Guardian Ad Litem program offers free training

A free training course to teach volunteers how to advocate for children taken from homes of abuse and neglect will begin Tuesday through the York County guardian ad litem program. The first class is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the North Rock Hill Church, across from Rawlinson Road Middle School on [...] [...] Read More

State’s top accountant calls for merging of his office with treasurer’s

South Carolina’s treasurer is elected by voters, but the state’s top accountant– who once held the job– says that needs to change. In a written response to a Senate committee request, Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom said he believes his office should be combined with the Treasurer’s Office in an effort to make both agencies more efficient. Eckstrom spoke with SCRN [...] [...] Read More

Haley: Wisconsin senators avoidance tactics “cowardly”

Governor Nikki Haley on national TV weighed in on Wisconsin’s state government standoff. On ABC’s “This Week,” she called Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin “cowardly” and “irresponsible,” for leaving the state instead of voting on a collective bargaining measure they do not agree with. The governor there says curtailing collective bargaining rights for some state workers will help [...] [...] Read More

Legislature discusses anti-union bill

Republicans in the legislature are attempting to pass a law to protect businesses, in response to a proposed federal rules change that would effectively promote unions in South Carolina. South Carolina Republicans in the House are meeting Tuesday to discuss passing the “Employer Free Speech Act,” which targets a potential rules change by the agency that oversees the country’s labor [...] [...] Read More

Federal grant to fuel expansion of Dorchester auto supplier

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Friday announced a $1.38 million grant to Dorchester County in order to help Robert Bosch, LLC, expand its auto supply operations to produce the next generation of automotive parts, including diesel fuel injectors, chassis systems controls, and gasoline direct injectors. The project will convert the existing Lower Dorchester Wastewater Treatment [...] [...] Read More