Stephen Hobbs


Stephen Hobbs is a member of the Watchdog and Public Service team. He can be reached at (843) 937-5428.

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The abrupt resignation of Aiken County Public School District Superintendent Sean Alford, who was widely viewed as rising star in state education circles, has exposed a bitter divide in this rural community, with allegations of racism, a threat of physical violence and a school board in turmoil. 

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Attorneys for South Carolina's highest-ranking Catholic continued to push back Thursday against allegations that Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone sexually abused a young parishioner in New York in the 1970s, saying the accusations were fabricated in an attempt to squeeze money from the church. 

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