Residents criticize I-20 expansion plans

Ladd Gibson was expecting a contentious hearing at Polo Road Elementary School Tuesday night. The program manager at the South Carolina Department of Transportation knew northeast Richland County residents were unhappy with new plans to expand Interstate 20. “We’re going to hear a lot about that wall tonight,” Gibson said. “That wall” is a sound [...] [...] Read More

State employment office launches job search engine

Those currently without a job in South Carolina will soon have a new website to help them find a new one. The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce will debut a new job search engine, called SC Onestop.Org on August 30. In a statement released last week, SCDEW Executive Director John Finan said the new SC Virtual One Stop [...] [...] Read More

Funeral today for murdered Orangeburg toddlers

Today memorial services in Orangeburg for two toddlers whose mother has been accused of killing them. In jail is 29-year-old Shaquan Duley, who allegedly suffocated them and strapped them into car seats, allowing the car to roll into a river. Officials with an Orangeburg funeral home say services will be held at 11 a.m. at [...] [...] Read More

DOJ awards SC $1.4 million in federal grants

$1.4 million in federal grants will be awarded to South Carolina through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), announced Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today. All grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice and will be used toward programs on law enforcement; prosecution and courts; prevention and education; corrections and community [...] [...] Read More

Sheheen introduces education agenda (AUDIO)

Democratic candidate for governor, state Senator Vincent Sheheen, introduced his education agenda Wednesday ahead of opponent Nikki Haley. Haley last week said she would introduce her education plans within two weeks. Sheheen held a press conference in front of a public middle school in Columbia. He began by criticizing the state’s Republican leadership for South [...] [...] Read More