Stories by Kirsten Singleton

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007

NAACP speaks out on lending

COLUMBIA --- Even with new lending restrictions proposed this week by the Federal Reserve, the federal government is doing too little to help homeowners already hurt by unfair mortgage practices, ...
By Kirsten Singleton

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007

Task force tackles education

COLUMBIA --- School districts should get more money for every impoverished child they educate, says a state-level task force charged with proposing changes to education funding.
By Kirsten Singleton

Monday, Dec. 10, 2007

State pushes China trade

COLUMBIA --- For South Carolina officials, it's a matter of simple math.
By Kirsten Singleton

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007

Lawmakers unveil their legislative session plans

COLUMBIA --- The bottom line, Rep. Bill Clyburn says, is that people who work all their lives shouldn't have to keep paying taxes on their homes.
By Kirsten Singleton

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007

Leisure, health jobs will rise

COLUMBIA --- Searching for a job here in 2008?
By Kirsten Singleton

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007

Credit card caution is urged

COLUMBIA --- Becki Gazda is the type of holiday shopper Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom likes to see.
By Kirsten Singleton

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007

General budget cuts not in plans

COLUMBIA --- Gov. Mark Sanford on Monday said he doesn't plan to request across-the-board cuts from his Cabinet agencies as a response to the slowing economy.
By Kirsten Singleton

Monday, Nov. 26, 2007

Democrats learn from election

COLUMBIA --- What some might think of as too little too late, State Rep. Bill Clyburn is taking as a positive sign.
By Kirsten Singleton

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007

To charity, hunger is more than statistic

COLUMBIA --- Rusty Marsh doesn't need to be told that South Carolina is among the states with the highest percentage of people who go hungry.
By Kirsten Singleton

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007

SLED's chief will step down

COLUMBIA --- For the first time in 20 years, South Carolina law enforcement is getting a new leader.
By Kirsten Singleton

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007

Drought keeps ducks away

COLUMBIA --- Duck hunters searching the skies for game next week might have to search the ground for wetlands first, state officials said Friday.
By Kirsten Singleton

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007

Cumbee Center ranks among 'Angel' charities

COLUMBIA --- There is an angel among us, and its name is Cumbee Center.
By Kirsten Singleton

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007

Teacher numbers improve in state

COLUMBIA --- South Carolina made strides this year toward filling its classrooms with fully qualified teachers, a report to be released later this week says.
By Kirsten Singleton

Monday, Nov. 12, 2007

Holiday buying power sapped

COLUMBIA --- Two weeks before Black Friday kicks off the end-of-the-year shopping season, the U.S. economy is threatening to sap the ho-ho-ho from the holidays.
By Kirsten Singleton

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007

Hydrogen legislation threatened

COLUMBIA --- A double dose of reality has intruded on the dream lawmakers dubbed the Hydrogen Infrastructure Development Act.
By Kirsten Singleton

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007

Task force nabs 100th arrest

COLUMBIA --- South Carolina law enforcement has apprehended 100 suspected Internet child predators since soliciting minors for sexual activity became a crime in 2004, Attorney General Henry ...
By Kirsten Singleton

Monday, Nov. 5, 2007

Poll gauges views of state residents

COLUMBIA - Looking only at the bottom line, everything is just status quo.
By Kirsten Singleton

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007

Clyburn gets Edwards' support

COLUMBIA - Angling for a spot in the state Senate, Rep. Bill Clyburn got a boost Saturday from presidential candidate John Edwards, whom Mr. Clyburn is supporting.
By Kirsten Singleton

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007

Mayors sign for climate change

COLUMBIA - More than 100 South Carolina mayors, including Aiken's Fred Cavanaugh, released an open letter to presidential candidates Friday stressing strong concern over global warming and asking ...
By Kirsten Singleton

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007

Tips sought to stop dogfights

COLUMBIA - The national Humane Society is doubling its reward for information leading to the conviction of anyone involved in animal fighting to $5,000, in hopes of encouraging more informants to ...
By Kirsten Singleton
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