South Carolina

The Confederate flag flying outside the South Carolina capitol building. (Credit: CBS)

South Carolina Governor Calls For Taking Down Confederate Flag

(CBS) — Leaders in South Carolina are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports it’s been a contentious issue for years, brought to a head […]

06/22/2015

Benjamin Nathaniel Smith (left) killed two people and wounded at least two others in a 1999 shooting spree in Illinois and Indiana. Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong (right) was among those killed. (Credit: Champaign County Sheriff/Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Charleston Massacre Conjures Memories Of Neo-Nazi’s Shooting Spree In Illinois, Indiana

It has been nearly 16 years since the two-state shooting spree by a neo-Nazi that left former Northwestern University men’s basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong dead. In fact, this is the weekend of the Race Against Hate in Byrdsong’s memory.

06/19/2015

A view of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, after a mass shooting at the church on the evening of June 17, 2015.  (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Friend Of Charleston Church Massacre Victim: ‘Guns Are Going To Be The Death Of Us’

Albert Tyson, an elder at St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church, knew Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, and said he had a meteoric rise, both in religion and in politics.

06/18/2015

Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C., after the court handed two key victories to same-sex couples. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals In Indiana, Wisconsin, 3 Other States

On the first day of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected appeals from Indiana, Wisconsin, and three other states that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage.

10/06/2014

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Florida State, Alabama Are 1-2 Atop Preseason AP Poll

Notre Dame checks in at No. 17.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

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Tailgate Fan’s Top 5 College Tailgates You Should Visit

Here is a list of Tailgate Fan’s top five tailgates you should visit…

07/17/2014

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Explore The South: Sights To Behold In America’s Southern Region

Featuring many of America’s oldest cities, superb food, refined beauty and world famous attractions, the South has something to offer for all walks of life.

05/13/2014

Jadeveon Clowney. (Getty Images)

Alshon Jeffery Says Clowney’s ‘Going To Be A Hall Of Famer’

Alshon Jeffery and Jadeveon Clowney were teammates at South Carolina in 2011.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

Jadeveon Clowney. (Getty Images)

Jadeveon Clowney Believes He Should Be No. 1 Pick

Owners of the top pick, the Texans watched Clowney’s pro day on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

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Best Historic Vacations In The US

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.

01/14/2014

The animals at Save-A-Pet in Grayslake have been holding up remarkably well after the shelter has gone without power for two days because of the storm on July 11, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Five Years After It Was Stolen, Dog Reunited With Illinois Family After Being Found In South Carolina

A dog stolen from the backyard an Illinois family more than five years ago was found wandering in South Carolina, and is now back with its rightful owners, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

01/13/2014

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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

Republican Presidential Hopeful Newt Gingrich Kicks Off Iowa Tour In Dubuque

Caliendo: Gingrich Victory In S.C. Was Referendum On Romney

Voters in South Carolina shook up the race for the Republican presidential nomination over the weekend, handing Newt Gingrich an upset victory against and delivering a setback to heretofore frontrunner Mitt Romney. Political analyst Stephen Caliendo has some thoughts.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

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Caliendo: Romney Will Face A Struggle In South Carolina

Mitt Romney won handily in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, but his challengers say they are ready to fight in South Carolina.

CBS 2–01/11/2012

New NCAA President favors tougher punishment for rule-breakers

INDIANAPOLIS — Incoming NCAA President Mark Emmert wants to get tough on rule-breakers. He also wants the governing body to get cozier with pro sports leagues and players’ unions. Sound like a strange combination? Emmert […]

09/14/2010