Special Reports

Crime & Public Safety

Locals know Hilton Head’s past as a ‘gentlemen smugglers’ pot pipeline. Now the world might, too

Operation Jackpot changed law enforcement while busting more than 100 people in South Carolina Lowcountry marijuana and hashish smuggling rings in the 1980s. Today they’re called “gentlemen smugglers,” and they might make it a movie.

Hurricane

Close calls and regrets: Those who didn't evacuate for Matthew tell us about their night

When Hurricane Matthew passed just 5 miles off the coast of Hilton Head Island in the early hours of Oct. 8, an untold number of Beaufort County residents — those who ignored Gov. Nikki Haley’s order to evacuate days earlier— experienced the storm from inside their homes, from nearby shelters, from their boats, from their cars and, in at least one case, from under the overhang of a small-town gas station.

Videos

Do you recognize this man? Yemassee Police need help identifying suspected shoplifter

The Yemassee Police Department is attempting to identify a suspected shoplifter who was caught on camera at a convenience store. According to police, the unidentified black male entered Horizon E-Z Shop around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday night. The man allegedly stole alcohol from the store. Anyone with information should call 843-589-6315.
Yemassee Police Department
Do you recognize this man? Yemassee Police need help identifying suspected shoplifter 2:05

Do you recognize this man? Yemassee Police need help identifying suspected shoplifter

Mask-wearing suspect fatally shoots man on street 0:30

Mask-wearing suspect fatally shoots man on street

'For goodness sakes!:' Follow these safety tips for next week's solar eclipse 0:59

'For goodness sakes!:' Follow these safety tips for next week's solar eclipse

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Dabo Swinney explains why he is giving players a change of scenery