Stories by Sarita Chourey

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Public input sought on Allendale landfill

COLUMBIA - State and federal regulators are gathering the feedback about years of cleanup at the Helena Chemical Company Landfill in Allendale County.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SC libraries may get tough

COLUMBIA -- Lawmakers are moving forward with an effort to create a tougher legal environment for unwelcome library visitors.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Home transforms to museum

COLUMBIA — When America’s 28th president is mentioned on Hampton Street, oftentimes, he’s just Tommy. The boy who would become President Wilson was only 14 years old when his family lived there.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Savannah River boating rule could change

COLUMBIA - Now that Georgia lawmakers have finished their half a bi-state boating compact, it's up to South Carolina to follow suit.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, March 24, 2014

SC high court reverses conviction

COLUMBIA - A man whose criminal sexual conduct conviction was reversed last week is heading to Aiken County. Joseph Walker was convicted of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct in 2002.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, March 10, 2014

Consumer complaints down in 2013

The volume of consumer complaints filed with the state regulators in South Carolina dropped significantly in 2013.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

SC could target people who lie about military service

VFW organizations have been scrutinizing profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media sites for job-seekers falsely claiming to have served in the military or received military awards.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Bill affects Ga.-SC boaters

COLUMBIA - South Carolina and Georgia are working in tandem to enter a reciprocal agreement on ticketing wayward boaters, and on Tuesday, South Carolina lawmakers moved their half of the agreement ...
By Sarita Chourey

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Bill allows vote on Aiken penny tax for schools

Tourists and even Augusta residents could start chipping in to help Aiken County build new schools and repair old ones if a proposed penny sales tax passes.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Actor's death called a warning

COLUMBIA - The suspected overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman serves as a tragic reminder, said a top drug-treatment official in South Carolina.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

SC job rehab rate at 7-year low

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's success in placing people with disabilities in jobs has steadily declined in the last seven years.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Graniteville company attracts investor

COLUMBIA - A Graniteville company is among two-dozen South Carolina businesses to benefit from a new South Carolina law encouraging "angel investors."
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Report: Georgia, S.C. lag in disclosing job creation from taxpayer subsidies

When it comes to revealing which companies have received public subsidies and how many jobs they created, Georgia and South Carolina are among the nation's least transparent.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Court to hear Barnwell waste disposal appeal

Arguing that waste-contaminated water is spreading to the groundwater, environmental groups are challenging the state permit that allows low-level radioactive waste to be buried at a Barnwell site.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

New trial ordered in teen's killing

COLUMBIA - An Augusta man sentenced to death by an Edgefield County jury three years ago for the killing of a teenager is now entitled to a new trial.
By Sarita Chourey

SC might allow guns in bars

COLUMBIA -- The S.C. Senate approved a bill that would allow concealed weapon permit holders to bring their firearm into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, as long they don’t drink.
By Sarita Chourey

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

North Augusta works to protect water supply

The combination of a future accident and some new regulatory demands have prompted the city to undertake nearly $13 million in upgrades to its drinking water infrastructure. Plans include a new 30 ...
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Disbarred Aiken lawyer petitions for job

COLUMBIA - An Aiken attorney convicted of 11 misdemeanors and disbarred by two states isn't giving up on practicing law.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Kiss gets ex-Aiken judge in trouble

Don't show your professional gratitude by kissing an employee. The South Carolina Supreme Court has issued a reprimand of a former Aiken County magistrate for making that mistake.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bankruptcy judge weighs halting Barnwell hospital sale

Cautious about telling a county council what it can and cannot do, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge David Duncan said he needed more time to decide whether to halt the sale of the Barnwell County Hospital.
By Sarita Chourey

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Augusta pensioners eye benefit increase

With an eye on the millions remaining in the city's oldest pension funds - its 1945 and 1949 plans - a handful of retired city and county employees are reviving a push to increase their monthly ...
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