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Former South Carolina Sen. Robert Ford indicted on misconduct, forgery charges

...Friday.In a news release, Attorney General Alan Wilson said that the Charleston Democrat had been indicted by the Richland County grand jury on misconduct in office and forgery less than $10,000.Ford also faces six Ethics Act violations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-14/former-south-carolina-
Not many surprises expected in South Carolina elections

...Tim Scott is seeking to finish the final two years of Jim DeMint's term. Scott and his Democratic opponent, Richland County Council woman Joyce Dickerson, are both black in a state that has never elected a black person to a statewide office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-11-03/not-many-surpr
Independent ends run for South Carolina governor endorses Vincent Sheheen

...Department of Social Services, saying testimony before a Senate panel about the beating death of a 4-year-old Richland County boy prompted him to run. Months later, the agency's director resigned amid bipartisan outrage. And earlier this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-28/independent-en
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleads guilty, resigns

...not state or campaign business.Harrell suspended himself from the speaker's office last month, a day after a Richland County grand jury indicted him on nine counts.As part of his plea deal, Harrell agreed to not seek office for at least three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-23/south-carolina-house-s
DNA leads to church copper thief suspect

COLUMBIA- Richland County deputies say DNA led them to a man who stole copper from four churches...and theft to real property over $5,000.Brown remained in the Richland County jail on a $16,000 bond. It wasn't known if he had an attorney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-10/dna-leads-church-copper-thie
Drive-by shooting kills Columbia woman

COLUMBIA - Richland County officials have identified a woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting.Coroner Gary Watts said in a statement that 32-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-09/drive-shooting-kills-columbi
SC high court asked to halt gay marriage licenses

...other Southern states ahead of South Carolina. It's slow to change. This is mind-boggling," Ayers said.In Richland County, applications for same-sex marriage licenses were also being accepted Wednesday. But Deputy Probate Clerk Kim...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-08/sc-high-court-asked-halt
350 South Carolina gun permits revoked

...100, six months in jail or both for each count. Gajadhar is being held in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Richland County.The names of those affected and the counties in which they live were not yet made public.All affected permit holders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-30/350-south-carolina-gun
South Carolina social services agency placed girl with man who sexually assaulted her, lawsuit says

...anticipated the "alleged intentional and criminal conduct" of the girl's brother.Another lawsuit pending in Richland County accuses DSS of failing to protect a 6-year-old girl from a teenage foster child with known behavioral problems...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-27/south-carolina-social-
Dashboard video shows South Carolina state trooper shooting unarmed driver in Columbia

...Groubert first worked for the Highway Patrol from September 2005 to September 2009. After going to work for the Richland County Sheriff's Office, he returned to the state agency in July 2012.This isn't the first time Groubert fired his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-25/dashboard-video-shows-