Stories by Seanna Adcox

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Haley names new DSS director

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley named a former director at South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice as her choice to lead the troubled Department of Social Services.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

DSS creating statewide hotline

COLUMBIA - South Carolina needs to centralize how initial calls of child abuse are handled, as the current system discourages would-be reporters and creates inconsistencies, the director of a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

South Carolina bills involve independent ethics investigations

COLUMBIA - Both the House and Senate are attempting to jumpstart next year's debate on ethics reform with bills that would end the current system of legislators investigating their own members.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

South Carolina State to receive $12M from reserve fund

COLUMBIA - The state's financial oversight board agreed to dip into reserves and give South Carolina State University $12 million over three years.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

SC bill would bar abusers from owning guns

COLUMBIA - It's time for South Carolina lawmakers to get serious about curbing domestic violence in South Carolina and stop abusers from owning guns, the Senate Judiciary chairman said Friday.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Council: South Carolina database can stem prescription abuse

COLUMBIA - Requiring doctors to use a statewide database to check their prescription history can stem abuse of painkillers in South Carolina, a council said.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Uninsured in SC eligible for Checkup screenings

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Medicaid agency is offering residents who fall into an insurance gap due to Republican's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility a limited benefits program intended to ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

SC lawmakers study school ruling

COLUMBIA - In ruling that South Carolina's educational system is broken and fails to provide every child the opportunity to succeed in school, the state's Supreme Court provided no instruction for ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

SLED releases investigative report on Harrell

The State Law En­forcement Division released a heavily redacted version of its report on former House Speaker Bobby Harrell on Tuesday, offering details into prosecutors' case against the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Michelin making airless tires at its South Carolina plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Michelin's 10th plant in South Carolina, opening Thursday, will produce the company's innovative airless radial tire and develop the concept's future generations, company ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Haley: India trip will yield economic boost

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that her trip to India has been personally emotional and highly productive for South Carolina.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

SC county officials oppose idea of transferring roads from state care

COLUMBIA - Lawmakers' efforts to fund road and bridge work in South Carolina must include decreasing the system's size, the chairman of the House committee crafting that chamber's proposal said ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Haley statement on roadwork seen as overblown

Gov. Nikki Haley touts last year's transportation law among the accomplishments of her first term, saying it provided the largest funding for roads in two decades - without raising a penny in ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Haley names next chief of staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley's next chief of staff is a former military attorney and chairman of the State Ethics Commission.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Court rules on side of poor schools

COLUMBIA- The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday for poor, rural school districts in a 21-year-old education funding lawsuit, saying legislators have failed to ensure that their students ...
By Seanna Adcox

Supreme Court rules in school districts' favor

COLUMBIA - A divided South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday for poor, rural school districts in a 21-year-old education funding lawsuit, saying legislators have failed to ensure that ...
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Haley names new leader for South Carolina's Medicaid agency

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday nominated her former deputy chief of staff to replace the outgoing director of South Carolina's Medicaid agency.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Haley traveling to India to lure jobs to SC

COLUMBIA - Newly re-elected Gov. Nikki Haley is leading South Carolina's first trade trip to India in hopes of persuading companies in her parents' native country to bring jobs to South Carolina.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Haley hopeful Legislature will pass ethics reform

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday she's optimistic about getting ethics reform through the South Carolina Legislature next year.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Haley touts gains as 'jobs governor,' wins 2nd term

COLUMBIA - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley handily defeated Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen on Tuesday to win a second term.
By Seanna Adcox

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