-year-old SC girl’s ‘State Fossil’ drive derailed by creationists who want credit for God

An eight-year-old South Carolina girl’s drive to have the woolly mammoth designated at the state’s ‘official fossil’ has been thwarted by two state senators who want the bill to be amended to give credit to God for creating the earth and the mammoth. According to The Daily Beast,  Olivia McConnell…

South Carolina lawmakers fail in attempt to undo Obamacare

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – South Carolina lawmakers failed to derail implementation of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law in the state when a measure was defeated in the Republican-controlled Senate. Last year, the state House passed an amendment that nullified the law by calling for…

South Carolina state House approves ban on abortions after the 20-week mark

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – South Carolina’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, moving the state closer to becoming the latest to limit access to the procedure. State representatives voted 84 to 29 to…

South Carolina Democrat on school prayer bill: Even atheists would be allowed to pray

South Carolina lawmakers have offered what they call a compromise to their clearly unconstitutional bill mandating teacher-led prayer in public schools. Seven Democrats introduced the measure in February with three Republican cosponsors, but they have proposed a watered-down version of the bill to bring it more into line with Supreme…

South Carolina woman stabs husband with ceramic squirrel in beer dispute

A woman in North Charleston, South Carolina was arrested on Christmas after she stabbed her husband for coming home without any beer. According to Charleston, South Carolina’s News Channel 2, Helen Ann Williams, 44, attacked her 41-year-old common law husband with a ceramic sculpture of a squirrel. Police arrived at…

Lawyers seek new trial for 14-year-old South Carolina boy executed in 1944

Richard Luscombe, theguardian.com Supporters of a 14-year-old black boy put to death in 1944 for the murders of two young white girls have asked a judge in South Carolina to grant him a new trial. An all-white jury took barely 10 minutes to convict George Stinney of bludgeoning the girls,…

Lesbian married couple says South Carolina’s marriage equality ban makes them ‘legal strangers’

A South Carolina couple is suing in federal court to challenge the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, arguing that it treats them as “legal strangers” for not recognizing their union, even though they were legally married in another state. “Those opinions were expressed at a date that’s quite awhile ago,”…

New shark species discovered near South Carolina

A known type of hammerhead shark has been discovered to be a distinct species. It was assumed for many years that the hammerheads in South Carolina waters at  Bull’s Bay north of Charleston,  St. Helena Sound near Beaufort and in the Charleston…  …

Nuclear power plant in South Carolina at risk for shutdown

A nuclear power plant located near Hartsville, South Carolina is at risk for being shut down, according to a research study conducted at the Vermont Law School. However, the plant has a license to operate until 2030 and operators Duke Energy say they…  …

Native American rights in play while Iraq vet fights for 3-year-old daughter

An Iraq War veteran who says he mistakenly signed away his parental rights is trying to keep custody of his 3-year-old daughter. According to CBS News, Army National Guardsman Dusten Brown believed that he was signing over custody to his daughter’s mother when he sent a text message and signed…

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