Stories by Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

S.C. Senate takes up road funding bill

COLUMBIA - With just four days left in South Carolina's regular legislative session, the Senate finally began debating a bill to fund road and bridge construction.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, May 21, 2015

SC Senate remains stalled over budget, road funding

COLUMBIA, S.C. - With six days left in the legislative session, senators are at an impasse over the upcoming state budget and how to fix South Carolina's deteriorating roads.
By Seanna Adcox

Senate panel OKs DHEC chief

The Senate Medical Affairs Committee on Thursday advanced the confirmation of Greenville attorney Catherine Heigel, a former Duke Energy executive, as director of the Department of Health and ...
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SC needs more educated workers

COLUMBIA - Lawmakers should look at higher education as an investment, rather than a cost, because South Carolina's future depends on a more educated workforce, a former Democratic governor and ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Abortion opponent blocks bill

Sen. Lee Bright, R-Roebuck, on Thursday began filibustering a bill that would ban abortion past 19 weeks because he opposes a compromise that would provide exceptions.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rep. Hardwick steps down after investigation

COLUMBIA - Surfside Beach Rep. Nelson Hardwick resigned following a complaint investigated by House Speaker Jay Lucas.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Senate kills $237M bill to borrow

The South Carolina Senate killed a $237 million borrowing package Tuesday on a technicality, but efforts to borrow for college construction and workforce training remain alive.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Road-funding bill suffers defeat

COLUMBIA - The South Ca­rolina Senate refused Thurs­day to give priority status to a bill funding road and bridge construction.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SC Senate passes bill on officer body cameras

The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that aims to eventually equip law enforcement officers across South Carolina with body cameras but restricts the public release of the videos.
By Seanna Adcox

SC may change DUI videotape law

COLUMBIA - A bill to lessen the importance of video recording in drunken driving cases is up for debate before a Senate panel.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

S.C. State gets alumni association donation

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina State University officials on Tuesday announced a $100,000 donation and urged alumni to help secure the future of the financially troubled college.
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, April 26, 2015

SC legislators face looming deadline for bills' passage

COLUMBIA - South Caro­li­na's House and Senate will be busy this week trying to meet a legislative deadline. Bills that haven't advanced from one chamber to the other by Friday have little ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, April 24, 2015

DHEC board chooses new leader

A former Duke Energy executive was chosen Friday as the next leader of South Carolina's Depart­ment of Health and Environmental Control.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Audit shows SC State will owe $23.5M by close of fiscal year

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina State University's escalating debt is expected to reach $23.5 million by the end of this school year, accountants said Wednesday, adding to calls for an immediate ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, March 13, 2015

Borrowing plan's defeat causes cuts to SLED, K-12

COLUMBIA - A law enforcement training center, K-12 school construction and rural utility infrastructure are among projects eliminated or drastically reduced by the House's refusal to borrow money ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SC House kills bond plan, approves budget

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina House approved its $7 billion spending plan late Thursday after killing a proposal to borrow $500 million for building projects statewide.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

House rejects ice storm funds for counties

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina House refused Wednesday to distribute up to $10 million to 22 counties to cover part of their cleanup costs from last winter's ice storm. But reimbursements could ...
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, March 9, 2015

South Carolina close to replacing Common Core in classrooms

COLUMBIA - South Carolina could be one step away from replacing Common Core education standards with state-developed guidelines, as the Legislature required last year.
By Seanna Adcox

South Carolina House votes to defund Commission on Higher Education

COLUMBIA - The Commission on Higher Education could be forced to close next fiscal year under a budget amendment approved Monday by the South Carolina House, though the proposal's primarily meant ...
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, March 8, 2015

SC State not alone among HBCUs struggling to survive

COLUMBIA- While decades of leadership strife have contributed to South Carolina State University's fiscal crisis, it is certainly not alone among historically black colleges nationwide struggling ...
By Seanna Adcox
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7 arrested in drug probe

Seven suspects are in custody after a Richmond County sheriff's investigation into the sale of high-grade marijuana, according to a statement released Friday. Police also seized 8.3 pounds of ...
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