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Saturday, April 2, 2016

SC museum buys Confederate weapons smuggled in from Britain

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's military history museum has bought the bulk of what's believed to be the largest collection of British-imported Confederate weapons that were smuggled into Southern ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Museum chief doesn't expect rebel flag plan

COLUMBIA - South Ca­ro­lina's budget constraints make it unlikely lawmakers will decide what to do about displaying the Confederate flag removed from State­house grounds last summer, ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

SC Gov. Haley pushing House to accept $400 million road-funding plan

Gov. Nikki Haley is pressuring House GOP leaders to agree to designate $400 million annually from state tax collections for roadwork, even while she supports their argument that South Carolina's ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SC House approves 2 percent raise for state employees

Advocates for state employees say a 2 percent cost-of-living raise in the House budget plan is helpful but not enough.
By Seanna Adcox

Director wants money used on primary roads

The Department of Transportation director is urging legislators to spend money on South Carolina's crumbling primary highways, rather than send it to counties.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, March 21, 2016

SC House rejects Senate idea, offers millions for roads

COLUMBIA - The South Ca­ro­lina House will put roughly $400 million toward roadwork in its budget plan for next fiscal year but won't agree to a Senate proposal that pledges that amount ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, March 18, 2016

Teacher sues district after losing job over nude photos

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina teacher who resigned after a student spread nude pictures of her through text messages and social media sued her former employer Friday, saying she wants her dignity ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Haley will likely sign abortion limit bill

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday that she will almost certainly sign a bill banning abortion past 19 weeks in South Carolina.
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, March 13, 2016

SC Legislature's leaders cite law to deny records

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top legislators declined to provide e-mails and schedules requested by The Associated Press, citing the public records exemption the General Assembly carved for itself ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Proposal puts Clemson in charge of school for troubled teenagers

COLUMBIA - Legislators could put Clem­son University in charge of a public residential school for troubled teens that is on the verge of losing its accreditation.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

House panel proposes $250M for roadwork, $130M in tax cuts

The House budget-writing committee is advancing a spending plan that would give most state employees a 1 percent pay increase, provide $250 million for roadwork and cut income taxes by $130 million.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Chief justice calls for less court reliance on fines, higher salaries

COLUMBIA - South Ca­ro­lina's chief justice asked legislators Wednesday to reduce courts' dependence on fines and increase judges' salaries.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

SC data breach exposes 1 million

COLUMBIA- A four-decade-old computer system and poor safety measures at South Carolina's Medicaid agency exposed the personal health information of roughly 1 million residents to risk of cybertheft.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Program will aid more poor mothers-to-be

More of South Carolina's poor mothers-to-be will get parenting help at home through a $30 million public-private partnership that aims to reduce pre-term births and child hospitalizations.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Bills would raise minimum wage, ax right-to-work law

COLUMBIA - Proposals to raise the minimum wage in South Carolina and repeal an anti-union law have virtually no chance of passing in the Republican-dominated Legislature, but Democrats hope to ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Bill provides $40 million in flood grants to farmers

The legislation approved 21-0 by the Ways and Means Com­mit­tee allows farmers in disaster-declared counties to apply for grants of up to $100,000 each. The grants could equal 20 percent ...
By Seanna Adcox

Ethics panel orders Harrell to pay $113,500

COLUMBIA - A legislative panel ordered former South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell on Tuesday to pay nearly $113,500 within six months.
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
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