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September 28, 1988
Mental tests were ordered for a man who shot 11 people, one fatally, in a Greenwood, S.C., school rampage. James William Wilson, 19, faced two assault charges and other charges were pending in Monday's rampage at Oakland Elementary School. One child, Shequila Bradley, 8, was killed, and two teachers and eight other children were wounded, including one girl who is in extremely critical condition.
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November 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
State police are investigating a drug sweep in which more than a dozen local officers charged into a crowded high school hallway with their guns drawn and handcuffed students. No drugs or weapons were found during the sweep, and there were no drug-related arrests.
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October 26, 1996 | From Associated Press
An 11-year-old honor student who packed a knife in her lunch box to cut a piece of chicken has been suspended and arrested on charges of having a weapon at school. "Mom was busy, and Dad had gone to work," Charlotte Kirk said, explaining why she packed the smooth-edged steak knife with her leftover peas, chicken and apple on Oct. 18.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1998 | From Times wire services
A 30-year practice allowing school employees in Sumter, S.C., to distribute the New Testament to students who requested it has ended amid concerns over separation of church and state. The practice, sponsored by Gideons International, came under district scrutiny after a parent complained last fall. Supt. Andrena Ray said that if school officials were involved in handing out religious material, they could be personally liable for violating the Constitution.
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March 1, 1994 | LYN RIDDLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Once again, that rascal Bart Simpson is causing commotion in school. But this time, it's not in the Fox network cartoon. It's here in this city of 20,000 in northwestern South Carolina. Parents and teachers want the school board to back off its tentative approval of the name Springfield for the district's new $3.6-million elementary school.
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November 1, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A sixth-grader caught with a kitchen knife in her lunch box at school will not be prosecuted. Prosecutor Barney Giese said Charlotte Kirk, an 11-year-old honors student at Hopkins Middle School in Columbia, S.C., lacked criminal intent. He dropped the charge of carrying a weapon on school property. Charlotte said she put the knife in her lunch box Oct. 18 so she could cut up her chicken.
NEWS
September 27, 1988
A man walked into a Greenwood, S.C., elementary school with a handgun and opened fire, killing an 8-year-old girl and injuring 10 other people, authorities said. Police Chief James Coursey said James William Wilson, 19, of Greenwood had been charged with murder. No motive for the shootings was determined. Coursey said that Wilson entered Oakland Elementary School's cafeteria and opened fire with a .22-caliber revolver, injuring a teacher and three pupils.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1998 | From Times wire services
A 30-year practice allowing school employees in Sumter, S.C., to distribute the New Testament to students who requested it has ended amid concerns over separation of church and state. The practice, sponsored by Gideons International, came under district scrutiny after a parent complained last fall. Supt. Andrena Ray said that if school officials were involved in handing out religious material, they could be personally liable for violating the Constitution.
NEWS
December 2, 1986 | United Press International
The FBI announced Monday that it has started an investigation into racial harassment at the Citadel because of possible civil rights violations at the 144-year-old military college. Bill Nettles, the head of the FBI's bureau in Charleston, said his agents are looking into the hazing of black former cadet Kevin Nesmith.
NEWS
February 12, 1994 | From Associated Press
Lu Parker, a high school English literature teacher representing South Carolina, was crowned Miss USA on Friday night. Miss USA 1993 Kenya Moore of Detroit crowned Parker at the end of the two-hour program televised nationally on CBS. The 25-year-old Charleston native also won the evening gown event. Runner-up was Patricia Southall, 23, of Chesapeake, Va., a former aide to ex-Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder. Southall won both the swimsuit and preliminary interview events.
NEWS
November 1, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A sixth-grader caught with a kitchen knife in her lunch box at school will not be prosecuted. Prosecutor Barney Giese said Charlotte Kirk, an 11-year-old honors student at Hopkins Middle School in Columbia, S.C., lacked criminal intent. He dropped the charge of carrying a weapon on school property. Charlotte said she put the knife in her lunch box Oct. 18 so she could cut up her chicken.
NEWS
October 26, 1996 | From Associated Press
An 11-year-old honor student who packed a knife in her lunch box to cut a piece of chicken has been suspended and arrested on charges of having a weapon at school. "Mom was busy, and Dad had gone to work," Charlotte Kirk said, explaining why she packed the smooth-edged steak knife with her leftover peas, chicken and apple on Oct. 18.
NEWS
March 1, 1994 | LYN RIDDLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Once again, that rascal Bart Simpson is causing commotion in school. But this time, it's not in the Fox network cartoon. It's here in this city of 20,000 in northwestern South Carolina. Parents and teachers want the school board to back off its tentative approval of the name Springfield for the district's new $3.6-million elementary school.
NEWS
February 12, 1994 | From Associated Press
Lu Parker, a high school English literature teacher representing South Carolina, was crowned Miss USA on Friday night. Miss USA 1993 Kenya Moore of Detroit crowned Parker at the end of the two-hour program televised nationally on CBS. The 25-year-old Charleston native also won the evening gown event. Runner-up was Patricia Southall, 23, of Chesapeake, Va., a former aide to ex-Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder. Southall won both the swimsuit and preliminary interview events.
NEWS
September 28, 1988
Mental tests were ordered for a man who shot 11 people, one fatally, in a Greenwood, S.C., school rampage. James William Wilson, 19, faced two assault charges and other charges were pending in Monday's rampage at Oakland Elementary School. One child, Shequila Bradley, 8, was killed, and two teachers and eight other children were wounded, including one girl who is in extremely critical condition.
NEWS
September 27, 1988
A man walked into a Greenwood, S.C., elementary school with a handgun and opened fire, killing an 8-year-old girl and injuring 10 other people, authorities said. Police Chief James Coursey said James William Wilson, 19, of Greenwood had been charged with murder. No motive for the shootings was determined. Coursey said that Wilson entered Oakland Elementary School's cafeteria and opened fire with a .22-caliber revolver, injuring a teacher and three pupils.
NATIONAL
November 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
State police are investigating a drug sweep in which more than a dozen local officers charged into a crowded high school hallway with their guns drawn and handcuffed students. No drugs or weapons were found during the sweep, and there were no drug-related arrests.
NATIONAL
August 10, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Gov. Mark Sanford used state aircraft for personal and political trips, often bringing along his wife and children -- contrary to state law regarding official use -- an Associated Press investigation has found. Records show that since he took office in 2003, the two-term Republican has taken trips on state aircraft to locations of his children's sporting events, hair and dental appointments, political party gatherings and a birthday party for a campaign donor. State law requires that the aircraft be flown only for official business.
NEWS
December 2, 1986 | United Press International
The FBI announced Monday that it has started an investigation into racial harassment at the Citadel because of possible civil rights violations at the 144-year-old military college. Bill Nettles, the head of the FBI's bureau in Charleston, said his agents are looking into the hazing of black former cadet Kevin Nesmith.
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