May 31, 1990 |
Federal authorities announced Wednesday the largest single cocaine seizure in South Carolina history--1,780 pounds--and the arrests of five suspects. U.S. Atty. Bart Daniel and FBI Special Agent Fred Verinder said the arrests stemmed from a May 6 seizure of uncut cocaine worth about $16 million.
May 24, 2000 |
Gov. Jim Hodges signed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome where is has flown for 38 years, saying it was time the state ended years of racial divisions the banner has caused. The flag will come down July 1. "Today, we bring this debate to an honorable end.
July 25, 1986 |
Winding up a two-day political swing, President Reagan took time out from his fund-raising activities Thursday to meet with this area's drought-stricken farmers and to watch an Operation Haylift government cargo plane unload hay flown in from the Midwest to replace parched crops. The President said that the drought, the worst in recorded South Carolina history, is "reaching tragic proportions," and that his Administration "stands ready to help."
November 11, 1991 |
Andrew Jackson's uncertain birthplace may be a simple footnote to history, but to the folks living in the two counties straddling the North and South Carolina border, it is as important as Sunday dinners and high school football. Road signs and murals in both counties--Union to the north and Lancaster to the south--proclaim Jackson a native son in a controversy whose intensity is matched only by the annual late summer gridiron clash between area high schools.
October 12, 1994 |
Frank McGuire, the New York City coach whose "underground railroad" of New York recruits was a cornerstone of college basketball's rise in the South, died at his home in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday after a long illness. He was 80. Complications from a 1992 stroke had added to McGuire's declining health, the same year he suffered a broken hip in a fall.
November 25, 2001 |
Two years after the Civil War, with much of this city still in ruins, some of the bitterness over the conflict was put aside by a single gesture: New York firefighters collected pennies to buy Columbia a firetruck. So overwhelmed was former Confederate Col. Samuel W. Melton that he made a promise on behalf of South Carolina's capital city to return the kindness "should misfortune ever befall the Empire City."