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  • Families in Charleston church massacre reach $88M settlement with DOJ

    10/28/2021 10:13:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/2021 | Lexi Lonas
    Families in the 2015 Charleston, S.C., church massacre have settled with the Department of Justice (DOJ) for some $88 million over a faulty gun background check that allowed to the shooter to buy the firearm he used, the two sides announced Thursday. The DOJ said in a statement that it settled with the 14 plaintiffs in the case, awarding between $6 million to $7.5 million for each of the nine people killed and $5 million for each survivor. The survivors and family members first alleged in 2016 that FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Checks System (NICS) failed to prevent the...
  • Federal Judge in South Carolina Denies Restraining Order to Block Vaccine Mandates

    10/23/2021 8:58:00 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | October 23, 2021 | Matt McGregor
    A federal judge has denied a restraining order on Thursday that would have blocked vaccine mandates for up to 125 city employees in South Carolina. Tom Fernandez and his firm Fernandez Law represented the plaintiffs, 100 of whom are first responders who filed a lawsuit against the cities of Charleston and North Charleston, Charleston County, and the St. Johns Fire District over the mandates. “They felt that it was nothing short of government coercion to get the vaccine,” Fernandez told The Epoch Times. “We filed a lawsuit in state court alleging their constitutional protections. They did not want the vaccine....
  • Clinic Escort Confronts Prolife Woman in her Car Outside Charleston, West Virginia Abortion Clinic

    09/17/2021 3:56:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Facebook Videos ^ | sept 13, 2021 | JC HalleluYah Carpenter
    Quite the interesting encounter just now. Really trying to get back on the road. 😂 Please pray for this guy! And for the escorts (deathscorts) and the employees of this abortion business!!! Watch this clinic escort confront a pro life woman while she's inside her car outside the only abortion clinic in Charleston, West Virginia. This man is actually a college professor at one of West Virginia's Universities. **warning language**
  • ‘I’ve Never Been More Ashamed Than I Am Right Now’: City Council Meeting Over Mask Mandates In Schools Gets Rowdy

    08/18/2021 8:53:03 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 18Aug | Shakhzod Yuldoshboev
    Tempers flared during a Charleston, South Carolina, city council meeting Tuesday that resulted in a failure to pass an ordinance that would have mandated masks inside the city’s schools. The discussed measure would have required adults and children over the age of 2 to wear masks “in all public facilities, including public schools, private schools and daycares,” The Charleston Post and Courier reported. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Councilman Harry Griffin decried the way the speakers behaved, saying that he was “totally embarrassed at how out of control things got.” “I’ve never been more ashamed than I am right now,” Griffin explained.
  • Mystery Solved? Researchers Discover Biomarker That Predicts Who Will Suffer Severe Illness From COVID-19

    08/11/2021 8:39:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/11/2021 | Stacey Lennox
    One of the big COVID-19 mysteries is why some people suffer severe illness, while others experience mild colds. Research about reactive T cells produced during infection with other beta coronaviruses — which could explain a level of mitigating immunity for some people — has appeared in journals. Age certainly seems to be a significant risk factor. However, nothing to date explained all differences or provided any insight into which patients may suffer from severe disease.Now researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have found a specific and sensitive biomarker that may provide more insight:In a new retrospective study,...
  • Gleanings from 1760’s 'Great Small Pox Epidemic' in Charleston

    04/24/2021 10:02:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2021 | Wolf Howling
    In 1760, Charleston, in what is now South Carolina, faced what was to become known as the Great Small Pox Epidemic. In a city of 8,000 people, most of whom had no immunity, smallpox spread during the early months of 1760. The Charlestonians' response was superior to the modern world's response to COVID. Most importantly, Charlestonians did not overreact, although smallpox posed a more serious threat than COVID. While COVID, on average, kills 2% of those who are infected, with the elderly and people with comorbidities at the greatest risk, smallpox killed 33% of those infected, regardless of age or...
  • Alligator may have killed South Carolina man found in pond with ‘bite marks’ on body: police

    06/24/2019 9:28:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2019 | Stephen Sorace
    A South Carolina man found dead in a pond with “bite marks” on his body Saturday may have been killed by an alligator, authorities said. A police helicopter discovered the body in a large pond on Kiawah Island while conducting a search for a man who had been reported missing hours earlier, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Police said they suspect the body is of the missing man based on appearance, although it has yet to be confirmed. The man first went missing at 10 a.m. Saturday. The helicopter was called in after police dogs tracked...
  • Charleston International Airport evacuated after suspicious package found on Wednesday

    11/11/2020 9:59:30 AM PST · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | November 11, 2020 | Tim Renaud
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston International Airport has been evacuated and passengers were told to deplane on Wednesday after a package was deemed suspicious by authorities. Passengers at the airport said they were told to quickly leave the airport and were directed to the parking garage area. Elliott Summey, Chief Executive Officer at Charleston County Aviation Authority, said the evacuation was called after TSA identified a package that was a potential threat. Summey said the Charleston County Bomb Squad is on scene. Passengers were notified by via PA announcement, text message, and other forms of communication. One person...
  • Six Facing Federal Charges for Crimes Committed During Protests Throughout South Carolina

    09/09/2020 8:26:13 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    justice.gov ^ | September 8, 2020 | U.S.Attorney’s Office District of South Carolina
    Charges include arson, inciting riots, and civil disorders Columbia, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr. announced today that six people are facing federal charges for participating in actions including arson, inciting riots, and other civil disorder in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina, on May 30 and 31, 2020.Following George Floyd’s death in Minnesota on May 25, 2020, protestors in Columbia and Charleston joined to peacefully demonstrate against racism and the use of excessive force by law enforcement. While the large majority of participants exercised their First Amendment rights in a lawful manner, others engaged in...
  • Communities start issuing fines to those not wearing masks during coronavirus pandemic

    08/19/2020 11:08:54 AM PDT · by Not_Who_U_Think · 38 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 08/19/2020 | Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    Communities are trying to keep the spread of the COVID-19 virus to a minimum and many areas have instituted mask-wearing requirements. But some areas are taking the rules a step closer and issuing fines and in some cases jail time to those who go maskless. Charleston, South Carolina, has stopped giving warnings for those who don’t comply with the city’s mask ordinance. Now first-time offenders will be issued a ticket with a $100 fine. A second offense will cost the person $200 and subsequent fines will be $500, WCBD reported. City leaders estimate that about 65% of people in Charleston...
  • Woman charged with burglary during looting in South Carolina

    06/04/2020 7:18:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    nypost.com ^ | June 4, 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A South Carolina woman is facing charges for looting from two businesses when a peaceful demonstration turned riotous in Charleston, police said. Emma Waters, 19, was arrested Wednesday in connection with burglaries at a clothing shop and a grocery store Saturday, police said. Surveillance video showed people breaking into front windows at Las Olas before merchandise was stolen from a display at the clothing store, according to a police report obtained by WCSC. A woman was seen climbing through the window before unlocking a door and letting several other looters inside to rip merchandise from shelves, police said. Damage to the...
  • Hundreds show on and off the water for ‘MAGA’ boat parade

    05/25/2020 10:39:44 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Live 5 News ^ | May 24 2020 | Lillian Donahue
    By Lillian Donahue | May 24, 2020 at 7:51 PM EDT - Updated May 25 at 8:45 AM CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Hundreds of Trump supporters took to the Charleston harbor today for a MAGA boat parade while spectators packed the battery. The event organized online had over 700 people signed up to attend and more than one thousand people interested. The water was packed with participants and others out boating during the holiday weekend.
  • South Carolina election ballots reportedly found in Maryland this week

    05/23/2020 8:54:45 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    Ad South Carolina election ballots reportedly ended up in Maryland this week, after mail-in voting for the Palmetto State’s June 9 primary has already begun, according to local news reports. South Carolina election officials may cut ties with the company they used, Minnesota printer SeaChange, over the mix-up after about 20 Charleston County absentee ballots were found outside the state, the reports say. Election officials say this isn’t the first absentee ballot issue they’ve had with the company, which prints and mails ballots for 13 South Carolina counties
  • CHARLESTON CONVENTION; PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST DAY; Discord Among the Harmonious Democracy (4/24/1860)

    04/24/2020 8:17:23 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    The Convention met at 12 o'clock. Much confusion attended its early deliberations. SMALLEY'S voice was not heard twenty feet from the platform. During the first part of the prayer all was quiet. The latter portion was continually interrupted by conversation and moving.
  • Reproductive rights advocates on alert after AG Morrisey comments on abortion facilities amid COVID-19 (West Virginia)

    04/02/2020 8:33:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Chareston Gazette ^ | April 2, 2020 | Caity Coyne Staff writer
    Earlier this week, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice placed a moratorium on all “elective” procedures and surgeries in the state through an executive order, and at a Wednesday news conference, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said the order will apply to “abortion facilities, as well.” Morrisey’s office did not respond to multiple requests to clarify or elaborate on his statement, which — if it does apply to abortions — may contradict language in the governor’s executive order. The executive order mandates all medical procedures that are “not immediately medically necessary to preserve the patient’s life or long-term health” should be rescheduled...
  • VIDEO: Democrats Hilariously Reveal Why They Are All LOSERS at Charleston Debate Meltdown

    02/26/2020 10:06:14 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 26, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO What we learned from watching the many hilarious meltdowns at the Democrat Debate in Charleston, South Carolina is that NONE of the candidates have a chance to beat President Trump in November.
  • Preps underway for Trump rally in N. Charleston amid other large events.

    02/23/2020 8:27:51 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 31 replies
    Live 5 News. ^ | February 21, 2020 | Kaitlin Stansell
    There are still a lot of unanswered questions about how President Donald Trump’s visit will impact security and traffic around the North Charleston Coliseum next Friday.
  • Dems In Disarray: Protesters Boo, Confront Buttigieg For Hypocrisy

    02/24/2020 6:19:45 PM PST · by justme4now · 30 replies
    GOP War Room ^ | Feb 24, 2020 | GOP War Room
    Protesters boo and confront former Mayor Pete Buttigieg for hypocrisy during a minimum wage picket with McDonald’s employees in Charleston, South Carolina on 2/24/2020.
  • Marathon Record Shattered at Charleston Marathon by Man in Exoskeleton

    01/16/2020 8:41:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 15, 2020 | Andrew Dawson
    Adam Gorlitsky hit the wall hard during his second marathon attempt around the mile 20-mark this past Saturday at the Charleston Marathon in South Carolina. The only other time he had ever run this far was during his first marathon attempt last March at the Los Angeles Marathon. While battling against pain in his wrists and legs and pushing the limits on the motors on his ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton, Gorlitsky fought on, not only hoping to capture his first marathon finish, but also better the world record for fastest marathon in a robotic walking machine. He did just that after...
  • Deadly Tennessee church shooting: Sudanese immigrant arrested, FBI to launch civil..

    09/24/2017 5:09:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 94 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jake Gibson & AP
    One woman was killed and seven other people were hurt after a suspect identified as a Sudanese immigrant opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday, police said, as federal officials told Fox News the FBI will initiate a civil rights investigation into the shooting. The suspect, 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, immigrated from Sudan two decades ago, police said. He's suspected of bringing two pistols and a mask to the predominantly white Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, before opening fire just after 11 a.m.