Two SC courthouses could be closed this summer

Two federal courthouses in South Carolina could soon be permanently closed. In an effort to cut costs, the federal government is looking to shut down dozens of small, rural courthouses in 29 states. According to the Associated Press– which was able to get a copy of a government memo– two of those are in South [...] Read More

No charges in Clover High hazing incident, says solicitor

16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett says no charges will be filed in connection with alleged hazing involving members of the Clover High School Football Team. Brackett says the September 19th incident was “a bunch of locker room horseplay” and he says the supposed victim was just having what he thought was a good time. York [...]

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Rep. Scott urges legislators to reach redistricting plan

South Carolina’s legislative session may be over, but a state redistricting plan still needs to be worked out. Last week, the Senate passed a plan that would put a 7th district in the Lowcountry. However, Republicans in the House don’t support the Senate’s plan, so leaders from all sides will meet to try to reach [...] [...] Read More

Details emerge on Ard ethics violations (Report included)

The South Carolina State Ethics Commission says Lieutenant Governor Ken Ard had to pay steeper than normal fines for his campaign violations because he made inaccurate statements to investigators. Ard agreed to pay the commission more than $48,000 in fines, as well as $12,500 for administrative costs. He also put an additional $12,000 back into his campaign [...] [...] Read More

SC to receive $5 million in HUD funding

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced South Carolina will receive more than $5 million to support community development and produce more affordable housing in the cities of Aiken, Anderson, and Greenville, as well as Greenville County. HUD’s annual funding will help find homes for individuals and families living on the streets and provide [...] [...] Read More