Category: Local

Can Convicted Felons Vote in South Carolina?

Can convicted felons vote? That depends on where they live and whether they have served their time. In South Carolina, anyone convicted of a felony loses the right to vote while they are incarcerated or on parole. But, convicted felons automatically regain their voting rights once they have completed their incarceration, parole, and probation. Unfortunately, [..]

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What Not to Wear to Court in Myrtle Beach…

First impressions matter. Especially when you are a defendant in court. The easiest way to make a good impression – or at least avoid making a bad impression – is to dress appropriately for court. When judges complain about courtroom attire, they never call inappropriate clothing “unfashionable.” They call it “disrespectful.” If they think you [..]

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Why are SC Legislators Wasting Time and Money?

South Carolina lawmakers have set aside plenty of time this year for debating measures that don’t have a chance of passing – or that any attorney knows will be unconstitutional. These are bills they know, before debate even begins, won’t get enough votes to pass. Or, if they do pass, will be struck down by [..]

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What is Horry County Doing About School Violence?

It seems so scripted and predictable now. Another gunman enters a school, kills students and teachers, tears a community apart. Survivors and their families are joined by activists in demanding new and improved gun-control laws, but gun-rights advocates claim it’s somehow disrespectful to the victims to discuss anything that could prevent more people from dying. [..]

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Columbia, S.C. Enacts a Bump Stock Ban

The city of Columbia, South Carolina became one of the first cities in the nation to ban the use of bump stocks and trigger cranks this week, despite a state law that prohibits local gun regulations. The city council passed an ordinance that makes it illegal to attach the devices to any guns in the [..]

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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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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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