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Jeffrey H. Barker

New Converse University President Dies in Bicycle Crash

A university president in South Carolina died Wednesday in a bicycle wreck less than a month after he started his new job. Jeffrey H. Barker, 64, was president at Converse University in Spartanburg...
 Associated Press political reporter Meg Kinnard lifts weights at her Lexington County gym to strengthen her body as she fights invasive breast cancer.

Well-Known Reporter Turns to Fitness to Fight Rare, Aggressive Cancer

Meg Kinnard makes quick work of a maze of heavy weights and intimidating, high tech machines. Her lean muscles flex against the metal. Sweat beads on her freshly shaven head. The 40-year-old appears...

Explainer: A Look Rising Rents and Vanishing SC Eviction Protections

In the South Carolina Housing and Finance Authority’s 2021 Housing Needs Assessment report, agency Executive Director Bonita Shropshire writes that almost a quarter of the state’s renters spend more...

Man Sues Police for Defamation After Charges Dropped

A South Carolina man whose charges were dropped after police body camera footage showed he did not fight an officer who attacked him is suing the city of Rock Hill and U.S Rep. Ralph Norman for...

South Carolina Lede

South Carolina Lede is a podcast about the people, issues, and events shaping the Palmetto State. Join host Gavin Jackson and reporters from across the state each week for in-depth discussions of the biggest news affecting you, your family, and your fellow South Carolinians – from state politics and legislative happenings inside the state house to the ongoing effects of the pandemic and more. It’s the factual and timely information you need, with a dash of irreverent fun to keep it all interesting.

Substantial Spread Level Unlocked

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 24, 2021 features: the latest…

Summer Surge Part Deux

July 20, 2021 — A look at controversial monuments and memorials in the Palmet...

LIGHT THE BEACONS – Sound the Alarms!

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 17, 2021: Department of…

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