Stories by Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Aiken County may receive federal disaster aid

Despite suffering less severe effects from the historic flooding linked to Hurricane Joaquin than the Columbia area and eastern counties, Aiken County may still qualify for help.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Rebuilding flooded roads could cost billions

The head of the South Carolina National Guard says the cost to rebuild the state's devastated roads after this weekend's floods could reach hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Panel discusses homeowner associations

COLUMBIA - Home­owner association complaints filed since January has already outpaced an earlier year, according to the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Barnwell pharmacist in alleged fondling

On Friday, the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division issued an arrest warrant for 76-year-old Berley C. Lindler Jr.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Some lice cases seen in SC school districts

School districts across South Carolina, including Aiken County, have already come across cases of head lice this school year, but it's no cause for alarm or for shame.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Fundraising huge for SC Senate candidate

COLUMBIA - When women run for the Senate in South Carolina, they usually have difficulty raising enough cash to campaign across an area that can span several counties.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

SC ranked 6th in earthquake exposure

COLUMBIA -- The latest data indicates an unsettling reality: South Carolina has the sixth-largest number of people exposed to potentially damaging earthquakes.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

New Ellenton fined for fecal coliform

A series of fecal coliform violations in the town of New Ellenton's wastewater treatment operation led regulators to levy a $2,000 fine on the town.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Poll has Trump with big lead in South Carolina

South Carolina Republican voters might favor billionaire Donald Trump even more than their counterparts in Georgia, Arkansas and Florida.
By Sarita Chourey

Poll says Trump is Georgia's GOP leader

Billionaire Donald Trump holds a double-digit lead over his nearest rival in the GOP presidential primary, according to a Fox 5/Morris News Poll.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Foundation to honor slain SC senator

COLUMBIA - The family of Clementa C. Pinckney has established a foundation in honor of the late pastor and South Carolina state senator
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, July 27, 2015

Officers clear up 13 South Carolina road laws

Highway laws can vary from state to state, but that's no excuse to break them. South Carolina law enforcement officials have seen plenty of misconception and oversights.
By Sarita Chourey

Sunday, July 19, 2015

SC Attorney General opinion fuels bills against pipelines

South Carolina lawmakers are now armed with a legal opinion in their efforts to save landowners from losing their property to Kinder Morgan's $1 billion petroleum pipeline.

By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SC Wilson house among Haley vetoes

COLUMBIA - Calling it "old-fashioned pork," Gov. Nikki Haley targeted $125,000 for national marketing of the Woodrow Wilson Home in Columbia among vetoes of nearly $30 million of line items.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Keep rebel flag at Statehouse, Graniteville lawmaker says

State Rep. Chris Corley, of Graniteville, said the Civil War started in South Carolina and that the state's history cannot be ignored.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Slight majority favors moving battle flag

COLUMBIA - A slight majority of South Carolina voters favor moving yjr Confederate battle flag, according to and OpinionSavvy Poll conducted for Morris News and others.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pinckney advocate of the poor

Clementa Pinckney, who was gunned down Wednesday night, had advocated for the Medicaid expansion, AIDs testing programs, food stamp recipients, ETV, and measures to combat human trafficking.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, June 4, 2015

SC bill seeks petroleum pipeline protection

COLUMBIA - South Carolinian property owners want their land protected from pipeline companies, too.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Solar power 'rush' expected in S.C.

Power companies in South Carolina are proposing solar energy incentives to South Carolina consumers who want clean energy and longterm savings.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, May 28, 2015

SC parks proposal targets Augusta

COLUMBIA - Hoping to lure hunters from Augusta, lawmakers in South Carolina have carved out $700,000 in the state budget for a new bird hatchery pilot program in McCormick County.
By Sarita Chourey
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