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Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

School bus cameras can be used for ticketing

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

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Test scores fall in all grades, in most subjects

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's elementary and middle school students posted worse overall scores on state-standardized tests last spring across all grades compared to 2013.
By Seanna Adcox

SC test scores fall in all grades

COLUMBIA- South Carolina's elementary and middle school students posted worse overall scores on state-standardized tests last spring across all grades compared to 2013.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Sheheen calls for higher teacher pay, expanded 4K

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Demo­cratic gubernatorial candidate released a plan for improving the state's public schools.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Haley surgery means Democrat temporary governor

COLUMBIA— Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill will temporarily serve as South Carolina’s chief executive today, while Gov. Nikki Haley undergoes surgery on her right arm.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tentative agreement reached on SC Common Core

COLUMBIA. - Common Core standards will be considered by teachers crafting new reading and math benchmarks for South Carolina students.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Officials say voter ID law working well in SC

COLUMBIA - A spokesman for the state Election Commission says the lack of problems at the polls during last month's primaries shows South Carolina's voter ID law is working well.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sheheen releases 2013 tax returns, calls on Haley to release more of hers

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Democratic nominee for governor released his 2013 tax returns Monday and again called on Gov. Nikki Haley to release more of hers.
By Seanna Adcox

Audit suggests creating SC adult abuse registry

COLUMBIA - An audit of the agency that serves South Carolinians with disabilities finds the Legislature can curb abuse and neglect by requiring a central registry.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Haley signs tax votes bill

Voters in several South Carolina counties - including Aiken County - could decide this No­vember to add a penny to their local sales tax to fund school construction.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

McMaster wins Republican nomination for SC lieutenant governor

COLUMBIA - Voters chose former Attorney General Henry McMaster to be the Republican choice for lieutenant governor and picked both parties' nominees for education superintendent.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, June 23, 2014

SC Revenue director Blume retiring

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The director who took charge of South Carolina's Department of Revenue following a massive hacking is retiring, and this time he says it's for real.
By Seanna Adcox

South Carolina voters return to polls today

Voters will return to the polls to pick their parties' choice to be South Carolina's education superintendent, while Republicans will also pick their lieutenant governor nominee.
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Voters to pick GOP nominee for superintendent

COLUMBIA - Molly Spearman and Sally Atwater finished the eight-way GOP race to be South Carolina's next education superintendent within 1,500 votes of each other. Voters return to the polls ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ethics reform bill dies on last day of SC session

COLUMBIA - A bill resulting from a two-year effort to strengthen South Carolina's ethics laws is officially dead. 
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SC Senate votes against legislative pay raise

COLUMBIA - South Carolina senators voted Wednesday against giving themselves a pay raise, but restored the bulk of Gov. Nikki Haley's other budget cuts.
By Seanna Adcox

Democrat McGill is SC's new lieutenant governor

COLUMBIA - South Carolina has a Democrat in the lieutenant governor's office for the first time in two decades. Senators decided to make Democratic Sen. Yancey McGill of Kingstree the Senate's ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SC Senate postpones vote on leadership post

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic Sen. Yancey McGill said he's willing to leave the Senate to become lieutenant governor pro tem, but wrangling over leadership postponed a vote.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, June 14, 2014

SC push could change little from Common Core

Opponents of Common Core tout a law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley as throwing out controversial education standards in exchange for state-made guidelines.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, June 13, 2014

Educator evaluation system approved

The South Caro­lina Board of Education has approved an evaluation system that judges teachers partly by their students' performance.
By Seanna Adcox
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