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Jury seated in trial of suspect in slaying of Hilton Head's Khalil Singleton

Jury selection started this morning in the case of Tyrone Robinson, a Hilton Head Island man charged in the 2012 slaying of 8-year-old Khalil Singleton...

The Honorable Thomas W. Cooper Jr. presides over jury selection for the trial of Tyrone Robinson, charged with murder in the 2012 shooting death of 8-year-old Khalil Singleton, on Sept. 15, 2014, at Beaufort County Courthouse.

Bluffton teen hospitalized after attack

A Bluffton teen was hospitalized Saturday after he was attacked by six people at an apartment complex, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's ...

Photo: A big stink in traffic

Traffic is detoured around a mess created Sept. 15, 2014, when a disabled truck accidentally dropped a "sewage-sludge material" on the westbound lanes...

Traffic is detoured around a mess created Sept. 15, 2014, when a disabled truck accidentally dropped a "sewage-sludge material" on the westbound lanes of the Cross Island Parkway's Charles E. Fraser Bridge, according to S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman Jim Beasley. The black, slippery liquid caused motorists to brake and swerve to avoid driving through it. The spill temporarily shut down one lane on the bridge, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Robin McIntosh said. DHEC monitored the cleanup of the material, which was completed about two hours after the spill was reported. At right, a sheriff's deputy and the truck driver look on.

Legislators seek stoplight to halt Berkeley Hall, Beaufort County dispute

Beaufort County legislators made a formal request today for a traffic light to stop a dispute between the county and Berkeley Hall over a frontage ...

Sanford divorce hearing postponed

The family court hearing for Mark and Jenny Sanford that was scheduled for 9:30 Monday morning has been postponed, according to an attorney on the ...

Business

Legislators seek stoplight to halt Berkeley Hall, Beaufort County dispute

Beaufort County legislators made a formal request today for a traffic light to stop a dispute between the county and Berkeley Hall over a frontage...

Update Thursday on Garvin House

The town of Bluffton will give an update Thursday on plans for the Garvin House, the earliest-known home owned by a freed slave along the May River.

Time running out to claim $10,000 Powerball ticket sold in Bluffton

One week remains to claim a $10,000 Powerball ticket sold in Bluffton.

Palmetto Bluff names new general manager

Palmetto Bluff's parent company, Crescent Communities, has hired a new director, Don Killoren, to oversee a new cycle of growth and development.

Beaufort couple to lose house through eminent domain

Two years ago, Karen and Richard Koenig didn't want to sell and move out of the home they had lived in for half a century. Now, they no longer have...

Shown is a request to vacate by the city of Beaufort sent to Richard and Karen Koenig, whose land is needed for a road project by the city and Beaufort County. The Koenigs say they have lived at their home for 50 years.
Features

Professional Opinion: Which is better: A walk outside or a workout on an elliptical or treadmill?

Janis Newton, interim director of the Medical University of South Carolina Wellness Center, discusses what makes a workout on an elliptical, outside...

Janis Newton is the interim director of the Medical University of South Carolina Wellness Center

A Little Advice: What's the best way to make new friends?

Lowcountry children share tips on starting a friendship.

Johnny Iannazzo, Madelynn Miner, Camden Bernstein, Renzo Andreucetti, Nyckele Gardner, Elizabeth Monzon, Jada Green and Brady Sacha — all youth from Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, S.C. — tell us how they make new friends.

Study Break: 'A consistent and positive morning routine is crucial'

Elizabeth Sanders, a first-grade teacher at Riverview Charter School in Shell Pont, talk about her morning routine in the classroom.

Elizabeth Sanders is a first-grade teacher at Riverview Charter School in Shell Point.

What's her secret?: 'Slow down a little bit and treasure each moment'

Name: Karen Miller

Karen Miller of Beaufort, left, is pictured with her family, Anna, 15; Jonah, 18; Aaron and Luke, 13.

Recommendation from 9-year-old Madalin Imlay of Beaufort: 'The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell'

Madalin Imlay, a fourth-grader at Bridges Preparatory School in Beaufort, talks about what she likes about "The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell."

Madalin Imlay is a fourth-grader at Bridges Preparatory School in Beaufort.
Opinion

Let science decide if business is good fit

You don't have to like the idea of a cannonball jellyfish operation -- or trust the people who would operate it -- to admit their legal representative makes a valid point: A zoning change designed simply to throw another hurdle in front of an unpopular...

Here's my say on a few issues

A couple of thoughts:

Risks are too great to drill off SC coast

What short memories we have! BP is found "grossly negligent in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout which killed 11 workers and resulted in the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history," according to the Sept. 5 story in the newspaper. The judge...

Church's future left up to faithful

In June, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA passed a resolution to change its constitution to allow same-sex marriages in its churches. This PCUSA constitutional amendment would change the Book of Order on marriage to say "between...

Time is not healing for Jenny Sanford

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

South Carolina

Democratic US Senate candidate Hutto: ‘I don’t mind saying that I’m for government’

Brad Hutto grew up on a dairy farm in Orangeburg County, bailing hay, driving a tractor and milking cows.

Mayor’s Florida trip could add fuel to SC ethics reform

Ethics panel’s decision that capital city’s mayor did not have to disclose free trip to Florida could fuel calls for ethics reform.

Gov. Nikki Haley, state leaders, and ethics reform advocates held a news conference to talk about ethics reform, an issue that figures to be major in the 2014 campaign for governor. Here, Henry McMaster and Travis Medlock listen to her remarks.

Witness: Williamsburg sheriff’s computer username used to create phony fraud incident reports

The computer user name of suspended Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson was used to create or edit numerous incident reports alleging phony crimes of identity theft, a top county sheriff’s lieutenant testified Monday in federal court...

UPDATE: Richland County Sheriff’s Department seeks information on remains of body found Sunday

The remains of a body have been found in a residential area of Richland County east of Columbia, officials say.

Potential conflict could derail former Rep. Thad Viers’ defense in money laundering case

Former state Rep. Thad Viers wants a public defender to represent him in his federal money laundering case, but a conflict might have Viers shopping...

Nation/World

States will get millions to fight labor violations

The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday awarded $10.2 million to nearly two dozen states to beef up enforcement of a labor scheme that companies employ...

Ramon Rodriguez, left, and Rafael Limones hold signs in protest. Construction workers and supporters met to demand payment for building the BuckeyeTrail Commons apartments from general contractor Siltek Group on Sept. 24, 2013, in Dallas, Texas.

President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor

In a ceremony at the White House on September 15, 2014, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and...

In a ceremony at the White House on September 15, 2014, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Specialist Four Donald Sloat.

Feds offer lifeline to 115,000 facing loss of health coverage

After failing to respond to multiple outreach attempts, more than 100,000 people could lose their federal marketplace health coverage on Sept. 30...

From left: Keith Ward, Deborah Owens, and Gwen Vinson help clients navigate the Affordable Care Act and choose the right plan at Urban Ministries in Raleigh, N.C., last October.

Bad fracking wells taint water, scientists find

Faulty fracking wells are to blame for drinking water contamination in Texas and Pennsylvania, according to new findings from researchers at five...

Fracking is also known as horizontal natural gas drilling.

Uncertainties run deep ahead of Scotland referendum

It was raining Monday as V.O. Devlin took his stand for Scottish freedom, seated in his coffee shop on Leith Walk, Edinburgh’s longest street...

A building in historic old Edinburgh shows pro-independence banners. Recent polls have shown different sides winning the vote on Thursday, and sometimes by comfortable margins, leaving locals believing the vote could go either way. (Claudia Himmelreich/McClatchy)
Sports

IPBG High School Football Podcast Episode 9, 'Let's Solve a Mystery!'

Title caps week for Aussie Adam Kellerman at the Fall Southern PTR Wheelchair Championships

On Sunday, a weekend of the finest that wheelchair tennis can offer came to an end, and it was a strong finish.

Adam Kellerman serves during his two-set victory over David Phillipson in the men's open singles final of the Fall Southern PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships on Sunday at the Chaplin Community Park tennis center. Kellerman won 6-4, 6-4.

USC makes big jump, Clemson also up in new Top 25

South Carolina and Clemson both rose in the newest Associated Press Top 25 released on Sunday.

Double winners highlight Van Der Meer Academy Junior Classic

Three players pulled off the double in their age bracket on the final day of the Van Der Meer Academy Junior Classic on Sunday on Hilton Head Island.

Stokes: Combahee River in its glory in days gone by

The Combahee River is popular among fresh and saltwater anglers and has a relationship with St. Helena Sound.

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