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4:06 am on Friday April 13, 2012

In allegations of child rape 26 years ago, basketball coach gets 30 years

Keith Francis GadsdenBack in 2009 a story unfolded of a now 33-year-old man who alleged that he was reaped as a child some 26 years ago. Those allegations were directed  at 49-year-old Keith Francis Gadsden. On Wednesday Gadsden was sentenced to 30...
5:28 am on Tuesday January 24, 2012

CCU hold Freedom of Information Act event, distribute guides

Flickr user Truthout.org Coastal Carolina University's Department of Communication is hosting a panel discussion on the use and misuse of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Recital Hall in the Thomas...
5:59 am on Thursday October 20, 2011

Myrtle Beach Chamber responds to FOIA request in unusual way (update: TSN finds discrepancy)

Flickr user fsse8info Update October 20th: Due to the FOIA request, The Sun News has uncovered a $300,000 volley that involves the Chamber, Coastal Uncorked and The Brandon Agency. The Sun News has a timeline that summarizes the events for this one...
5:07 am on Friday July 1, 2011

North Myrtle Beach FOIA refusal was costly

Scott Waldron The City of North Myrtle Beach chose to not comply with The Sun News FOIA request to release the Edge dashcam video. In the end, the court ordered the release of the video and it cost them nearly $50,000 in legal expenses. This...
1:11 am on Sunday May 8, 2011

Man alleges retaliation by City of Charleston workers after making rape accusation

Update May 7: Nearly two years after the allegations of a childhood rape some 25 years back first surfaced (details below), threads of the situation continue to unravel. While 48-year-old Keith Francis Gadsden remain released on bail on the charges...
4:50 pm on Sunday August 23, 2009

SLED cuts jobs, buys new SUVs and combat rifles

Image by Flickr user E-Mans av8pix.com Image by 20090823-chevy.jpg Attention has once again fallen on The State Law Enforcement Division after digging by The Post and Courier turned up the purchase of expensive vehicles and combat rifles at the...
8:04 am on Saturday August 15, 2009

P&C gets long-sought SLED documents, then does a little dance

The Post and Courier has finally started to receive copies of public documents from the State Law Enforcement Division, and it's not being too shy about bragging. The paper writes, in an unsigned editorial:  SLED previously had attempted to pass off...
4:42 am on Thursday August 6, 2009

Discourse between P&C and state office turns ugly (updated x3)

Updates on the bottom. There's not too much unusual about The Post and Courier's bemoaning of how long it takes for public agencies to share public information, but what is unusual is the harshness of the State Law Enforcement Division's (SLED's)...
5:03 am on Tuesday July 21, 2009

E-mails from (and to) Sanford's private account may be revealed

Image by Flickr user S Migol Image by 20090721-email.jpg Once again, Sanford's love letters are proving to be a thorn in the state's side. FITSNews writes that thousands of e-mails written by and to Gov. Mark Sanford may be revealed to the public...
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