Stories by Sarita Chourey

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

South Carolina flags charities for low donations to professed causes

Half of the worst charities that try to coax South Carolinians to pull out their credit cards were intended to support police and military veterans.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Edgefield pays penalty for its wastewater violations

Lead and ammonia violations at the Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority led state regulars to issue an $8,400 fine.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

44,000 cubic yards of debris collected in SC

COLUMBIA - The historic flood that killed 19 people in South Carolina and devastated roadways, has also left untold heaps of debris in its wake. 
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Tougher anti-pipeline law discussed

COLUMBIA - Instead of giving a pipeline company hoops to jump through, South Carolina lawmakers might consider ways to stop pipeline companies from condemning private property against the owners' ...
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

SC Supreme Court reprimands train crash attorney

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Supreme Court has delivered a second scolding to a lawyer who represented Graniteville train victims after a catastrophic derailment nearly 11 years ago.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Senator pushes bill to shorten session

COLUMBIA - Aiken Sen. Tom Young has repeatedly tried to convince his colleagues to shorten the legislative session, but this time, the Republican believes support is building.
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

Thursday, Aug 13, 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
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