South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleads guilty, resigns

...involving the Legislature or other matters. Prosecutor David Pascoe didn't specify what those investigations involve.Circuit Judge Casey Manning approved the deal.Harrell, 58, has been in the House since 1993 and speaker since 2005. Prosecutors...

Downtown stadium | The Augusta Chronicle

...Dec. 14, 2012 By Sylvia Cooper | Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 All articles about Downtown stadium South Carolina Circuit Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. told both parties battling over the validity of a tax district created to fund the $144...

Across South Carolina

...County jury found a Colum bia man guilty Thursday in the stabbing death of a University of South Carolina professor.Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson Jr. sentenced Hank Hawkes, 40, to life in prison without parole for killing 36-year-old Jennifer...

Across South Carolina

...neck, head-butted her and spit in her face.Media outlets requested the report before the gag order was issued. Circuit Judge Thomas Russo ruled that the release wasn't a willful violation, but that he might tighten the wording of the gag...

Judge denies challenge to death penalty provision

...defendants must prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt in order to be spared from execution.Towaliga Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson wrote in an order dated Monday that he's procedurally barred from considering the challenge because...

Across the region

...wanted pretrial statements by prosecutors, law enforcement officials and potential witnesses kept from the public. Circuit Judge Thomas Russo's order also means the children's autopsy reports, 911 calls and Jones' medical information will...

Suspended South Carolina speaker being released on charges

...enforcement about his campaign expenses.The powerful Charleston Republican appeared in court in Columbia, where Circuit Judge John Hayes set an $18,000 personal recognizance bond on the nine charges. That bond does not require Harrell to...

Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction could be reversed

...The panel hearing the case this week includes Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, appointed by President Ronald Reagan, and Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt, appointed by President Jimmy Carter. They were among the majority that reversed the conviction...

Guilty plea in Aiken shooting death

...voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder in the 2012 shooting death of an Aiken man.The Aiken Standard reported Circuit Judge Garrison Hill sentenced Morris Dorch to 15 years in prison.Dorch had been charged with murder in the death of 21-year-old...

Mark Richt not sure if Todd Gurley will continue to return kicks all season

...oak trees has paid only $99 toward restitution.Court documents show Harvey Updyke made that payment on July 18. Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III ordered Updyke to pay restitution to Auburn University totaling $796,731 in December 2013.