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8:52 am on Thursday September 18, 2014

SC House looking for solutions to state's domestic violence problem

Domestic violence is getting a lot more attention lately because of the video of NFL player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancée, but it's been a problem in South Carolina for decades, with the state ranked second-worst in the country for the rate of...
10:48 am on Tuesday September 9, 2014

South Carolina ranks #2 in rate of women murdered by men

South Carolina ranked second in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 2.06 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) reportWhen Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data. This is the 17th year...
6:48 am on Thursday October 4, 2012

Domestic violence lecture seriers at HGTC

South Carolina ranks 2nd in the nation in homicides of women killed by men. A Horry-Georgetown Technical College lecture series aims to shed light and awareness of the effects of domestic violence during the month of October, National Domestic...
9:50 am on Friday September 28, 2012

CASA closes indefinitely, leaving void in the community (Update: CASA II to open)

photo by flickr user Topkea & Shawnee County Public Library Update September 28, 2012: The Center for Women and Children, a facility housed in the former CASA property, will open soon, addressing the need for women and children in spousal abuse...
10:25 am on Thursday April 21, 2011

Partnership to address children and domestic violence

Image by Flickr user paulswansenApril is Child Abuse Awareness Month, so it's the perfect time to talk about a new partnership that is forming to address the community's response to children that have experienced or been exposed to domestic violence...
4:00 am on Monday March 14, 2011

19 jailed in two days, three on drug charges

Flickr user eo was taken Beaufort's police force were certainly kept busy March 12 and 13, jailing more than 17 people in the two days.  According to a report from The Beaufort Tribune, two men were arrested on charges of domestic violence and car...
1:32 pm on Wednesday February 24, 2010

Dating violence legislation likely to prohibit any talk of gay relationships

A bill in the works since 2009 that seeks to educate teens against dating violence has been sent back for more work, namely to ensure that the education is about heterosexual couples only.  The targeted inclusion has many gay activists upset. Hop...
7:45 am on Saturday July 26, 2008

Wilson gets grant to fight domestic abuse

9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson has received more than $67,000 from the state Department of Public Safety to hire a prosecutor specifically for domestic violence cases, one of the state's biggest problems. Many media outlets and organizations...
12:40 pm on Saturday July 12, 2008

Man gets 20 years for stun gun attack

ThomasClark David Thomas, 46, was found guilty Thursday of kidnapping his wife and torturing her in a North Charleston motel room. A judge subsequently sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Thomas was acquitted on a sexual assault charge in the same...
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