Stories by Sarita Chourey

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Proposal would boost hourly wages

Clementa Pinckney, a state senator from Jasper, is co-sponsoring a proposal to boost wages in South Carolina, which does not have its own state minimum wage.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

SC bills allow gun permits as voter ID, keep convicts working

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina senator has introduced legislation that would let convicts with jobs serve their sentence during the days they're not working, while their wages are garnished to make ...
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Ga., SC differ on jobless help

South Carolina is sweetening its incentives to employers to hire the long-term unemployed, nearly doubling the maximum amount of wage reimbursements.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

SC fighting trash with phone app

South Carolina is trying a smartphone approach to the state's litter problem.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

SC lawmakers wary of changing hospital rules

COLUMBIA - The state health agency is proposing ways to reduce the need for a state permit when a medical facility purchases equipment or upgrades its buildings.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Movement to raise teacher salaries in SC begins

COLUMBIA - The head of South Carolina's Education Association is urging lawmakers to consider raising the starting salary for a public school teacher to $40,000 in order to attract and keep ...
By Sarita Chourey

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Millions at stake in proposed penny sales tax, including Aiken

A handful of school districts across the state, are counting down to Election Day when hundreds of millions of new dollars could be promised to facility needs - $125 million of which could be ...
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

SC fines telemarketer $1 million

COLUMBIA -- The Secretary of State's office announced a $1 million fine this week against Strategic Fundraising, Inc. for various violations of the Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

This year's wild gobbler harvest came up short

This year's wild gobbler harvest came up short, compared to last year.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Aiken County guarded in reaction to possible gay marriages

Attitudes toward gay marriage were guarded in Aiken County in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision believed to legalize gay marriage in South Carolina.
By Sarita Chourey

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Widow of Montford Point Marine receives his Congressional Gold Medal

PORT ROYAL, S.C. - America's first president and Master Sgt. George Jackson of Beaufort now share a special bond. Both men have been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. On Thursday, Brig. Gen. ...
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Workers comp for staff kickball injury?

COLUMBIA - Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

SC judge accepted sexual favors

An Abbeville County judge who admitted accepting sex acts has received one final scolding.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Poultry operation eyes Aiken County

A new poultry farm could be coming to Aiken County.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

State agency fines Barnwell

COLUMBIA - State regulators have fined the city of Barnwell $700 for malfunctions at its wastewater treatment facility and ordered the city to make improvements.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Court urges Chem-Nuclear safety

COLUMBIA -- The South Carolina Court of Appeals is ordering Chem-Nuclear to better protect the groundwater from contamination at the Barnwell County's low-level radioactive waste disposal site.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Poll: Kingston edging ahead of Perdue

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's one-point lead one week ago over businessman David Perdue has stretched to five points in the Republican Senate runoff, poll results showed Thursday.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bill lets school board offer penny tax

COLUMBIA - With less than two hours left in the two-year legislative session, a bill cleared the S.C. General Assembly, allowing voters to approve a penny sales tax to pay for school construction.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lawmakers throw out veto, save funds to promote Wilson house in Columbia

COLUMBIA - Money to promote the Woodrow Wilson Family Home in Columbia was saved Wednesday when lawmakers overrode a veto by Gov. Nikki Haley.
By Sarita Chourey

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lawmaker fights bill clearing way for Aiken tax

Sen. Kevin Bryant, an Anderson County Republican, is prepared to kill a bill that would allow voters to add a penny sales tax, while receiving property tax relief, in order to fund school building ...
By Sarita Chourey

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Ex-superintendent to write of miraculous recovery

Taking his doctor's advice, former Richmond County school superintendent Frank Roberson has nearly finished writing a 150-page book about his remarkable recovery from brain trauma.
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