Stories by Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

S.C. state employees challenge pension repair from paychecks

COLUMBIA - Public employees asked legislators Tuesday to find a way to keep South Carolina's pension system solvent without taking more from their paychecks or further cutting retirees' benefits.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Justices still overseeing education funding case

COLUMBIA - The Legislature must report back to the state Supreme Court next summer on its progress complying with the justices' 2014 order to fix South Carolina's education system.
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

SC lawmakers tackle growing pension problems

COLUMBIA - Four years after South Carolina lawmakers passed a law they hailed as keeping the state's public pension system solvent for generations, they are scrambling to fill a deepening deficit ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

South Carolina wants audits of board spending at research universities

COLUMBIA - Audits have been ordered for South Carolina's three research universities after revelations that their trustees spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on luxury hotels, expensive ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

South Carolina's ethics panel answers legislators' questions

COLUMBIA - It's OK for state representatives to use campaign cash to buy clothes for the Statehouse, but it's never OK to pay the dry cleaning tab with donations, the House Ethics Committee said ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

Legislators suggest more changes to juvenile prison security

COLUMBIA - Security changes at the Department of Juvenile Justice's main prison after a February riot include searching inmates head-to-toe when their visitors leave and allowing its police force ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

South Carolina settles special education funding fight

The state Department of Education will distribute $51 million to school districts to settle a dispute with the federal government over recession-era budget cuts.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Body camera money shared with police, other agencies

COLUMBIA — After a bystander’s video last year showed a white North Charleston police officer shooting and killing a fleeing, unarmed black man, widespread outrage spurred South Carolina lawmakers ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

New school year brings change to grading system

COLUMBIA - The school year kicking off Monday across South Carolina brings a new 10-point grading scale for high schoolers, affecting who qualifies for scholarships, sports, or just a passing grade.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

DOJ signs deal with agency of ex-deputy who tossed girl

COLUMBIA - The sheriff's department whose deputy tossed a student across a classroom after she refused to give up her cellphone has agreed with the U.S. Justice Department to do its part in ending ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

SC school board limits police role

COLUMBIA - Ten months after video captured a deputy pulling a teen from her desk and tossing her across the floor, South Caro­lina officials on Tuesday tentatively approved new rules limiting ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Army Corps reviewing proposed interstate to Myrtle Beach

COLUMBIA - A decades-long proposal to build an interstate to Myrtle Beach is back before the Army Corps of Engineers, which is weighing whether to permit construction of the four-lane, nonstop ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Funding will help South Carolina roads, but more is needed

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's roads are so bad that drivers probably won't notice the $1.4 billion worth of pavement resurfacing a new law provides over the next decade or so, Transportation ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ethics Commission says when its OK to pay family with donations

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Political candidates can use donations to pay their company or a family member, as long as the campaign services are legitimate and the cost is reasonable, the State Ethics ...
By Seanna Adcox

Ethics board says governor gets luxury box only for business

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley can watch the University of South Carolina Gamecocks from a free luxury football suite only if she is conducting state business, the State Ethics Commission decided ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Haley executive order targets 'hidden earmarks'

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley issued an executive order Thursday aimed at forcing South Carolina legislators to be more forthright about what they're funding in the budget.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, July 2, 2016

New SC law will expand access to drug-overdose antidote

COLUMBIA - A new South Carolina law aimed at reducing deaths from OxyContin, fentanyl and other opioids will allow people to obtain an anti-overdose drug in pharmacies without presenting a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Officials work to prevent repeat of dueling rallies

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lawmakers in South Carolina want to regulate events at the state Capitol in an effort to avoid the chaos of last July, when opposing hate groups held overlapping rallies and ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, June 23, 2016

168 agencies to get body camera funds

COLUMBIA - More than 160 law enforcement agencies across South Carolina will split the $5.8 million legislators provided for police body cameras, their maintenance and video storage.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, June 16, 2016

SC State celebrates keeping accreditation

COLUMBIA - The probationary cloud over South Ca­ro­lina State University was lifted Thursday, ending worries that its accreditation could be revoked and that the school could be forced to ...
By Seanna Adcox
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