Sanford impeachment panel to meet

COLUMBIA — South Carolina lawmakers could be ready to decide whether a measure to impeach Gov. Mark Sanford moves forward.

The subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee is meeting Monday. If the panel approves a resolution calling for Mr. Sanford's ouster, the full committee could debate the measure next week.

The panel is also expected to release additional information received from several state officials. Lawmakers had requested answers about how Mr. Sanford communicated with his office during a five-day absence in June.

Mr. Sanford shocked the state when he returned, revealing a yearlong affair with a woman in Argentina. He will face several dozen state ethics charges on travel and campaign reimbursements during a hearing expected next year.



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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