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Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

SC hate-crime bill goes further than most

COLUMBIA -- A state lawmaker says he believes the Charleston massacre in June has convinced his colleagues of the need for stronger hate crime protections.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Legislation would end old SC laws

COLUMBIA - The law in South Carolina is curiously strict against lovers, fighters and fun-loving teens.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

SC bill restricts erectile dysfunction pills

COLUMBIA -- A Columbia legislator is hoping to draw parallels between the debate over abortion and other health care issues by filing a bill related to erectile disfunction. 
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Christians face bias, SC GOP poll says

Thirty-eight percent who responded said Christians in American face “some discrimination,” while 17 percent said there is “little or no” discrimination against Christians.
By Sarita Chourey

SC lawmaker derides Rebel flag display cost

A Democratic lawmaker says she plans to propose a commission to raise private money to display the Confederate flag, rather than leaving the Legislature with the task of funding the $5.3 million ...
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

SC Attorney General argues against transgender student in bathroom lawsuit

South Carolina's attorney general is arguing against a Virginia teen who was born female but identifies as male and sought to continue to use the boys' bathroom at school.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Edgefield Christmas trees welcome visitors to governor's mansion

For three of the last four years, Dale Cullum of Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm in Edgefield has won "best of show" at the S.C. State Fair, an honor that lands his trees at the Governor's Mansion.
By Sarita Chourey

South Carolina women face gender pay gap

The disparity between what women and men in South Carolina are paid is greater than the gap women nationwide and women in neighboring states experience.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Nov. 23, 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

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 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

Friday, Oct. 16, 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
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