Stories by Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

SC audit: Lottery-funded scholarships need review

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's college oversight agencies do not verify that students who receive more than $220 million in lottery-funded scholarships are eligible to for them, according to an audit ...
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Lieutenant governor candidates debate experience, vision

COLUMBIA - The candidates vying to be South Caro­lina's last elected lieutenant governor traded barbs in their only debate over who has the right experience and vision.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Candidates vying to be governor meet in first debates

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - In the first of two scheduled gubernatorial debates Tuesday, Gov. Nikki Haley touted the more than 50,000 jobs announced by her administration, while her challengers ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Workloads, turnover plague SC child welfare agency

COLUMBIA - According to a review of data, the workers who are supposed to protect South Carolina's most vulnerable children have been burdened with heavy caseloads for years.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

SC's newest third party launches ballot initiative

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's newest political party on Thursday proposed changing the state constitution to allow voters to recall politicians who break the law or act in ways that reflect poorly ...
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

College Board: US history course not anti-American

COLUMBIA - Conservative activists say a new outline for the Advanced Placement U.S. history course shows an anti-American bias by either downplaying or omitting the country's most heroic figures ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Ex-governors urge citizenship test for students

COLUMBIA - Three former South Carolina governors are pushing for high school students to take the same test that immigrants must pass to become a U.S. citizen.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Senators: DSS must quickly hire caseworkers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Department of Social Services must immediately hire more caseworkers to stem a child welfare crisis. 
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

House Speaker suspends himself from office

COLUMBIA - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspended himself from office Thursday, a day after a grand jury indicted him on charges of misconduct and using campaign donations for ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

SC House speaker indicted

COLUMBIA - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell was indicted Wednesday on misdemeanor charges that he misused his office for personal gain and lied to law enforcement about his campaign ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Ervin could make difference in gubernatorial race

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In a governor's race otherwise viewed as a 2010 rematch, former judge and legislator Tom Ervin is looking to shake things up.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

McMaster should resign from private club, Sellers says

COLUMBIA - The Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor challenged Republican opponent Henry McMaster on Thursday to permanently renounce his membership from a historically all-white country club.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Prosecutor has several options on Harrell ethics case

COLUMBIA - The prosecutor who's considering ethics allegations against House Speaker Bobby Harrell has several options for the case from the attorney general.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Senators consider how to attract, keep teachers

The newly created Senate Committee on Public School Teachers took testimony on how the state can encourage more students to become public school teachers.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Harrell: State grand jury investigation has ended

COLUMBIA - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell said Saturday that the state grand jury's investigation into ethics allegations against him has ended, and Attorney General Alan Wilson is off ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Advocates hope 'Big, Gay' wedding appeals

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Gay rights activists hope the buzz surrounding a "Big, Gay 'I Do'" wedding celebration in Charleston will show how much money South Carolina's businesses are losing to the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

SC education board OKs timeline for new standards

COLUMBIA - The state Board of Education on Wednesday approved a timeline that calls for the final OK to come in March for new math and reading benchmarks for South Carolina students.
By Seanna Adcox

State education board to consider conduct grades

COLUMBIA - South Caro­lina Board of Education members are weighing whether grades for students' conduct should be included on report cards.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Medicaid agency is working to process thousands of applications backlogged through the federal online marketplace.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

School bus cameras can be used to write tickets

IRMO, S.C. - A new law means drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus in South Carolina are more likely to get hit in the wallet.
By Seanna Adcox

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Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.
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