Stories by Sarita Chourey

Thursday, March 17, 2016

SC feminine hygiene bill targets 'human issue'

COLUMBIA -- Rep. Cezar McKnight, D-Kingstree, introduced a bill this week that would require all public buildings owned by the state, along with any state agency, office, or institution, to supply ...
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, March 4, 2016

Kinder Morgan seeks SC permit to build storage tanks

DHEC officials say they plan to hold a public hearing on the permit request.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, March 3, 2016

SC flood victims avoid scams

COLUMBIA - As South Carolina's thousand-year flood in October attacked life, limb and property, those who prey on people during emergencies seem to have largely stayed away.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SC may raise front-seat age limit

COLUMBIA - South Carolina may raise the minimum age required to ride in the front seat from 6 to 13. In Georgia, the front seat is off limits to children younger than 8 who are less less than 57 ...
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gun bill raises concerns over losing deals

COLUMBIA - State senators taking up a bill to grant concealed-carry gun permit reciprocity with Georgia will likely face the question of whether doing so would lead some states to cancel their ...
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Eminent domain ban cut to 5 years in pipeline legislation

COLUMBIA - Instead of creating a permanent ban on the ability of private, for-profit pipeline companies to purchase land against property owners' wishes, South Carolina legislators are now ...
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Trump lead dips in South Carolina poll

A poll released Friday for The Augusta Chronicle and Morris News Service shows billionaire Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential field with 27 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio close behind at 24 ...
By Sarita Chourey

SC looks to keep injection drug suppliers secret

COLUMBIA - South Carolina lawmakers are looking for a compromise in a bill that would render information about lethal injection drugs a secret, a change that may enable the state to resume executions.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Trump big favorite in SC poll

COLUMBIA - Billionaire and reality TV celebrity Donald Trump maintains his significant lead among likely South Carolina Republican primary voters, according to an Opinion Savvy poll.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Bill adds distance for boats passing docks

Boaters on the Savannah River might have to keep a greater distance from South Carolina docks. A bill working its way through the South Carolina House would increase from 50 feet to 100 feet the ...
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

SC takes step on limiting eminent domain

Concerns about eliminating Kinder Morgan's ability to use eminent domain are surfacing, even as South Carolina moves closer to preventing the company from forcibly purchasing land from property ...
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

SC chamber takes issue with bill limiting eminent domain

COLUMBIA - Pointing to an eminent domain conflict over a rail terminal in North Car­o­lina, the South Carolina Chamber of Com­merce is warning against the effects of legislation that ...
By Sarita Chourey

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Pipeline bill would bar land grabs

COLUMBIA - South Ca­ro­lina lawmakers are working to remove any power that Kinder Mor­gan might have to use eminent domain to take land from those unwilling to sell.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

SC lawmakers look at night use of golf carts

COLUMBIA - The long-running fight to legalize nighttime golf cart travel in South Carolina may seem to have gone dormant, but it's still alive.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Lawmaker wants citizen activism on reciprocity

COLUMBIA - North Augusta Rep. Bill Hixon wants his constituents to advocate for his gun-permit reciprocity bill, which would ease travel to and from Georgia for those with concealed weapons. 
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

SC lawmaker objects to police video law

COLUMBIA - A bill that would protect bystanders who film or photograph police in public is facing a new challenge, after a Greenville Republican raised an objection to it.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

South Carolina father support could expand statewide

COLUMBIA - A nonprofit center with a focus on fathers is planning to expand.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

SC prisons to focus on jobs

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Department of Corrections is trying to boost its own workforce, while trying to get offenders who are incarcerated ready to earn a paycheck when they're released.
By Sarita Chourey

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Aiken County elections chief: Poll workers deserve a raise

Last month, Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-Charleston, introduced a bill, H. 4560, that would mandate a $15 hour minimum wage for poll workers.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

New forces drive South Carolina-Georgia gun-permit reciprocity

COLUMBIA - A push to allow South Carolina concealed-weapon permit holders to carry their gun into Georgia has attracted the attention of at least one Georgia legislator who says changing South ...
By Sarita Chourey
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