Across South Carolina

...looking into whether public resources were used to promote the referendum. Thompson has been placed on paid leave.Thompson's lawyer says his client has always had the best interests of the district at heart. A conviction carries a maximum penalty of a year...

Night at the Movies

...marriage are overturned. ExchangeSource: fandango.comongoingBLACK OR WHITE (PG-13): A custody battle between a white lawyer and a black woman forces both to confront feelings on race, understanding and forgiveness. MastersCHAPPIE (R): A police...

Augusta guardian ad litem program overhauled

...is substantiated by the Augusta Bar or a Superior Court judge."We just thought we needed some consistency," said Augusta lawyer Tom Allgood, the chairman of the bar's Family Life Section. "The previous rules sort of varied from judge to judge, so...

NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson

...has been uneasy at best.In his statement the day of Doty's ruling, Peterson thanked fans, the NFLPA, the union's lead lawyer and his agents but never mentioned the Vikings. One of his agents, Ben Dogra, took the stance a step further in March by...

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life

...a car the NFL player had rented. Within hours of Hernandez's arrest, the Patriots cut him from the team.Hernandez's lawyer, James Sultan, acknowledged for the first time during closing arguments that Hernandez was there when Lloyd was killed. But...

10 ex-educators sentenced in Atlanta schools cheating case; 9 get jail time; 2 accept deals

...accept responsibility, reading aloud a statement apologizing to students, parents and the court.Hurl Taylor, Bullock's lawyer, said his client is relieved and wants to move on with his life."He's a man of God and he knows that sometimes to be a...

Masters Week sees few arrests

...heavily intoxicated, was also unsuccessful and led police on a chase before being apprehended.Charges were dropped after his lawyer told Judge William D. Jennings III that his client had suffered a great deal of embarrassment, had lost his Masters badge...

Escapee caught at Macon nightclub

...a red light. He then ran into nearby woods, taking off his jail shirt. Online jail records showed Williams being held Friday on $650 bond. The records don't show whether he has a lawyer who could comment on the charges against him.

Boston bomber guilty on all counts

...punishable by death. The jury took a day and a half to reach its verdict, which was practically a foregone conclusion, given his lawyer's startling admission during opening statements that Tsarnaev carried out the attack with his now-dead older brother, Tamerlan...

Former Alabama, Georgia player Jonathan Taylor enters not guilty plea

...former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after his lawyer acknowledged for the first time that his client was at the scene...guilty of murder."Did he make all the right decisions? No," lawyer James Sultan said during his closing arguments. "He was a...