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Ex-sheriff gets 17 years in drug, corruption case

...also said the wiretapped conversations, often filled with street lingo, were misunderstood.U.S. District Judge Cameron Currie ordered Melvin to pay nearly $19,000 in restitution to Lee County. Prosecutors said the exact amount Melvin stole...
Metro | State Wire
Across the region

...jailhouse surveillance cameras.Eschewing the 10-year maximum as too harsh for the crime, U.S. District Judge Cameron Currie sentenced Oddie Tribble, 51, to five years, three months in prison for the beating of jail inmate Charles Shelley...
Across South Carolina

...license tag, a private group said it will use state law to issue its own version of the plate. U.S. District Judge Cameron Currie said Tuesday that the state-issued tag with a cross and stained glass window design was unconstitutional because...
Across the area

...and raising birds for cockfighting in exchange for helping the group avoid legal trouble. U.S. District Judge Cameron Currie sentenced Mr. Sharpe to two years in prison and three years of probation. She agreed to allow him to wait to report...
Metro | Aiken County Sheriff's Office
20,000 birds died in SC cockfighting

...that more than 20,300 birds were killed during the 18 years of the cockfighting operation. U.S. District Judge Cameron Currie sentenced 52-year-old Jimmy Collins of Duncan to 21 months in prison. He also was fined $5,000. The newspaper...
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The policy of prayer

...praying to a specific deity. Those instructions followed a 2003 court case in which U.S. District Court Judge Cameron Currie ruled that the town of Great Falls, S.C., could not invoke the name of a particular deity associated with any...
Metro | Aiken County Council | Columbia County Commission | North Augusta City Council
Bill would allow public prayer by officials

...public meetings. The clause prohibits the preference of one religion over another. U.S. District Court Judge Cameron Currie had previously ruled that the town of Great Falls is "permanently enjoined from invoking the name of a specific deity...
Across South Carolina stop the council from using the name of Jesus Christ in prayers offered before or after meetings. Ms. Wynne said the prayers violated the First Amendment. U.S. District Judge Cameron Currie ruled in Ms. Wynne's favor in August.
Across the area

...a Bamberg County merchant, authorities said. Sherman Colter, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Cameron Currie to more than 29 years in prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery and murder during the commission of a crime...
Metro | Aiken City Council | Augusta State University
Year in review

...taking diving training as part of plans to blow up ships, bridges and other targets. 13: U.S. District Judge Cameron Currie dismisses a lawsuit filed by Gov. Jim Hodges to block shipments of surplus plutonium to Savannah River Site. The...
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