Stories 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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

S.C. House postpones debate on body cam bill

The Senate passed S. 47 and sent it to the House, however, the bill will be debated on the floor instead of going through the committee process on the House side.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pipeline leaks common, riverkeeper says

More than 300,000 gallons of gasoline has leaked from Texas-based energy company Kinder Morgan's pipeline in Belton, S.C., since a structure failure in December.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

DOT OKs land surveys for pipeline

South Carolina's transportation department has given a Texas company permission to conduct surveys on a state right-of-way in preparation for a pipeline route study.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, April 20, 2015

Debate brews on police body camera video access

COLUMBIA - Though supportive of requiring police to wear body cameras, authorities are pushing lawmakers to limit public access to the video footage. 
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

South Carolinians split on religious freedom debate

COLUMBIA - New poll results from Winthrop University show that 50 percent of likely GOP voters in South Carolina said business owners should not be allowed to refuse to serve gay and lesbian ...
By Sarita Chourey
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