Lawmakers won't consider SC gov impeachment

COLUMBIA — South Carolina lawmakers will not consider a move to impeach Republican Gov. Mark Sanford anytime soon.

House Speaker Bobby Harrell today turned aside an impeachment resolution brought by another Republican. He says lawmakers can only deal with a limited number of items in their abbreviated session this week. They came back to Columbia specifically to deal with unemployment benefits.

Harrell said state Rep. Greg Delleney can file the resolution next month in advance of the regular legislative session starting in January.

Delleney, a Republican from Chester, says Sanford should lose his job for skipping the state for five days in June to rendezvous with his Argentine lover.


Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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