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Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Proposed system won't judge SC teachers on end-of-year tests

COLUMBIA - Teachers won't be judged by their students' scores on end-of-year tests under a proposed revamp of South Carolina's educator evaluation system.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Bills target loophole that let church shooting suspect buy gun

COLUMBIA — State legislation up for debate next year seeks to close the loophole that law enforcement officials say allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun used in the Charleston massacre last summer.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

SC groups differ on how to start boosting salaries for teachers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - State education officials agree South Carolina's public school teachers should be paid more, but they differ on whether to start at the front or back end of teachers' careers.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

SC abortion clinic, waste disposal company agree to $7,800 in fines

An abortion clinic in South Carolina and a waste disposal company have agreed to pay the state's public health agency nearly $8,000 in fines for violations concerning the disposal of fetuses.
By Seanna Adcox

Feds to owe state $1 million a day, Haley says

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Ha­ley has warned the U.S. De­­partment of Energy that she expects South Carolina to collect a $1 million daily fine for the agency's failure to meet a Jan. 1 nuclear fuel ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Shorter sessions find favor in Senate

A Senate panel has advanced two proposals that would shave a month off the Legislature's meeting days in the Statehouse, amending the House version that would shave two.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

SC residents urged to leave insurer

COLUMBIA - The director of South Carolina's insurance agency is concerned that residents who have health coverage through a soon-to-be defunct company aren't selecting a new plan.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Haley says state should sell 'money pit' properties

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Ha­ley said Wednesday that the state needs to sell its "money pits," starting with eight properties that include the state Education Depart­ment's administration ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

SC patrons will soon pay Amazon sales tax

COLUMBIA - A sales-tax break that the Legislature gave Amazon.com in 2011 expires Jan. 1, which will make South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut deals with the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Poor residents in insurance gap not using limited screening program offered by Medicaid

Fewer South Carolinians than expected have enrolled in a limited benefits program for poor residents who fall in an insurance gap, and only a tiny portion of them are getting the free medical ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Ethics Commission drops allegations of excessive donations

The State Ethics Commission dropped allegations Wednesday that Attorney General Alan Wilson took eight donations exceeding the legal limit during his re-election campaign.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Haley announces SC flooding relief fund

Gov. Nikki Haley called on people across the nation to contribute to the One SC relief fund to rebuild homes after last month's historic flooding.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

State's public health agency citing 3 abortion clinics, 2 companies

South Carolina's public health agency is issuing fines that could amount to nearly $51,000 against three abortion clinics and two waste disposal companies for violations concerning the disposal of ...
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

Federal aid for flooding repairs only

COLUMBIA - An influx of federal money to repair hundreds of roads and bridges damaged by last month's historic flooding will do little to improve South Carolina's dilapidated highway system.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

DSS tracking system overdue by 18 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Department of Social Services says a centralized computer system to track deadbeat parents won't be running statewide until October 2019, representing another delay in a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Ruling could extend service fee to cellphones

COLUMBIA. - A regulatory agency could effectively decide whether cellphone customers in South Carolina will start paying a fee created for rural phone service
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

House Ethics gives Harrell more time to prepare case

COLUMBIA - The House Ethics Committee agreed Monday to give former House Speaker Bobby Harrell more time to challenge its demand that he pay nearly $113,500 to the state.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

3rd year of enrollment brings fewer choices, higher costs

COLUMBIA - South Carolinians who buy their health insurance through the federal exchange will see higher costs and fewer choices for 2016.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

SC homeowners face big bills to fix dams

COLUMBIA, S.C. - People who live around dozens of lakes in South Carolina are under emergency orders to repair or replace dams that ruptured or were deemed unsafe.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Bond reduced for Roof's friend

COLUMBIA - Bond was reduced Thursday for a man accused of failing to tell authorities all he knew about the suspect in the massacre of nine black people at a Charleston church last June. U.S.
By Seanna Adcox
 
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