In an era when a kid's most prized possession also is the primary tool for sexual predators, bullies and bad behavior in general, it's parents' responsibility to keep tabs on who their child's communicating with, Richland County's sheriff said.
Assistant Columbia bureau chief
Adcox returned to The Post and Courier in October 2017 after 12 years covering the Statehouse for The Associated Press. She previously covered education for The P&C. She has also worked for The AP in Albany, N.Y., and for The Herald in Rock Hill.
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Williston, South Carolina
Residents of Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties who evacuated ahead of Hurricane Dorian can return home starting at 10 a.m. Friday
Evacuation orders for Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper counties are being lifted at 3 p.m. Thursday.
The state's chief Emergency Management spokesman said it's the agency's job to save lives. Some residents called his comments on social media, such as one calling the storm surge "not survivable," irresponsible and snarky.
By 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Category 2 hurricane was 189 miles away from the South Carolina coast, expected to pass Charleston just 30 miles from the shore mid-day Thursday. But on Wednesday, local residents took a collective shrug.
Gov. Henry McMaster stressed Tuesday that Hurricane Dorian could wreak havoc in South Carolina even if it doesn't make landfall here
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott talked Thursday, Aug. 22, in his office about what he does to monitor his youngest daughter's social media. …
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott laughs Thursday, Aug. 22, as he explains the Superman he received as a gift after easily winning the June 20…
Amid chronic staffing shortages in South Carolina's prisons, legislators are considering changing state law to let offenders with short sentences serve out their time in county jails
South Carolina should improve prison officers' training, better manage gang members and penalize their leaders, and offer inmates more opportunities to shave time off their sentences to incentivize good behavior, according to a state audit presented to legislators Monday