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Caroline Nix

Journalist Mandy Matney gives insight into her personal and journalistic journey covering the Murdaugh murders during a USC event on Nov. 13, 2023. Matney is now the CEO of her own company, a podcast creator and an author.

Podcast host, journalist reflects on covering the Murdaugh trials

The College of Information and Communications hosted Mandy Matney for “An Evening of True Sunlight with Mandy Matney” at the Joseph F. Rice School of Law on Monday. Matney discussed her process for writing the book, "Blood On Their Hands: Murder, Corruption, and the Fall of the Murdaugh Dynasty," and the process that led to breaking the case.

Merchandise is placed against a wall at The Witching Hour on Oct. 4, 2023. The local small business is a spiritual shop, looking to educate people more about witchcraft.

Local witchcraft store focuses on teaching magic, self-acceptance

Local witchcraft store, The Witching Hour, is looking to help customers become more confident in their spiritual skills while also removing the stigma surrounding practicing magic. Owner Kara Smalley opened the store in April 2022, and has since grown and built relationships with members of the Columbia community.

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