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Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Aiken Tech best in SC system

Aiken Technical College leads the 16-school technical college system in South Carolina with an achievement rate that approaches near-total student placement.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

SC tweaks public information law

COLUMBIA - Amid worries over identity theft, police work, and the exposure of dead people's personal information, a Senate panel advanced a pair of bills aimed at closing some gaps in the Freedom ...
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Group pushing SC school reform

COLUMBIA -- A new committee is forming to address South Carolina's educational shortcomings following last fall's Supreme Court decision that found the state had failed to provide a "minimally ...
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

SC bill would change magistrate selection

COLUMBIA - An effort to strip South Carolina's state senators of their power to choose county magistrates is drawing opposition from some who say the current system works.
By Sarita Chourey

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Reforms, funding ahead for SC lawmakers in new session

COLUMBIA - South Carolina legislators will face the familiar demons of ethics reform and roadway funding when they begin the new session.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

SC fined Vogtle, temporarily blocked shipments last year

Plant Vogtle was fined $8,000 and temporarily barred from sending waste to South Carolina last year after environmental regulators said Southern Nuclear Operating Co. violated a state law ...
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

North Augusta charity labeled efficient

This year, the South Carolina Secretary of State's office pointed to charities that spent 80 percent or more on their mission programs, among them The RECing Crew, Inc. of North Augusta.
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
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Mayor seeks storm fee break for schools

Mayor Hardie Davis' proposal, distributed to the 10-member commission this week, says the fee could result in furlough days and lost instruction time for the school system.
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