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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

Tuesday, April 28, 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

Sunday, April 12, 2015

SC gun permit change gets 'neutral' stance

COLUMBIA - A bill that would allow Georgia and South Carolina concealed-weapon permit holders to cross the state border is improving its chances of passage, as local authorities agree not to fight ...
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, April 10, 2015

SLED suspicious of SC cop shooting

COLUMBIA -- Even before a bystander's cellphone video of the shooting was revealed, state law enforcement officials were suspicious of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, April 9, 2015

National lab director seeks next generation of nuclear workers

COLUMBIA - An education pipeline must be in place to train new researchers to succeed those who will be aging out of the nuclear workforce, according to the director of the Savannah River National ...
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Aiken County pastor honored by House

The South Carolina House of Representatives is honoring Augusta native and Savannah River Site worker Clinton Edwards on his 10th anniversary as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church of Aiken.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Auto dealers attract scrutiny

That great automobile price in bold, red ink? It could be a ruse. False advertising, hidden fees and predatory payment plans are all ways shoppers can be tricked when buying a car.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, March 13, 2015

North Augusta lawmaker offers new gun bill

COLUMBIA - North Augusta Republican Rep. Bill Hixon has introduced a pared-down version of separate legislation that's pending to allow concealed-weapon permit reciprocity with states that issue ...
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Aiken County fined for violations

COLUMBIA — South Carolina regulators fined Aiken County $3,400 for violating the state pollution law at the Savannah River Research Campus wastewater treatment plant, which the county owns and ...
By Sarita Chourey

SC lawmakers take aim at Muslim law

COLUMBIA - South Carolina lawmakers are worried Islamic law could rule their state's courtrooms.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, March 6, 2015

Ga. gun owners worry SC

COLUMBIA - Against the wishes of law enforcement officials, lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would allow concealed-weapon permit holders from Georgia and other states with lower safety ...
By Sarita Chourey
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