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Murdaugh Murders

In rural Colleton county, South Carolina has obviously sparked such ruminating in my mind. Beyond that, though, it has sparked intense societal speculation across the state – and the nation – as to who may have been responsible for these savage slayings (and what may have motivated their actions). In...
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The Latest On The ‘Murdaugh Murders’ Investigation

Earlier this week, I submitted what I thought would be a routine Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the office of South Carolina attorney general Alan Wilson. This request sought all records related to the office’s work in connection with a February 2019 boat crash in Beaufort county which killed 19-year-old Mallory Beach.
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Westinghouse

– agreed earlier this week to plead guilty to making false statements to federal investigators in connection with their ongoing inquiries into this debacle. He faces up to five years behind bars and a potential fine of up to $250,000. As I noted in my prior coverage, this announcement came...
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Murdaugh Murders: Unanswered Questions About Multiple Suspicious Deaths Connected To Family

The double homicide of Paul Murdaugh and his mother Maggie Murdaugh in rural Colleton County earlier this week sent shockwaves throughout South Carolina. Now, in the aftermath of their deaths, a cloud of unsettled air hangs above the Lowcountry — where the Murdaugh family’s power has loomed large over law enforcement and local courtrooms for nearly a century.
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Former South Carolina Solicitor Randolph Murdaugh III Passes Away

Former South Carolina fourteenth circuit solicitor Randolph Murdaugh III passed away on Thursday afternoon, multiple sources familiar with the situation confirmed to this news outlet. Murdaugh died at his home – which is located approximately two-and-a-half miles southeast of Varnville, S.C. The 82-year-old attorney had been battling heart disease and...
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Does Henry McMaster Have An Insurmountable Lead In The Race For Governor Of South Carolina?

South Carolina governor Henry McMaster had to be dragged across the finish line in his bid for a full, four-year term in office back in 2018. Seriously, had this 74-year-old career politician – who was gifted the governorship in 2017 by former U.S. president Donald Trump – not received a last-minute presidential endorsement in that race, he would have likely lost his party’s nomination to Upstate businessman John Warren.
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Murdaugh Murders: Funeral Arrangements Set For Paul And Maggie

Funeral arrangements have been set for Paul and Maggie Murdaugh, both of whom were violently murdered in Colleton county, South Carolina on Monday. Paul and Maggie Murdaugh’s graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 11 at the Hampton Cemetery, according to an obituary posted by the Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home of Hampton, South Carolina.
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Murdaugh Murders: Prosecutorial Turf War Looming?

A potential turf war is brewing as to which prosecutorial agency will handle any charges that may result from an ongoing investigation into a brutal double homicide that took place earlier this week in Colleton county, South Carolina. The crime – which is still under investigation – involves one of the Palmetto State’s most powerful families: The Murdaughs of Hampton county.
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Letter Seeks Audit Of 2020 South Carolina General, Primary Elections

A conservative activist and Republican party official from Laurens county, South Carolina is requesting a “full forensic audit” of last year’s election results, according to a letter obtained by this news outlet. The letter – dated July 9, 2021 – specifically asks the S.C. Election Commission (SCVotes.org) to conduct an audit of “the November 2020 election and the June 2020 primary election for every county in South Carolina.”
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Murdaugh Murders: Weapons Update

At least two long guns – one rifle and one shotgun – were reportedly used to carry out a brutal double homicide in Colleton county, South Carolina earlier this week. This case has attracted statewide and national attention as the victims are members of one of the Palmetto State’s most powerful families.
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Former (Future?) South Carolina Statewide Candidate Heats Up Social Media

Former South Carolina state representative Mandy Powers Norrell lost her bid for reelection to the S.C. House of Representatives in 2020, falling victim to a “red storm” that nationalized many local elections in the Palmetto State. Despite her defeat, the Lancaster, S.C. attorney – who occupied a seat in a staunchly Republican district for eight years – remains a viable candidate for statewide office in the future.
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Rock Hill SC Election Shift Challenged

The city of Rock Hill, South Carolina is pushing an ordinance which would delay some of its scheduled October 2021 municipal elections while officials wait for updated local population data from the U.S. Census. These new numbers are needed to draw updated district lines – political boundaries which would purportedly better reflect the extent to which population shifts have impacted representation on city council.
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Henry McMaster: Santee Cooper Has ‘No Plan’ To Address Debt

South Carolina governor Henry McMaster said this week that the Palmetto State’s stunningly mismanaged government-run power company had “no plan” to address its multi-billion dollar mountain of debt – a situation which could pave the way to future discussions about selling state-owned Santee Cooper to the highest bidder. Which, frankly,...