Stories by Seanna Adcox

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Report finds SC workers make less, pay more for health benefits

COLUMBIA - A report on state workers' salaries shows they're underpaid compared with their counterparts in other states and local governments within South Carolina.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Appeals court's chief judge is newest state Supreme Court justice

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals is the newest justice on the state Supreme Court.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

37 public directors receiving combined raises of $215,000

COLUMBIA - The leaders of 37 public agencies and colleges in South Carolina are getting combined raises of $215,000.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Bill aims to train students, unemployed for available jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina would pay for high school students and the unemployed to train for jobs available locally under legislation that overwhelmingly passed the House.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Bill on filming police held up after approval

COLUMBIA - A bill protecting people's right to film or photograph police officers in South Carolina without threat of arrest advanced Tues­day to the Senate floor, where it's already being held up.
By Seanna Adcox

SC House measure aims to keep things moving

Some South Carolina House members say they are spending too much time introducing school groups, beauty pageant winners and other constituents who drop by the Statehouse, and they want to increase ...
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Lawmaker: Backlash on reporter registry bill made point

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina legislator whose journalism registry proposal touched off a media firestorm said he never actually wanted reporters to register with the state, but the instant ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Haley urges greater unity in address to Legislature

Gov. Nikki Haley asked legislators Wednesday in her sixth State of the State to follow the example of the victims and survivors of last year's tragedies to make South Carolina stronger
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Panel seeks to expand Confederate flag exhibit in museum

Legislators on a House budget-writing panel say the museum that will house the Confederate flag taken off Statehouse grounds last summer needs to relocate to attract more visitors
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

SC budget spends on roads, schools

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley's budget proposal provides roughly $350 million for roadwork and $300 million for education initiatives.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

SC Gov. Haley announces education initiatives

Gov. Nikki Haley's education improvement plans include offering students the chance to graduate from college debt-free and providing up to $200 million annually for school construction.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Legislator wants to forbid police quotas on traffic citations

COLUMBIA - A South Caro­lina lawmaker who doubles as an attorney for the family of a police shooting victim is offering solutions to what advocates call "predatory policing" policies.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Legislature to debate roadwork, flood relief

COLUMBIA - Though legislators pledge to address road funding and flood relief over the next six months, there's no consensus on what they will do.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Haley to deliver GOP response to State of the Union speech

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will give the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address Jan. 12.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

New tax break aids charities after flooding

A law that took effect New Year's Day allows charities that build or renovate homes for needy families to buy those construction materials free of sales tax. Legislators passed the exemption ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Flooding, videotaped police among issues in pre-filed SC bills

Devastating floods and videotaped officers are among the headlines South Carolina legislators are responding to in bills proposed for debate this year.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

New mandate targets abuse of painkillers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Most doctors in South Carolina will soon be required to consult a statewide database of patients' medical history as a way to combat the state's rampant prescription painkiller ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

House budget leader pushing for farm aid

COLUMBIA - The state House's budget leader says he wants to reassure South Caro­lina farmers devastated by October's flooding disaster that the Legislature will help them out.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Proposed system won't judge SC teachers on end-of-year tests

COLUMBIA - Teachers won't be judged by their students' scores on end-of-year tests under a proposed revamp of South Carolina's educator evaluation system.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Bills target loophole that let church shooting suspect buy gun

COLUMBIA — State legislation up for debate next year seeks to close the loophole that law enforcement officials say allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun used in the Charleston massacre last summer.
By Seanna Adcox
 
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