Augusta man dies by lethal injection

...to stop his lungs and heart. He became Georgia's second death row inmate to die by lethal injection since the state Supreme Court outlawed the electric chair last month. The procedure was stalled for about 15 minutes because prison staffers...

Gov. Haley creates task force to study domestic violence; report not due until Dec. 31

...separate committees, as the House committee did. The group will meet at least four times this year, Haley said.State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal will lead the group looking into potential changes in the criminal justice system."Domestic...

New renderings of proposed GreenJackets stadium released

...issue bonds to begin construction this month to get the stadium ready for the 2016 season, North Augusta asked the state Supreme Court to take up the suit, bypassing a state appellate court. The court agreed to hear the case, but hasn't set a...

South Carolina Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

COLUMBIA - Legislators are unlikely to respond this year to the state Supreme Court's order to fix the education system that justices say fails South Carolina's poor, rural children.The GOP-controlled Legislature...

Judge orders state to release documents in Brown fight

...produce the documents, even as it appeals to the state Supreme Court against a July ruling requiring their release.Lawyers...state of South Carolina brokered a deal, but the state Supreme Court rejected that settlement last February, saying it...

SC legislator hopes to alter hospital building program

...Control laid off employees and shuttered the review process after the funding was vetoed.Hospitals sued, and the state Supreme Court ruled last year that DHEC must continue the program.Smith's proposal would eliminate some requirements, such...

Execution scheduled for man convicted of killing deputy

...court judge threw out both on grounds that his trial lawyer failed to present complete mental health defenses. The state Supreme Court found that his trial counsel did an adequate job of presenting the defense.

Ex-SC Gov. Edwards dies

...was still a Republican running in a Democratic state. That year, however, the Democrats were divided after the state Supreme Court ruled that Democratic front-runner Charles D. "Pug" Ravenel did not meet the residency requirements to run...

Former SC governor James B. Edwards dies at 87

...was still a Republican running in a Democratic state.That year, however, the Democrats were divided after the state Supreme Court ruled that Democratic front-runner Charles D. "Pug" Ravenel did not meet the residency requirements to run for...

Plaintiffs counter Sentinel's plea for state Supreme Court to reconsider recent ruling

Plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuits against Sentinel Offender Services have fired off a counterattack to Sentinel's plea to the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider.