Stories 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

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

SC suspends licenses of 2 abortion clinics

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's public health agency suspended the licenses of two of the state's three abortion clinics Friday and threatened to close them - actions that a Planned Parenthood ...
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

Film explores racial reconciliation in South Carolina

COLUMBIA - A documentary that asks whether black and white South Carolinians can face the state's racially discriminatory past and lead the nation to reconciliation debuts Monday on South Carolina ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

SC Medicaid agency reviews possible provider fraud

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Medicaid agency is reviewing dozens of private providers for possible fraud after payments for certain behavioral health services skyrocketed.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Gov. Haley leading delegation to recruit auto jobs

Gov. Nikki Haley will lead a nine-day economic development trip to Sweden and Germany to recruit jobs in the automotive industry, Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said Thursday.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

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
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