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Swimmers ordered from water due to sharks at Hilton Head.

On Tuesday, in two separate incidents on Hilton Head island, lifeguards ordered swimmers out of the water due to sharks swimming close to shore.  This is a fairly common occurrence along the South Carolina coast during the summer and usually the threat… Read More

Beware of leaving bottled water in your car

Firefighters in Oklahoma are warning owners not to leave bottled water exposed in their cars.  The water, if struck at the correct angle by the sun, can act as a magnifying glass, focusing the beam.  The resulting beam can be hot enough to cause a fire.… Read More

Antibiotics in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 to 3 million serious infections occur yearly in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities.  These infections are a major cause of hospitializations and it is estimated… Read More

Helmets R Us recalls helmets used in schools

Helmets R Us recalls nearly 10,000 helmets sold to schools throughout the United States due to risk of head injury.  . The helmets do not meet Federal Safety Standards and pose an increased risk of head injury in the event of a fall or collision. Although… Read More

Happy Fourth of July

The lawyers and staff of Harbin & Burnett wish you a happy Fourth of July.  Our office is closed today in celebration of our great nation.  We hope that you have an enjoyable day whether it is spent on the lake, at the beach, cooking out with family… Read More

Georgia Hands-Free Driving Law Goes Into Effect July 1st

Georgia Hands-Free Driving Law Goes Into Effect July 1st Gerogia's Hands-Free law goes into effect July 1st.  This law prohibits an electronic device from being held, or supported by the driver's body.  This includes resting in a lap, held between the… Read More

With Kennedy retiring, U.S. Supreme Court expected to move to the right

Yesterday, Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court. Kennedy was one of the more centrist Justices, and was often the swing vote in many of the 5-4 decisions we have seen in the last few years.  His vote was crucial to the Left… Read More

South Carolina Primary Runoffs are tomorrow, June 26, 2018.

Tomorow, Tuesday June 26, 2018, are the SC Primary Runoffs.  If you voted in a primary, you can vote in any runoff for the same party. For example, if you voted in the Republican primary, you can vote in the runoff for Governor. But if you voted in the… Read More

Supreme Court ruling could affect your next online purchase

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, held that states can collect sales tax from most online retailers.  This closes a loophole that many brick and mortar store owners claimed gave an unfair advantage to online retailers such as Amazon.  Previously the… Read More

Man dies trying to save his daughters from a rip current off NC coast

Man dies trying to save his daughters from rip current. Unfortunately, although the "summer season" has just started for our beaches, there have already been numerous drownings and deaths. The latest involved a man attempting to save his daughters from… Read More

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