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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Social services chief aims high

The director of South Carolina's social services agency wants to speed up the time it takes to find safe, permanent homes for the thousands of abused and neglected children put in the state's care.

Across South Carolina

A Spartanburg County community is raising money to help pay the medical bills of two boys severely injured when a children's train ride derailed earlier this year.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Across South Carolina

A South Carolina trooper says he found a kilogram of cocaine in a suspect's prosthetic leg after he pulled the man over for driving slow in the fast lane.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Town fires nearly all of its workers

Atlantic Beach fired its three police officers, two municipal judges and four other town employees just hours after two new councilwomen took their seats Tuesday night.

South Carolina finances strong, Haley says

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday tried to reassure Wall Street credit analysts that the state's finances are strong and far better than the federal government's.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Treasurer's pal got $3 million in state work

A fraternity brother and personal attorney of South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis stands to make $3 million in fees working on a lawsuit for Loftis' department.
By Jim Davenport

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Court reverses alimony decision

The state Court of Appeals has reversed a family court decision that denied an Upstate woman alimony, despite her claim that her then-husband had threatened to kill her if she pursued alimony ...
By Sarita Chourey

Ard pressured to step down

Democrats called Thursday for the immediate resignation of Lt. Gov. Ken Ard as his ethics case heads to a state grand jury, calling on Republicans to stop working on backroom deals to replace him.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Across the Region

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston each have more than $200,000 in the bank for a possible re-election bid.

Friday, July 8, 2011

State GOP prepares drive

South Carolina Republicans plan to soon announce a fundraising team of business leaders and activists for the 2012 first-in-the-South presidential primary.

Opponents of new law look for those affected

South Carolina voting rights advocates said Friday that they are looking for voters who might not be able to have their votes counted next year under one of the nation's toughest voter ...

Friday, July 1, 2011

SC man arrested on moonshine charges

LANDRUM, S.C. (AP) - Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies have arrested an Inman man after they found a moonshine still, up to 2,000 gallons of illegal liquor and $150,000.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ard settles ethics probe on spending

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard is paying a $48,400 fine and reimbursing the state more than $24,000 to settle an ethics complaint about using campaign cash for personal items that included a gown ...
By Jim Davenport

Monday, June 27, 2011

ACLU to contest SC immigration law

COLUMBIA— The American Civil Liberties Union said it plans to lead a court challenge to a new anti-illegal immigration measure that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans to sign into ...
By Jim Davenport

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SC Medicaid bailout approved

COLUMBIA  — The state's financial oversight board filled a $22 million shortfall in the state's Medicaid program today that had threatened to shut off payments to health care providers.

SC DOT official objects to private meeting

COLUMBIA — A member of the governing board of the South Carolina Transportation Department says she will skip a private dinner for the panel this week.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Darla Moore shuns USC return

COLUMBIA — A state Senate leader says the former University of South Carolina trustee ousted by Gov. Nikki Haley opposes a bill meant to give her another seat.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SC Hispanic population up 148 percent

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's Hispanic population more than doubled in the past decade, according to U.S. data released Wednesday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Educators, workers rally to protest SC budget cuts

COLUMBIA  - Thousands of people gathered at the Statehouse on Saturday to protest legislators' plans to cut $700 million from the state budget by making severe cuts to Medicaid and education ...
By Jim Davenport

Friday, Jan. 7, 2011

South Carolina lawmakers say no to tax increases

Legislative leaders in South Carolina said Thursday that tax increases are out of the question as they look to fill a budget gap of more than $800 million.
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