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Horry County’s New Gun Law

The Horry County Council, after much debate, has said no to “recklessly” firing a weapon within county limits. The council voted 10-2 to approve an ordinance that prohibits you from firing “a firearm or other mechanical device in such a manner as to exhibit a reckless, willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons, [..]

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Is Horry County about to Ban Tobacco Use?

Horry County Council is considering a ban on all tobacco and vaping products on Horry County property including county buildings and parks. Is it a good idea? Is it necessary to protect Horry County residents from the health dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke? The ordinance’s first reading is set for its first reading this week [..]

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Do SC’s Domestic Violence Laws Apply to LGBT Partners?

They do now. In July of this year, in Doe v. State, the S.C. Supreme Court struck down a portion of South Carolina’s domestic violence (CDV) laws as facially unconstitutional because they violated the Equal Protection Clause. The legislature amended the definition of “household member” in South Carolina’s domestic violence laws in 1994 to exclude [..]

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Horry County’s Hookers, Heroin, and Homelessness

An article from the Sun News today highlights Myrtle Beach’s growing problem of homelessness, heroin addiction, and prostitution that is on display every day in downtown Myrtle Beach. Rampant Vagrancy, Open Drug Use and Prostitution Business owners and residents near the area of 3rd Avenue South in Myrtle Beach tell stories of rampant vagrancy, open [..]

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Forensic Interviewers Cannot Testify as to a Child’s Truthfulness

In State v. Briggs, a post-conviction relief (PCR) appeal that was published yesterday, the S.C. Supreme Court reversed a defendant’s convictions for criminal sexual conduct (CSC) with a minor and lewd act on a minor based on his attorney’s failure to object when the state’s forensic interviewer improperly bolstered the credibility of the child witness. [..]

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Is Medical Marijuana for Pets Legal?

First, I should say that medical marijuana for pets is not legal in any state and vets do not prescribe it… But, should they? The medicinal benefits of marijuana for humans is clear, at least for some conditions such as glaucoma or seizures. Does it also work for pets? Dr. Robert Silver in Boulder, Colorado [..]

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