Stories by Seanna Adcox

SC's Harrell used wrong funds to pay lawyers

COLUMBIA - The House Ethics Committee says former Speaker Bobby Harrell improperly paid his attorneys last year with campaign money and therefore must hand over $113,500.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Task force issues solutions to curb domestic violence

COLUMBIA - A task force's recommendations for combating domestic violence in South Carolina include training more 911 operators, improving documentation of the crime scene and increasing the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

DSS director indicates fixes will be costly

COLUMBIA - The director of the Department of Social Services indicated Monday that it will take a lot more money to fix the agency's woes.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

South Carolina fiscal year ends with nearly $87 million in surplus

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's fiscal year ended with nearly $87 million more in surplus than legislators had counted on, handing them more to spend next year.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

SC attorney general seeks investigation of state's abortion clinics

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Attorney General Alan Wilson's office is looking into Medicaid payments to South Carolina's three abortion clinics to determine whether any fraud occurred, according to letters ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Medicaid offers nutrition counseling to combat obesity in SC

Poor, obese South Carolinians covered by Medicaid can get help slimming down through nutritional counseling sessions aimed at stemming chronic and costly health problems.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Judge orders South Carolina attorney general to pay legal fess in gay marriage case

COLUMBIA - A federal judge ordered South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Monday to pay more than $135,000 in legal fees for a couple who challenged the state ban on same-sex marriage.
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Agency tasked with addressing racial inequities adrift, report shows

COLUMBIA - The state agency tasked with addressing racial disparities in South Carolina is ineffective due to a lack of leadership and vision, according to a review by Inspector General Patrick Maley.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Gas-tax opponents put focus on reform

COLUMBIA - Opponents of raising South Carolina's gas tax to fund roadwork are stepping up their efforts while the Legislature's not in session in an attempt to shift the debate from funding to reform.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, July 31, 2015

SC Republicans seek Planned Parenthood audit

COLUMBIA - South Caro­lina House Republicans are seeking an audit of Planned Par­enthood clinics in the state as Congress considers cutting off federal funding to the abortion provider.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SC Democrats vow to renew push for Medicaid expansion

COLUMBIA - Democrats plan to renew efforts next year to expand Medicaid eligibility in South Carolina, saying that's the most important way to continue the work of their slain colleague, Sen. ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SC treasurer accused of violating ethics law

South Carolina's ethics panel has decided to take a closer look at a retiree's allegation that State Treasurer Curtis Loftis violated ethics law by hiring a long-time friend in 2011 to join a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Department uses business donations to supplement recruiting

COLUMBIA — Dozens of businesses contribute to a “special events fund” that South Carolina’s economic development agency uses to augment its efforts, including its successful bid to secure Volvo ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Report finds disabled residents of group homes overcharged

COLUMBIA - Hundreds of South Carolina people with disabilities have been overcharged roughly $2 million for their care in group homes, according to a report released Thursday.
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

The night after families of the Charleston shooting victims offered forgiveness to the suspect, Gov. Nikki Haley made a decision. "That flag needed to come down," she said in an interview.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Legislative survey finds enough votes to remove Confederate flag

COLUMBIA - A survey of South Caro­lina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Haley is sent budget with $216 million for road repairs

COLUMBIA - A budget that distributes $216 million to counties for road repair and provides $70 million toward infrastructure promised to Volvo was approved Tuesday by the South Carolina Legislature.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SC Senate rejects last-ditch effort to force roads debate

COLUMBIA - The legislative session will end without a long-term plan to fix South Carolina's deteriorating roads, despite the House's last-ditch effort to pressure the Senate into passing one.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Board agrees to loan extension for SC State

The Budget and Control Board voted unanimously to extend the final due date to June 2020, with a first payment of $355,036 required next summer.
By Seanna Adcox

Senate leader asks SC's most powerful politician to step down

South Carolina's most powerful politician said that he has no intention of stepping down as the state Senate's leader, despite Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler's request that he do so.
By Seanna Adcox
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Fellow cop likely shot DeKalb officer, GBI says

ATLANTA - Investigators say police officers who arrived at the wrong metro Atlanta home for a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there and "likely" shot one of their own, leaving ...
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