Jennifer Hawes


Jennifer Berry Hawes is a member of the Watchdog and Public Service team who worked on the newspaper's Pulitzer-Prize winning investigation, "Till Death Do Us Part."

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They left their homes before dawn, or after sunset, to begin 12-hour shifts spent sweating beneath layers of plastic, breathing through masks and face shields, carrying the weight of life and death into every negative-pressure room assigned to them. In there, they saw what we didn't.

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People from the Lowcountry who took part in vaccine trials reported feeling symptoms, like body aches and fevers, but were grateful for the brief periods of feeling sick because it meant they likely didn't get the placebo.

William Payne auctioned off upwards of 10,000 enslaved people from 1790 to the 1830s out of his business at 34 Broad St., where he also lived.…

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Jaime Harrison with his wife, Marie Boyd, and their sons outside their Columbia home. Kevin Lowery and Mission Control/Provided

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