Stories by Seanna Adcox

SC patrons will soon pay Amazon sales tax

COLUMBIA - A sales-tax break that the Legislature gave in 2011 expires Jan. 1, which will make South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut deals with the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Poor residents in insurance gap not using limited screening program offered by Medicaid

Fewer South Carolinians than expected have enrolled in a limited benefits program for poor residents who fall in an insurance gap, and only a tiny portion of them are getting the free medical ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Ethics Commission drops allegations of excessive donations

The State Ethics Commission dropped allegations Wednesday that Attorney General Alan Wilson took eight donations exceeding the legal limit during his re-election campaign.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Haley announces SC flooding relief fund

Gov. Nikki Haley called on people across the nation to contribute to the One SC relief fund to rebuild homes after last month's historic flooding.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

State's public health agency citing 3 abortion clinics, 2 companies

South Carolina's public health agency is issuing fines that could amount to nearly $51,000 against three abortion clinics and two waste disposal companies for violations concerning the disposal of ...
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

Federal aid for flooding repairs only

COLUMBIA - An influx of federal money to repair hundreds of roads and bridges damaged by last month's historic flooding will do little to improve South Carolina's dilapidated highway system.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

DSS tracking system overdue by 18 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Department of Social Services says a centralized computer system to track deadbeat parents won't be running statewide until October 2019, representing another delay in a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Ruling could extend service fee to cellphones

COLUMBIA. - A regulatory agency could effectively decide whether cellphone customers in South Carolina will start paying a fee created for rural phone service
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

House Ethics gives Harrell more time to prepare case

COLUMBIA - The House Ethics Committee agreed Monday to give former House Speaker Bobby Harrell more time to challenge its demand that he pay nearly $113,500 to the state.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

3rd year of enrollment brings fewer choices, higher costs

COLUMBIA - South Carolinians who buy their health insurance through the federal exchange will see higher costs and fewer choices for 2016.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

SC homeowners face big bills to fix dams

COLUMBIA, S.C. - People who live around dozens of lakes in South Carolina are under emergency orders to repair or replace dams that ruptured or were deemed unsafe.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Bond reduced for Roof's friend

COLUMBIA - Bond was reduced Thursday for a man accused of failing to tell authorities all he knew about the suspect in the massacre of nine black people at a Charleston church last June. U.S.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Lawmakers seek lifting of deadline

COLUMBIA - The Leg­is­lature will officially ask the state Supreme Court to withdraw its timeline for fixing South Carolina's public education system, though the court's answer could mean little. ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Director: Medicaid funded 222 abortions statewide in 5 years

Medicaid paid for 222 abortions in South Carolina over the past five fiscal years, but none of those were provided by Planned Parenthood, the agency's director said Wednesday to legislators who ...
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Closure of SC clinic run by Planned Parenthood under review

COLUMBIA - The threatened closure of Planned Parenthood's Columbia clinic has been put on hold pending a review, allowing its doors to open as usual Tuesday.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

SC Senate panel advances medical marijuana bill

COLUMBIA - A Senate panel on Thursday advanced a bill legalizing marijuana in South Carolina for patients suffering from an array of ailments recognized by a doctor.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

SC State's property manager says state of South Carolina is shirking responsibility

COLUMBIA - An attorney for South Carolina State University's property manager, DTZ Inc., said Wednesday the state is shirking its responsibility to pay the public school's debt.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

88 percent of SC 11th graders earn certificates in work-skills test

About 88 percent of South Carolina's 11th graders scored high enough on a work-skills test last spring to receive certificates they can take to employers.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Ethics Commission refuses to dismiss complaint against McMaster

COLUMBIA - The State Ethics Commission refused Wednesday to dismiss a complaint against Republican Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster that accuses him of taking about $72,000 in illegal campaign donations ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

South Carolina's Revenue agency improving its programs to collect debt owed agencies

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Debtors beware: The Department of Revenue is making it easier for state agencies to collect the fines and fees they’re owed.
By Seanna Adcox
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